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    Suit Tailors in Asia

    Does anyone have any recommendations for tailor made suits in Asia where you've got yourself a suit recently (say this year)?

    I was wondering what the impact of the lack of tourism had on this industry, and whether tailors are still around and delivering good quality products.

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    Off the rack suits are really cheap here in Sydney, and stores like Johnny Big, Lowes always have items on sale, than you can take them to a Tailor if they need hemming,

    but probably the best thing you can do is google tailors in the area you are visiting, and read up on shop reviews, than inspect some of the shops work they have just completed for a client that's ready for picked up,
    also have in mind what you want made and be prepared to wait at least 2 weeks,
    tailors also have off the rack regular size shirts already made,

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    I'll up this info as it is now out of date....

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    I was in Hoi An, Vietnam and tailors everywhere. Apparently they are suppose to be quite good.

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    pre covid most cities in Asia have tailor shops in abundance.

    Often Indian tailors ( Singapore were plenty I recall).

    So like all industries, Im sure they got hit very hard with no international tourism and business travelers past two years.

    I use to travel with one colleague that every few years would get his suits in HK and Singapore. Suits were well tailored and far cheaper than here. trying different shops and haggling is part of the game

    I was in India in 2017 and 18 working ..lots of tailor shops in most shopping areas and dedicated areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamthewalrus View Post
    So like all industries, Im sure they got hit very hard with no international tourism and business travelers past two years.
    Yea exactly what I was thinking - that's y i was curious about what it's like at the moment.

    Looks like theres still a few tailors around

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    I was in Hoi An, Vietnam and tailors everywhere. Apparently they are suppose to be quite good.
    When did u head over there drifter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogansheros_breakout View Post
    had suit tailor made in HCMC. mistake I made was not getting the exact pic and specs of what was promised.

    in the end I got a nice suit but when I'm back here it didn't last as long as locally purchased suits.

    I just buy suits locally now. so much less stress.
    Yea im trying to compare the costs & time of going overseas vs just getting it locally.

    if its a good opportunity for a holiday, good punts and some suits with it i might head over there haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkpuntin View Post
    When did u head over there drifter?
    I think it was Jan 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifter View Post
    I think it was Jan 2019.
    Ah ok, nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkpuntin View Post
    Yea exactly what I was thinking - that's y i was curious about what it's like at the moment.

    Looks like theres still a few tailors around
    Sure there will probably good deals to find now.

    Shop around usually they are in clusters. And often related haha (cousins etc).
    Dont let them take you to the back room for tea or tell you their cousin lives coincidentally in your area.

    Haggle !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_Qs8tq5c8

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamthewalrus View Post
    HAHAHA classic scene!

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    haha nice clip, i think i have to do some online research of current prices in Thailand especially for clothing, t-shirts, hats, shorts and thongs, because those cute girls can make you pay more than double the Australian prices.

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    Old travel tip: ‘ take half the baggage and twice the money ‘.. : )

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    great tip, don't forget don't take candy to the candy shop,

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    I can say about Jakarta , yeah you can still get cheap tailor. I often do this when visiting my grandma

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    @samstailors on Instagram in Hong Kong is somewhere I really want to go

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    I don't think we should limit ourselves to any particular region since now there are many ateliers with delivery worldwide. My son chose one of Gentleman's Guru wedding suits, and we received the order pretty quickly, although we are a couple of thousand kilometers from the store. Even though the order was made without fitting, the suit fit my Jack perfectly, and he looked flawless. Therefore, I think you should not limit yourself to Asian or any other sweaty ones. Just choose a suit you like and place an order.

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    Bangkok Soi 10 sukhumvit. First one on the left. Can't remember name.

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    Pattaya. Junction of second road and central road. Called AMA I think. Next to a lady beauty parlour

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