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> Bangkok tailor?, Can anyone recommend me a good tailor in Bangkok?
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?
Cheers,
Jack
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post Oct 20 2008, 11:06 AM
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Ha, I just got a nice suit (with pants and skirt) and dress done at James Tailor: http://www.james-fashion.com/about.html

Total price $CAN 600

It was pretty good, but they had to do the dress twice, and it was really expensive.

I don't have a picture of the suit, but here is one of my dress:
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It's a bad picture, long story, I was a little angry and frustrated at the time.


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post Oct 20 2008, 11:11 AM
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They're all good. Let them give you the script and then make your choice. You pays your money..


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post Oct 20 2008, 11:18 AM
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I dunno, I heard some horror stories before...


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post Oct 21 2008, 12:33 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Oct 20 2008, 11:18 AM) *

I dunno, I heard some horror stories before...

Hey all tailors in Bangkok has ups and down depends on your luck.My recomendation would be never go to the shops that touts take you example of james fashion.
I have been using the service of Excelsior to make suits pants and dress shirts for me and myself and have been totally happy with the clothes.
Maybe you could check them up and contact them at www.excelsuits.com
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post Oct 21 2008, 02:37 AM
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Yep agree with that. Touts are touts. Walk in to a place and have a chat. Walk out if you have doubts..


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post Oct 21 2008, 09:28 AM
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Well I liked my dress and suit. I just meant the photo was a bad one, because I lost my camera that day.


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post Dec 5 2008, 08:16 AM
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I once had suits and a sports coat made on sukhumvit soi 16. The shop is inside somerset lake point hotel.. Quality was good.(Tailorpro fashion)- equal in quality to my other wedding suit bought and tailored at Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco, and at a fraction of the price.
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post Dec 5 2008, 10:20 AM
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That's cool, do you have a picture of it?


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post Dec 9 2008, 05:22 AM
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Hey thanks for all your help.
I went to Excelsior as recommended by fellow travelbuddy.
The suit was awesome price reasonable and it was great to have a fit there.
Will surely recommend all my colleagues friends and family to them.
You really need a good tailor when in bangkok since they are over 400 of them with touts trying to pull and they are all over the corner.
I was lucky i was in the right place.
Thanks all cheers,
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post Dec 9 2008, 01:22 PM
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Cool, are you happy with it?


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post Dec 17 2008, 06:04 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Dec 9 2008, 01:22 PM) *

Cool, are you happy with it?

yeah it was awesome and i am very happy. I would have paid 800 dollars easily back home
for the quality that i picked up at Excelsior.
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post Jan 31 2009, 09:31 AM
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Fortunately, Travel and Leisure has just come out with the best article I've ever come across detailing the very best shop to visit to have a suit made.
Major of the shops has gone to the international standards accepting world wide mail orders and traveling to various countries to get people tailored.
Excelsior is definitely the most reputable in Bangkok where tailoring is concern and where price the most reasonable.
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post Jul 22 2009, 12:13 PM
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there are all kinds of sweatshops in bankok that will be pleased to assist you.
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post Jan 22 2010, 05:55 AM
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QUOTE(azreal @ Jul 22 2009, 12:13 PM) *

there are all kinds of sweatshops in bangkok that will be pleased to assist you.


Tailors in Bangkok are all hit and miss.You might find a good tailor or a bad tailor can just ruin your holiday trip with 6 times having to go to them for fitting.
3 years back i was in Bangkok and had a good tailor make some clothes for me.
Overall it is value for money to get things done here in Bangkok with lots of fabrics to chose from and price 1/3rd of off the rack back home.
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post Feb 21 2010, 07:05 PM
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I just returned from Bangkok - as greatly benefitted from advice of fellow formers, would like to share my experiences for tailoring :
1) Best to allow at least 24 hours for collection and also some extra time for alterations - tailoring is personal service and it will be difficult to get good fit for 1st time experience
2) Try 2 diff tailors if you have time and choose the best to do the bulk of your stuff eventually - if you have time - everyone has their favorites/recommendations and it is difficult to know which is best for you
3) For suits - the material is quite standard and should not have much problems. But otherwise, the material selection range esp for females are limited. So may want to consider to bring your own cloth material - best to presoak them first to ensure doesn;t shrink later on
5) Be specific abt details - need lining, seams sewn, length and type of sleeves , length of hem etc
Prob best if you bring a favorite dress/pants that fits well to copy pattern. For lining - there is limited selection so may wish to bring own.
6) Buttons - limited selection of buttons available there. So if you are particular - buy your own and bring along
7) Recommended Tailors –Savile Row Company inside Rose hotel
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post Mar 4 2010, 07:38 AM
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The advantage of Tailor Pro is that they tour round the world doing measurements and fittings. So you go see them in your home city and they do everything there - then the suit etc arrives and the finish it. So they fill a niche, but once you actually get to Bangkok, there are plenty of others in the game.Mr Frank as a tourists we know what you're upto
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post Jun 22 2010, 04:23 AM
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Recommendation of Savile Row Custom Tailor
I have been living in Bangkok for quite sometime now and I have been using Savile Row Custom tailor a lot since I got here, always with excellent results. I initially got Narry & Aron recommended from some of my friends that have been living in Bangkok for several years, and I did on top of that also do some web research to be sure that I was going for the right one from the beginning.
So far I have been having 5 suites, and around 12-15 shirts made at Savile Row. I'm a tall Scandinavian guy (around 6''4), and I like my suites in a very slim and modern design which normally makes it rather hard for tailors to do a good job. It was however not the case at Savile Row. My first suite needed only one small fitting in the jacket, and since then I haven't been needing any fittings at all, either for the trousers or the jackets. I have also brought some of my girlfriends and they were also very satisfied with the results. One other good thing with Savile Row is that he ships and visits Europe and the US, so once he got your measurements you can have new perfect suits made at a very appealing prices even when your a back in US/Europe.
In terms of price I think Savile Row is priced fairly, not among the cheapest but considering the quality of the work and the fabrics (I always choose 150's with either Kashmir or slik (or both)) I certainly think he is the best deal in Bangkok. Talk to Narry himself and I'm sure you will be able to cut a good deal with him.
Be sure to have enough time for picking out fabrics, it is a good idea to have done some initial research done before coming to the shop so that you got an idea around what you want.
I can based on the above only give Narry and Aron my warmest recommendations.
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post Jun 29 2010, 08:20 AM
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One thing you ought to do when you get something tailor made is to allow enough time for several fittings! If you hop in a tailor shop and they measure you don't expect perfection if you pick your finished product up a couple hours before you fly home!

Don't pay for the whole job right up front! Stop in and see how things are going. Check the garment out in the sunshine looking for color shifting, misaligned seams or other imperfections. Check the fit. If you wait until the last minute to see your item, just before you fly home, you don't have any time to make any adjustments.

If you pay for the whole thing right up front - good luck - they don't have any incentive to fix anything! Some tailors may be very helpful but once they get paid they don't have to please you at all!



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QUOTE(jackjohnson @ Oct 20 2008, 09:01 AM) *

Hey Travelpodians,
I will be travelling to Bangkok in the first week of November can someone recommend me a good tailor in Bangkok?
Cheers,
Jack

Raja's Fashions across from the Nana Hotel-I've been going there for over 20 years- great staff and good quality.
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