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What Questions Can You Ask To Judge A Tailor's Skill Level?

Margaret

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Often when I'm walking around NYC, I see some little hole-in-the-wall tailoring shop and wonder whether it might be some undiscovered gem of a resource. I'd like to go into a few of these places and try get a sense of their general skill level without offering up some garment and finding out the hard way -- what kinds of things would you ask a tailor to get a sense of their good judgement and craftsmanship without having to learn the hard way?
 

Renault78law

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to gauge craftmanship, ask to see works in progress or finished works. can't tell anything about fit until you see a garment on a customer, but if you hang around long enough, one might come in.
 

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