So a friend of mine came to me for suit making advice, he doesnt have a lot of money, wanted to make a bunch of suits as fast as possible before he goes home. He said Dung was too pricey ($70 + cloth) but also takes far too long (they quote a month but always run late) He tried one of the tourist shops, in 3 days they turned around the ugliest suit I've ever seen. I took him to this store (Mr Phu) that I have always wanted to try but never done. Old guy, had the store 40 yrs, his son, who is also a tailor, speaks a little English, certainly seem like nice people. Theyre on a street called Nguyen Dinh Chieu, which is kind of the epicenter of tailoring for locals. I never tried Phu's shop in the end because I am very happy with my current tailor. My friend is making an overcoat, we found some ok feeling, heavy-ish PoW check "wool" for 100000 dong per meter - bought 3 meters...300000 dong, so that is about $18. To the tailors we go...fully canvassed overcoat...550000 dong. $30. Yup, thirty bucks for tailoring. So I couldnt help myself "how much for a suit?" "650000 dong" Forty bucks. Wait and see how the overcoat comes out first....but Im tempted too buy some cheap ass crappy polyester, take in my Dung suit which fits me really really well, and have it copied. If they do well copying with the cheap cloth, then go back there with something decent and crank out a workhorse or ten. I love this country.