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post #526 of 537

Hello WDTodd, 

 

           Here are the pics of the shirt and here is what the shirt fabric looks like up close ( pants are tight, I know but its just a pair of standard OTR pants and put on some weight.).  I was pushed to use lighter fabrics with polyester and this is what was considered cotton ( I assume its an unbalanced ply of 2x1?). I think the tailors in Dongdaemun and the tailors around Gwangjang Market all make the same shirts and just use the same design, same bloated sleeves, and same lapels on every suit. As mentioned before, the tailor has , I'm assuming, apprentices who do the shirts and he does the suit himself. 

              

 

 

 

 

 

Hope Well Dressed is doing well! I read your articles from time to time that are featured in the Koreatimes.

post #527 of 537

Hi Idreamofsakura

 

My apologies for the late response. By the way, thanks for the kind words! Things continue to get better each month we are open.

 

As you are aware, there are numerous shirt factories in the Dongdaemun/Gwangjang Market vicinity. To the best of my knowledge, however, they don't have many walk-in customers and thus, are more likely to be using a more outdated pattern than a shop which targets a younger and more style-conscious clientele. Personally, I would avoid an independent tailor in the area as it's unlikely their patterns have adjusted to the times. Re shirts, you can bet the house that any tailor in the area is outsourcing shirt work (and in many cases, suit work, as well) to a factory. The idea of apprentices is a great one, as there are many young guys and gals here who wish to learn the trade. However, I believe that few individual old school tailors would utilize them. 

 

I'm looking forward to sharing thoughts and experiences with you here.

post #528 of 537

http://www.ditailor.co.kr/

 

I came across this guy on instagram some VERY nice looking jackets. Does not seem to be mentioned here but then again I have not gone through all 36 pages... anyone have any experience?

 

http://ditailor.co.kr/220188604327 they quoted me around 2K USD for this unlined jacket more for an overcoat.... I think possible unlined jackets require more finesse and work.... opinions?

post #529 of 537
That is a lovely looking coat indeed. According to the blog entry, the fabrics in the bunch book are wool/cashmere blends (perhaps 90% wool/10% cashmere?) and 100% cashmere. If I were you, I would request confirmation of the prices of the two different fabrics, as the price you mentioned would seem far too high for a wool blend.
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That is a lovely looking coat indeed. According to the blog entry, the fabrics in the bunch book are wool/cashmere blends (perhaps 90% wool/10% cashmere?) and 100% cashmere. If I were you, I would request confirmation of the prices of the two different fabrics, as the price you mentioned would seem far too high for a wool blend.

 I've sent them a message let's see what they say do me a favour take a look at their instagram and let me know if you are as impressed as I am...look at their other work I think it looks much better than say http://www.tailorshop.co.kr/common/#, especially if you look at that unlined coat the detail looks pretty amazing.

post #531 of 537
Apparently it is wool not cashmere, according to them.
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Apparently it is wool not cashmere, according to them.


Just as a point of reference, based on my experience, tailor shops located within higher end hotels in Seoul do place a price premium

on their products.

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Just as a point of reference, based on my experience, tailor shops located within higher end hotels in Seoul do place a price premium

on their products.

Not unexpected I guess.

post #534 of 537

Slight tangent, but does anyone have a recommendation for a good dry cleaner in Seoul? My local 세탁소 can handle simple jobs but I'd like to find someone I can trust with nicer articles - i.e. better suits and DJ, can properly press a 3-roll-2, etc. Thanks.

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Anyone?
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Slight tangent, but does anyone have a recommendation for a good dry cleaner in Seoul? My local 세탁소 can handle simple jobs but I'd like to find someone I can trust with nicer articles - i.e. better suits and DJ, can properly press a 3-roll-2, etc. Thanks.


I use 드림 명품 크리닝 in Cheongdam-dong. The address is 청담동 124-13, and it's located a stone's throw from JYP headquarters. If you see throngs of teenage girls loitering in the streets, you know you're close. I don't know if the operator of the dry cleaner speaks English or not, but it's a family-run enterprise and they're friendly as heck. I have never had ironing issues and they even individually wrap my MOP suit buttons in foil to protect them. Dry cleaning for one suit runs 15,000 won and it usually takes two days. 

 

Phone: 02-544-8806 

post #537 of 537

That sounds great. Thanks WDTodd!

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