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post #16 of 31
I don't know if I'm too late but Fitting Image at Amara Hotel opens till 8 pm, but will wait for you if you call and so will Oxford Tailor.

If you looking for a whole suit, Fitting Image can make you one at SGD$250-280, Oxford at SGD$600-850, and Joe at SGD$900 onwards.
post #17 of 31
Shucks...looks like I am late in replying to this thread...
post #18 of 31
So what was the verdict on Bawkers?



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Originally Posted by kcheng
I went for a visit today at Bawkers to get an idea of cloths and craftsmanship.

I was shown a sample of suit jacket done, pretty decent i must say.. fully canvassed and the works.. They have a decent sized Holland and Sherry and Zegna book... I plan to get a 2pc suit using VBC Revenge 130s, and that came up to around SGD$1,250 (US$780), VBC 120s came up to about US600... some nice cashmeres too...

Their main shop in India has apparantly been around for 100 years and they do fittings in the UK and US.. the main guy there seems to know what he's talking about.

My initial feelings about the place are good and i'm going to jump in later this month or next ... lets see how it compares to Chan.
post #19 of 31
My suit from Joe's is supposed to be in the mail. Will try to post pics when I get it.
post #20 of 31
Hi, been reading the forums and not sure where to post this. I'm in Singapore, and just about the start work. Looking for a decent but affordable tailor to get some shirts and pants made.

I have about a dozen shirts bought from various retail outlets, but they just don't feel right (shirt length, sleeves). Want to create a new set of clothes, and thinking to custom make a couple of shirts and pants (i do not need a suit). I'm not to sure of specific details on the shirts and pants (types of collars, buttons etc), so was wondering if anyone knows a tailor who goes beyond just tailoring to advising the customer on the type of pants/shirt to wear. Thanks!
post #21 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by mezzamorph
Hi, been reading the forums and not sure where to post this. I'm in Singapore, and just about the start work. Looking for a decent but affordable tailor to get some shirts and pants made.

I have about a dozen shirts bought from various retail outlets, but they just don't feel right (shirt length, sleeves). Want to create a new set of clothes, and thinking to custom make a couple of shirts and pants (i do not need a suit). I'm not to sure of specific details on the shirts and pants (types of collars, buttons etc), so was wondering if anyone knows a tailor who goes beyond just tailoring to advising the customer on the type of pants/shirt to wear. Thanks!


Anson Tailor @ Hong Leong Building, Oxford Tailor @ OUB Centre.
post #22 of 31
Thread Starter 
I think Bawkers has closed down?
post #23 of 31
Looking for a tailor who goes beyond just tailoring to advising the customer on the type of pants/shirt to wear? In Asia?

Most Asian tailors, especially Chinese, are pretty reserved and not very articulate. Being paranoid, I think perhaps there's a chance the customer will miss out or specify wrongly some detail and call later to ask for changes to his order. And that's when they'll be made to pay for their mistake/s. But this is just a personal suspicion which is probably not true.

It may be better to get a local fellow SF member to go along with you to help you make the correct decisions at the tailor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mezzamorph
Hi, been reading the forums and not sure where to post this. I'm in Singapore, and just about the start work. Looking for a decent but affordable tailor to get some shirts and pants made.

I have about a dozen shirts bought from various retail outlets, but they just don't feel right (shirt length, sleeves). Want to create a new set of clothes, and thinking to custom make a couple of shirts and pants (i do not need a suit). I'm not to sure of specific details on the shirts and pants (types of collars, buttons etc), so was wondering if anyone knows a tailor who goes beyond just tailoring to advising the customer on the type of pants/shirt to wear. Thanks!
post #24 of 31
CYC or Coloc? Or else Zegna MTM (the one in paragon has a very articulate fitter, Riq).
post #25 of 31
I have only used Tony from Anson tailor (Hong Leong Finance basement mall), so I cannot compare with other tailors even if my body type and choice of bespoke details were similar to yours. His suits are fairly structured. I haven't pressed him for more handwork because I am happy with a fair bit of machine sewing. He does shirts, suits, vests, but not overcoats (this is Singapore...)

Tony's English is impeccable, communication will not be a problem. He enjoys discussing all the details you might like in your suit. Shirts are around SGD 140. I don't know what he charges for suits if you bring your own cloth. He has Zegna, Canonica Barberis and Dormeuil swatches, and perhaps more.

He's been suiting up my wife's family for years, we're all happy customers.
post #26 of 31
Anson's Tony, does bespoke suits & shirts.

CYC is fairly well, as their clientele includes local politicians. However, I find their shirts are just plain MTM. Secondly, they dont do suits.

Coloc is good too.
post #27 of 31
This gentleman here has quite an informative website on Singapore tailors:-

http://www.mathieu.bouville.name/tai...singapore.html

However, caveat emptor.

Regards.
post #28 of 31
Its been awhile since anyone commented or posted about the custom tailors in Singapore. I have just met with two of the most popular: Joe's Tailoring and Fashion Design (www.joetailor.com) and Maharaja's Gents and Ladies Custom tailor (www.maharajas.com.sg).

Joe's is top of the line and quite expensive with suits running about S$1200+. Pants around 250-280, and shirts 180. I went to their location on Market. And dealt with both Meng and Joe. Meng is very patient The choice of cloth was lovely, beautiful Italian or English; super 120's to super 150's; both name brands like zegna and well known english weavers. I looked primarily at virgin worsted super 140s; twill and box weave. They showed me some stuff that they said was gabardine but it was really a 45 degree twill. I ordered two suits and a jacket. I will let the forum know how it all comes out when I pick it up later. I am going for my second fiting today.

At Maharaja's, they also have an excellent selection of top fabrics. Beautiful cashmere, wool and mohair blends. Worsted super 150's; and nice blends with silk. I didn't see any "name" fabric mills, so that is where they save money. Everything is half of Joe's or even less. Shirts are S$80, pants are S$140; I'm not having any suits made, but they are less than S$300 with beautiful fabrics. I'm having an overcoat made out of really a soft full cashmere (80%) and wool(20%) for S$650.00. I'm pretty sure Joe's would charge at least S$1500.00

I'll let everyone know how these two stack up against each other.

post #29 of 31
so how do they measure up?

maharaja anything near joe's quality?
post #30 of 31
Part of Mohan's blurb about bespoke tailoring appears to have been lifted almost verbatim from Steed of Savile Row (compare http://www.steed.co.uk/bespoke-tailors.htm with http://www.tailorsinsingapore.com/bespoke.htm). Maybe this is no big deal, but somehow I feel that a true bespoke tailor would not take a cut-and-paste approach to describing his business. (I'm assuming that Steed's description is the original, since it is better written; Mohan's reads like the paper of a plagiarizing student who is lamely trying to cover his tracks.)
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