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I may have uncovered the cheapest tailor on Earth

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Matt, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever have Phu copy your Dung suit, Matt?
    no, but the day is drawing nigh.....

    Dung is making me another suit - at $405 it is pretty much the most expensive suit Vietnam can muster. Dormeuil cloth is driving it up.

    Im likely to take in Dung's handiwork and a Canali ad to Phu some time this week and set him to work on it.

    Although I am debating whether to have him copy Dung's measurements and make me a tux, that way, if he messes up, he has only messed up a once-a-year garment....
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    If I was staying in this part of the world for a longer haul I would have a cheap-o tailor draw up all kinds of streetwear. Like western shirts with epaulets and contrast threading, knockoffs of Nice Collective and Cloak outerwear, etc.
     
  3. Beckwith

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    Would buying fabric from the ebay site you posted in the past, shipping it to the tailor and relaying what I want over the phone, work? Or are these tailors strictly in person? I have worked with World Group Tailors before, but i would imagine the ones you deal are less centrally located and would require some knowledge of the language. Advice?
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Well-Known Member

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    keep an eye on edmorel's posts, he is undertaking just that experiment now.
     
  5. LA Guy

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    If I was staying in this part of the world for a longer haul I would have a cheap-o tailor draw up all kinds of streetwear. Like western shirts with epaulets and contrast threading, knockoffs of Nice Collective and Cloak outerwear, etc.

    Nice Collective would be easy to knock off, Cloak, not so much. They use some really top notch and difficult to obtain fabrics, really expensive trims, and the workmanship is pretty good - also pretty difficult to replicate without a template to work from.
     

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