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post #61 of 96
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Just curious, is Huynh Hoan Tailor still around? They would be located at 13 Phan-Van-Dat in Saigon. At least, that's where they once were. My father claims they were the best tailors back in the day.

There's still a Phan Van Dat street downtown, in District 1 near the river. Not sure if it is the same street as the Phan Van Dat street that was here in the old days, but it probably is. If so, then the tailor is probably no longer there, one side of Phan Van Dat street has been demolished for a new skyscraper, and the other side is a few banks, and a bar or two.
post #62 of 96
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Originally Posted by BipgoBumpo View Post
There's still a Phan Van Dat street downtown, in District 1 near the river. Not sure if it is the same street as the Phan Van Dat street that was here in the old days, but it probably is. If so, then the tailor is probably no longer there, one side of Phan Van Dat street has been demolished for a new skyscraper, and the other side is a few banks, and a bar or two.

Thank you for the info.
post #63 of 96
It's amazing to see how far some guys will go to get a cheap suit. By the time you add in all the hassles of shipping fabric or buying fabric and going to Vietnam, etc. you could have had a great suit made in London! Even a MTM suit in ordered in London or online and made in Portugal or the czech republic would likely fit better and be of better quality than the Vietnamese suit.

It's nice some people have the time to save their pennies!
post #64 of 96
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Originally Posted by JCachot View Post
It's amazing to see how far some guys will go to get a cheap suit. By the time you add in all the hassles of shipping fabric or buying fabric and going to Vietnam, etc. you could have had a great suit made in London! Even a MTM suit in ordered in London or online and made in Portugal or the czech republic would likely fit better and be of better quality than the Vietnamese suit.

It's nice some people have the time to save their pennies!

i don't think anyone is traveling to vietnam for the specific reason to buy a suit. and plus, how is it fitting better if it's bespoke? quality doesn't always have to be related to country of origin
post #65 of 96
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Originally Posted by JCachot View Post
Even a MTM suit in ordered in London or online and made in Portugal or the czech republic would likely fit better and be of better quality than the Vietnamese suit.

I don't think I or any of the other forum members who live in Vietnam have been disappointed by the outstanding quality and affordability of any of the clothes we've had made here. At least, that's the impression I get from having read the forum first. I'm sure we're all curious why someone would assume Vietnamese suits would be of low quality.
post #66 of 96
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Originally Posted by poly800rock View Post
i don't think anyone is traveling to vietnam for the specific reason to buy a suit. and plus, how is it fitting better if it's bespoke? quality doesn't always have to be related to country of origin

+1.

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Originally Posted by BipgoBumpo View Post
I don't think I or any of the other forum members who live in Vietnam have been disappointed by the outstanding quality and affordability of any of the clothes we've had made here. At least, that's the impression I get from having read the forum first. I'm sure we're all curious why someone would assume Vietnamese suits would be of low quality.

I sure wish I had access to Dung so that my Dong could go further.
post #67 of 96
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
I sure wish I had access to Dung so that my Dong could go further.

Just picked up 4 more shirts from Dung this afternoon, as always they fit my awkward dimensions perfectly, are made of top-quality imported cotton, and have been customized to my specific instructions.
post #68 of 96
i went to Lam tailor across from Notre Dame in D1. I didnt have time to do the tons of fittings that Dung required, but I can say I am more than happy with my suit. Can't wait to go back..
post #69 of 96
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Originally Posted by poly800rock View Post
i went to Lam tailor across from Notre Dame in D1. I didnt have time to do the tons of fittings that Dung required, but I can say I am more than happy with my suit. Can't wait to go back..

Lam is my top tailor for suits, I think the quality is even better than Dung. Not that Dung is bad, they're great as well. Suits from both places fit perfectly and are made with top-quality imported wools and cashmeres. I like shirts from Dung better, though, more of a selection, and they have a slightly slimmer fit, at least on me, which I like better.
post #70 of 96
Hi Saigon experts! I am in town as of today until Friday and am planning on dropping by Dung to get one charcoal two-button and one traveling blazer in linen/cotton. I would like natural shoulders with very little padding and I have a sample I have brought along to copy if needed. My hotel is just on Thi Sach street so I think I am pretty close to Dung. A few questions - Can Dung do soft natural shoulders (all the examples I have seen seem heavily padded)? Can Dung do pickstiching? Does Dung have interesting Vietnamese silks for linings? Can Dung do a 1/2 lined jacket with taped seams? I am really excited to go and pick my fabric and hopefully squeeze in two fittings before Friday. I have had suits made in Bangkok before and they were junk and also made 2 sizes too big. Hoping that Dung can work with me to create a more form-fitting silhouette. I have brought samples of both jackets and pants to copy if needed for the silhouette and also brought along a bunch of inspiration images culled from WAYWN threads.
post #71 of 96
Hi All, Just got back from a morning walk to Dung. Was quite a bit furthen then I estimated - for those who are visiting for the first time it is basically a block away from Ben Than Market. To answer my own questions on Dung's capabilities - YES! Dung can do pickstiching, handwork, 1/2 linings, adjustable sidetabs and has a wall of beautiful vietnamese silks for linings in the back. I haven't verified the softness of the shoulder yet, but will have my fitting tomorrow night. I emphasized repeatedly that I want a natural shoulder with minimal padding and I think they understood because of the sample blazer I brought. I won't be able to get in more than 1 fitting due to the shortness of my trip, but since I had a sample pair of trousers and blazer which can basically be copied I feel ok. The fabric store next door is pretty impressive and it was fun to pick out my linen and wool. Quite a difference from what I have experienced in bangkok where all the materials felt like poly blends.
post #72 of 96
How much does Dung charge for a shirt? A two piece suit?
post #73 of 96
No idea on the shirts as I am quite happy with Jantzen, but the suit is very dependent on the fabric choice. I think it was previous quoted that the labor is around $70USD or was so previously. I am paying $340 total for one wool suit in 150's wool (not name brand) and one linen blazer. Both are 1/2 lined.
post #74 of 96
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Originally Posted by upnorth View Post
How much does Dung charge for a shirt?
Shirts run between $20-25
post #75 of 96
Just an update as i went for my fitting at Dung. I tried on a fit sample of the bodice and one sleeve. He is very meticulous in the fitting and really took his time to make sure things fit well. I especially liked his attention to the high armhole and the waist suppression. That being said, I think that my request for natural shoulders was straying too far from the "house" style so I decided to just let it be as they were not overly padded, but definitely more built up then I would have wanted. Rather than force the issue, I let him do what he does best. I think if I lived in HCM multiple fittings would make things much easier, but now it is just a wait and see for when my suit and blazer are shipped out to me in a month. Already a much better experience than I have had at the touristy Bangkok tailors, but hoping they capture all of the details which I requested. Will update with pics once I receive.
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