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So I just moved to Seoul ...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by nis14, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. marvin100

    marvin100 Senior member

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    Picked up a half-dozen shirts at Goshe. Really nice. Huge upgrade from Hahn's in Itaewon, where I used to get shirts made. Thanks to this board for pointing me there!
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pictures and prices?
     
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    The shirts were 70k won each and I took MOP buttons for an added 10k won/shirt. Paid about 480 for 6 shirts. I'll try to post pics later.
     
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    That's a good deal if they are well constructed. All the ones in that I have from Itaewon are the same quality.
     
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    I've been getting mine at the Washington shirts in Sinsa for around 60k. I've not had any issues, but I've gone through most of their selection, and while I haven't been distressed at their construction, I've not been impressed either. They were very willing to accommodate a few requests a bit out of the norm, which was surprising since I suspect all requests go to some big factory somewhere.

    Going to probably jump to a different tailor with a better selection of fabrics. I will have to give Goshe a trial pretty soon.
     
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    I'll check out Washington. What are some of your "out of the norm" requests, if I might ask?

    As for Goshe, yeah, construction's good. I was also very pleased with the service--good English, full-sized bolts for fabric selection, quick-service delivery at no charge, good advice on collars/cuffs, etc.
     
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    Still waiting for some fit pics.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nothing that out of the ordinary (stuff like collar band size, cuff lengths), but since Washington just sends everything to some factory tailor, I was surprised they were able to deviate from the standard options.

    They are great for ocbd though.

    (I wonder what happened to the OP...)
     
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    Apparently Spolverino also offer a bespoke jeans. Again, I cannot C&P any image because it's blasted Naver but would one of SF member check this out? I've put that down on my "check-out list" whenever I have a chance to visit my motherland in the future...
     
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    Please share some story with us in the forum if you ever do. I really enjoyed ho1joon's post on Solverino.

    I think I would go with either Solverino or Lerici if I am given the chance. Also, if anybody is interested in Solverino but concerned about the language barrier, it seems owner/general manager of Solverino studied fashion in London for couple years so I'm pretty sure he's fluent in English.

    P.S. Some additional posts about Lerici suits on Naver (...)

    http://blog.naver.com/gustosignore/40072812422
    http://blog.naver.com/gustosignore/40087861118
    http://blog.naver.com/gustosignore/40086553998
    http://blog.naver.com/gustosignore/40059815824
    http://blog.naver.com/gustosignore/40066025273
    http://blog.naver.com/gustosignore/40112257152
     
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    They run them through the same factory. One guy comes and collects order tabs, doing rounds up and down the street, and then takes them over to Cheonggye 3 or 4-ga, I think. The price they sell shirts for in Itaewon, you really can't go much lower, tbh, even with their middleman setup.
     
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    Problem with drinking in Seoul, even the at the best places (K is the best) - if you walk in looking like a normal drinker, you get normal service... and in Korea, 'normal' people only know 4 cocktails off the top of their heads, and maybe 3 labels of SMS, so you have a few insanely talented bartenders who just churn out mojitos and substandard martinis all day, or go into an SMS bar where they sell by the shot and still order a full bottle of Macallan 12 and want a plate of fruit and two carafes of 10% juice drink.....
     
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    I've been hitting K a couple times a week (convenient from work) and enjoy it quite well now. That initial olive fiasco appears to have been an aberration--drinks have been consistently good, and I've been doggy-paddling my way through the malts list.
     
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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think a meetup may be in order fairly soon.
     
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    :nodding:
     
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    Still waiting for pics and review, maaaaan.
    Nice. Already looking forward to your pics.
     
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    Hear, hear.
     
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    On a side note, does anyone have any recommendations for places to pick up some single-malt scotch? I was browsing Namdaemun but was put off by the insanely high markup. Are the prices there pretty standard for the rest of Seoul? I saw a bottle of Laphroaig 10 for 70k, while my local Homeplus had some Johnnie Green for 60k (on par with what I'd pay back home).
     
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    that's the breaks for SMS in Seoul. no good deals. Save up and buy a ticket to Japan on Airasia (can be $100'ish each way) and stock up on things like that. SMS starts at like 2500Y/bottle over here, Laphroaig Quarter Cask is like 90,000W at Shinsegae and 3300Y at my neighborhood supermarket.
     

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