- Nov 25, 2008
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Hey guys, I'm a newbie here at SF and I did some research about a month or two ago on suit-making in India since I was going there over New Years. I went to Chennai so the name that stood out from SF was Syed Bawkher. Everyone that I talked to recommended SB for high-quality designer suits, so that was a good thing. Unfortunately the prices were not that so much of a good thing. Called and found out that a suit usually costs around 40,000 Rs (~$800). So I went back to SF and found another name -- Kachins. These guys also seemed to be well known (apparently one of the Ambani brothers gets his suits done here). They were reasonable in price -- I scored a Versace three-piece suit for $275. A suit made with Hugo Boss fabric costs around the same. They didn't have any Zegna in stock though. My experience with them was not bad. Obviously for the price I got the suit, there were some sacrifices made -- customer service is not like America and I had to make sure I tell them every detail on the suit b/c they are not the most up-to-date when it comes to fashion. It helps to carry pictures or a magazine with pictures of suits/fittings that you'd like to see. I got a 2-button charcoal suit. Here are some pictures. Note I am missing my vest because they used the inner-suit material (not sure what the proper word for that soft material is) on the back of my vest. I told them to re-do with it the standard suit fabric so it's still in the works.Please post any suggestions. I personally think the pants look a little big on me when you look from the front. I'm not sure if I can alter anything now but if you think so, please suggest. Thanks! Edit: Let's try this again. I took some better pictures. The thing is, I did get the vest and the pants altered here since I thought they could be taken in a little bit more. I'm wondering if this is enough or if I should go back and take them in to make skinnier pants and a tighter vest. Thanks!