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Bespoke from Singapore (pic heavy!)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gshen, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. pmnightmare

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    Ah, so are you supposed to adopt a relaxed posture for fittings? Sorry for being a complete newbie. I admit that when the camera came out, I just stood to attention. [​IMG]

    Did have an issue with it being very tight on the back (hugging my collar bone) so this is after an adjustment.
     
  2. aspenx

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    I saw your posts on "the other forum". You quoted $400~$500 (SGD?) for a set of suit and a shirt. What fabrics would that be?

    Personally, I'm very skeptical (about the fit more than anything).

    Anyways, I'll be heading back to my usual tailor for my suit once they are open after the holidays. Albeit the much higher cost.
     
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  3. apple3210

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    hey guys, does anyone know when Iris tailor re-opens from the CNY break? haven't had any luck getting in contact
     
  4. pmnightmare

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    They just reopened, I'm going for my third fitting today. Email Nani at iristailor@gmail.com, she's very nice.
     
  5. uglymale

    uglymale New Member

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    Dylan & Son quoted me $3000 for a 2pc, SB, full canvas, Dormeuil 130s suit.

    Is that excessive by Singapore standards? It certainly sounds so...
     
  6. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    It seems a bit excessive for SG standards. But if you are willing to go around that range why not check out Kevin Seah Bespoke they seem to have gotten favorable reviews from the rake and i think they start at about 2k SGD
     
  7. Stiva

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    I think you will find that Seah starts at SG$3,000 for basic fabrics.
     
  8. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Stand the way that you normally stand. If you're standing abnormally for the picture, we won't get a true indication of how the suit fits. The shoulders look fine to me. Maybe we need more pictures.
     
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  9. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Guess I was reading outdated posts. Do you have any experience with them? Are they any good?
     
  10. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Senior member

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    Agreed.
    Personally I'd have the pants recut in the seat, they're too baggy.
     
  11. Flame

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    Since this is the most active thread on SF about Singapore,

    where to find a decent MTM program for shirts/pants? Budget would be 150sgd for either. So far zero MTM experience, only bought OTR.
     
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  13. alloy13

    alloy13 Well-Known Member

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    yup they are still there, and they still suck.

    feel the range of fabrics for yourself.
     
  14. Flame

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    exactly. marcella is kinda meh.
     
  15. Madmax812

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    [​IMG]
    Shopping for shirting fabric at RSK, also bought some suit fabric upstairs at Kong Seng.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Madmax812

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    I have been using Lai En for shirts, but they can't seem to get the shoulder bunching issue from my sloped shoulders sorted in the first fitting. Generally good quality but after four batches of shirts and several fittings until they get it passable, I've decided to search for another shirt tailor. Centre Shirts Manufacturing is working on two shirts for me now and I'll see next week how they turn out.

    I had Hwa Seng make a couple shirts for me in the past and their tailor used a digital slope gauge on each shoulder, so the first fitting was perfect. Still there are so many more economical options here in Singapore that its worth looking around.
     
  17. alloy13

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    Any first-hand experience with Lai En and Madam Neo? The latter seems to get a lot of online praise, but I don't know if it's customer reviews or PR.

    I'm looking for good CMT for shirts and pants only. Separate recommendations for each will be best.
     
  18. Madmax812

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    Lai En made a few batches of shirts for me. Finish is okay and price is right, fit isn't great and they don't adapt well to necessary adjustments. Shirts are holding up pretty well, but the points of the collars seem to be blunting on a couple shirts.

    CSM made a couple shirts for me. Fit was decent, but there are lose threads on every button and in other places so the construction seems lower quality. Never tried Madam Neo. I'm still looking for a shirt maker that I would recommend, perhaps I need to go upscale a bit more.
     
  19. CrimsonWave

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    You could try Art Tailor at the basement of Liang Court for trousers. Prices are reasonable.
     
  20. Ecstasy

    Ecstasy Senior member

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    You had trousers made at Art Tailor before?

    What is the price range we are looking at? Thanks for sharing.
     

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