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I don't wear a suit on a regular base, but everytime I want to buy one in Germany, they tell me I would need a MTM.
 
I will be at Thailand for some weeks so probably I will get myself a suit there. No $100-tourist-suit, but a real good suit that I can wear for some years.
 
I do not know much about suits, so I need a tailor who can be trusted. Anybody knows if I can go to narin-couture and get a good suit without beeing deceived and being sold a cheap fabric? How much would this be at least?
 
Buying shirts should be easier. Is Milan Suit still a good address? 
 
Thank you for reading and (perhaps) helping!
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When I'm in Bangkok I normally use Ambassador Sq Tailors (not Ambassador Fashion tailors!!-avoid) in the Am Plaza of Ambassador Hotel on Soi 11.

 

They have a good selection of fabrics and know their stuff.The last time I was there i ordered a couple of linen shirts,3 pairs of trousers and a DB jacket in Irish linen. Everything was beautifully made and of very high quality. You will need at least a week for your order as they will need you to do a couple of fittings.They don't do the infamous 24h suit that a lot of tailors advertise in the local area!

 

One word of advice..they are very easy to talk to and their English is superb but it helps if you do a little research before and and maybe even bring them a picture of what you have in mind plus they will do all the bespoke extras for free (working button cuffs,stiched lapels and other requests)but as it's usual in Asia You HAVE TO ASK FOR THEM shog[1].gif

 

Hope this helps and enjoy the experience.

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Thank you very much for your response!

 

Perhaps I will give Ambassador Sq Tailors a try. How much did you pay for your stuff?

 

Thanks for your advise to do a little research and bring pictures. My main problem is that I know nothing about fabric - so if they want to sell synthetic rubbish, I will buy:( Therefor I need a tailor that I can trust!

post #5 of 9

I can't really remember how much I paid for it but I think it was about 14000-15000 baht (around that number).

 

When it comes down to fabric selection just tell them that you would like something in middle weight wool and they will show you the fabric samples. They will listen to you and won't try to sell you a polyester mix cloud.gif

I used them a couple of times now  and I never had a bad experience with them. They get most of their business from return customers and personal recommendations so they really care about their reputation.

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Great - thank you very much!

post #7 of 9

I went to Bangkok earlier this year, had a look in Narin and they quoted me 35,000 baht (didnt bother haggling really but guess you can get a bit off) for a 3 piece with mid price fabric that I picked out, I didn't go with them in the end as they needed 1-2 weeks and I was only there four days. I also don't have a great knowledge of suits and would rather spend 900 euro's back home on maybe OTR from a reputable UK saville row tailor as I only really ever need sleeves and jacket taking in.

 

Instead I wasted about 130 euros on a not quite the cheapest suit from another place, which i'll probably only take out the bag to laugh at!

 

Also agree with the other comment on taking a picture, and making sure every last detail you ask for is written down by them,

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Narin was not great for me. His fabrics are good and i didn't mind paying comparably more for a suit and trousers (around 20,000B). The two pairs of trousers that were made I was very happy with however Narin's service was incredibly slow, as if he wanted to send them to me after I'd left the country. It took him over a month and he refused to finish it until the day I was leaving. The jacket I got was also an awful fit, with the body too wide (I am only 70kg) and the arms were too short, which he blamed on the shirt I wore when I went to my fitting. I have picked up jackets in shops and been too other tailors who I have gotten much better fitting suits from.

post #9 of 9

Narin was not great for me. His fabrics are good and i didn't mind paying comparably more for a suit and trousers (around 20,000B). The two pairs of trousers that were made I was very happy with however Narin's service was incredibly slow, as if he wanted to send them to me after I'd left the country. It took him over a month and he refused to finish it until the day I was leaving. The jacket I got was also an awful fit, with the body too wide (I am only 70kg) and the arms were too short, which he blamed on the shirt I wore when I went to my fitting. I have picked up jackets in shops and been too other tailors who I have gotten much better fitting suits from.

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