“Lifestyle Customization by Tailor Shop helps individuals express themselves,” says Mike Massey, owner and creative director of Massey Custom Tailoring. “The world has become more competitive than ever, so it is very important that a person look his or her best. We believe in giving our clients options, and tailoring is one of those options. When a customer is looking for a particular style or fits, they should be given a chance to create their own design, and we are committed to helping them achieve that goal.”
In a nutshell, Massey offers a wide selection of quality but affordable men’s and women’s garments, accessories, swimwear, shoes and jewelry. “Senszioni is the world-trotting tailor who has been providing high quality and a personalized service to customers since 1989. We host frequent trunk shows in key US cities, where a professional stylist will advise on design, fit and material to help you find your ideal wardrobe. We currently run in-demand Trunk Shows at New York, Chicago, Miami and Washington, DC,” adds Mike Massey.
For some customers, there are certain garments that are more difficult to find in local stores, and this is where Massey tailoring comes in. “When I started out 10 years ago, I searched everywhere from the local mall to online websites. But my search was vain because I had no idea what to buy. At the time, I had joined a membership based salon which allowed me to rent one or two dresses a month for a reasonable price and a great convenience.
But it was not until I went to a tailoring party that I realised what I needed. The host was a seasoned seamstress who told me how she regularly visited salons with her teenage daughter and her friends. She knew all the latest fashions and knew exactly how to fit our daughter’s garments by following the exact measurements. So that was the first step. But if you do not have access to a tailor, there are other ways to get access to fabulous garments at an affordable rate.
One of the best ways to get access to the latest styles is to shop online. Today, custom tailored suits are available at much cheaper rates than they were few years back. There are many online boutiques that specialize in evening wear, evening dresses and bridesmaid’s gowns. And most tailors today understand that their business is tied to these garments, so they provide a wide range of sizes and colors. They are even known to make some special sized suits that are specially designed for those who cannot find the exact size they need.
These websites also have a section where you can post your body measurements and the style number of the garment you want to have made. Depending on the website, you may be required to pay an up front fee or some other charges. But when you go through a website that specializes in bespoke suits, you will most likely find a list of products that are covered under the terms of the website. These include the neckline type, the fabric type, the lining, the cut of the garment, the embellishments and finally the embellishment itself. You can choose one item from this collection and then order your personalized item from the website.
Most tailoring companies also offer custom fitting services. If you don’t have the time or simply don’t feel comfortable trying on a custom suit on your own, the company staff can help you get the right fit. This way, you get the style that you want without feeling like an extra or being forced to put on something extra just to look good. And most importantly, you get to wear a suit in public without anyone else knowing about it. You will always feel like a professional and will make heads turn wherever you go.
When choosing a tuxedo for your formal event, make sure you know the size of the tailor-made garment you buy. Since bespoke tailoring involves cutting and stitching a garment to fit the exact shape of your body, the size of the tailor-made suit will vary depending on the exact fit of your body type. For instance, if you are tall and thin, you should opt for a tuxedo that is cut to accentuate your frame and hide any shortcomings. If you are stout and the suit doesn’t suit your body type, go for a fitted tuxedo that is slightly baggy in the torso and flows nicely. In fact, a tailored garment is usually much less expensive than a tailor-made tuxedo since the latter takes more time to make and costs more since it is not mass-produced.