Very interesting article, I like it!
Well, most of those salespeople are not educated enough to understand the basics and appropriate look in the business environment. It is not the customer's fault, there are not too many salespeople to explain these factors to the customers. Not only short enough that you show your ankles, but they don't even have socks on.
The alteration service is one thing, but they cannot accommodate everything with the alteration. The matter of fact, I have heard of salesperson telling the customers that anything could be accommodated with alteration. (Shocking!!!)
You need to know who sells the closest cut to your body type, to avoid going through alteration. Less alteration is, better it is.
If you need to do too much alteration to the garment, you might as well buying a made-to-measure suit.
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