Are you ready for What’s Ahead? by Dick Lerner

During the Pandemic the use of Video has been a wonderful source of staying connected. Now, more than ever with so many working at home, its use will be extensive as the economy ramps up and social distancing will be here for some time to come.

Video conferencing company meetings, clients, presentations and job interviews, etc., presents issues working from home. When not in front of camera, dress could be sweats, work out gear or jams. What happens when you are on a video meeting and your dress is professional on top and sweats on the bottom and you are called upon and have to stand up, how embarrassing will that be? Questions you need to ask, are you ready for what’s ahead?

Are you ready for last minute meetings on live video? Presenting in front of a group? Stand-up presentations? First time meetings with a new client? Company? Job Interview?

Its not just dress, its your grooming and how to project your professional image. First time impressions happen in the first 10 or 15 seconds. It can make or break you. You cannot look like you just rolled out of bed.

When working from home, you have to plan for the unexpected. Your wardrobe should be ready for anything. If you need help with wardrobe planning, that is our expertise at Bel Air Fashions. We have been doing this for a very long time and it works.

Studies have shown how dress affects psychology of how we feel about ourselves and personal work performance. When we get dressed, we feel more professional and have a better attitude of what we are doing and how it affects productivity. Whether dress is a Suit or not, clothing should never be a barrier in our work, perception or competency. The bottom line is never leave the opportunity to have someone tell you to improve your dress and appearance.

Call for a no obligation appointment and let us help you plan accordingly. Phone/Text 402-493-5160 to schedule a in store appointment or for a Zoom individual consultation. It makes a difference, let us help you. Wardrobe Planning is a very powerful tool as it has helped others get hired and move ahead in their career. Wardrobe ready on a moments notice.

Fitting Apps are only as good as they are Programmed by Dick Lerner

There are certain areas Apps are great for and others not so much.  Apps are only as good as they are programmed.  Apps don’t think and cannot make a decision.  When it comes to measuring Apps they will never replace Perkins measuring devices used for Made to Measure Clothing. It takes years of experience, training and a good eye to recognize what measurements are telling the individual measuring. When measurements for example are revealing the neck may be forward and shoulders are rounded, pitched forward this is all noted when blue penciling a pattern.  Measuring apps are programmed for general measurements and patterns, not for unique fittings.

Much of the marketing media promotes measuring apps as being more accurate than a tailor, not exactly. May be fine for a general size pattern assuming everyone is a perfect size and assumes no changes. Every body has its own unique characteristics and that is where old fashion measuring and a trained eye make the difference. Skill sets will never be replaced by a APP.  A garment can be only as good as the measurements taken. It requires a lot of information, for example when making a made to measure suit, it can take around 300 or more operations over the course of weeks to make a great garment; not in 24 hours. When something is represented as custom, cheap price and replaces a tailor, think again you get what you pay for.  If you want a garment to last and feel and look great each time is it worn, it all starts who is measuring, where and how it is made and what fabrics, linings, etc.  If you want a great cake, it takes great ingredients, there is no substitute and that is why there is a difference with made to measure.