Where to buy a formal suit?

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Where to buy a formal suit?

Post by Sergei82 » Sat, 21 Nov 2009 2:14 pm

Never wore one, but now I have such a necessity.
I have a non-standard body type, so I cannot buy one just from the rack. I have to visit a tailor, I guess, make all the measurements and make the suit personally for me.
Any recommendations about where to go in Singapore?
I'm not looking for something extra stylish. But, of course, I need a good quality/price ratio. People I asked say that in some places it can be expensive. If somebody can, plz, give me more detailed info(places, approximate prices etc).

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Post by econoMIC » Sat, 21 Nov 2009 4:46 pm

Non standard body type, ie your avatar? Wow.

You might want to have a look at this thread http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... ml?t=23299.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 21 Nov 2009 5:31 pm

I'd be willing to bet our friend Sergei82 is our expert resident kettleball practitioner!
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Re: Where to buy a formal suit?

Post by x9200 » Sat, 21 Nov 2009 10:49 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Never wore one, but now I have such a necessity.
I have a non-standard body type, so I cannot buy one just from the rack. I have to visit a tailor, I guess, make all the measurements and make the suit personally for me.
Any recommendations about where to go in Singapore?
I'm not looking for something extra stylish. But, of course, I need a good quality/price ratio. People I asked say that in some places it can be expensive. If somebody can, plz, give me more detailed info(places, approximate prices etc).
We found pretty reasonable the one right in front of the escalator, 2nd floor, Holland Village. Ordered few things from him a couple of years ago.

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Post by Sergei82 » Sun, 22 Nov 2009 12:22 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'd be willing to bet our friend Sergei82 is our expert resident kettleball practitioner!
Just pump some muscle every so often to relieve daily stress. :)

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Post by Adam.C » Sat, 28 Nov 2009 3:31 pm

if you're looking for affordable tailor, a good place to look would be around Far East Plaza. There are many Indian-run tailor shops around there. I can't give you a rough estimate on pricing, but I would assume they are on the lower scale.

If you're looking for quality tailor, try CYC. CYC is singapore's most renowned tailor. Depending on the fabric you choose, a shirt can range from 50 to 150. http://www.cyccustomshop.com/

Have you tried the fittings at Zara and such yet? If you haven't, I'd suggest you try made-to-order suits instead of tailoring. Made-To-Order are often more trendy and less expensive. Zara suits go for 300 tops. Trousers 100 tops.

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Post by jfhann » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 1:59 pm

does cyc only do shirts or can they tailor suits? looks like great quality stuff.

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Post by mrHomeLook » Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:49 am

u can try the tailors at the tanjong pagar area. reallly cheap deals and the quality is pretty good too. there's also another good tailor at Seah Imm Foodcourt, opposite harbourfront ctr.
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