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Re: Singapore:Tailor Made Suits - I feel like SCREAMING

Post by ksl » Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:42 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.
Well I hope lessons will be learnt by listening to those that have some knowledge of what goes on in Singapore and especially on Orchard Rd, though Singapore is not the only Country that takes advantage of those with little knowledge, it can happen in your own back yard too. I searched out this article that may shed some light into the industry and the reason why I named T.J Tailors, at the clifford centre Raffles place for excellent quality and fair price.

You cannot make a good suit in 24hrs or even 48hrs, it's always better to take from the rack and have it adjusted, as a good quality suit takes at least 2 or 3 fittings and slight adjustments this article I came across is from a Singaporean tailor who gives away all the short cuts which maybe industry practice even in your own Country but it is common practice in Asia!

So the knowledge I am passing is because I do know the textile industry quite well and quality of cloth too! I even have my own sewing machine :lol:

http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/shop/sec ... ors-652603

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:22 am

One has to wonder why someone would dredge up an old thread just to name their tailor when no further recommendations in this thread were requested? :???: If it were from somebody else, we'd be accusin' 'em of advertising or spamming. :lol: :lol:

Or, are you priming the pump for your next business venture as a tailor - seeing you are advertising you have a sewing machine! :P :lol: :lol:
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Post by ksl » Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:47 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One has to wonder why someone would dredge up an old thread just to name their tailor when no further recommendations in this thread were requested? :???: If it were from somebody else, we'd be accusin' 'em of advertising or spamming. :lol: :lol:

Or, are you priming the pump for your next business venture as a tailor - seeing you are advertising you have a sewing machine! :P :lol: :lol:
Haha! I was actually thinking that the tailor that was interviewed on the link was telling the truth and punters should know and understand the truth, that it's very difficult or almost impossible to get a good quality suit in 24 or 48 hrs. 5kg more and I will be in my old suit and jeans too :wink:

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Post by Pilieich » Sun, 08 Jan 2012 5:24 pm

I am confused. Is it possible to find here a recommendation for a good tailor in Singapore or not ?
Are those recommendations false or spam?
If it's considered advertising shouldnt this therad be deleted ?
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Post by Sir » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 12:07 pm

I had some shirts and suit trousers measured and made for me in little india, for the price i was very happy.

Couldn't tell you the name tho, id have to show you haha.

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Re: Tailors

Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 03 Feb 2012 12:45 pm

Pilieich wrote:I am confused. Is it possible to find here a recommendation for a good tailor in Singapore or not ?
Are those recommendations false or spam?
If it's considered advertising shouldnt this therad be deleted ?
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Christian Armani (dodgy name) but very good tailoring. In the Far East shopping center.

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