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post #91 of 500
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Originally Posted by Bobby K View Post
Honestly, I dont think there are any good cobblers here in Seoul, and god knows I've looked... I think you'll have to get your shoes resoled when you go back home next... Bummer huh?

I have a question for the people on this site: Does anyone know the price range for a good quality made-to-measure suit at Satoria Mins, near the entrance of the grand Intercontental hotel at COEX... I was thinking of getting one made there in the next month or two, and I'd be interested in hearing from anyone whos ever been there before... Whats the quality like? Any problems?

Here's Sartoria Min outfit.

http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id...store&no=32309
http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id...store&no=31614
post #92 of 500
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Originally Posted by ryoneo View Post
Just got this from Hahn.


That's a very sharp looking suit; looks like a very good fit. I note with some jealousy that the shoes make a significant contribution to the outfit-- I can't seem to find anything nicer than Rockports for my 11.5 US feet.

Incidentally: Hamilton Shirts is opening a new shop in Myeongdong very soon, and Savile Row shirts in Gwangwhamun is definitely open for business (in case there were rumors to the contrary).
post #93 of 500
dear quede,

Thanks for that info about satoria mins... I was beginning to lose hope that anyone on this site knew anything about it...

Bobby K
post #94 of 500
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Originally Posted by aeglus View Post
If you want MOP buttons and a bit better construction for higher price, go around city hall. Actually I bet if you just ask Hahn's or Savile Row, you can get the buttons too but it'll cost extra I'm sure.

I got MOP buttons from Hanh's. They are pretty thick so it can make buttoning the shirt a little harder but at least they are MOP.

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Originally Posted by ryoneo View Post
Just got this from Hahn.


Nice suit. I had a similar good experience with Hanh's.
post #95 of 500
For anyone else who happens across this thread, I highly recommend a small shop called Brenna Homme. I think there are a couple of these around the city, but I go to the shop in Seongleung (not sure on the English spelling of that neighborhood). I've gotten one suit made there, and am extremely pleased. I know they don't do it the tailoring in house, but I have no complaints about the cut or the fit. I've just ordered a second, and expect to pick it up next week. As for shirts....I have had about 6 shirts made in Itaewon, at a shop called Yang's Tailor, near the McDonald's. Mr. Yang is great to work with. I brought in a Paul Smith shirt to him because I really love the collar on that shirt, and had him model all my subsequent shirts on it. I've been equally happy with each one. However, don't bother going to him to alter anything. I had a suit altered there, and I wasn't very happy with the result, and he wasn't very helpful. I guess that's understandable as he doesn't make as much money off of alterations. On that note, and not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know of a tailor that will remodel a suit? I have a Calvin Klein I got off the rack and the fabric is much too nice to simply give up on. I need a tailor to take it apart and do his/her best to make it a respectable piece.
post #96 of 500
Why don't you bring it in to your tailor where you had the other suit made. They should be able to adjust the CK to what you like.
post #97 of 500
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Originally Posted by Kazou View Post
Why don't you bring it in to your tailor where you had the other suit made. They should be able to adjust the CK to what you like.

I actually wore the suit in question when I got fitted for the suit they made for me, and they said they wouldn't do it. Weird I know...and not trust inspiring...but the suit they made me is fantastic.
post #98 of 500
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Why don't you bring it in to your tailor where you had the other suit made. They should be able to adjust the CK to what you like.
In South Korea tailors do not adjust the clothes except of his own making, since it doesn't makes hefty sum of money. (Or maybe they think adjusting the clothes is 'beneath them'?) You have to go to one of the 'clothes repair shop'.
post #99 of 500
I see what you mean. I've used London Tailors in Itaewon many times for inexpensive suits and have brought most of my co-workers there for their suits. I had a Hugo Boss that was one and a half size too big for a friend. They took it and re fashioned it for him. Work was excellent. I guess if you give them a lot of business, they will do this type of work.
post #100 of 500
Where in Itaewon is London Tailors? I might drop by and ask a few questions the next time I'm in the area.

And as a sidebar: how many members here at SF live in Seoul? Have there been any meet-ups?
post #101 of 500
It's located on the third floor above Helios. He used to have a shop on the main road but moved up there for bigger space. His name is Mr. Bae and he and his son speak a fair bit of English. As with anything in Korea, come armed with knowledge. The more you tell them what you want, the better you'll be satisfied. (Itaewon exit 2?) walk past the Hard Rock Cafe store and keep going until you pass the light. As for Sfers in Korea? Never met any.
post #102 of 500
Thanks for the location. I'm going to try to drop in there next week, and perhaps cart the suit along to see what kind of work they are willing to do on it, if any.
post #103 of 500
Don't live in Seoul, but I am only a 45-60 min bus ride away.
post #104 of 500
I'm currently living in South Korea and am in the process of getting two three piece suits made. My first fitting is today... the place shall remain nameless until I'm done though hah I agree with the posts here about making sure you let them know what you want. I brought photos, I was explicit about a SLIM fit... anyone who spends a day here would know that the suits are generally made a few sizes too large for some reason. About Itaewon... if you go down the main strip of shops it does seem like a place that is simply there to take advantage of foreigners. I stayed away when it came to my first suits, but we'll see how my choice turns out in a few weeks....
post #105 of 500
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Originally Posted by Kazou View Post
I see what you mean. I've used London Tailors in Itaewon many times for inexpensive suits and have brought most of my co-workers there for their suits. I had a Hugo Boss that was one and a half size too big for a friend. They took it and re fashioned it for him. Work was excellent. I guess if you give them a lot of business, they will do this type of work.

How inexpensive is inexpensive? How about the quality to the cost? I'm looking to pick up a cheaper suit or two for the time being, so I'd like to go armed with more information before I step foot in the store if possible. Also, this being my first post, I must admit this forum is awesome to pick up good info for suits in Korea.
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