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post #361 of 537
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Originally Posted by koreaderivative View Post

yup. korea. land of the luxury tax.

 
I mean no disrespect, but it also seems to be the land of brand whores. I've never seen so many logos carried/worn by both women and men.
post #362 of 537

I feel you. Its one of the results of an economy growing faster than the mentality of the people. China's worse. I think its one of the reasons why Korea has one of the worst household debt situations which is about to collapse. Kids here are willing to split three payments on their cards to get 400,000KRW jeans. Then they spend their other card trying to out flash other people in the Seoul nightlife. All en lien by the then rising real estate prices. It kind of reminds me of the states right before the housing crisis when you saw $30,000 "millionaires" buying dom in the clubs, yelling such douchie phrases as, "do you know who I am?", and "Greed is good".

 

Ah, to keep in the interest of the forum, I now vouch the mono gallery in Chungdam and Jungja. Suits start at 700,000 goes up to 1,500,000. The construction is quit possibly better than SEGI at half the cost. They also carry the fabric Tom Ford uses in his suits.. I think its Bristol. Their blog is:

 

http://blog.naver.com/PostThumbnailView.nhn?blogId=monohomme&logNo=70126334457&categoryNo=44&parentCategoryNo=

 

They also sell fricken awesome 7-fold ties, and the owner, although loud, knows his stuff.


Edited by koreaderivative - 5/24/12 at 7:06am
post #363 of 537

Alright you guys all seem very experienced with suits, so I have a few questions. I live in Seoul myself, am of Korean ethnicity and can speak the language well enough. With proms and summer internships coming up, I need a nice enough suit at 500 000KRW maximum. I will probably help out at Hermes (through friends of my parents), so I'm thinking black suit (I've never been to one of their stores).

 

I'm still very young, so I think I could get away with very contemporary cuts (I'm also 5'11 at 130 lbs), but quality isn't my main concern. I wouldn't go MTM if I could get something OTR tailored, but anything with the right length is absurdly large (both in the shoulders and the torso), even at H&M. Am I right about this?

To sum it up, I'd appreciate you guys' help with getting a suit in Seoul under 500 000 KRW with a very slim cut. 

 

Thanks.

post #364 of 537

Sheeepo. Based on your physique and budget, I would attempt to shop around Itaewon. If you search around, I bet you could get a MTM suit with Korean fabric for around that price...maybe could be about 100,000KRW more? If your main concern is the fit, which it should be, go MTM. The funny thing about korean tailors is the industry follows the laws of diminishing returns in alot of ways. At 500 - 600, Im pretty sure you could get a better quality, full canvas suit than going OTC. Its once you hit that 1,000,000 threshold that the graph just starts slumping very steeply. BE SURE TO BRING LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES, and dont be afraid to annoy the tailors. Insist on them writing what you want down on paper.

 

Im assuming that you are in high school (prom comment), so its a perfect time for you to get a mtm suit at that price range, and learn from the experience. Remember your first suit wont be perfect, but its a great step at finding your preference and character. Just a personal thing but, if youre at 5'11 and 130 pounds, Im guessing your waist size is under 30? Based on your shoulder width, I wouldnt go for a super skinny cut, especially if you will be doing an internship at Hermes. Just make sure that the suit conforms to your figure and the cut makes you proportional.

 

Hmmm... itaewon. Dont know if he is still around, but try Hahn's. Last time I checked (this was a while back), he should fit your budget, and he has received nice reviews.

 

Hope this helps!


Edited by koreaderivative - 6/19/12 at 11:09pm
post #365 of 537
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Originally Posted by koreaderivative View Post

I feel you. Its one of the results of an economy growing faster than the mentality of the people. China's worse. I think its one of the reasons why Korea has one of the worst household debt situations which is about to collapse. Kids here are willing to split three payments on their cards to get 400,000KRW jeans. Then they spend their other card trying to out flash other people in the Seoul nightlife. All en lien by the then rising real estate prices. It kind of reminds me of the states right before the housing crisis when you saw $30,000 "millionaires" buying dom in the clubs, yelling such douchie phrases as, "do you know who I am?", and "Greed is good".

Ah, to keep in the interest of the forum, I now vouch the mono gallery in Chungdam and Jungja. Suits start at 700,000 goes up to 1,500,000. The construction is quit possibly better than SEGI at half the cost. They also carry the fabric Tom Ford uses in his suits.. I think its Bristol. Their blog is:

http://blog.naver.com/PostThumbnailView.nhn?blogId=monohomme&logNo=70126334457&categoryNo=44&parentCategoryNo=

They also sell fricken awesome 7-fold ties, and the owner, although loud, knows his stuff.

That's another good find. Well done.

I think you and ho1joon have done well for yourselves. Thanks for sharing.
post #366 of 537
Finally checked out Steady State and ordered my first test shirt. The proprietor was really nice and great to talk to.

Seriously thinking about checking out Mono Gallery but I only have 40 days left in Korea. I'll probably get a few last suits from Min and say goodbye to this country. But maybe I'll be back someday.
post #367 of 537
Picked up my shirt from Steady State. Fit is spot-on. Sleeves can be a little longer. Next time I'll ask for the additional button on the sleeve gauntlet. (I forget if that's the right terminology, I don't hang out on this board much anymore.)

