In Houston we have about 20 custom tailors. They are selling their 'handmade' suits for 179$ and lesser.
I think the word 'custom' in the USA is a word of American garbage. Maybe they use custom buttons...
So I understand, there are no tailors needed cause there are no customers who want to spend money.
I really think the tailor hype is fake, there are still too many bespoke tailors in the western world. The Hong Kong Tailors are cheaper and people love it to save money.
It is a nice hobby to make your own suits and it is terribly difficult and complex accompanied by lucky coincidences to finally learn the trade but I think now before you become a tailor do some other degree in a university or learn some other trade before you get to the journey of tailoring. Tailoring only pays off for a couple of tailors in this world if they are a tip top tailors only otherwise you go to bed hungry.
Edited by Der Zuschneider, 22 March 2012 - 04:40 AM.