QUOTE(julyn87 @ Feb 2 2012, 02:00 PM)
It was a sisters trip to bangkok with my bf on 26 Jan 2012. It was mainly a shopping trip and we always missed out time for my bf to have his office pants tailor made. It was about 11pm when we walked past Adam and Eve Fashion and my bf decided to have his clothes tailor there due to time constraint.
One of the stuff greet us happily and he got to work on convincing us of the merits of purchasing custom made cloths from them. The product would be high class and made of the best materials. They know that we are from Singapore via the way we speak and they immediately quote us in Singapore dollars, which i believed that americans will be quote at a much higher price in accordance to the area/ countries etc they came from.
To make a long story short, after about a hour of being soft soaped , being constantly reassured of the their integrity and that we would be very satisfied we agreed to go ahead. This turned out to a very expensive and distressing mistake.
My bf paid for S$260 for 4 pants and 4 shirts. It cost the same as the shirts/ pants that G2000 sold in Singapore. However as tailor made, we agreed that with good workmanship the price quoted qould be reasonable. The measurement were taken and he gave instructions on what he wanted. However, it was obvious from the first fitting that it was a ripoffs tailor with poor workmanship! The inner linings of the pants were rough (threadlines were badly sewn along) and the measurements around the waist/hip was wrong.
The tailor apologised and promised us that there would be no problems after the alterations. They too, wanted to send the altered clothes the hotel's reception. I was not convinced as there was no second fitting after the altered clothes. Also, it was already one day before we depart bkk. Again, the tailor reassured us and promised there would not be any problems.
HOWEVER! After we recived the altered shirts, we knew we were in trouble. The shirts were completely different from what he had requested. He made this clear and was told that it would be altered to my satisfaction. The waist/hip problems were solved but they increased the arm width without our noticed. The arm width was now 1.5 inches bigger!!! It was already the day to depart bkk and we had to rush to the shop and demand for an alteration.
We had expressed complete dissatisfaction with their products. The tailor dismayed that it was a small difference and to my shock and disbelief, the manager of the shop smirked and cover their mistakes by saying that everything goes in proportion. If they increase the waist length, they would increase the arm width as well -->> MEANINGLESS to tailor our clothes if we want it to be tailored fit to any man's body.
Now, my bf was left with unfitted shirts and he would need to spend much more money to alter his shirts in Singapore despite the money paid for "quality and good workmanship" that the shop boasted! Adam and Eve Fashion had left us with very bad impression and i would prefer my bf to be better off buying shirts locally than to be ripped off by bkk tailors.
The whole experience has left us with very bad impression of Thailand. At the very least tourists should be warned to be constantly on their guard from approaches from such ‘nice’ people and the entrapment techniques used by such tailors. The inexperience tourist in Thailand is constantly targeted. (Especially caucasian!!!!!)