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post #316 of 500
There is a place called Chesterfield near City Hall. They have a sign in the window that says you can pick up your suit 2 days after fitting. Don't know anything about price or quality, but that may be an alternative to a department store.
post #317 of 500
That place looks 'expensive' as it's in the heart of Sogong-dong.
post #318 of 500
Anyone had experience with B&Tailorshop?

their website and blogs is vis-a-vis the SF favorites

Their work looks at least WW Chan standard
post #319 of 500
Have we discovered a tailor that specializes in or has experience with good leather jacket alterations since I last checked 2 years ago? I don't really wear suits aside from interviews anymore, so I haven't been keeping up to date on what shops are new.

Edit: Aside from the guy in Songtan, who people always recommend and I had a bad experience with.
Edited by modalsaliency - 1/24/12 at 4:54am
post #320 of 500
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Anyone had experience with B&Tailorshop?
their website and blogs is vis-a-vis the SF favorites
Their work looks at least WW Chan standard

A friend of mine had a few jackets made, he reckons his B&T stuff are much better made than WW Chan.
post #321 of 500
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

A friend of mine had a few jackets made, he reckons his B&T stuff are much better made than WW Chan.

Nice

Do they charge Savile Row price or similar to WW Chan?

Their blog is hugely disturbing
post #322 of 500
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Nice
Do they charge Savile Row price or similar to WW Chan?
Their blog is hugely disturbing

Prices are similar to WW Chan. I wouldn't mind trying them out.
post #323 of 500
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

Prices are similar to WW Chan. I wouldn't mind trying them out.

Thanks for the information Tchoy
post #324 of 500
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Nice
Do they charge Savile Row price or similar to WW Chan?
Their blog is hugely disturbing

disturbing? how so?
post #325 of 500
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

disturbing? how so?

Disturbingly sick

I rate their blog better than the Armoury

Especially how they do 'shirt' shoulders on suit
post #326 of 500
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Disturbingly sick
I rate their blog better than the Armoury
Especially how they do 'shirt' shoulders on suit

Recently came across their blog and still making my way through it, but it rocks. Has anyone posted a review of their work here? I am assuming they don't travel...
post #327 of 500

Hey Guys,

 

I'm a newbie at the forum, but not in Seoul. As a Korean-American expat working over here at a Private Equity, I know that decent shirts are hard to find. I am a very, very, very, picky person when it comes to shirts and suits. My general experience in Korea is you DO get "MTM", but quite frankly the quality is horrible. I don't know, and don't really care if Hamilton, Hyatt Hotel dude, Goshe, or Savil Row reads these forums. The dudes are douche bags (Except the Hyatt guy). Their end products arnt worth the time, money, and dry cleaning bills. Especially for the latter two, they "think" they know quality and true Neapolitan style and craftsmanship, but the dudes are clueless. They just flaunt their Korean bourgeois BS with their over tight shirts with ridiculously big three button collars. I'm sure alot of you guys know what I mean.

 

Ill tell you about a gem that I found, called Steady-State. The lady's name is Sophie; very shy, soft spoken, but knows tailoring. I really do consider her the "Anna Matouzzo" of Korea. Warning, its about double the price of what you pay at Goshe, but the quality is impeccable. She hand sews the sleeve head, single needle stitches the seams, placket, etc. Her collars and cuffs are NOT fused and Mother of Pearl buttons are a given. You can see from her choice of fabrics and attention to detail that she knows and take pride in her products, something that you sadly dont see anymore in these "efficiency, more than quality" Korean Markets.  She chicken stitches as well. Very European in taste. Like her personality, she cuts her shirts very soft, but is very detailed. I vouch her shirts as the same quality as Luigi Borrelli (before he went to jail, when his shirts were good). She just doesn't hand sew the collar. No mean to be sexist here, but a plus is that she is a well read, traveled, and cultured WOMAN. Personally, I would rather have a woman state her opinions about how I should wear a shirt than some old dude and/or ajumma, and/or wannabe dude wearing a "super tight, looks like a Hedi Slimane shirt had sex with a factory defect Turnbull & Asser and popped out this crap" chemise giving me "style lessons". 

 

She was educated in France (speaks french fluently), used to work for Brioni, and has the same passion for shirt making that most of us in this thread do. You have to make a reservation prior to visiting the store, and the initial meetings is at least 30 minutes long. She really wants to get to know you, studies your features, and asks questions. Domestic fabrics range from 188,000KRW and up, while Monti Dogi (the good stuff) goes upward to 350,000 - 400,000KRW. I know that its expensive, but I'd rather get one great quality shirt that I can wear for 2 - 3 years then two "wannabes" at Apkujong, Itaewon or Hyatt. The quality DOES NOT change after washing.

