I’ve previously used Tailor Stores services before, which for those who don’t know are an online tailoring company. Their journey started in Sri-Lanka, where an exchange student first encountered tailored clothing. Moving forward to 2003 Tailor Store was founded with modest beginnings. Now they have their own tailors workshop, with modern equipment and the latest technology and employ over 500 tailors and cutters.
The website itself is fun and easy to use; the only problem (if you can call it a problem) is getting distracted by the amount of choice of different fabrics, styles and detailing.
The amount of fabrics, which number in the hundreds, include a variety of quality wools, cottons and linens, over a range of products including suits, shirts and chinos.
The custom design interface is clear and user-friendly, with the usual range of options such as fit, fabric, cuff and collar style and customization options of contrasting fabrics for collars, cuffs and lining.
Sizing is easy with multiple options available. You can input your height and weight and it will calculate your measurements, which were reasonably accurate. Personally I’d recommend going the extra mile and measuring yourself to get the perfect fit, or take the measurements of a brand of shirt that fits you really well.
The shirt was smartly packaged and in perfect condition upon arrival. More importantly the tailored fit was perfect, which I’m sure is due to the combined skills of the tailors in Sri-Lanka and my fastidious measuring (let’s give ourselves a pat on the back guys).
The fabric feels nice on the skin, and the only vague criticism I could give it is that the fabric I chose takes a lot of ironing post wash to get a clean look, but it’s worth the effort.
So in summary, and in my usual somewhat long winded manner, to answer my own question – Yes, I would give Tailor Store the SilverFox stamp of approval.