I have heard countless stories about Lagosians and their tailors.
I hear about tailors promising a specific date and then not meeting up with that date, I have heard of tailors asking for huge amount of money for their services, I hear of tailors not getting the right styles a customers asked for, even after promising they can sew the style for customers want, and so on.
Most Lagosians like style and they like tailors who can sew their clothes for them and get the right style and deliver it on time.
However, don’t get me wrong, there a lot of good tailors out there who will help you sew your clothes, however, you just need to find the right tailor who is honest and can get your cloth sewed well.
In addition, it’s not that these tailors mentioned above aren’t good, you just need to find someone who’s honest and will sew what you need.
Also, you need to learn how to transact with tailors effectively, so as to get your clothes sewed for you accordingly and on time.
First, you need to be clear on what you want to sew. When you are clear on what you want to sew, then it will get easy to start finding someone who can sew it for you. Choose an appropriate style that will suit your body type and style. In a previous article, I talked about how to choose the right style for your ‘aso ebi;, you can read the article by clicking here, to learn more about how to choose styles for your ‘aso ebi’.
Once you’ve found an appropriate style, you need to find a good tailor. How do you find a good tailor? There are several ways you can do that. One of such ways is via referrals. If someone thinks a tailor has sewed a couple of clothes for him or her efficiently, and he or she goes ahead to recommend the tailor to you, then you might think of contacting the tailor. Another way you can find a good tailor is based on reviews; what are people saying about the tailor?
Following that, once you’ve found a good tailor, you need to clearly explain the style you want the tailor to sew. When you’ve done this, you need to get clear on the fact that the tailor can sew the style. One of the ways you can know this is by asking the tailor to show you samples of the works he or she has done in the past.
Next, you need to set a specific date for the collection of the cloth. You need to ensure that the tailor gives you a date that works well for you. For instance, ensure you negotiate a date that is suitable for you and the tailor. It is better to get the cloth and test it in case there is a need for adjustments before the time you will be wearing the cloth.
Once you have settled for a date, then you need to pay the tailor an advance so that the tailor will know you are serious about your cloth and you need it on time.
Another very important thing you need to do is to follow-up. Yes, you need to remind the tailor about your cloth and when you will be getting the cloth. You can do a follow-up after sometime you have given the tailor your cloth.
Finally, when your cloth is ready, you need to pay your balance and get your cloth!
How do you transact with Lagos tailors? Share your tips with us!