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Tailor Made Suits - I feel like SCREAMING

Post by Guest » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:43 am

I have just spent the day looking to get a couple of suits tailor made. The first place I went to said S$500 and when I said I'd see what other places could offer the price immediately dropped to S$250.

I am so confused about what makes a good quality suit. One place quoted me S$900 for a suit another S$800 (this guy explained things like weight of material, stitching not glueing, material used in shoulders etc etc for 45 minutes and by the end of it my head ached).

I then went to another place and tried to use my newly learned knowledge to which I was told it was all *** (was this just another sales technique) and that all shops in the centre used the same tailors. She offered a suit with 2 trousers for S$350.

What I want to know is what should I look for when getting a tailor made suit. I don't want to spend twice/three times as much but just get the same as I would for S$350 but then again I don't see the point in wasting my money on something thats gonna fall apart later. Also what is a reasonable price for a good quality tailor made suit in Singapore

Any help/warnings would be most appreciated.

PS: There is no rush for me to buy because I am in Singapore for 3 to 4 weeks.

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Post by Guest » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 11:01 am

Hi, I think it depends also which part of Singapore you have been. Orchard is definitely more expensive. I usually go to Queensway SC, the tailor name is Wilson Tailor on the 2nd floor. Reasonable price and very good quality. I am not 100% sure of the price I paid for my suit, I think it was $350 (cashmere). As for shirts 100% cotton, very nice material, around 60 to 80. Hope it helps.

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Post by dot dot dot » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:52 pm

I have had suits made from Emporio at Peninsular Plaza, next to Funan IT mall that is. There is a lot of tailors over there,I have very good experiences with Emporio. A linnen suit will set you down approximately 400 - 600 Sing dollare, very good quality. You can discuss design and cutting, they do copy well if you have an example of what you prefer. Emporio is on 3rd or 4th floor.

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Post by Guest » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 5:04 pm

and i believe u also wrote in the other forum!!!!!

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Post by CNA » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 2:19 pm

go to Oxford in L3 (or is it 4) at OUB Centre, Raffles Place.

A nice Italian superfine wool 100 sets you back sgd600 to the very least

They are also very good for doubleply egyptian cotton shirts for 120 onwards...

the proprietors there, alex and diana are very nice ppl, no selling overkill and the measurement's (fittings) are superb
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Re: Singapore:Tailor Made Suits - I feel like SCREAMING

Post by happy_taraz » Tue, 12 Jul 2005 1:08 pm

Anonymous wrote:I have just spent the day looking to get a couple of suits tailor made. The first place I went to said S$500 and when I said I'd see what other places could offer the price immediately dropped to S$250.

I am so confused about what makes a good quality suit. One place quoted me S$900 for a suit another S$800 (this guy explained things like weight of material, stitching not glueing, material used in shoulders etc etc for 45 minutes and by the end of it my head ached).

I then went to another place and tried to use my newly learned knowledge to which I was told it was all *** (was this just another sales technique) and that all shops in the centre used the same tailors. She offered a suit with 2 trousers for S$350.

What I want to know is what should I look for when getting a tailor made suit. I don't want to spend twice/three times as much but just get the same as I would for S$350 but then again I don't see the point in wasting my money on something thats gonna fall apart later. Also what is a reasonable price for a good quality tailor made suit in Singapore

Any help/warnings would be most appreciated.

PS: There is no rush for me to buy because I am in Singapore for 3 to 4 weeks.
Hello,

You pay peanuts, you get monkeys!

The best bet is to try Gentlemen's Quarters. They are really good at what they do. Alot of bankers go them for their shirts and suits.

Located at Level 4 OUB Centre.

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Post by godsend » Sat, 14 Apr 2007 5:06 pm

I realised this is and old thread. There is a tailor I used at Clifford Centre TJ Custom Tailor. I strongly reccomend him.He has made great clothes for me and my family and my friends from the banks go to him too. Everyone has been satisfied.He has been around for 30 years and alot of expats go to him too. His website is www.tjtailor.com if you need more information on is location.

