What Is Tailoring?

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Tailoring is the alteration of a garment so that clothes will fit the largest part of the body. Find out how tailoring can be done by any professional seamstress with information from the owner of a men's fashion store in this free video on men's clothing.

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What is tailoring? Tailoring is pretty much when you alter a garment. It can be anything from a jacket to a suit to pants to even shirts. When you tailor a garment, what you want to do is fit the biggest part of your body. So if it's a jacket, you generally want to make sure that the shoulders and chest fit and stuff like the sleeves and the waist can be taken in. Pants, you want to make sure that if your size are the biggest part, you fit your thighs and more around your waist. You can have the waist taken and measure, to measure your correct waist size. Tailoring can be done by any professional seamstress or tailor and it makes a huge, huge difference on the way your clothes look and feel. Three most common measurements taken when altering a suit are the chest size, the waist size of the pants and the in-seam or out-seam of the pants. Any tailor will be able to start the basic tailoring process with those measurements.

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