Dear All, First I would like to thank all the great posters of this excellent forum and particularly Mr Kabbaz (Alex, each of your posts enlighten my day.). Now, back to the topic. I'll be visiting Bangalore and Chennai in a couple of weeks (for a 4 weeks trip) and I'd like to have some comments and information on local tailors. I heard good things about Syed Bawkher in Chennai but after googling a bit i must say that I'm pretty confused... I found indeed 3 different Syed Bawkher shops in Chennai and one in Bangalore. Do any of you had any experience with one of them (please specify) and can explain me their differences/relationships? I'm really looking for the best Indian tailors/shirtmakers and I'm not interested in tourist traps. I would like to have a long-term relationship with them because being impossible to fit with rtw and living in a country (Belgium) where bespoke is way beyond my budget, I see that as a real opportunity to fulfill my sartorial needs without having to eat pasta till the end of my life... Any advices, comments, good tips, addresses are welcome. For example, I'm sure that Indian tailors can make very high quality suits/shirts but what about the cut? I have to say that I'm afraid that the cut can be very 'boring' to say the least... My last question is about Indian fabrics. Raymond fabrics seem to be a very famous brand but can someone give me some info on how they compare with good Italian or British brands? I have visisted their website but pictures are not available...but they seem to have a very broad choice of fabrics, even 200's. I suppose that due to the high import taxes it will be a better deal to stick to Indian fabrics but you may have other advices... Thanks in advance for your help guys, Bespoke_newbie Belgium P.S: I will post this topic to the styleforum and AA forums, I hope it will not be considered as an offense.
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12/18/04 at 9:49am