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George Zimmer Starts an ‘Uber for Tailors’

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 02:38 AM

Though he was ousted from Men’s Wearhouse, George Zimmer still wants you to “like the way you look” — only this time with an app.

Once the gravelly voiced, graybeard face of the retail chain he founded, Mr. Zimmer has been refashioning himself as a technology entrepreneur. On Monday, he will unveil his new company, zTailors, a website and app that connects customers and their frumpy wardrobes with on-demand tailors who are ready to make house calls.

“It’s Uber for tailors,” Mr. Zimmer, 66, said in an interview.


George Zimmer Starts an ‘Uber for Tailors’

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 02:46 AM

great concept.

will they train the tailors?

otherwise anybody with  a couple of sewing machines can butcher a ready made garment.

if they were smart, they could outfit a small van with all the machines needed

this way simple alterations could be done right away

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:29 AM

I think he's planning to be a middleman or 'service provider'. What happens either end of the chain is not commonly part of the business plan.

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