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.