3 Important Factors to Consider When Selecting a Clothier
This is kind of weird to discuss, because, I’m pretty much talking about myself here, but I wanted to shed some light on things you should expect from your clothier. Not everyone who reads this knows me, or cares to, and that’s OK…these are just my thoughts on what to look for when choosing one.
They Are Likeable:
There is no way to slice it, but this business is relationship based. I would recommend interviewing a few because no matter how great the product is, your personal clothier is just that..very personal. They should know a lot about you and how you will be living in these clothes. With that comes good conversation and discovery. Make sure you actually want to spend some time with this person. After all, you are leaving your personal brand in their hands.
They Have an Open Line of Communication:
I would recommend finding one with an open door/text/call policy. This is something I think is incredibly valuable. Most people don’t shop in only one place and there will come a time when you might want to ask some advice. This could be a size recommendation from a purchase online or a quick photo via text asking “does this work”? In no way should your clothier not help in that situation. Find one who will always shoot you straight and tell you NO…not just what you want to hear. Basically, make sure you feel comfortable asking them anything clothing related, anytime. (Want my cell? Email me, I’m here for you)
They Always Make It Right:
The human body is not perfect and making clothing for people is not always the easiest task. It’s a process and generally gets better over time. That being said, if something lands and is a train wreck, they should make it right. I’ve always had the mantra “I don’t always get it right but I always make it right”. It really is the only way I feel. Find one who guarantees their work.
OK, so I think if your clothier meets that criteria, you’re probably on the right path. Wardrobe building is a journey and making sure the person in the car is singing the tunes WITH YOU will make for a much more pleasurable trip.
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All the best-