Tailor (n): A person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, pants, and jackets to fit individual customers.
Hiring a tailor can be an intimidating thing, and you might not know where to start. Another common misconception is that a tailor is someone you would use for one fitting/alteration...but not necessarily for multiple reasons. But did you know you can use a tailor for multiple things? In fact, they can help you solve quite a few wardrobe problems you might be encountering.
Is something not fitting right...particularly around your waist? Too often you can buy a piece of clothing where something doesn’t quite lay right, it’s too big, or its too small. But the rest of your piece might fit perfectly. There is where a tailor comes in - a tailor can help narrow the waist to give you a more slender/v-shaped look. No matter what adjustments you have, tailors can create the perfect piece of clothing - just for you!
Did you purchase a jacket that fits you well around the shoulders, has great overall length, but the arms are a little too long? Tailors can help shorten arm length to exactly what they should be, ensuring your jacket fits well all around your body. It might be tempting to attempt a DIY solution when it comes to arm length, but remember your clothing is an investment. Don’t cut corners, as you could ruin your investment. It simply isn’t worth it!
Speaking of shortening sleeves, tailors can also help narrow them. If your sleeves are too large around your upper arms or lower arms, the tailor can help narrow them to fit your more appropriately. Similarly, a tailor can help to narrow the shoulders and make them more flattering for your body shape.
Is your neckline unflattering? Perhaps the wrong shape for your body? A tailor can help to adjust for any unflattering necklines or additional issues that you might be noticing. If you know you don’t like the way the neckline is laying, but aren’t sure what you want to do about it, your tailor is here to help.
If you’d like your zipper fixed, swapped out, or some other bling on your jacket/pants adjusted a tailor is here to help. Just remember they aren’t there to completely alter the look of your jacket or other clothing item. Just to make small adjustments. So if you’d like a more blinged out jacket - we’d recommend purchasing as such.
No matter what your issue, always consider reaching out for help from a tailor when it comes to alterations and common wardrobe malfunctions. Remember, if you are in the market for a leather or fur jacket
we at Jonval are here to help. We have a variety of leather jackets to match any style. Checkout the Jonval leather and fur gallery to view items available. Be sure to stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.