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What to Expect During Your First Trip to the Tailor November 21, 2019

New York, New York
What to Expect During Your First Trip to the Tailor, New York, New York

A custom tailor can improve the look and feel of your clothing, or even help you create customized, one-of-a-kind garments. However, many people are hesitant to obtain these benefits because they’re not sure what to expect. Here are some things to know to make your first visit more comfortable.


During your first visit, you and your tailor will review your needs together, including the type of garment, the alterations you’re looking for, and the date you need the job finished. If you’re having a custom garment made, you’ll pick out a fabric and have your measurements taken. If you’re having an existing garment altered, you should bring the item and try it on during your appointment so the tailor can mark where adjustments are needed.


custom tailorYou’ll schedule a fitting for several weeks after the initial consultation. The specific timeline varies depending on how complicated your garment is and the date of your event. During the fitting, you’ll try on the initial garment and your tailor will mark areas where small adjustments might be needed. With some complicated items like wedding dresses, you might schedule more than one fitting. However, one may be all that’s needed for certain alterations.

Final Visit

During your last visit, the custom tailor will make sure your custom garment fits properly and meets your needs. In some cases, you can have the item delivered to you, but you should schedule an in-person visit so you can quickly address concerns if any arise.


If you’re interested in working with a custom tailor for the first time, contact Wo’s Custom Tailoring in New York City. The experienced tailor offers custom suits, wedding and bridesmaid dress alterations, and repair for difficult materials like leather and fur. With more than 40 years in business, you can trust this company to deliver the best possible fit and use the highest quality tools and materials for your garments. Visit the company’s website to learn more, or call (212) 988-9889 to inquire about specific services.

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