The Bespoke Tailor: A History Of Style 0
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The Bespoke Tailor: A History Of Style

tailor sewing machine

Tailor. I love clothing. I love beautiful textiles and textures and patterns. Walking through a fabric store for me is always an adventure in self restraint. Touching a coarse tweed, letting  liquid-like silk flow through my fingers or running my hands over soft wool makes me happy. When it comes to wonderfully made garments, I am definitely a fan.  Of course, I have the requisite t-shirts that fill my closet, but I really make an attempt at choosing high quality clothing whenever possible. I would rather choose a classic piece that will last for many years, than an item which loses its shape within the first few weeks or months. I think I am safe in saying that most of you reading this would agree with this.

tailor suits

So I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the Tailor. Or rather, all the amazing people who are keeping this art alive. They have been around since humanity first started wearing clothing. They champion the unique, producing the finest in wearable art. They are master craftsmen with a vision. They look at the same fabrics I see and almost magically, transform them into the stunning creations we see gracing the runways.

tailor clothing

Of course I would rather have all my clothing made by a custom or bespoke tailor, but that isn’t very realistic at this time. What I do, instead, is pick my garments with a keen eye knowing that I can always bring them to a tailor to have altered. Finding a good tailor you trust is imperative.  A tailor will value  a well made article of clothing and will always appreciate good quality fabric.

tailor bespoke closet

From this point on, anything is possible. They are your partner in building the perfect wardrobe for you. I have had many an item transformed from just okay to absolutely stunning by adding a few seams or opening a neckline.  A tailor will have a deep understanding of the human form and they probably love your clothing as much as you do. So when shopping for items to complete your signature look, make sure to look for quality. Although your wardrobe may originate from mass produced shops, it can become a bespoke ensemble.

Have you ever used a tailor to help you perfect your wardrobe?

*For more information on bespoke clothing visit me on instagram and twitter*
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20 Comments

  1. I have used a tailor, to shorten my jeans usually.

    1. That’s what I used to do too but now a whole new world of possibilities has opened up for me!
      xo

  2. This is pure nostalgia as my grandmother taught me to sew clothes for my Barbie on a Singer as displayed. Great post!
    FF

    1. Thanks! I know, I just love that sewing machine. It’s like seeing an old typewriter.
      xo

  3. Tailors don’t get enough credit in my book. I have an hourglass shape and most of pants have to be taken in at the waist. She can work magic with just about any type of fabric. I’d be lost without my tailor.

    xo, jackie
    http://www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

    1. That’s exactly how I feel! I had this amazing dress but never wore it because the neckline wasn’t right and now….love it even more!
      xo

  4. I agree with everything written here! tailor – this is the man who can transform your wardrobe is perfect! I used the services of a tailor, it was my best outfits!

    1. Thanks!! I totally agree. I’ve had a few tailors in the past that have definitely saved my wardrobe!
      xo

  5. Amanda {Prim&Propah}

    I always buy things with the intention of bringing them to the tailor but unfortunately it doesn’t always happen. You’re right about it opening up a whole new world of possibilities though. A tailor literally tailors clothes to fit your figure, which is never a bad thing!

    1. Having an amazing tailor is the best. My wardrobe has taken on a whole new personality!
      xo

    1. Thank you!!!
      xo

  6. Not tried, but I am grateful that each of them exist, without them and that goes to ordinary clothing production I would not be dressed 😉 The sewing machine is not my friend!

  7. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns)

    Tailoring is seriously a lost art… when you find a good one stay with them it can make all the difference to your clothing!
    Hope
    http://hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  8. Of course, I always used a tailor!!!!!
    Great post darling!!!
    Kissss

    1. Ha! Of course. Thank-you!
      xo

  9. oh this is such an interesting post!:) I tried to use a sewing machine when I was younger but it was a complete fail:D

    http://www.Lorietta.cz

    1. I used to love sewing but haven’t in a long time…. hmmm, time to try again I think!
      xo

  10. ”They are your partner in building the perfect wardrobe for you.” That’s so true!

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