or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › tailors in seoul korea?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

tailors in seoul korea? - Page 33

post #481 of 526

I'm thinking about getting 2-3 pairs of flannel trousers in both mid and light grey from a tailor to prepare for Korea's harsh winter season.

Can someone recommend a place for me? 

post #482 of 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by artofwill80 View Post
 

I'm thinking about getting 2-3 pairs of flannel trousers in both mid and light grey from a tailor to prepare for Korea's harsh winter season.

Can someone recommend a place for me? 


Bare minimum, you are paying 200 each and the quality of the flannel is not more than average. You're much better off getting flannel RTW from somewhere like Howard Yount. As a side note, I've made over a dozen orders from him, many well over the customs allowance for SoKo, and I've yet to get hit with a customs bill.

 

Another option involves sourcing your own fabric and bringing it to a tailor, but I've gotten hit by customs going that route before.

 

Unless you've got a tricky body type, I'd recommend going Yount over a tailor in Seoul. Wolf vs Goat also has an amazing pair of pants that I got for the winter.

 

post #483 of 526

I moved back to Korea a few weeks ago researched the available tailors extensively until I was satisfied. All of this research led me to choose Manchester Tailor in Itaewon. My bottom line was to get as many fittings as I needed, get the suit made exactly as I wanted, and for a price point that was reasonable in comparison to the quality. The other tailors that I researched led me to believe that one of these factors would not be met. To ensure that I had my bespoke suit made exactly as I wanted I wore one of my Brooks Brothers suits that I purchased in the U.S. four weeks ago. That was what I wanted. They really nailed it, it was made exactly as I wanted, and met all my criteria. The suit with two pairs of pants was 550,000 won. They shortened the sleeves on two of my U.S. purchased sports coats for free and I then had a pair of pants made that went with each sport coat. They are exactly like my suit pants but are of course different in color. These two pairs of paints ran me 300,000 won. By replicating the stitching, lining, zippers, belt loops, etc as my Brooks Brothers suits I am sure that I added cost. I wanted quality, received quality, it looks quality, and I am very satisfied. They are close to McDonalds in the International Underground Market. I thought it would be valuable for the community to comment on my experience.
 

post #484 of 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by oek736 View Post
 

I moved back to Korea a few weeks ago researched the available tailors extensively until I was satisfied. All of this research led me to choose Manchester Tailor in Itaewon. My bottom line was to get as many fittings as I needed, get the suit made exactly as I wanted, and for a price point that was reasonable in comparison to the quality. The other tailors that I researched led me to believe that one of these factors would not be met. To ensure that I had my bespoke suit made exactly as I wanted I wore one of my Brooks Brothers suits that I purchased in the U.S. four weeks ago. That was what I wanted. They really nailed it, it was made exactly as I wanted, and met all my criteria. The suit with two pairs of pants was 550,000 won. They shortened the sleeves on two of my U.S. purchased sports coats for free and I then had a pair of pants made that went with each sport coat. They are exactly like my suit pants but are of course different in color. These two pairs of paints ran me 300,000 won. By replicating the stitching, lining, zippers, belt loops, etc as my Brooks Brothers suits I am sure that I added cost. I wanted quality, received quality, it looks quality, and I am very satisfied. They are close to McDonalds in the International Underground Market. I thought it would be valuable for the community to comment on my experience.
 

Was it a full canvas jacket Also, would you share some picture of Manchester Tailor's work? Would love to check them out.

post #485 of 526

I'm sorry, but Itaewon scared me. That place is full of swindlers. I tried to have a coat done, sent a picture before hand and emailed them in Korean if they had what I wanted to my specifications. I get there, and nothing was taken into consideration. That includes Manchester in the basement ( 400,000 for cashmere and 390 for wool? something is up) Capital, Dynasty and two others. I didn't go to Saville row or Han's due to time. Sam's is probably the closest to it that I know of, but my friend got a suit from there... about 600,000 for Super 150, but it came out a big boxy (He's a Cornell alumni and gives discounts to people from there). In light of that situation, I was curious about 143 tailor behind the main road and looks DRAMATICALLY different from all the other places I've been to. Anyone been there?

post #486 of 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idreamofsakura View Post

I'm sorry, but Itaewon scared me. That place is full of swindlers. I tried to have a coat done, sent a picture before hand and emailed them in Korean if they had what I wanted to my specifications. I get there, and nothing was taken into consideration. That includes Manchester in the basement ( 400,000 for cashmere and 390 for wool? something is up) Capital, Dynasty and two others. I didn't go to Saville row or Han's due to time. Sam's is probably the closest to it that I know of, but my friend got a suit from there... about 600,000 for Super 150, but it came out a big boxy (He's a Cornell alumni and gives discounts to people from there). In light of that situation, I was curious about 143 tailor behind the main road and looks DRAMATICALLY different from all the other places I've been to. Anyone been there?

All that you have mentioned at all MTM. 143 is no different. Savile Row and Hahn's are one of few that have their own in-house cutters.
post #487 of 526

Thanks for the response! :) Should I assume that all the places listed in ticketmonster or coupang are all MTM also?

post #488 of 526

We bought several Suits from Mr. Lim's outside of OSAN and were pleased.  Now we want to purchase some more, but can't find our contact information for him.  Do you have it?  An address/email/website?  Thanks,  "we want more!"

post #489 of 526

Check classified sites. there are a few Korean ones with English versions.. CL is also good.. Korean style clothes are decently tailored. Many brands specialize in pants, jackets, and coats like www.perfectpeacoat.com/mens-store/pea-coats-c-46.html

post #490 of 526
I'm at Osan right now, send me a PM and i can go down there and get his info for you.
post #491 of 526

Hi,

 

Has any of you heard about Harrison Tailor in Cheongdamdong, and La Barca Tailor. Are they good tailors? Which tailor has the best MTM service in Korea. Since bespoke is out of my budget, im interested in MTM suits. 

 

Thanks

post #492 of 526

Mr. Claghorn,

 

You're info has been very invaluable to me. 

Thank you very much.

 

I did manage to find a decent pair of flannel-like pants in the Doota shopping center near the Dongdaemun History Culture subway station.

It was a lucky find.

post #493 of 526
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zorigoo View Post

 

bespoke is out of my budget, im interested in MTM suits. 

 

 

If your budget is around 750,000 won, there is a place called Tailorable Blue Label just outside of Itaewon that make full canvass bespoke suits.

Here are some of the photos of my navy herringbone suit along with the fittings. The material they used is Samsung Goldtex Super 100 with cupro lining.

They also have a web site http://www.tailorable.co.kr/

 

It might be better for you to see if Han's or Saville Row make full canvass suits. They're not bespoke, but they're about 150,000 won cheaper than Tailorable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #494 of 526

Does anyone know of a decent tailor for a Chesterfield overcoat or should I just go to the department stores?

post #495 of 526

Try B&Tailors

 

www.tailorshop.co.kr

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › tailors in seoul korea?