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Anyone know of any good tailors in Hoi An

  • geoffraffe

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    Looking for some decent clothes, any suggestions?

    #1 Posted: 20/3/2007 - 23:08

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    Hi Geoff,

    There's a few old threads about this -- probably a good spot to start.

    Hoi an and suit shops

    Hoi An cloths

    Bear in mind there's approximately 12,437,324,567 tailors in Hoi An!

    #2 Posted: 21/3/2007 - 16:39

  • camstyle

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    spent 6 days in hoi an loved it very much the best place we found was a place called Guys and Gals it was on the main road opposite the hoia an resort hotel i think? small frontage back of the road a bit 10m roughly .
    they are friendly and i'm fussy when it comes to clothes having worked in the industry for about 15 years. mention cameron from perth my buisness card is in there promo book. from april last year.
    we also stayed near the beach at the sea and sand resort it was fantastic.

    #3 Posted: 21/3/2007 - 19:59

  • hoai

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    Hi Geoff,

    There are hundreds of tailors in Hoi An but not all of them are professional. Being a tour guide throughout of Vietnam and pass by Hoi An very often, I highly suggest you should check their website and models carefully before making your decision to get it. If you haven't chosen any and need a recommend, feel free to contact me.

    #4 Posted: 21/3/2007 - 21:53

  • transki

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    Hi Geoff

    We scouted quite a number of places and settled on a quality tailor shop called "Heritege Tailors" We had several pants, shirts, and dresses made which we were initially happy with. Unfortunately, almost all the pieces have fallen apart at the seams with the first washing.
    Be careful!!

    #5 Posted: 29/3/2007 - 03:45

  • CatBa

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    Tailors in Hoi An are not what they appear to be. They are more accurately described as clothing outlets as much of what a store sells is not produced by or even at the retailers.

    If you had walked EVERY street in Hoi An as I did last month (on business) you would know that there are many houses who openly are sewing clothing products which give rise to poor quality control.

    And just because a store employs 'foreigners' to hustle their goods doesn't mean a store is honest, either, just that they have landed a seasonal job that satisfies their needs.

    #6 Posted: 30/3/2007 - 04:24

  • CatBa

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    One other point - several 'copies' of 'letters of recommendation' can be seen in many stores.

    Either the letter writers all write the same message or one or two characters sure did a lot of shopping at many stores - if these posters are to be believed.

    #7 Posted: 30/3/2007 - 04:26

  • stephka

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    "Unfortunately, almost all the pieces have fallen apart at the seams with the first washing."

    Yes, ask them what kind of thread they use. Mercerized cotton is good, and polyester is terrible.

    #8 Posted: 2/4/2007 - 17:49

  • hansyen

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    Strange. There over 400 clothes shops in Hoi An and if I have to believe some of the posts none of them are doing a good job.

    Well my expressions with clothes shops in Hoi An is different

    I can recommend you a good tailor in Hoi An.
    Their shop is on one of the main streets in Hoi An. They are fast, deliver quality, not pushy and they do all of that for a fair price.
    The address is 22 Le Loi Street and that is also the name of the shop.

    I order clothes every time when I visit Hoi An and I have washed my clothes many times since than and they are still in one piece. It is all depending on what the quality is of material you choose. To choose a good shop is important but even more important are the tailors, who are working for a shop. The tailor who is making the suits for 22 Le Loi street is one of the best in Hoi An. I know for a fact that he does this work for 6 or 7 years now. The first 3 or 4 years he worked for a boss who was teaching him how to make suits. Now since a couple of years he is working alone.

    Also for the other pieces of clothes they work together with tailors who have years of experience in making clothes. My advice is that you better choose for quality instead of a well-decorated shop. A well-decorated shop shall most of the time charge you a higher price for the same or even less quality. A big part of your payment is for the shop decoration, the rent of the shop and the taxbill and that is not something you cannot enjoy back home.

    When I return to Hoi An this summer I want them to make all my new clothes because after all my visits since 1995 I know for sure they are one of the best in town.
    If you are planning to visit this shop make sure that you say hello from Hans, Yen and Kimberly from Holland and I'm sure that you will get the highest possible services.

