tailors in seoul korea?

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  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    TBH I prefer the tailors in Pyongyang, Korea.
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    '..highly reputed in world markets..'
     
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    Picked up my suit today from Mr. Lim's in Pyeontek city near Osan Air Force base. Very happy with the quality at the price point. Great guy. I met with a number of tailors near the base and went with him on a gut feeling (even though he was the most expensive) and am REALLY happy. I made 3 different suits with 3 different tailors in hopes of finding "my guy" and I think I found him. Dayton's custom tailor is going to really have to impress me when I pick u tomorrow to get my continuous business. Even if the suit's of equal quality, it was markedly more expensive.

    I'll do a more extensive write-up once I'm back in the states and have photos.
     


  4. XKxRome0ox

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    phoned in an order from the states with mr.choi at savile row in itaewon

    i had my suit made at savile row back in january and it came out beautifully
    (i still have not posted any pictures... i will do that soon)
    i have relatives coming from korea for my sister's wedding next month so i figured i could save a little money on the shipping
    (not sure how much shipping the suit costs but why not take advantage of "free shipping"?)
    my first order was a dark charcoal 2 button single breast
    this time i am ordering a dark navy 2 button
    i hope this second suit comes out just as perfectly as the first one did
    if it does, i am definitely going to order 1 or 2 more before the end of the year
     


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    I don't know whether you'll see my reply but I recommend 'Myung-Poom-Sa' near Yaksu subway station which is close to Chungmuro. The owner had worked as a tailor before, so he has a good understanding of patterns. The phone number is 02-2233-0068 and it's in Dong-A Heitz apartment.
     


  6. XKxRome0ox

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    quick phone picture of the suit from savile row
    will try to get better quality photos later
     


  7. ryoneo

    ryoneo Senior member

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    ^ Can you get a full length shot?
     


  8. kimchijajonshim

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    Drats. I wish I'd known this earlier. I lived within a 10 minute walk from Chungmuro, but I'm back in the states now, so this information is now useless. Thanks anyway.
     


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    Savile Row in Itaewon is great as long as you are a picky person and vocal about it. You should have been more vocal about what you want. That said, shirts there are nothing special.
     


  10. XKxRome0ox

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    hey
    i found a long mirror hanging in a different floor's restroom in my work building
    so i will try to get some full length shots the next time i'm wearing the savile row suit
     


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    hey guys, i'm gonna revive this thread.

    anyway, i'll be in seoul around january next year for 1 week. Is it possible to get a 2 piece suit made within 1 week? Any suggestions on tailors? i should be staying around insadong area.

    Also, will there be any issues if i'm unsure exactly what i want? all i know is i don't need something top of the range (i only recently started working). Particularly looking for 2 button in grey.
     
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    People here have use Savile Row in Itaewon a lot. I use Hahn's which is right next door. From what I know they are the only two worth going to in Itaewon. You can request and get the suit finished in a week with no problems. There won't be any issues if you are just looking for a standard 2 button in grey. If you're really worried, you could always bring a picture of what you want with you.
     
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    thanks for the reply.

    Does the tailor at Hahn speak english well enough? Also which fabric should i be choosing for the entry level 500k Won suits? Anything i should be specific about ie. slim fitting etc.
     


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    Yea Hahn's English is pretty damn good. The only problem is that you will have to stress the little details that you want. Hahn will be able to help you pick the fabrics. Just go in tell him your price range and he can guide you through it.

    Also, if you go there, tell him Mr. Mui said hi!
     


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    ok thanks for the info.

    How good are the shirts btw? thinking of getting a couple of shirts made as well.
     


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