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post #436 of 515
if savile row does not do a good job with my bro-in-law's suit, i'm definitely giving my business to Hahn's next
i may give them a try anyway




not the best pics but here's the new suit
looks almost like a solid navy from a distance
then looks like a windowpane at medium distance
and then you can see the glen plaid closer up

1 3/4" cuffs
8" leg opening
post #437 of 515
^ Looks good

Yea the only problem with Hanhs is their strong shoulders.
post #438 of 515
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^ Looks good
Yea the only problem with Hanhs is their strong shoulders.

I think the shoulder line is fine.
post #439 of 515
lol
so ... should i get my jacket made at savile row and my pants made at Hahn's?
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actually not the worst idea... although it'd end up costing a little more
post #440 of 515
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I think the shoulder line is fine.

I was talking about a different tailor.

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lol
so ... should i get my jacket made at savile row and my pants made at Hahn's?
icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

actually not the worst idea... although it'd end up costing a little more

The idea has crossed my mind many times. Haha.
post #441 of 515

Hello Gents,

 

First time posting. Tried to read through as many posts as I could, but they go back in time some what.

Since everything in Korea is opening and closing so often wanted to get an idea of what was a good deal now a days.

 

I saw a premium custom shirt was about 180,000. Can I get a decent custom shirt for about 80? Is there a min. order and where do you recommend I go? I saw some posts about the Hamilton Hotel being the only spot to go, but that was a few years ago.

 

Also this will be my first MTM Suit. Looking in the 600-700,000 range, I saw Hahn's and Mono Gallery as top picks?

I'm 180cm, 70kg and athletic. 31/32 waist. Most Korean clothing doesn't fit my shoulders or chest.

 

Thanks!

post #442 of 515
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Originally Posted by SeoulSurvivor View Post

Hello Gents,

First time posting. Tried to read through as many posts as I could, but they go back in time some what.
Since everything in Korea is opening and closing so often wanted to get an idea of what was a good deal now a days.

I saw a premium custom shirt was about 180,000. Can I get a decent custom shirt for about 80? Is there a min. order and where do you recommend I go? I saw some posts about the Hamilton Hotel being the only spot to go, but that was a few years ago.

Also this will be my first MTM Suit. Looking in the 600-700,000 range, I saw Hahn's and Mono Gallery as top picks?
I'm 180cm, 70kg and athletic. 31/32 waist. Most Korean clothing doesn't fit my shoulders or chest.

Thanks!

Do you want a MTM suit or a bespoke suit?

Shirts can go as low as 60,000 won. Shirts in the Itaewon area are all the same. You can go into just about any shop and they will send it to the same place to get made.
post #443 of 515

After reading the thread I was under the impression that I would have spend more than W1,000,000 for a true bespoke suit.

 

Wouldn't a bespoke suit be better than a MTM suit? In that case I would like the best suit I can get for my budget. ^^

Thank You!

post #444 of 515
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After reading the thread I was under the impression that I would have spend more than W1,000,000 for a true bespoke suit.

Wouldn't a bespoke suit be better than a MTM suit? In that case I would like the best suit I can get for my budget. ^^
Thank You!

Bespoke is the process of having a pattern cut out and put together for you. It has nothing to do with construction and material. For example, you can pay top dollar for tons of handwork and rare fabrics or spend less for machine made basic fabrics. So there is decent bespoke for under 1 million won.
post #445 of 515

Ah, thank you for the knowledge! In that case I'd like to go bespoke. Recommendations?

post #446 of 515
i tend to think ... if one does not know the difference between MTM and bespoke and other things related to having a suit made for you, then jumping straight into bespoke is not necessarily the best thing
i'd take some baby steps and try a MTM to figure out what you really like before dropping the money for a real bespoke commission
post #447 of 515

Isn't the duty of a true bespoke tailor be to walk me through the process, guide me on the options? Or do Korean Bespoke tailors just slam customers into the cheapest easiest pattern possible?

 

Regardless... that was my original plan. As I originally said, "Also this will be my first MTM Suit. Looking in the 600-700,000 range, I saw Hahn's and Mono Gallery as top picks? I'm 180cm, 70kg and athletic. 31/32 waist. Most Korean clothing doesn't fit my shoulders or chest." So hoping you guys can give me a recommendation. Thanks again.

 


Edited by SeoulSurvivor - 3/26/13 at 6:48pm
post #448 of 515

In theory, yes, but what you want to look like and what a tailor wants you to look like are going to be different. It's probably more about balance...you coming in with an image in mind and then the tailor tempering that with his advice and knowledge. If you aren't too experienced, you'll just end up with a suit that's 100% your tailor and 0% you...and given the tastes of a lot of Korean tailors...even the good ones...that might not be something you want. The best advice I can give you is to bring someone who understands what you want with you...that second eye is really important until you become confident enough that you can resist when/if a tailor tries to push a certain cut/length/feature on you.

 

I've had been to a couple of places. Solosso in Cheongdam isn't bad...starts at around 900,000 for a suit and they have Scabal fabrics (those will run about 2,800,000). Recently went to Hamilton...one of the lower end tailors...and was pretty happy with their work. 500,000 for a jacket and 200,000 for trousers (2 jackets, 2 trousers, and 1 suit). They definitely like their jackets short and I had to basically shove a 29 inch length down their throat (and one of them was made 28 inches anyway). Hamilton has some cheaper options...I think suits start at around 550,000...but those are only 95% wool.

 

Getting some linen jackets made at a place near the office, but have had no experience there yet.

post #449 of 515

I'm new to MTM/bespoke and starting with MTM has been very helpful for me to learn both what I want and how to interact with the tailor to make sure I get it. And MTM is less expensive.

 

On another note - I've been lurking for quite a while. This thread has been quite helpful so I figured I should contribute some info as well. The owner from Goshe told me they are starting a MTM suit line at Classic 101 (their other store across the street). Limited fabric right now, but it looked nice - Scabal (I think) bolts and Loro Piana books. Starting from high 600's and I got quoted 790 for a suit out of one of the bolts. I haven't taken the plunge yet, but thought I'd share.

post #450 of 515
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Originally Posted by syss View Post

I'm new to MTM/bespoke and starting with MTM has been very helpful for me to learn both what I want and how to interact with the tailor to make sure I get it. And MTM is less expensive.

 

On another note - I've been lurking for quite a while. This thread has been quite helpful so I figured I should contribute some info as well. The owner from Goshe told me they are starting a MTM suit line at Classic 101 (their other store across the street). Limited fabric right now, but it looked nice - Scabal (I think) bolts and Loro Piana books. Starting from high 600's and I got quoted 790 for a suit out of one of the bolts. I haven't taken the plunge yet, but thought I'd share.

790 for Loro Piana or Scabal? If so that's the cheapest I've come across in Seoul (and I'll be paying a visit to Classic 101 shortly).

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