    #9 Posted: 2/4/2007 - 19:18

  • hansyen

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    Strange. There over 400 clothes shops in Hoi An and if I have to believe some of the posts none of them are doing a good job.

    Well my expressions with clothes shops in Hoi An is different

    I can recommend you a good tailor in Hoi An.
    Their shop is on one of the main streets in Hoi An. They are fast, deliver quality, not pushy and they do all of that for a fair price.
    The address is 22 Le Loi Street and that is also the name of the shop.

    I order clothes every time when I visit Hoi An and I have washed my clothes many times since than and they are still in one piece. It is all depending on what the quality is of material you choose. To choose a good shop is important but even more important are the tailors, who are working for a shop. The tailor who is making the suits for 22 Le Loi street is one of the best in Hoi An. I know for a fact that he does this work for 6 or 7 years now. The first 3 or 4 years he worked for a boss who was teaching him how to make suits. Now since a couple of years he is working alone.

    Also for the other pieces of clothes they work together with tailors who have years of experience in making clothes. My advice is that you better choose for quality instead of a well-decorated shop. A well-decorated shop shall most of the time charge you a higher price for the same or even less quality. A big part of your payment is for the shop decoration, the rent of the shop and the taxbill and that is not something you cannot enjoy back home.

    When I return to Hoi An this summer I want them to make all my new clothes because after all my visits since 1995 I know for sure they are one of the best in town.
    If you are planning to visit this shop make sure that you say hello from Hans, Yen and Kimberly from Holland and I'm sure that you will get the highest possible services.

    #10 Posted: 2/4/2007 - 19:18

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  • hansyen

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    Strange. There over 400 clothes shops in Hoi An and if I have to believe some of the posts none of them are doing a good job.

    Well my expressions with clothes shops in Hoi An is different

    I can recommend you a good tailor in Hoi An.
    Their shop is on one of the main streets in Hoi An. They are fast, deliver quality, not pushy and they do all of that for a fair price.
    The address is 22 Le Loi Street and that is also the name of the shop.

    I order clothes every time when I visit Hoi An and I have washed my clothes many times since than and they are still in one piece. It is all depending on what the quality is of material you choose. To choose a good shop is important but even more important are the tailors, who are working for a shop. The tailor who is making the suits for 22 Le Loi street is one of the best in Hoi An. I know for a fact that he does this work for 6 or 7 years now. The first 3 or 4 years he worked for a boss who was teaching him how to make suits. Now since a couple of years he is working alone.

    Also for the other pieces of clothes they work together with tailors who have years of experience in making clothes. My advice is that you better choose for quality instead of a well-decorated shop. A well-decorated shop shall most of the time charge you a higher price for the same or even less quality. A big part of your payment is for the shop decoration, the rent of the shop and the taxbill and that is not something you cannot enjoy back home.

    When I return to Hoi An this summer I want them to make all my new clothes because after all my visits since 1995 I know for sure they are one of the best in town.
    If you are planning to visit this shop make sure that you say hello from Hans, Yen and Kimberly from Holland and I'm sure that you will get the highest possible services.

    #11 Posted: 2/4/2007 - 19:18

  • LionelHutz

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    YALY Couture. I got a cashmere/wool men's suit for US$100 and it was really good, 18 months and several drycleans on it is still going strong. Their cotton shirts are even better, I wish I had bought more of them. For best results, get them to make something they already have in store - if they have to copy a picture there is less chance they'll get it right.

    #12 Posted: 18/4/2007 - 08:15

  • CatBa

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    I can now second hansyen and CONFIRM the shop called 22 LE LOI located, surprisingly, at 22 Le Loi Street has EXCELLENT quality.

    I had two pairs of short pants (trousers) made with numerous visable and hidden pockets (fashioned after Canadian Tilley pants) and the work was the greatest!

    Avoid IMPRESSIONS BOUTIQUE (all 5) as their work is shoddy and of low quality and likely depend on you not discovering their weaknesses until long after you leave Hoi An!

    #13 Posted: 18/4/2007 - 21:42

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