Getting a Suit Made
Replies: 22 - Last Post: Mar 27, 2012 4:37 PM Last Post By: redbride
Mar 24, 2012 10:50 AM
Getting a Suit MadeHey
So I'm heading out to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Hong Kong for a couple of months this summer and have heard you can get decent suits made on the cheap. As I've only got 2 months I'm not in any one place for a prolonged period of time. I was wondering if anyone knew of good places/the best places to get a suit made in one of these countries and how long it can take?
Cheers and Happy Travels
Mar 24, 2012 3:55 PM
Mar 24, 2012 4:07 PM
2Yaly in Hoi An...had mine done inside 24 hours with only one fitting needed to complete it.
Mar 24, 2012 4:22 PM
3cheap and nasty you will get.
They're very wearable if you use it once a year when Aunt or Uncle drops of the perch. Funerals are a fitting venue for a cheap and nasty Thai / Viet / Indian / Nepalese "suit"..
If you want a suit to impress,
one that will last years of constant wear,
and not fall apart at the seams during a visit to the dry cleaners,
then spend a few dollars at home and get a real suit.
An ill fitting, poorly constructed, inferior threaded suit is about as spunky as a child's soiled nappy..
DONT WASTE YOUR $$$$
Mar 24, 2012 5:18 PM
Mar 24, 2012 5:23 PM
how often do you wear the suit ?
and how often is it cleaned ?
what is the thread count of material ?
what brand of buttons?
OP, If you really must get a suit made in Asia, then I'd be looking into Hong Kong tailors.. considering they've had lots of experience tailoring for Englishmen over decades / centuries.
Do yourself a real big favour and spen the extra $$ to have one tailor made in your home country.. Much better fit, better threads, better warranty.. longer life...
Mar 24, 2012 6:41 PM
6I am glad that some posters here have had good luck; but the bulk of evidence points in the other direction according to the high number of dissatisfied customers who have also posted on this forum. It appears the good doctor is spot on. As for me, I haven't worn a suit since confirmation was inflicted on me.
Mar 24, 2012 6:46 PM
Mar 24, 2012 6:47 PM
Mar 24, 2012 6:53 PM
9At least in the Yaly shop in Hoi An where I got my suit made, you got to choose from a range of fabrics etc with the prices for each range clearly marked. Now for all I know, they could have all been the same!!...Who knows what fabric is good and what is bad?...If one is happy with what one has purchased then so be it.
Mar 24, 2012 7:25 PM
Mar 24, 2012 9:51 PM
11Norm, atleast ask them if they "double stitch" ?
I guarantee that a single stitched suit will fall into pieces of car polishing rag before its first birthday..
The material they show you in the shops is usually very good stuff indeed ( very high thread count ).. What they don't show you is the other roll they have stashed away that has a very low thread count.. It looks and feels identical, to the untrained.
Mar 24, 2012 11:28 PM
Mar 24, 2012 11:29 PM
13Doctor...I had a suit made in Bangkok ten years ago and it is still going strong....only thing is, it must have shrunk whilst hanging in my wardrobe as it does not fit me anymore!!
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