BillyB wrote:If suits form an important part of your life, the old adage is still true - you get what you pay for and i'm yet to find a tailor here that ticks all the boxes!
When I bought my stuff at Christian Armani they stapled a swatch of the materials I selected to both their work order and my receipt.
When I made my order we went over everything, and I mean everything. For example, for my shirts, we discussed tail length, pleating and darts, width of the button panel, size and shape of the collar, button size, color, thread,type, spacing, and position of second button, cuff size and shape for long sleeve shirts, sleeve length and diameter for short sleeve shirts, pocket size, shape, and position, and more. Then we went to work on the suit jacket.
They also told me that they did all of the cutting and sewing in Singapore and my suits were done with multiple fittings... initial measurement... sizing of the roughed in jacket and trousers... and final fitting.
I previously tried three other places... one in Four Floors that was complete crap... shirts not cut to measurements, couldn't get the monogram right, stitching that pulled the fabric, and fabric that deteriorated quite quickly... another in the same mall as Christian Armani that was mostly pretty good but not as much into the details, and another shop in Far East Shopping Center on Orchard that was very good but way too expensive.
Christian Armani is definitely not cheap... then again, I learned that you get what you pay for.