a tailored experience

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I’ve been hankering after a bespoke tailored suit. Inspired by icons like Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Patti Smith, Annie Lennox, Ellen DeGeneres.

   Marlene Dietrich wearing Coco Chanel    annie-lennox1

I’ve never been on a salary that would make buying one an easy part of budgeting, and I’ve never prioritised saving-up to pay for the luxury. Until now.

When I booked a consultation with a tailor the booking confirmation email included the opportunity to be a ‘Mystery Shopper’. I couldn’t resist. They provided me with a detailed evaluation form. The form helped to set my expectations about what happens during the consultation. I’ll be a more well behaved customer. Probably.

a tailored experience
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6 bits of lovely banter on “a tailored experience”

  1. Indigo Roth writes:

    Hey Wendy! Sounds great! There was a wonderful, but sadly short lived fashion in the Nineties for ladies to wear a trouser suit with a frock coat. I loved it. I can’t wait to see what your tailor comes up with . Indigo x

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    wendy writes

    I love frock coats too. Will post photographs of the different fittings – design stages. If the tailor matches my design brief I’ll be very happy…

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  2. ExpatEgghead writes:

    Evaluation form? Your readers can only wonder at the questions. One sample please.

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    wendy writes

    Example questions, which were all good questions for this service:
    7.d) Did you enjoy your appointment? (Please state your reasons at the end of the report)
    8.b) Did you leave feeling that you had been given expert care and attention?

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  3. ExpatEgghead writes:

    There was me thinking of potential questions:

    12 a: Did you ever have a desire to lead in Cabaret on stage?
    12 b: Is cross dressing a hobby or a lifestyle?

    15 l Jackets can be cut long to accommodate garter belts and stockings. Please detail length options.

    17 f . Trouser pockets are optional. Please indicate your choice.

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    wendy writes

    the ‘Stylist’ did laugh when I told him I was a closet cross-dresser and I loved wearing my kilt in public because people thought it as a girl’s kilt but it was really a mans kilt.

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