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tailor made clothes in Bangkok

Posted by jasminsingh on 10/9/2007 at 00:52

I'm gonna be in Bangkok soon and would like to get something done there. is there anyone who had a real good experience at a tailor store? or also a really bad experience?

thanks for any recommendation,

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Posted by g_singh on 15/9/2007 at 20:42

hi, there are loads of indian tailors in bangkok, some of the styles look a bit '80's power suit' and less like the slick tailored designer suit as you may be wanting.

one place i was recommended and went too, but me and my didnt get a suit made was in the siam emporium, i cant remember the guys name or the full name of the shop-i'll post it if i remember! price was about £120 for a suit but the quality was the very good. cheaper bargains can be had but quality and style can be questionable.

sorry wasnt more help.

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Posted by MJS on 16/9/2007 at 05:00

My boyfriend had 2 suits made at siam fashion center, sukhumvit soi 7, 1 klong toey. 2 three piece suits, including 4 trousers, 3 shirts, 2 ties. For around 220 euros. The suits look great, style and quality.

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Posted by jasminsingh on 18/9/2007 at 00:02

thanks very much for your help! let's see what they'll have there...

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Posted by grantroger on 18/9/2007 at 21:37

If you search the forum here you will find that Rajawongse - soi 4, Raja's - soi 4 and Crown - soi 8 get some good reviews as well. All of them on sukhumvit not so far from one another so do check them out too.

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Posted by exacto on 18/9/2007 at 23:52

I had quite a few clothes made at Raja's on Sukhumvit Soi 4. The clothes were good, have held up well over time, and were a fair price too. The people who run the shop are friendly to their clients (not so much to their staff) and do a deservedly good business.

I'm not sure I would necessarily recommend them however. Despite the good hospitality, the details of my clothes (pocket style, crotch placement, etc.) were often wrong, and typically needed a fourth fitting. That might be a problem if you are just passing through town. Most tailor shops typically require at least three fittings by the way, so that is something to keep in mind when planning your time in Bangkok or wherever you are having the clothes cut.

One other thing to keep in mind is that most of the tailor shops in a given area really only take the measurements and the actual tailors go from shop to shop to pick up those measurements, make the clothes, and then show up to assist with the fittings.

Price is a big variable too, and often times you get what you pay for. Those two suits for $79 won't be anything to write home about. Even so, if the place you pick won't budge on price, they will often throw in a few extras, like matching hankies or an extra shirt or a few ties. As with other shopping in Thailand, the more you buy, the better deal you can get.

I remember having clothes tailor made as a very fun experience and something I could never afford to do back home. Even if it is just a few pair of pants or shirts, it is typically a great experience as well as something you can take home from your trip. Cheers.

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Posted by MJS on 19/9/2007 at 00:21

I've just noticed your name being Jasmin. I have to add that while waiting for my boyfriend to finish his fitting, there were two women getting dresses made at the same place. The dresses looked horrible! I overheard one of the women saying she was really pleased with te result/design, so maybe it wasn't the tailors fault but just her bad taste/choice in design. My point is, I don't know how good this tailor is at making women's clothing. Sorry! Let me know if you find a tailor you're pleased with!

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