Shopping for clothing can be tough! To find a stylish, high quality and truly unique item that fits you perfectly can be difficult. Usually you will tick two out of these three boxes, but most of the time a compromise is required in one area or another. Compromise is a problem when shopping ‘off the rack’, along with the fact that items are often mass-produced to appeal to a wide range of people. The reality is everyone is different, and everyone wants to feel special!
The Perfect Fit
I don’t know about you, but I feel great when I put on a nicely fitted suit. The perfect fitting suit will often require alterations but if bought ‘off the rack’ it will still not be unique. Being able to walk down the street knowing that you are wearing something unique to you is a special feeling, and the only way to achieve this is through a tailored service.
If you have the requirement for something truly unique to you, designed to the highest of standards and guaranteed to last a lifetime then you need someone who will take the time to understand your exact requirements in order to produce something bespoke.
Do your research; find what you believe to be the right tailor for you without rushing in. Any ‘tailor’ worth their salt will get to know you first in order to understand your requirements. Are you looking for something specialist for a particular event, or do you require something robust, and dependable for everyday use? Once established its time to choose the fabric(s) and the colour(s). You may have your own ideas of what you would like, however a good tailor will offer suggestions as to what they feel will best suit your needs (no pun intended).
Layers should also be considered when deciding on what you need from your suit. Two or three piece? Single or double breasted? These are just the start of the questions that need to be answered when creating the perfect garment. Others include the number of pockets, lining and how many buttons and in what colour. Then comes the fine detail. What will be the colour of thread that will hold your garment of choice together for years to come? These are not decisions to be taken lightly.
On to the numbers! From head to toe, your measurements will be taken and the findings written down in great detail. Not only to be used in the making of the garment but to be referenced to for future alterations. Your unique measurements are then transferred to paper templates and cut to shape. The templates are then laid as closely as possibly on to your chosen cloth before cutting.
After many man hours for the tailor and a few fittings later, your unique, perfectly fitted and oh so comfortable suit is ready for you to show off to the world. To the average person your suit may look like any other but to those in the know your suit is a one of a kind piece of art. Every stitch and button carefully chosen by you and created by the tailor.
If you are willing to put in the time to find a tailor that is highly experienced with an eye for detail and who takes great pride in their work, it could be the start of a very rewarding relationship.
The Right Choice
Picking a tailor is comparable to choosing the right 3PL for your business. The last thing you want to do is ‘buy off the rack’ and end up settling for an inferior service. You want to find a logistics provider that will work with you to understand your business requirements. Whether it is short-term storage or you have a longer term plan requiring a robust service that will stand the test of time. You want a logistics provider to understand all of your ‘measurements’ and be able to translate them into a tailored service that ‘suits’ your needs.
Of course ‘alterations’ will be needed as time passes. We all fluctuate around the holidays but you want a logistics provider that can anticipate this and be ready to accommodate. Communication is key, whether speaking to your tailor or your logistics provider. The more you communicate the more the relationship will mature. Before you know it you will be walking down the street feeling confident that you have something that is unique to your business that no one else has.
At Culina Group we see ourselves as ‘Master Tailors’ of the logistics industry. We take the same amount of care and time with new clients to understand what their requirements are before we even talk ‘cloth’. Our ‘fabric’ offerings are extensive and varied. They are sourced from eight businesses within Culina Group that are all leaders in their respective fields. Our ‘fabrics’ complement each other beautifully in any ratio or pattern. We can offer chilled, ambient, frozen, fresh, baked goods, co-packing, food manufacturing, bonded services, warehousing and distribution. No matter what you choose, your 3PL ‘suit’ will be held together by our strong Added Value services ‘thread’. Designed not to break and to stand up to the toughest of challenges. We want you as a client to be as comfortable as possible knowing that we have created the right fit for your business.
Get in touch today to see how we can create a logistics ‘outfit’ that ‘suits’ you so well it will make your competitors jealous.
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