Where are the best shops to get tailored suits made?

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danwarne

Qantas

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 22

Can anyone recommend good places in APAC to get good quality tailored suits made cheaply?

TimHughes

Member since 25 Oct 2010

Total posts 10

Hi Dan, I took my parents to Bangkok last year and my Dad had a suit made there. But I wasn't very impressed with the quality after a few months of wear. But I think its like all things, there would be good tailors and bad tailors. My husband had a suit and some shirts made by Sams in Hong Kong and they are fantastic, Sams has a very good reputation but is a bit of a favourite with tourists as well, there would be plenty of other good ones with more of a 'word of mouth' trade.

Just give yourself plenty of time to choose the design and style and go back for two fittings and allow for any alterations. A week is more than enough for a good tailor but don't try to get a suit made from scratch during a three day trip, it's a bit of a rush and you could pay for it in the quality.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

Dan, a very long time ago I had a tailor in Singapore make me some suits and shirts - he was recommended to me by other travellers, ran a shop in Tanglin Centre (just past the end of Orchard Road, well beyond Orchard & Scott) called JustMen or some such.

It was very affordable and very worth doing - I chose a nice lightweight cotton, one jacket and two pants, two shirts. best of all (well, for a nerd like me) was choosing the cut and how many pockets were in the jacket adn where they went. I imagine these days you could specify pockets for wallet, phone, iPod etc etc.

But as Sharon (above) says you need to allow several days so this is not a rush job. Head in there as soon as you can to get them started on it. Have a clear idea of what you want, so maybe look at some suits before you go, too.

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