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tailors in seoul korea?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HanSoo417, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I never got hit with fees importing fabric, but I never brought in more than a jacket length.
     
  2. DeSense

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    Packages arriving from normal posties and handed over to Korean Post have a decent leeway margin. Normally $150+ incl. shipping should be taxed but IRL I have received stuff declared $300+ without issue. When using Fedex for items made and delivered from EU, a signed shipping invoice with origins statement ensures that only 10% VAT is charged (instead of normal +10, +13).
     
  3. Claghorn

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    One of the reasons I bought from Yount so much is that he always put the value at less than 150 when I bought from him (didn't even ask him to)
     
  4. boogi

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    I have been purchasing bespoke suits here in Seoul for the past eight years. There are premium tailors such as bntailor, , DI tailor,
    Segi tailor. These tailors have up to date fabrics from loro piana, scabal, zegna, drapers etc.
    These tailors have at least 30~40years experience in making suits. I think their tailoring quality is one of the best in the world.
    Price for Scabal suit from these tailors start from USD 2,500 ~4,000. Depends on fabric.
     
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  6. isatcong

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    This question is for anyone that can answer, related to the post I've quoted above...



    1. I am in Korea on a military SOFA visa and can import my own material duty-free. I read the post above, but I don't understand something about the ebay store. If I see a fabric that I like, how do I communicate how much of it I want to buy? There's a measurement in the description, but I don't know how much it takes to make a suit.

    What I need in a suit: I want two pairs of pants, a vest and a suit jacket. How much material would I need to accomplish that? Can anyone give me an example based on the ebay site posted in the quote above? I'm 5 feet, 11 inches tall and I weigh 182 pounds.
     
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  7. Idreamofsakura

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    You should go through this thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/77536/amount-of-fabric-needed-for-suit-and-pants for some more info but as mentioned by Manton the a typical formula for an average sized man is 1.5 for pants, 2.5 for a jacket, 3.5 for a suit. I'm 6'2, 230 and may need to order a little more than that. But most importantly talk to your tailor for what you're looking for. I've asked other places in Dongdaemun and Gwangchang wedding market area and they will charge you including fabric or a flat fee , which is their price normal.
     
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  9. Immanuelrx

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    What are some suggestions just to make alterations. I picked a random place in Itaewon to fix my sports coat. He took my measurements (It seemed not very well at the time, like he was rushing but no one else was in the store) and gave me a date to return. Upon my return, the waste was way to form fitting for my taste. I prefer a classic look, not form fitting SC. That probably my fault as I didn't specify. The second issue was that he made the sleeves too long. I tried to politely say as such but he disagreed but said he would make them any length I wanted. I am not going back. Anyways, I am looking for a tailor that can alter my new acquisitions into a more classic fit. What are some good places to go? Thanks Gents.
     
  10. Immanuelrx

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    I apologize if this has been answered, but where can you get the samsung fabric? Also, I have yet to have acquired any bespoke suits. Can I go to any tailor and have them make a suit out of my fabric or are there certain places to go? Thanks
     
  11. Idreamofsakura

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    Sorry for the late reply .When I was in Dongdaemun I was qouted as the price of the Cheil VIP to be $50 a yard.
     
  12. syss

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    I would confirm with your tailor before buying. From my understanding tailors get a good profit margin on fabric, so they may not want to use something provided by the customer. Every tailor in Korea will have Samsung fabric though, frequently as a standard option.
     
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  13. Immanuelrx

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    Good to know. Thank you both for the reply.
     
  14. Immanuelrx

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    I have started the process of commissioning a suit and blazer through Sartoria Vanni in Gangnam,

    http://www.vanni.co.kr/Bespoke/Suit.asp

    http://vannibespoke.tumblr.com

    They seem to be a pretty good shop and their tumblr makes me think I will get some quality products. I don't know if it was through this thread or another, but I have seen someone post a few suit from them on the SF. Please let me know any experiences you all have had with them and any suggestions. Thanks and I will either post pictures and my experiences with them on this thread or I will start another.
     
  15. Immanuelrx

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    Recently I went in for the second fitting for the blazer i commissioned at Satoria Vanni. After discussing some changes with the gentlemen at AAAC, I have gone with a couple of changes already noticed in these pictures. Those being more padding in the shoulders and letting the waist out a bit. Here are my fitting pictures:
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    Feel free to make any additional comments regarding the fit. I tailor already addressed the sleeve length. I will post the finished product when it is ready. So far I have been quite please with this shop and will most likely commission some more items after this one is done. It is looking like a H&S three piece navy suit.
     
  16. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    @Immanuelrx How was your experience at vanni?

    I want a navy sportscoat. Something with a different fabric. I know it's winter but I want like fresco or a stubby linen or something.

    Had a suit made there a long time ago but shoulders got way too big
     
  17. seoul

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    Hi,

    an earlier post mentioned Yangs tailor in Itaewon.
    After 2 years and light usage I am disappointed to see the expensive Samsung VIP fabric to fall apart. I had a suit made, with extra pants. When you expect the point of failure to be the side pockets in the pants or the arms - those are spotless. Where it it failing is the back of the left shoulder (not along a seam and cannot be associated with weight/muscle gain). The fabric is thinning and breaking. A very unusual spot, pointing to fabric quality issues. I am left to suspect that the fabric was not to the price level I was promised.
    On a different note a friend of mine had shirts tailored a few months back, for durability and flexibility their fabric had to have a plastic component. To this day I dont understand why this fabric came at the same price as 100% high thread cotton. As mentioned here, the profit seems to be in the fabric. You need to do your homework on what is best for you before you run to a tailor and compare offers.

    Good luck!
     
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  18. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about fabrics but could it be that the fabric was nice enough to be somewhat fragile? I feel like the Samsung fabrics tend to be pretty good value but with a huge range in price/value

    I'm thinking a cashmere jacket for fall/winter
     
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  19. Immanuelrx

    Immanuelrx Active Member

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    My experience at Vanni has been wonderful. Here are the items I have had made so far.

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    So far I have the polo coat, the navy suit, and the navy blazer made at their shop. Next up is a charcoal or some shade of grey suit with VBC fabric.
     
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  20. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    do you know if they have their own cutters?
     

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