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Tailor Made

One of the nicest things about living in China is access to hand made clothes.   I had my first experience of this on Friday.  One of my work friends took me to the place that she goes (and she is always dressed immaculately!) and I was over-whelmed with the choice and quality of the fabric.  I am having 2 trouser suits made, a pair of trousers and 3 shirts.  They are so skilled, that they will even make exact copies of favourite outfits that you want in new colours as well as copy from photos of designer outfits.

I have a favourite dress that I am going to have made in a different fabric as well as some unusual cuts of jackets.  I can’t wait to see how the first couple turn out.  Having never had anything made just for me (other than my wedding dress!) I was amazed at how many measurements they took of my body.  So many different places to get my statistics on.  I loved the fact that they also asked where I like my jackets to fall, how long my trousers should be and how long I liked the sleeves.  Completely tailored for me.  I will definitely post photos with the finished results, which should be in a couple of weeks after 4-5 fittings.

All that for the price of an average suit off the rail in America and Britain!!  (It helped going with my friend so that I got a good price – everything is a negotiation here!!)  I wonder why the likes of Chanel, Versace, Prada and Armani bother to have stores here when their designs can be copied so effectively and so cheaply.