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jclark 28-06-2012 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Because_ar (Post 67888550)
I actually read through all the pages from the 1st page till the current page during my free time. Great reviews from many of you, especially Condor.

Basically Crown, Pinky and Boss avenue are more popular here.

Guess I will head down to Crown during my BKK trip.

I will probably be making a suit for wedding dinner/prom/formal dinner. I've seen reviews with prices ranges from 5k-8k baht from Crowns, Boss and other less popular but with positive review tailors. But since the price range are almost the same, I'd go with Crown.

This is my first trip to BKK and first time tailoring a suit. What are the points I need to take note or prepare before heading down to Crown? my trip is 3days 3night. I plan to cab down to Crown at around 9pm on weekday, will they still be willing to serve me? I hope 3 days is enough for the fitting and alterations...

The timing is very tight. Crown closes at 8..,maybe you should email them to confirm if they can stay open for you. They may even need to ship the suit to you. Shipping is 600 baht.

lweegp 28-06-2012 11:57 AM

hey guys, im back from my trip. i tailored a suit + pant for 7000baht from pinky tailor. overall im still happy with their service, the material they used, the cutting and little details added on makes the suit looks even better. :) i'll post a pix when i have the chance.

had a word with the owner's son win too and very humble fella.

anyway i think their price is acceptable and they're quite eager to please their customers. any request within means they will try to fulfill.

lastly remember to bargain as much as possible!! but of course be realistic. happy tailoring!! :)

Because_ar 28-06-2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jclark (Post 67892092)
The timing is very tight. Crown closes at 8..,maybe you should email them to confirm if they can stay open for you. They may even need to ship the suit to you. Shipping is 600 baht.

I emailed them and they say 8 sounds good to them and they are able to complete within the timespan I have.

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Originally Posted by lweegp (Post 67896078)
hey guys, im back from my trip. i tailored a suit + pant for 7000baht from pinky tailor. overall im still happy with their service, the material they used, the cutting and little details added on makes the suit looks even better. :) i'll post a pix when i have the chance.

had a word with the owner's son win too and very humble fella.

anyway i think their price is acceptable and they're quite eager to please their customers. any request within means they will try to fulfill.

lastly remember to bargain as much as possible!! but of course be realistic. happy tailoring!! :)

Suit + pants i suppose it's just jacket + pants?

Btw here's the price for suit and blazer(alone) quoted from Pinky and Crown;

Pinky:
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Price for blazer start from THB 6,000 up to THB 10,000 and up.
Suit from THB 8,000, 10,000, 13,000 and up.
Crown:
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Suits start from THB 5500 onwards whereas blazers are only 3800 THB!
I suppose both suit set from these two tailors consists of jacket + pants only.

I'm awaiting for Boss Avenue's reply regarding the price quote on suit and blazer.

Poshua 28-06-2012 09:13 PM

Shortlisted a the good ones after running through forums and forums:

1) Narin Culture - Confirm good but expensive. Min 3 shirts to start. Thai Chinese.
2) Tanika - For those who can't afford Narin, can try Tanika. Same like Narin got specialized tailors behind the shop. Thai Chinese.
3) Milan Suit - Pro and cheapest among all Thai Chinese tailors.
4) Moon River by VJ - Pro run by Indian with specialized tailors.
5) Tailor on 10 - Wide range of fabrics and pro tailor. Run by Canadian.
6) Jhasper Fashion - Cheap with shirts starting at 800 baht, suit around 6,000 baht.
7) Boss Ave - Cheap and no extra charge for customization
8) Crown - Reasonable price and popular
9) Paul's fashion - Heard from banker friend their top grade shirts at 1,000 baht only. (Armari Watergate)
10) Pinky tailor - Many mixed reviews
11) Excelsior - cheap (6 shirts 5,000 baht)
12) Nickermann - Landmark Hotel

This is in no way ranked as I've mixed it with high end and budget tailors. I'm more concerned about the skills of the tailor then the price and quality of materials as I believe with the right cut, even normal fabric will make you stand out. If the cut is wrong, even the best fabric will not make you look good.

Wanderer-in-Time 28-06-2012 11:34 PM

Anyone who is in Bangkok looking for suits should definitely give Crown a visit. First off, the location is excellent right off the main Sukhumvit road. The choice of fabrics is amazing, italian, 120s-180s, you will easily get what you are looking for. The styles they offer are the latest (and your suits actually turns out like the way you wanted!). But the reason that attracted me to these guys was their reputation for excellent stitching and good fitting. I couldn't be bothered to revisit for adjusments, it was a short trip. But boy did they exceed expectations. Although their craftsmanship comes at a price, its worth spending on.

Because_ar 28-06-2012 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Wanderer-in-Time (Post 67913201)
Anyone who is in Bangkok looking for suits should definitely give Crown a visit. First off, the location is excellent right off the main Sukhumvit road. The choice of fabrics is amazing, italian, 120s-180s, you will easily get what you are looking for. The styles they offer are the latest (and your suits actually turns out like the way you wanted!). But the reason that attracted me to these guys was their reputation for excellent stitching and good fitting. I couldn't be bothered to revisit for adjusments, it was a short trip. But boy did they exceed expectations. Although their craftsmanship comes at a price, its worth spending on.

Thanks for the input. I will certainly choose Crown if the price difference is not huge. But if the price difference is really huge, then I might choose Boss Avenue over Crown since the reviews aren't bad either.

