Online education and videos are becoming the alternative to expensive and often inaccessible education. There are 85 million unemployed and even more underemployed or dissatisfied employees. Among the professions or occupations are the crafts and skills that will make 21st C. more personal and enjoyable, according to famous futurist researcher “Faith Popcorn”. Tailoring design is the hybrid of the old hand tailor and the modern factory. It creates a local European crafts lifestyle that is satisfyingly unique and prompts or allows a degree of self-motivation, talent and professionalism to compete with large factory brands. All this through proper fit supported by online standards of fit website like Planet-Tailored.com. The modern tailoring designer does not need to spend 50 hours making their first suit nor need to be skillful at cutting expensive cloths. Rather they become expert cutters along the way while earning a living. They simply need to measure, cut, sew and fit a simple cotton muslin. This takes one hour and competes with the world most expensive suits made actually for nobody in particular.
In a world of mass production, mass customization is often talked about. The experience of authentic fit is rare and more so the value. This is no yet an experience that was epidemic in the past associated with mens pride of doing or manifesting success in something simple like a suit. Mostly the market conveniently trusts in brands, sees tailored “fit “relatively as opposed to absolutely. To the masses, it’s the cost that fits. this actually ends up costiung more due to planned obsolecence and lack of enduring quality. Much of the failure comes from cloth stress and poor fit or just unworn disatisfaction. Failure from brand worhoppers who trust in the symbols and fail to study fit is expected to continue, leaving much opportunity for this new profession of tailoring design. When our TD spots a “fitting” opportunity on many of his contacts, his card is hard to ignore.
The world is looking for new values and investment vehicles for stability. The tailoring business is known 3 times in history for building stability in society with a middle class, with the web it can be done again. In this old product now updated, the value to the $9 billion markets is clear. To expand that market with hungry new work force is also palpable. Today masses of men sacrifice the power, right and dignity to have and enjoy one single suit without feeling like an imposter. In the 19th C., it was a gentlemen’s pleasure to have and afford roper fit, this can be true again. With on line training subscriptions and live boot camps, with Samsons Tailoringdesign, availability of anauthentic tailored fit is feasible.
The spread of a designers good work with the wearing of the garments is a local tipping point for the designer and ultimately proper fit will be made locally and a good thing for society .
Social media is the catalyst for proper fit and training awareness . As well as the need for change by employing local talent and having a friend in the business. Of the essential economies of GDP national stability, food clothing, transportation and shelter, clothing such as this used to be a large component and can once again.
For the masses, it’s not necessary to have a large income to dress well and often. For example men double their cost of purchase with undo maintenance of drycleaning. I as a designer have not used a drycleaner for years. Wet cleaning and use of essential oils and fragrances like Fabrese, spot cleaning and pressing fill the void.
Drycleaning costs are a bad idea for those without other personal investments. Unwittingly customers take garments to the cleaners forpressing, but with a proper fitted garment will need far less pressing.
As a new generation continues to search for alternatives for career. With their skills, word of mouth or word of mouse will confirm their stake is this huge market gap from men in poor fitting suits.