wow. This was more work than having the suit made itself... took the better part of the morning.
Sorry I insist on taking them w/o flash, otherwise they come out horrible. Hence the variations in colour.
I am 6'2"/144 lbs.
I haven't posted a lot yet but have been reading/semi-lurking quite a while.
So what do you think? My first non-RTW suit. Just the jacket for now, trousers later. Excuse the grainy pictures, my camera sucks with flash.
Originally Posted by JoelF
Haha just bought a blue one, thanks for that.
So did I. Got mine in the SEIKO shop in Saigon.
It's a very nice watch; however I have to warn you that the hardlex scratches *very* easily (I wear mine for sports, which is really what it's meant for). It's my first non-saphhire watch and I'm not sure I'd get one again.
Originally Posted by binatang
They were actually making the shoes across the street.
Sorry I'm resurrecting another old thread to add sth: Are you sure these guys make the custom orders for the shop across the street? If so, you can save a lot of money by commissioning the work directly from them instead of from the shop. When I was there about two months ago the lady in the shop quoted me a price of 1,200,000 VNd for a pair whereas...
Originally Posted by apropos
Anyone have any comments about shirt making in Vietnam?
I'm thinking of bringing my own fabrics and buttons, and letting them copy a 'model' shirt.
Anyone know if they can do that competently?
I'm resurrecting this thread to reply to this as I've just been to Hoi An and had a shirt copied at Yaly with very pleasing result. The original was a shirt I had had made by LÃ¢m in Saigon. The sales clerk at...
Originally Posted by pallan
I love Seiko (and its sister brand, Orient).. here is my green Alpinist
I agree, the green-dial Alpinist is absolutely gorgeous, I have it too. Got mine from Higuchi (who does take credit card directly).
Just bought my second Seiko, this time a sports watch, unfortunately with the 5 movement, but couldn't resist as I love the clean look of it:
Thanks a lot everyone for your opinions!
It seems Chan is the way to go then. I know I want to spend the better part of my holiday in Vietnam (again), but there are inexpensive flights from there to both Thailand and Hong Kong, so I could tack on a few days in one of those places at the end of my holiday. Chan is more convenient in that respect, too, as they seem to be able to do a suit in less than a week if you've made an appointment (whereas e.g. July Tailors in...
I only discovered this forum yesterday. I am tall and also extremely skinny. I have gone through untold dozens of off-the-peg suits where I live (Germany); it's hopeless. Either I can wrap myself twice into coat and trousers, or the sleeves (and everything else) are way too short.
So I am considering having a suit made by a tailor, all the more so as I am anyway planning a holiday in Asia in the spring. (Sorry, there is just no way I can shell out EUR...