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jackjohnson
post Oct 20 2008, 09:01 AM
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Hey Travelpodians,
I will be travelling to Bangkok in the first week of November can someone recommend me a good tailor in Bangkok?
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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!!!!!)



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jackjohnson   Bangkok tailor?   Oct 20 2008, 09:01 AM
starlagurl   Ha, I just got a nice suit (with pants and skirt) ...   Oct 20 2008, 11:06 AM
ScottWoz   They're all good. Let them give you the scrip...   Oct 20 2008, 11:11 AM
starlagurl   I dunno, I heard some horror stories before...   Oct 20 2008, 11:18 AM
garry001   I dunno, I heard some horror stories before... H...   Oct 21 2008, 12:33 AM
ScottWoz   Yep agree with that. Touts are touts. Walk in to...   Oct 21 2008, 02:37 AM
starlagurl   Well I liked my dress and suit. I just meant the p...   Oct 21 2008, 09:28 AM
srobin   I once had suits and a sports coat made on sukhum...   Dec 5 2008, 08:16 AM
starlagurl   That's cool, do you have a picture of it?   Dec 5 2008, 10:20 AM
jackjohnson   Hey thanks for all your help. I went to Excelsior ...   Dec 9 2008, 05:22 AM
starlagurl   Cool, are you happy with it?   Dec 9 2008, 01:22 PM
jackjohnson   Cool, are you happy with it? yeah it was awesome...   Dec 17 2008, 06:04 AM
garry001   Fortunately, Travel and Leisure has just come out ...   Jan 31 2009, 09:31 AM
azreal   there are all kinds of sweatshops in bankok that w...   Jul 22 2009, 12:13 PM
patricksmarty   there are all kinds of sweatshops in bangkok that...   Jan 22 2010, 05:55 AM
grewnterrace   I just returned from Bangkok - as greatly benefitt...   Feb 21 2010, 07:05 PM
koonel   One thing you ought to do when you get something t...   Jun 29 2010, 08:20 AM
theroadshow   Hey Travelpodians, I will be travelling to Bangko...   Nov 14 2011, 09:48 AM
alffredangelo   [quote name='jackjohnson' post='76401']Oct 20 200...   Nov 22 2011, 04:39 PM
pauls4425   Having read some raving reviews on 'Universal ...   Jun 2 2013, 05:19 AM
alffredangelo   I recommend Crown tailors. I gave them a try on my...   Dec 9 2011, 02:38 PM
vineetkoushik   I recommend Tom's Fashion. His website is Toms...   Apr 9 2012, 02:01 PM
bthomas   I would like to recommend a shop also in Bangkok c...   Jun 2 2012, 12:55 AM
steve.smith   Adam and Eve Tailors I was travelling through B...   Nov 12 2012, 02:20 PM
alexcooper01   Hi, You know very well that lots of tailor in Ban...   Jan 15 2013, 04:57 AM
patricksmarty   Visited Excelsior tailor in Bangkok. Very happy th...   Jan 17 2013, 06:07 AM
koonel   If you do not have sufficient time to get proper t...   Jan 26 2013, 07:56 AM
adaptorplug   I've lived and worked in Bangkok for the last ...   Feb 12 2013, 06:59 AM


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