What is customize?
What Does customize Mean
Customize is a verb that is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) but that, nevertheless, is used quite frequently in our language . It is an adaptation of the English term customize , which refers to modifying something according to personal preferences .
It can be said, therefore, that customizing an object is the same as customizing it (adapting it to our liking). The notion of customizing is prevalent in the field of fashion and clothing, although it is also used in marketing .
Suppose a young designer buys a pink shirt . This garment does not have any pattern or decorative detail, but is a totally pink garment. The designer, however, decides to customize it: she adds a bow, paints some polka dots and cuts her sleeves. In this way, your customized shirt will be a unique and exclusive product, impossible to get anywhere else since you modified it with a handcrafted and personal work.
Customizing clothing, in order to convey one's personality and philosophy while moving away from the trends that prevail at all times, is something that more and more people do.
Hence, a multitude of tricks have been made known to be able to undertake the customization of pants, skirts, dresses or t-shirts. Specifically, among the best known are the following:
• Stamping shirts or tops with identifying personal marks.
• For example, make headbands using the sleeves of any T-shirt that is no longer used.
• Sew or tack down sweatshirts.
• Printing pants or skirts.
• Cut the collars of the shirts.
• Add lace details to shirts, the hem of dresses, or skirts.
In many cases, what is done is customizing the clothes that are old. In this way, you avoid having to invest money in acquiring new garments, which represents a significant financial saving.
With this last objective, it is also frequent that what would be the customization of home furniture is carried out. Thus, many are the people who resort to subjecting this process to old furniture or to the basic and inexpensive one that they have acquired in a large area.
With this action they manage to renew the decoration of the house and all thanks to processes such as a change in the color of the paint, making inlays and patterns on the lamps or on the cabinets ...
Another example of customizing can be found in the case of a web design studio that works based on predesigned templates. This company exhibits basic templates to its clients, who choose the one they like the most and commission various modifications from the designers. The studio, therefore, will customize the template according to these requirements.
In the case of cars and motorcycles, action to customize the vehicle is known as tuneo (of the English tuning ) and not as customizar, although both concepts are similar.