Flox den Hartog Jager

Mirror, mirror on the wall

“Nowadays we have Instagram to tell us we are doing well, but he stories and selfies never show the other side of our lives. We seem to be always looking good and leading a wonderful life. Does the mirror of the tailor in past days have the same function as the looking glass that Instagram is?

Making clients stand up straight, belly in and chin up with a faint smile around the mouth, while the tailor is busy taking our measurements. The satisfied feeling does not come from within, but it is thanks to the tailor who treats us so much like a king that we are able to feel that way. Do tailor-made clothes keep us feeling confident for a longer period than the fast fashion of today?”