 

The place is a hole in the wall. When you get off Exit 3 at Itaewon station, just walk straight until you see a church on your right hand side by the Jaeil Building. There is a little residential alley way you walk down right beside the church. Walk until you see a flight of stairs on your left. Go down the stairs and you will see a small shop that says "L'Atelier de chemise" on your left side.

 

Their address is 119-18 Itaewon-Dong. Phone number is 070.7808.9876

 

The website: www.steadystate.co.kr.

 

Tell her you were recommended by Gene.

 

Hate me now, thank me later.

 

 


Edited by koreaderivative - 3/11/12 at 7:47pm
post #328 of 500

Sorry for the typos guys.

post #329 of 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by koreaderivative View Post

Hey Guys,

I'm a newbie at the forum, but not in Seoul. As a Korean-American expat working over here at a Private Equity, I know that decent shirts are hard to find. I am a very, very, very, picky person when it comes to shirts and suits. My general experience in Korea is you DO get "MTM", but quite frankly the quality is horrible. I don't know, and don't really care if Hamilton, Hyatt Hotel dude, Goshe, or Savil Row reads these forums. The dudes are douche bags (Except the Hyatt guy). Their end products arnt worth the time, money, and dry cleaning bills. Especially for the latter two, they "think" they know quality and true Neapolitan style and craftsmanship, but the dudes are clueless. They just flaunt their Korean bourgeois BS with their over tight shirts with ridiculously big three button collars. I'm sure alot of you guys know what I mean.

Ill tell you about a gem that I found, called Steady-State. The lady's name is Sophie; very shy, soft spoken, but knows tailoring. I really do consider her the "Anna Matouzzo" of Korea. Warning, its about double the price of what you pay at Goshe, but the quality is impeccable. She hand sews the sleeve head, single needle stitches the seams, placket, etc. Her collars and cuffs are NOT fused and Mother of Pearl buttons are a given. You can see from her choice of fabrics and attention to detail that she knows and take pride in her products, something that you sadly dont see anymore in these "efficiency, more than quality" Korean Markets.  She chicken stitches as well. Very European in taste. Like her personality, she cuts her shirts very soft, but is very detailed. I vouch her shirts as the same quality as Luigi Borrelli (before he went to jail, when his shirts were good). She just doesn't hand sew the collar. No mean to be sexist here, but a plus is that she is a well read, traveled, and cultured WOMAN. Personally, I would rather have a woman state her opinions about how I should wear a shirt than some old dude and/or ajumma, and/or wannabe dude wearing a "super tight, looks like a Hedi Slimane shirt had sex with a factory defect Turnbull & Asser and popped out this crap" chemise giving me "style lessons". 

She was educated in France (speaks french fluently), used to work for Brioni, and has the same passion for shirt making that most of us in this thread do. You have to make a reservation prior to visiting the store, and the initial meetings is at least 30 minutes long. She really wants to get to know you, studies your features, and asks questions. Domestic fabrics range from 188,000KRW and up, while Thomas Mason (the good stuff) goes upward to 350,000 - 400,000KRW. I know that its expensive, but I'd rather get one great quality shirt that I can wear for 2 - 3 years then two "wannabes" at Apkujong, Itaewon or Hyatt. The quality DOES NOT change after washing.

The place is a hole in the wall. When you get off Exit 3 at Itaewon station, just walk straight until you see a church on your right hand side by the Jaeil Building. There is a little residential alley way you walk down right beside the church. Walk until you see a flight of stairs on your left. Go down the stairs and you will see a small shop that says "L'Atelier de chemise" on your left side.

Their address is 119-18 Itaewon-Dong. Phone number is 070.7808.9876

The website: www.steadystate.co.kr.

Tell her you were recommended by Gene.

Hate me now, thank me later.


You seem to be advertising this woman rather than offering advice.... How much is she paying you?
post #330 of 500

haha. I am recommending her, but for different reasons. She is not paying me. Im doing it because she is good, and if people want to go to a proper MTM boutique for an affordable price, go for her. I believe that all men deserve to wear nice clothes that make them feel good. After being a buyside analyst, I became a believer in preserving artisanship, and really have a dislike for the mentality that everything should be driven by corporate profits. Margins are increased at the expense of the consumer too much these days. Especially in Korea. If I could get people who appreciate fine detail in Korea and help her, it would be more of a plus^^

 

I also remember moving to Seoul from Hong Kong 4 years ago, and desperately reading this forum to find good tailors. I thank Sage Incognito for his initial recommendations for suits btw.


Edited by koreaderivative - 2/4/12 at 5:36pm
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