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Visit the Showroom
You can find a lot of tailors and tailoring companies online, but the best way to gauge the quality of the tailor’s products is to see them first hand in the showroom. This is also your first opportunity to experience what it’s like inside the tailor’s showroom, where you’ll be spending a lot of time getting fitted for custom suits and apparel in the years to come.
Ask About the Materials
Next to assembly, the most critical component of a great men’s suit is the material. Only look for tailors in New York City and Manhattan who use the finest materials from the world’s most renowned textile manufacturers, including names like Loro Piana, Dormeuil, and Zegna. The finest fabrics in the world make for the best suits in the world, so don’t settle for anything less.
Opt for Hand-Cutting and Sewing
As mentioned before, the assembly of the suit is crucial to how it holds together over time and looks while you’re wearing it. Make sure the tailor you choose for your custom suits and apparel cuts and sews all fabrics 100% by hand. It’s perfectly alright if the garments are prepared in a production facility, as most tailor shops in New York City simply don’t have the room to keep up with orders in house.