Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A "tailor-made" experience
So in china, I had my first tailor experience. It was in a small local fabric shop with an in-house tailor who would make anything you like from suits to blouses with the fabric you pick out, and in any style you desire (they have many style books to pick from). The tailor is very experienced and has been in the business since a young age. What a treat! The total price including fabric and labor for a full set of skirt suit and two pairs of dress pants came out to be a little under $200. I could hardly believe the price for what I am getting, but at the same time not completely shocked. By going to the tailor directly, I have cut out a lot of middle distribution cost, and by limiting the quantity of the product (for me only), I get to have the clothes made to fit me personally. I loved the idea, and wish that I can bring this tailor back home with me. Shopping for clothes now has a whole new meaning, but of course such luxury isn't a daily occurrence. So if you get the chance to visit asia, enjoy this luxury!