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post #211 of 228

btw Svenn, which shirt maker do you rate in BKK?

post #212 of 228
Agreed, 3000 thb for a shirt is not a good deal, especially when they don't make them them that well and you could easily just get a professionally made rtw one and alter it for 2000 or less. I don't have a shirt recommendation in bkk anymore, Narin's were terrible and bubbled like hell, Tanika was good for jacket and pants, Narin's jackets were good. I use ww chan for shirts. I'm not sure, were you there with your gf? We SF members really should join forces when we go to visit tailors, it always ends up being a battle eh wink.gif
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We SF members really should join forces when we go to visit tailors, it always ends up being a battle eh wink.gif

 

Haha peer pressure CMT...

post #214 of 228

For those of you who are coming to Bangkok. I recommend you to stay at The Aetas Bangkok (Plern Chit).
This is a five stars hotel (the standard room is around 100 USD).

It is a walking distance (3 minutes) to Pinky Tailor and BTS Sky Train.

Narin Couture and Tailor at Ten is 1 station from the hotel.

 

I've had experience with Narin Couture, and was very please with the work. From my experience with

Mr. Narin, he is a very straight foreword guy, some of the things he said may seem a bit harsh.

He is quite busy so one day booking in advance would be better for you. The price for Narin shirts,

starts from 2950 baht or around 90 USD. 

 

For Tailor at Ten, I will try out his service on saturday and hopefully I can update you guys in a few weeks,

after the shirt is done. I never try Pinky Tailor, I walked in there once and feel that they are doing a HARDSALE

so I walk right now. 

 

If anyone of you have any questions about Bangkok or Thailand, feel free to PM me, I am please to answer your

questions. 

post #215 of 228

Hi Naphatw,

 

Thank you for offering your time to answer any questions.

 

First question: are you a local Thai residing in Bangkok?

 

Re Pinky's I had heard that it was better than the fabled Gulati shops (Raja's, Rajawongse, and Gulati Bespoke) but I had not done any business with them.

 

Second question: do you have any comments about tailors that have not been mentioned on this thread?

Looking forward to your opinions

 

HPH

 

Edit: Ignore that first question, I just read you're earlier posts.

PS what did you study?

post #216 of 228

Svenn, gf? what gf? Almost got me in trouble there, hush hush haha.

 

Nah it wasn't me.

 

Heard many things about ww chan, but I do not frequent HK at all. Are the shirts still made in HK, or in a factory in mainland china somewhere?

post #217 of 228
I'm not sure, but the quality has always been good, even after years of washing in the machine and treating them like crap. They've always been very patient with me even when I make obsessive requests to change measurements by 1/8'' and add special features.
post #218 of 228
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Hi Naphatw,

 

Thank you for offering your time to answer any questions.

 

First question: are you a local Thai residing in Bangkok?

 

Re Pinky's I had heard that it was better than the fabled Gulati shops (Raja's, Rajawongse, and Gulati Bespoke) but I had not done any business with them.

 

Second question: do you have any comments about tailors that have not been mentioned on this thread?

Looking forward to your opinions

 

HPH

 

Edit: Ignore that first question, I just read you're earlier posts.

PS what did you study?

 

Hi Halifax. I have no experience with other tailors other than what I have mentioned above. However I do buy a lot of shirts from JBB*, which is located on the ground floor of Grand Hyatt Erawan. JBB* doesn't do MTM or CTM, they are ready to wear shirts. The shirts are made in Thailand with either Italian or Japanese fabrics. The shirt price are around 100 USD.

I study Business Management, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality. I am doing my internship right now (part of my last trimester), which is why I'm experiencing many tailors right now to build up my business wardrobe. 

post #219 of 228

I was under the impression that most HK tailors (Chan included) have moved there tailoring to Shanghai. Shanghai has become a mecca for tailoring workshops due to the MTM business (AE Bespoke is one such example that comes to mind). There's also Red Collar in Qingdao.