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Post by MangoCar » Mon, 16 Apr 2007 3:13 pm

We just had some nice suits done near Little India. We went there twice for two tailor-made suits because the qulity was really good! It costed S$600 for each including pants. I am sure they are 'flexible' with the price but I doubt if S$250 is too cheap to be trusted in terms of quality. Can buy a nice suits for S$250 in Singapore? We'd love to check it out if someone knows.

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Post by davidy » Tue, 13 Jan 2009 4:20 pm

Tailor made suits/shirts do not necessarily mean cheaper. Often they can be more expensive than branded ones for the simple reason that they use better quality materials and fit you better.

Personally, i think a $1000 tailor made suit is reasonable as i used to pay 250 to 300 for a shirt. If you stay in Singapore, you rarely need to wear suits to work anyway.

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Try Singapore Tailor Guide

Post by singapore-aircon » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 7:04 pm

Hi there,

You could try some of the recommendations at http://www.singapore-tailor-guide.info. I've tried Iris Tailor at Lucky Plaza, and had an excellent experience with my suit.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 7:33 pm

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Post by ksl » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 2:54 am

Digging up the past! Well here's my good advice on tailors

Of course suits come in all prices ranges, though the materials used in Singapore are very light weight and cheap in comparison to heavy materials.

Now a 250 $ light weight suit for working is reasonable, if you want to give 1000$ for the same, you can do that too, no problem in Singapore.

Though just like property agents you have to be very very careful. Now when i was here in 1970, they used to knock up a suit in 24 hrs, and you could watch the people do it. Today much better organised, and all the sewing is done by organised sewing shops, so it takes longer to get your suit made, as their are so many touting tailors, try to encourage the tourists not to come back.

Though if you are earning 10k a week, paying a 1000K is chicken feed for the same suit, that only cost 250$ if you get my drift.

So I would use a little common sense and stick with a budget, if its a working suit, discuss with your tailor, what you want from the suit in terms of comfort, in regards to humidity and the climate, non creasing, and hangs like a million $, especially material that breathes well and looks good.

TJ's in Raffles place will not rip you off the family biz was operating when i was here in 1970 just tell them Ksl sent you and ask him to show you his portfolio of overseas clients, which still buy from him http://www.tjtailor.com/

Look at the different qualities of materials before deciding, but take his advice of which is better suited for this climate, I have a couple of very fine woven light weight mohair for working meetings, which breath very well, and i never feel clammy between 300 & 400$ range.

My Gieves & Hawkes on the other hand which is a beautiful piece knocked me back 6K. It's now standing in the unused section due to over weight, earning money, though I'm determined to wear it again though its hard going to get to SMS's weight :lol:

http://discover.gievesandhawkes.com/

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Post by VegasGuy » Sat, 06 Nov 2010 12:35 am

My experience with tailors in Singapore has been bad. The cost is high, the return time can be ridiculous, and the service is spotty. For what its worth, I make a trip to Hong Kong a few times a year and see my tailor there. The costs are lower, return time is 24-48 hours, and you can get a good deal on Tiger or Jetstar for under $200 RT. PM me if you want tailor details.

Just my two cents….

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 06 Nov 2010 6:53 am

VegasGuy wrote:My experience with tailors in Singapore has been bad. The cost is high, the return time can be ridiculous, and the service is spotty. For what its worth, I make a trip to Hong Kong a few times a year and see my tailor there. The costs are lower, return time is 24-48 hours, and you can get a good deal on Tiger or Jetstar for under $200 RT. PM me if you want tailor details.

Just my two cents….
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Post by VegasGuy » Sat, 06 Nov 2010 6:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
VegasGuy wrote:My experience with tailors in Singapore has been bad. The cost is high, the return time can be ridiculous, and the service is spotty. For what its worth, I make a trip to Hong Kong a few times a year and see my tailor there. The costs are lower, return time is 24-48 hours, and you can get a good deal on Tiger or Jetstar for under $200 RT. PM me if you want tailor details.

Just my two cents….
Get commission izzit? Just post details here so all can benefit. :-|
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Here it is:

HK Broadway Cutom Tailor
Peter is the owner and tailor
49 Mirador Arcade G/F
58 Nathan Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
www.hkbroadwaycustomtailor.com

It's about 2 blocks up from the Penninsula Hotel and can easily be accessed via the Tsim Tsa Chui MTR.

If you go, tell him Nick from Singapore sent you.

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