tailors in seoul korea?

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  1. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Senior member

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    elaborate please~
    i didn't even bother checking out the selection of imported fabric at savile row since i was testing the water and ordering with the domestic korean wool
    is there that much of a difference in the quality?
     
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    The regular standard Samsung wool seems very fragile and can easily get damaged in my opinion. At least, this is what I have experienced, although I am no expert.
     
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    been wearing the 2 suits from savile row on a weekly basis for several months now
    they have not been abused but not babied either
    1 of them has been dry cleaned once
    still look fine to me
    hopefully they stay that way ... and i hope to expand my suit wardrobe a bit more so they will get more rest in between wears
     
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    Same, it took a couple of wears. The ones I had are over a year old and have taken some abuse.
     
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    High thread count doesn't necessarily make it better, but in any case the Samsung stuff has more variety than you're giving it credit for. My favorite suit from here is super 180 wool/cashmere blend. I don't wear it all the time, so I can't exactly say whether it's durable or not. I can say it never holds a wrinkle and feels like pajamas. I'm pretty sure my tailor only carries domestic stuff and didn't upcharge me for this stuff.
     
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    I didn't mean to say thread count. I meant to say that the standard of quality is below average at times. I have seen many Samsung fabrics have defects in matching the pattern.
     
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    Buying from the books is a rookie mistake.
     
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    Do you have suggestions for getting fabrics?
     
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    The stuff I mentioned was a rolled up on the rack. I got quite a bit of handling time with it before I settled down on it.

    EDIT: Impolyte, is ToJ still made in Korea? Some guy asked me that in a private message, but I wasn't really equipped for a certain answer. I do know you said you shipped out a while ago.
     
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    Has anyone used Tailorable or Lerichi (레리치) for suits?

    I was browsing a thread on AAAC and the two names came up.

    Also, does anyone know anything about Villa del Corea? I can't tell if it is has shops inside or just houses visiting tailors.

    Thanks for any information.
     
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    Hey guys,

    How much is a basic 2 piece suit from saville row or hahn going for now? also, are they easy to find from the main train station and what time do they close?

    also, i'm only in seoul for 4 days. how many fittings would i need? i'll be in the city for 2 days, going to a ski resort for 3 days, 2 nights (so if its open at night, i could go for another fitting), in for another 2 days and then flying off. reckon i could get a suit made by then?
     
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    Savile Row is 550 or so. You gotta walk all the way down the street towards the Army post, and hang a left going in the direction of the Banpo bridge, it's the ass end of Itaewon.

    You can't, however, expect to get a suit made by Savile Row in your limited amount of time. Their usual time needed is about 2 weeks, and while you only need one or two fittings, it's not really good form to walk into a shop like that and tell them to rush your order. Even 9 days would be a rush.
     
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    Did savile raise the price or did you miscalculate?
    I got my suit made at savile row for under $450 in january and again in september
    and luckily for me mr.choi finished my suit from measuring to finish with one fitting in four days
    but i am sure that's not always possible
     
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    550,000W was what I paid in June, and then again in August. I chose a fabric from the bolts in-house, and not from a book. My suits probably have a bit more detailing than yours, though I don't believe I paid extra for that.
     
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    hmm
    i thought you meant $550 but 550,000 won is still about $50 more
    i wonder what the difference is between your suit and mine that would warrant the 50,000 won price difference
     

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