- Jan 18, 2010
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Then we are in the same city. The overall consensus is majority of the shop operated by young sartorial guys are only doing sale (getting your measurement, taking note on your preferred design, etc.) and outsources the cutting to others. As rule of thumb, I would look for shop who do most the job themselves i/o outsourcing.I'm actually in Hanoi as well! I've been in Vietnam for a few months, after having been based in Malaysia the past several years. (I actually did try Jeremy Tok there, but for shirts. The experience was...regrettable.)
Here in Vietnam so far I have tried Pham Tailor in Saigon, and Armoury and Ngo Minh in Hanoi. Each of the three has done some things well and some things not so well. I'm definitely interested in hearing other recommendations. For Hanoi, I hear Pham Brothers has a strong reputation. I'd also like to find out more about Vietnam Bespoke Shop.
And yes, I'm seeing what you mean about the fabric limitations. I've been thinking about trying to source my own, with a tailor that doesn't mind that.
Thanks for the help!
Pham Brothers has a solid reputation in the sartorial community in Hanoi. Its relative shop - Carlos Pham, is also very reputable (even though they don't want to be mentioned together in a same sentence).
The Armoury is okay per my experience. Had a pair of trousers and chinos made there earlier but it took a long time to finish as there are a lot of thing needed to be fix from he 1st fitting. But Tung is a very nice guys and interesting to talk with.
Vietnams Bespoke Shop (VBS) quality was wonderful before 2019. However, when they change the makers of their suit, the quality is going down as I heard. Their style/ fabric choice is still very interesting tho.
For now, the ones that has a very very solid reputation and I would recommend from my and my friends experience are:
Antonio de Torres (pricey, starting from USD 1000 afaik)
Sir Tailor (pricey, starting from USD 1200)
Long Tailor (this is the best value for money, starting from USD 500) - This guy do everything himself and lots of pricey shop outsources to him. Turnover time is very long, might take few months to finish.
Hanoi Peak Bespoke (good value for money, price start around USD 300, fully canvased atm) - If you are into slimmer cut.
H Tailor (good value for money, starting from USD 300) - If you are into fuller cut.
Just wondering if you're able to speak Vietnamese tho? As a lots of good tailor can only speak Vietnamese.