There are workshops in Thailand too - I know that TAL Group has some operations in Thailand and lala Duly would have to make there shirts locally. NW also mentioned that Bote Benchakarn's collection is made in Thailand.

I feel like tailoring in Thailand is like dealing with HR...

post #220 of 228
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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post
 

I was under the impression that most HK tailors (Chan included) have moved there tailoring to Shanghai. Shanghai has become a mecca for tailoring workshops due to the MTM business (AE Bespoke is one such example that comes to mind). There's also Red Collar in Qingdao.

There are workshops in Thailand too - I know that TAL Group has some operations in Thailand and lala Duly would have to make there shirts locally. NW also mentioned that Bote Benchakarn's collection is made in Thailand.

I feel like tailoring in Thailand is like dealing with HR...

 

 

As I have mentioned in the above post, Bote Benchakarn or JBB* (Jirawat Bote Benchakarn) only have ready-to-wear products. I've brought more than 20+ shirts from JBB*. They are very nice, however JBB* are more into sport shirts rather than dress shirts. 

post #221 of 228

Hi all,

 

New to this forum and have appreciated all the valuable information found in this thread concerning BKK tailors. Thank you for that. 

 

I am traveling to BKK later on this month to have some clothing made. I'm going for ToT and am looking forward to the experience and, hopefully, high-quality suits. So far, their responsiveness and approach has been great. 

 

I'm fairly new to MTM suits, although I know my style and what I want/how to achieve it with tailors. But, I am a bit unsure as to the following, and would appreciate experienced advice:

 

I have 4 meters of Harris Mills cloth that I'd like to make a suit out of. As ToT doesn't work with "external" material, I'm looking around to see who might make me a nifty suit while in town. I've been looking at the usual suspects: Narin, Tramp, Pinky etc., and have had a pleasant email exchange with Narin. My issue is that I'm only in town for 10 days, and Narin requires 4-5 weeks to complete a suit. A long winded way of asking: Is it reasonable to think that "enough" fittings, save for the final one, can be achieved with Narin in 10 days, and then he finishes up and mails me the suit? Or is that just setting myself up for an ill-fitting experience?

 

Your thoughts are much appreciated.

 

Christopher 

post #222 of 228

Hi Chris,

 

I believe it is possible to get a suit made in 10 days but I would recommend taking a well fitted suit to your initial appointment to reduce the risks. However, two more important questions are: i) a short turn around can led to hastened work which may adversely affect the construction; and ii) the tailor needs to also be comfortable to work within your time constraints. In the case of Narin, I suspect he would not agree to your suggestion.

 

Cheers,

HPH

post #223 of 228

Greetings All,

 

I've reviewed a fair amount of the posts on this page, but saw little discussion regarding the following two tailors who appear to do quality work at reasonable prices:  Sarto di Moda & Moon River.  

 

I am considering them both to do a suit and some shirts when I visit Bangkok.  Will be in Bangkok a total of 5-6 days spread out over 3 weeks.  

 

Does anyone have experience with both?  Anyone feel very strongly about either tailor?  

 

Best wishes,

GBZ

post #224 of 228

Well, I'm leaving for BKK in a month, and have sent e-mails to several tailors, outlining what I'm looking for, and asking a few questions about price and fabrics and construction.  I'll evaluate the replies and visit one or more of them on my first day in town, choose my favorite and get the process started.

 

I'll keep you all informed as the process moves forward.

post #225 of 228
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Well, I'm leaving for BKK in a month, and have sent e-mails to several tailors, outlining what I'm looking for, and asking a few questions about price and fabrics and construction.  I'll evaluate the replies and visit one or more of them on my first day in town, choose my favorite and get the process started.

 

I'll keep you all informed as the process moves forward.

Interestingly, out of seven e-mails sent, I have received replies from only two of the tailors.  I'd think that when I'm suggesting I may be purchasing a suit, two sport coats and several shirts that there might be more interest in winning my business.  Most astonishingly, Tailor on Ten is one that has yet to respond.  I've always found Canadians to be more polite than that.

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