Hoi An - Suit you sir!
Trip Start Dec 27, 2008
50Trip End Jun 27, 2009
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On our second day we went to the beach which is so quiet and unspoilt, despite the constant touts selling everything from newspapers to bottle tops.
On the first day however we really experienced what Hoi An is all about - Tailoring. I would guess that around 50% of shops in town are tailors who will make just about anything you desire, to measure, for cheap. I decided to shop around a bit for my suit (and shirt) and after visiting one over-pushy, ego-boosting shop ("ooh sir, you look like David Beckham!", even I wouldn't fall for that), I arrived at my chosen tailor who fitted me a bespoke tailored suit in quality fabrics for $100, there are cheaper places but I really trusted the staff and felt comfotable that I was getting the real-deal for a fraction of the price I would pay in the UK.
I would also highly recommend Thanh Van Hotel even though the owner is the Vietnamese Swiss Tony, obsessed with buying guest's mobile phones.
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