How To Tailor Vintage Mens’ Clothes

Knowing how to tailor vintage men's clothes can save you money and show your creativity. Vintage clothing may not be appealing to some, but it exudes class and boldness to many others. Most of the time, the quality of vintage clothing is much better than the mass manufactured items available today. Here are some ways you can easily tailor your vintage clothing.
In order to tailor vintage men's clothing, you will need:
  • tape measure
  • vintage clothing
  • magazines
  1. Examine the clothing. Before doing any alterations, thoroughly examine the clothes you are planning to tailor. Determine what fabric is used, how the stitching was done, and if there are any flaws. It is good to take a picture of the item so you can see how it looked before when you are making the alterations.
  2. Take your measurements. This is the only way you can be absolutely sure of how your clothes should fit. Measure your arms, leg length, waist and inseam. You can take other measurements that you feel are necessary to alter your clothing. 
  3. Look in magazines for inspiration. Sometimes, you may be at a total loss on how to modify a piece in a way that will make it look great when you are wearing it. Don't let this deter you from buying and altering your vintage clothing pieces. Look in fashion magazines for inspiration. Don't just copy everything you see, take ideas from several concepts and make it your own.
  4. See a professional tailor. Sometimes, it's best to let professionals handle vintage clothing. The fabric or pattern may be unfamiliar to you and seeing a professional will ease your mind.
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