Vaish/Indian tailor

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  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Are you serious? That's great. I wish my dad wore safari suits all the time (kidding). Is your father in India, or has he just used them while visiting?

    I'm starting to think I should take a trip to India with a few dozen meters of wool with me.
     
  2. 1Dgaf

    1Dgaf Senior member

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    Update from my mother:

    "yes the safari suits. there are 2 vaish tailors side by side and they are cousins."

    There you go. My father visits India irregularly. Normally Bangalore, but he does stop off in Delhi. I suspect he had the suits made when he and my mother spent a year there a couple of years ago.

    I'm starting to think the same thing as you.
     
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    housemaidsknee Senior member

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    if you are visiting south india, i have friends who swear by syyed bawkher (don't know if i spelt that right) in chennie (aka madras).
     
  4. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    you could do worse than going, putting in your order on the first day, have a nice vacation for a week, having a second fitting and a few more days of vacation, then pick up and come home. I am a big proponent of this kind of shoping. you pick up your wardrobe and have a good time for the price of 2 suits at home.

    If you go, drop me a line, I'll give you some more advice.
     
  5. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    FYI, I've heard back from Mr. Vaish, who is sending me swatches in the post. I've requested, shortened for ease of reading:

    Glen plaid- fawn/brown, lighter weight
    Light grey a white stripe - for fall/winter/spring
    Seersucker - blue/white
    Linen - Tan or cream, possibly blended with silk
    Needlecord - light brown/golden tan
    Moleskin - black or brown
    Camel hair

    I'll let you know what they're like, and possibly take pictures, when they arrive. Here's to adventure, right?
     
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    chorse123 Senior member

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    Another update on the Vaish trial run. I hadn't yet received the samples, so I sent a follow-up e-mail. Mr. Vaish said he was waiting for some of the samples from his suppliers--as they did not have them in stock--and that they have been very busy, which is unusual for this time of the year. He said he will be sending the samples he has on Monday.

    I've decided, provided the fabric is good enough, to order a trial suit. I'll keep updates coming, with pictures when useful.
     
  7. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Delays delays delays. Patience is undeniably a necessity when it comes to this process. Vaish e-mailed me on Monday to say that the samples were going out. This was a week later than I expected, but I'm not complaining. It does make me think I may be better off ordering a summer suit than a spring/fall one when they arrive.

    Can anyone recommend a central London tailor who will be willing to take detailed measurements for a fee?
     
  8. Razcule

    Razcule New Member

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    My wife went to prep school with Mr. Vaish's daughter and she tells me his shop is one of the best in New Delhi by reputation.

    By the way, we were married last year outside New Delhi, and I visited a tailor favored by the gents in her family called Khazana, at the Taj Mahal Hotel (Taj Mansingh), the owner's first name Ranjit.  I had a blue/black Prince of Wales three button English suit and black Jodhpur suit made, both very inexpensive and very satisfactory.  Quick turnaround as well.  Bought the fabric however at some shop in nearby Khan market, name unknown.

    Jodhpurs, by the way, are a fun and useful alternative to a tux to have in the West for the the fellows in our party who got one.  You need the appropriate collar-less shirt, a good off-the-rack source in ND is Heritage in South Extension, also very good for silk dress shirts.
     
  9. bespoke_newbie

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    Dear Razcule,

    As I'll be visiting Delhi in a couple of weeks, I'll be more than interested in having more information on the tailor you described (price, where to find him,..). Other info on tailor/shirtmakers and where to find good fabrics for shirts/suits are also welcome ;-)

    By the way, I'm also looking for a good midrange hotel, any help really appreciated.

    Cheers,
    B
     
  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I used to stay at the park royal (which has since been aquired by interconti) and then the grand hyatt. both are good (the hyatt is much better), but I can't tell you if they are in your range.
     
  11. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Fabric samples, ten of them, arrived in London this morning. I'll post pictures tomorrow evening.

    In the meantime, can anyone recommend a tailor in London who will be willing to take my complete measurements?
     
  12. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Still waiting on trews from Kachins. They were to copy a pair of bespoke trousers in every detail and ended up haggling with me over an additional charge to line the trousers. Fabrics I _think_ are Raymond and Reid & Taylor, Super 100s to 130s (of which they have a lot). Reid & Taylor is supposed to be British but they have a big presence here, with the Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan as their face. I will report once I return to Bushland as I'll be in Delhi when they deliver the trousers. If anyone wants to pay me for a Bollywood starlet's address PM me as one lives upstairs.

    Kachins impressed me with their professionalism in measurements. Let's see how their product is.

    Sri RJman-ji
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    An RJWoman, perhaps? [​IMG]
     
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    try the chinese resteraunt above kachins
     
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    Globetrotter, thanks for the tip, these hotels are maybe out of my range but we never know... Do you think it is best to book from India or from the internet or even directly contacting the hotels?


    RJman, as I may be visiting Mumbai also, could you provide some more info on the Kashins please (prices, time needed for the fittings, address...).

    Cheers
     

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