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post #451 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.
better double check what fabric that bolt is
post #452 of 515

As I said, I think it's Scabal, but I'll double check next time I go by. The Loro Piana was more expensive.

 

**Edit**

The fabric bolts are Vitale Barberis Canonico. Apologies for the confusion.


Edited by syss - 3/30/13 at 2:49am
post #453 of 515
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Originally Posted by SeoulSurvivor View Post

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.
 

I stopped by Hanh's today and they quoted me for 550,00 for a standard 2btn navy suit. This is using a korean made 130s fabric. I didn't have time for a fitting but i think i'm going to do it and start my first bespoke process next weekend.
post #454 of 515
^ it'll be MTM but a good MTM and a great bargain for what you get
post #455 of 515
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^ it'll be MTM but a good MTM and a great bargain for what you get

How do you know that its going to be MTM? Based of price point? Are there some questions that I can ask to identify if a suit is going to be MTM or completely bespoke?

I'm ok with MTM for this first one but in the future I'd like a completely bespoke suit as well.
post #456 of 515
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Originally Posted by FalconXtreme View Post

How do you know that its going to be MTM? Based of price point? Are there some questions that I can ask to identify if a suit is going to be MTM or completely bespoke?

I'm ok with MTM for this first one but in the future I'd like a completely bespoke suit as well.
what made you think it was going to be a bespoken suit when you talked to the guys at Hahn's? you need to ask those questions
post #457 of 515

Hi Guys,

    I just moved to Seoul and really don't know my way around at all, so I'm happy I stumbled across this thread. I'm planning on checking out Savile Row in Itaewon and possibly getting a jacket made. I see a lot of prices here which have me an idea, but can should tell me how much I'm looking for just a jacket and no trousers if I go with relatively average fabric, not Scabal, Zegna, etc(although would be interested to know the cost for that too just out of curiosity ).

 

TIA

post #458 of 515
A suit made with Scabal fabric starts at around 1.9 million won ($1700).

I've tried a number of tailors. The two I've been to that I've been happiest with are Lussoso outside of Cheongdam Station and Hamilton in Itaewon. I don't think any of the Itaewon tailors carry Scabal fabric books (though I'm sure they could get access to some fabric if necessary).

If you are looking for a suit you are intending on wearing for years to come, you'd probably do well to avoid the Itaewon area tailors, though the difference in construction quality could be offset by being able to shift the savings into better fabrics.

A word of caution: tailors will not tell you if a fabric is a poly blend unless you ask them. There isn't the same stigma against polyester in Korea as there is in the West...and Korea is worse for it.
post #459 of 515
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Originally Posted by Jim3327 View Post

Hi Guys,
    I just moved to Seoul and really don't know my way around at all, so I'm happy I stumbled across this thread. I'm planning on checking out Savile Row in Itaewon and possibly getting a jacket made. I see a lot of prices here which have me an idea, but can should tell me how much I'm looking for just a jacket and no trousers if I go with relatively average fabric, not Scabal, Zegna, etc(although would be interested to know the cost for that too just out of curiosity ).

TIA

A jacket in Itaewon will run around 600USD, using the standard Samsung fabric (100% wool).
post #460 of 515
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Originally Posted by Jim3327 View Post

Hi Guys,

    I just moved to Seoul and really don't know my way around at all, so I'm happy I stumbled across this thread. I'm planning on checking out Savile Row in Itaewon and possibly getting a jacket made. I see a lot of prices here which have me an idea, but can should tell me how much I'm looking for just a jacket and no trousers if I go with relatively average fabric, not Scabal, Zegna, etc(although would be interested to know the cost for that too just out of curiosity ).

 

TIA

 

I got a 2 piece charcoal grey suit made at Hahn's Tailor next to Savile Rowe in Itaewon. Price was 600k won ~ or $540. One of the sleeves was a tad longer than the other and it was fixed on the spot. His factory is right up stairs if you want to take a look. I used a Korean lightweight wool, nothing fancy. Hmm... this is only the 2nd or 3rd suit I've ever had, but I think the fit is awesome compared to the suit and blazer I picked up at some tailors in Osan. I think a jacket by itself would cost $400ish.

post #461 of 515

Does anyone know a good place to get simple alterations done? I don't need a full on tailor, just a place that would be competent enough to do something like alter the sleeve length of a suit jacket, with a reasonable price point. Plus points if I don't need to bring a Korean friend along to help translate!

post #462 of 515

I've been living in Seoul for several months and I'm interested to try local tailor for CMT overcoat or odd jacket. I have lot of experience with tailors in HK for suit and shirt. But I have no idea about the tailor in Korea. Going through the threads here, I have learnt Segi(which is more decent but costly), Savile Row, Mono Gallery and Lussoso etc. I have Colombo pure cashmere fabric for a overcoat. I stopped by Lussoso store near Yeoksam station and had a short chat with the sales lady regarding the process and price. Before I decide to go with Lussoso, I would like to have a comment from you guys who have experience with Lussoso. i.e. cutting, structure, detail, service, finishing.....etc

post #463 of 515

Anyone know is there any shop having a service to install a metal toe plate?

post #464 of 515

I use Lussoso and am happy with them (the Cheongdam branch). But the person taking your measurements may or may not have any actual tailoring experience, and this will affect how well the product turns out. It probably depends on the salesperson, but in my experience, they'll push you towards trendier looks (e.g. shorter jackets), so you might need to be firm about what you want. Also, whoever makes their stuff can't handle bald shoulders. They tried and it was a disaster (and was scrapped and made anew, this time with padding :confused:)

 

There are a couple places, but the best is the cobbler, Resh, affiliated with Unipair in Sinsa-dong. I've had them work on a few shoes and have been very satisfied.

 

 

Probably easier to search "Unipair" on Daum Maps. Also, you can ask on Unipair's thread here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/338767/unipair-gentlemens-shoe-boutique-official-affiliate-thread


Edited by Claghorn - 9/26/13 at 3:39am
post #465 of 515
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I use Lussoso and am happy with them.

There are a couple places, but the best is the cobbler, Resh, affiliated with Unipair in Sinsa-dong. I've had them work on a few shoes and have been very satisfied.




Probably easier to search "Unipair" on Daum Maps. Also, you can ask on Unipair's thread here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/338767/unipair-gentlemens-shoe-boutique-official-affiliate-thread

Thanks Claghorn, I visited Unipair a couple weeks ago. The shoes they carry is expensive than Armoury and Tassels in hk. Anyway, how much do they charge for the toe plate?
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