Time to order a bunch before I ship out.
post #368 of 537
haha, did not expect JayJay to check into this thread. Also, where have you been hiding, Alias?
post #369 of 537
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haha, did not expect JayJay to check into this thread. Also, where have you been hiding, Alias?
LOL, I was there in May.
post #370 of 537
I just lurk these days. Not much to add to discussions.

Wore my Steady State shirt to work and ran it through the wash. The proprietor will be back on the 5th so I think I'll drop by the shop and place an order for a bunch more. I'll probably skip out on the hand stitching and the other bells and whistles since I'm mostly interested in stuff I'll wear to work. Plus, the fancy stuff costs more.
post #371 of 537
Sartoria Min may be closing soon. Apparently that whole floor of the Grand Intercontinental Hotel will be undergoing renovations for the next couple of years. Needless to say I just placed a bunch of last minute orders. Mr. Min will let me take my pattern with me when I move.
post #372 of 537
Hi everyone, i don't mean to thread jack but after reading the discussions in the latter pages of this thread i have a question. First as a little bit of background I'm an American in the military and I'll be stationed in S. Korea for a year starting in January. The first thing that came to my mind when I found out about my assignment was BESPOKE!!

But now after reading this thread and others I have to ask, is there any benefit to buying a bespoke suit in S. Korea vs America? It seems with prices from 1.5M-$2M I can get a bespoke suit in America for around the same price without any worries questionable fit, fabric, and style.

Am I off in my conclusion from not interpreting these posts correctly?
post #373 of 537
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Originally Posted by FalconXtreme View Post

Hi everyone, i don't mean to thread jack but after reading the discussions in the latter pages of this thread i have a question. First as a little bit of background I'm an American in the military and I'll be stationed in S. Korea for a year starting in January. The first thing that came to my mind when I found out about my assignment was BESPOKE!!
But now after reading this thread and others I have to ask, is there any benefit to buying a bespoke suit in S. Korea vs America? It seems with prices from 1.5M-$2M I can get a bespoke suit in America for around the same price without any worries questionable fit, fabric, and style.
Am I off in my conclusion from not interpreting these posts correctly?

With the Korean price, they will provide a better constructed product than the ones in America, I have the feeling you got to pay top money for top Western's bespoke.

Especially if you like the soft tailoring.
post #374 of 537
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

With the Korean price, they will provide a better constructed product than the ones in America, I have the feeling you got to pay top money for top Western's bespoke.
Especially if you like the soft tailoring.

That's a rather sweeping generalization. Lot of crummy tailors in Korea's tourist ghettos and just off post - even a few of 'em on post too. And there are a few gems. Of course some miserable tailoring happens in the States. That being said, both ho1joon and koreaderivative have found two very good ones in Seoul that aren't anywhere near a base - off the foreigner radar, so to speak. FalconXtreme (Air Force?), I'd recommend finding a Korean who can assist you with the tailors used by both ho1joon and koreaderivative. You may be able to save yourself a bit of money if you have sofa status, and I think you do, by importing the fabric directly. That being said, the EU - Korea FTA has been implemented, so Italian, French and UK material may now be competitively priced. A year in Korea is a great opportunity, and it would be a waste of it to get American-tailored suits during that period.
post #375 of 537

Can someone give me some advice on where I can get a versatile pair of shoes that can be worn for clubbing/night out etc. for around 100,000W? I kind of want something similar to this: http://www.dasmann.co.kr/shop/detail.php?pno=4079016D940210B4AE9AE7D41C4A2065&cno1=1038&rURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dasmann.co.kr%2F

 

Basically I'm looking for something affordable (I'm 22) and wouldn't mind too much if it got dirty. I'm open too all suggestions!

 

Also, I'm in the market for a suit but I'm not sure if I should get it off the rack/dept. store or bespoke. I'm looking to spend somewhere around 500-600,000W and this will be my first suit. Is getting a bespoke suit a lot better than a pre-constructed one? I've been reading from: http://www.gq.com/style/style-manual/201204/suits-guide-tailoring-fit#slide=1 and a lot of posts from styleforum so I have a general idea of what a proper suit should look like.

 

Another question I have is.. does anyone have any experience with certain Korean brands like Ziozia, Stco, etc or like Zara? Is it a terrible idea to buy suits from these places? For me I can't really tell if fabric quality or construction is poor or not.

 

How much can I find a decent suit for at a dept store when there's a sale? For me, off the rack clothes seem to fit me well in Korea (I'm 178cm and 135lbs). Because I'm not very knowledgeable about suits in general I'm not sure if it's worth the time and trouble for a bespoke suit. However, sometime in the future I would definitely like to get a bespoke suit at SEGI or some other places mentioned in this thread when I have the financial means.

 

I know these are a lot of questions but if someone could give me some guidance here I will be forever grateful!


Edited by dgsdm - 7/12/12 at 12:36pm
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