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What to ask a new tailor?

savvyibd

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I'm going to see a new tailor tomorrow and would like advice on some questions to ask him. I'm not sure if he's right for me, nor am I exactly sure what I want; what I see as good bespoke on some here all looks excellent, but if I tried something on I could say it's natural. I'll say this: while Kiton had a nice shoulder, I though the rest of the jacket was missing, and when I felt it, it didn't feel like anything. If that helps.
 

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You could ask him you show you some of his work. If it helps, you can "build" your bespoke suit out of pieces of other clothing: e.g. Kiton shoulders, Zegna Lapels, etc. The details remain up to you evidently.
 

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Where he has worked over the years........
 

savvyibd

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I already know that. Anything else? Should I ask him to critique what I am wearing, and how he'd improve it?
 

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Don't ask him to critique...let him do this on his own if there is something of concern

If you have only purchased RTW stuff...his comments about your clothes won't mean much...but if its of another tailor's work...take it with a grain of salt, yet he might be a better tailor who can better address your style and fit issues then your previous tailor

Seeing their stuff is one thing...but seeing his work on a colleague or friend...with a positive referral from them is more helpful
 

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