^Tailoring has a long and complex past^. And though it isn't as widespread these days there is evidence of how crucial it was centuries ago. Schrader, Schneider, Taylor, Portnoy are all surnames that derive from the tailoring occupation. For a long time it was the only way to commission new clothing, as Walmart didn't exist two hundred years ago, which was when "tailor" earned the definition we know of today. In the exacting sense the definition is reserved for a particular category of suit jackets. Needless to say, fur cleaners Fairfax VA has always been a highly skilled occupation, requiring years of dedication and practice. Nowadays tailors often double as dry cleaners and offer fire and flood restoration due to the diminished demand of bespoke tailoring. Most tailors today don't conform to the historical definition. The affable dry cleaner and tailor down the street doesn't so much as tailor as he modifies pre made clothing. But traditional custom tailoring is still common in Hong Kong and London.