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Tailors in Jakarta, Indonesia

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FCS, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. FCS

    FCS Senior member

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    Does anyone have a good experience with some tailors there? Any suggestions would be great.
     


  2. JTA

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    I'm not aware with good suit makers in Jakarta, almost all of them using fusing to make their suits.

    Having said that my tailor (an old schooled shirts and trousers maker) had heard before that there is still one old schooled tailor in Gajah Mada Rd. that is able to construct a canvassed suit though I never tried it and another one is already retired in Bandung.

    My dad had a bespoke suit made for him around 30 years ago in Surabaya and to my surprise it is fully canvassed, fits him well and still in a nearly perfect condition. A testament of a quality.
     


  3. FCS

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    Thanks a lot for the info, JTA, I haven't checked the board for a few days now. This tailor in Gajah Mada, is it Brutus by any chance? Someone mentioned the name to me.

    Who is your trouser and shirt maker, if you don't mind me asking? Hoping to check them out, trousers and shirts should be simpler job for most tailor shops.
     


  4. Lendl Marsh

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    Hey..
    I live in central jakarta and there;s a tailor next to the Alila hotel called Laxmi. they have a wide choice of fabrics , cuts and styles. They did offer me a choice between canvas (more dearer) and regular , i personally went for the regular finish due to time constraints.
    I understand they have a branch at the Senayan city mall.
    Ciao...!
     


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    Hi . Forgot to mention that Laxmi also did a fantastic job with my shirts and a sport jacket.
     


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    Laxmi Tailors.. probably one of the older tailors in Jakarta, family run too.
    If longevity is a measure of quality than you can't go wrong there.

    there are fabric shops in Pasar Baru that will arrange a tailor to measure you if you buy the fabrics from their shop.
    I remember Toko Sido Dadi offered that service.

    Hope this helps
     


  7. hkoestanto

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    Hi,

    I'm local and I dont know much about the expat market in this town.
    As far as I know there are 3 prominent tailors here:

    1. A Tham Tailor
    Jl. Cideng Barat No. 16-17, Phone (021) 6337661

    2. Beauty Tailor
    Jl. Hayam Wuruk 25 Jakarta 10120, Phone (021) 3451127

    3. Kwong Tung Tailor
    Jl. Pecenongan No. 10, Phone (021) 3860067

    They are all in Central Jakarta area near Pasar Baru. I dont have experience with Beauty and A Tham yet, but Im quite satisfied with Kwong Tung. They have quite selections of fabrics but you can also bring your own fabrics there.

    The cost for suit with them are around $600 - $1000 including the fabrics.

    Hope this could help.
     


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    i am looking to get some work shirts made. will check out Laxmi.
     


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    I've only recently arrived in Jakarta, but some of my friends have used Mumbay Tekstil in Plaza Mayestik for suits, shirts, and trousers. I gave them a shirt order and am currently awaiting the results. I believe the cost for the suits have been less than those quoted above for Kwong Tung, but this might be a fabric issue.

    The fabric selection seemed decent but, frankly, I'm a novice in this area and don't know what to look for.

    Does anyone have any advice on general websites or resources on the Jakarta market? Perhaps this forum can serve in that capacity.
     


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    Anyone know if there are any decent tailors in yogyakarta?
     


  11. pupjoint

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    checked out Laxmi, they have a branch in Senayan City and also Kemang. Havent got anything made yet.
     


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    I'm not aware with good suit makers in Jakarta, almost all of them using fusing to make their suits.

    Having said that my tailor (an old schooled shirts and trousers maker) had heard before that there is still one old schooled tailor in Gajah Mada Rd. that is able to construct a canvassed suit though I never tried it and another one is already retired in Bandung.

    My dad had a bespoke suit made for him around 30 years ago in Surabaya and to my surprise it is fully canvassed, fits him well and still in a nearly perfect condition. A testament of a quality.


    @ JTA: Do you, by any change, know who is the Tailor of your father's suit? I am living in Surabaya and currently looking for a good tailor for shirts and suits.
     


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    His tailor has passed away already. For Surabaya, you can try a tailor in Hyatt Hotel for the suit. Able to make canvassed suit (MTM) but a hit and miss with the fit. You have to be very clear in the direction and details. Give a try and let us know how it goes [​IMG]
     


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    any updates on tailors in Jakarta? thanks
     


  15. charlieiPad

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    Here is the update, The Exclusive Tailor on Ambassador Mall, 1st floor, you can Google them, they are available on the net.
     


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