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I am new to this forum and can sincerely say the past few days have been great.

My grandfather, now passed, was a master tailor for most of his life.
He was not native born (US) but made a good life for his family despite humble beginnings. As I understood, he would make suits, pants and shirts for men in the Boston area. My aunt, his daughter, learned the craft and was a seamstress (thats what they called them back then) for I. Magnin.

The tailors in my area seem to be immigrants from the middle east, Russia and Asia. Seems that tailoring in most retail stores involves hemming pants and taking in waistlines. Wait times for this service can be up to three weeks!

Is tailoring as much in demand as it was 60+ years ago? Are younger people learning the skill? Your thoughts appreciated.
 
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