Personal Tailoring usually consists of three fittings. The overall time from first to third fitting varies, however, expect around ten weeks. This, and the time of each appointment varies depending on the type and number of garments being made, however, a general guide is:
The first appointment is the longest of the three. Following the presentation, you’ll be fitted and all the styling choices are made, including fabric and lining.
The time needed for the first fitting is usually one to two hours. There is an option for a quick service which can be as little as half an hour. It does not allow for any presentation, and decisions including fabric and styling are preferably made prior to the appointment. This service is therefore only suitable to those who have previously had John Goodwin tailored garments made for them.
After the first fitting your garment will be made. The second fitting is when the garment is ready to wear for the first time. Decisions regarding further work to improve the fit will be made which will then be completed with one of our finishing tailors.
The time between the first and second fittings varies depending on the garment but usually, it is not more than eight weeks. The time needed for the second fitting is usually half an hour to an hour.
The third fitting is when the finishing work is checked. Usually, this marks the end of the process and the garment is ready to wear, however, occasionally some further work might be required.
The time between the second and third fittings varies depending on the garment. It is usually about one week, however, if required it can be done in less time. The time needed for the third fitting is usually around half an hour.