Because_ar 29-06-2012 01:36 AM

Here's the reply from Boss Avenue;

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Blazer Suit (2 piece)

Starting range (Polyester mix cashmere) 3,000 4,000

Mid range (Fine Cashmere Wool with cotton mix) 3,400 4,800

High Range (Pure Cashmere Wool) 4,000 6,000
If Crown's mat for 5500 is same as the Boss Avenue's 4000 mat, I might be visiting Boss instead of Crown.

Any fellow members here made any suits from Boss?

Poshua 29-06-2012 04:56 AM

I was eager with my first visit to Crown after reading much reviews. No doubt, the service was excellent and Mana was very friendly while I highlighted my specifications with him - slim fit. He gave me a very good orientation and I went through some designs with my magazine I brought. There's 3 category for shirts - 1,000/ 1,200/ 1,500 baht. I made a pair of pants which cost 3,000 baht as it was 100% cotton.

I decided to start with a shirt and a grey cotton pants. First, I was surprised that instead of Sam/ Mana, my body measurement was done by one of their 2 blanga staffs (one didn't even bothered having his pants altered properly and was crumpled at the bottom). Not to say I doubt their abilities but I'm certainly not very confident when it's not handled by the lead tailor nor his son. It was done in less then 5 mins and I was left baffled. As I was not very convinced he'll do a good job, I showed him a sample shirt for reference. I also told him the sample shirt was bought from the racks and it is not custom tailored to my body.

I had my first fitting on the next day. Material was comfortable as I choose the top tier 1,500 baht category. Stitching seams was good with double layer (don't know what you call it). After donning it, it feels like they just followed my sample shirt. The shelves holes are too tight and I can feel the underside clasping my armpits. It could just mean that they did not follow their own measurements, rather my sample shirt as it was tight. The shelve length is much shorter and I can imagine it will not reveal much of the cuffs if I wore a suit. As for the pants, it's quite loose on the ass area and quite tight on the waist (same like my sample pants). The length was correct merely covering my shoes which I requested.

Since I can't lengthen the shirt's shelves, I can only expand the armpit holes. As for the pants, I got them to tapered it and expand the waist. I also extended the length to stitch up the bottom cuffs for a trendier look. I told them to keep to the same length as I was happy with it. I also requested a darker button for my back pocket. No question asked and they obliged to my requests. Kudos to good service.

I came for the 2nd fitting with high hopes but to my surprise, I receive my shirt with no buttons on the cuffs! They must have miss out when they try to alter the sleeve holes and I was thinking, "Where is the QC!!??" It just occurred to me they sent it to their factory tailors and didn't bother to check. One would think they are busy with too many orders. Imagine if I didn't go for the fitting and they courier it to Singapore. I can't wear the shirt at all! They also did not change the color of the pant's buttons as requested. The pants also looked the same and doesn't seem tapered. The pants was even longer than before after the stitched-cuff look which is not what I want. The threads they used to stitch up was of a darker color and it looked so unnatural. I was thinking how could a atas tailor not aware of basic fashion?

They give me the "after wash will shrink" crap for the pant's length but in my mind Crown has failed my expectations. I'm sorry as being a Virgo, I naturally pay attention to fine details and I'm always keeping up with trends with GQ, Men's Ex (Japan), Esquire etc magazines. If they can't even accede to simple customer requests AND never check before delivering, it means there is a big problem here. My only reasoning is because maybe I'm not a VIP customer as I order only 1 shirt and a pair of pants but the bigger problem I feel is they're over-hyped. Too much business and they can't cope with individual requests. Nothing wrong with that but just like some restaurants. When it's too crowded, the food may not be cooked to utmost perfection. Maybe I'm the suay one.

My feedback and advice if you're going to Crown:
1) Get Sam/Mana to do your measurements.
2) Ask them to write down your request as sometimes they get too crowded and can't pay attention.
3) Don't expect high quality finishing that is really custom made to your body. I went to another tailor and their attention to details was superior. Even adjusting the pants they do it pin by pin; compared to Crown they only use 1 pin to lock in the size - unprofessional.
4) If you're a very particular person, do not go there unless you expect more than 3 fittings to get what you want. Can't imagine how many fittings would a suit need.
5) You get good service and as many alterations as you want. Mana also recommend us where to eat and massage but that's beside the point.

Finally, I decided not to collect my clothes as I rather use the balance on another tailor. I guess Crown's people are always checking on this forum as there are many Singaporeans I met in the shop. I'm not any competitor but just someone who wants to look good with my business wear. Please pay more attention to our customer needs and if possible get a more experienced tailor to take measurements.

tenz1204 29-06-2012 07:16 AM

Hi Poshua,

I went to crown just 2 weeks ago, at a start also did 1 pant and 1 shirt only to test workmanship. My 1st fitting was already perfect with no alteration so I made another pants. I gave them quite a few instructions to do as well. They did it accordingly and good. Now can only see it the shirt and pants last.

Hmmm... I also saw some of them having similar experience with you. Is it a heng suay thing?

Because_ar 29-06-2012 07:24 AM

Crown just replied me regarding the material they use for the suit at 5500 baht, and it's 100% polyesters. Guess will visit them when I have a bigger budget during my next trip.

Poshua 30-06-2012 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by tenz1204 (Post 67918247)
Hi Poshua,

I went to crown just 2 weeks ago, at a start also did 1 pant and 1 shirt only to test workmanship. My 1st fitting was already perfect with no alteration so I made another pants. I gave them quite a few instructions to do as well. They did it accordingly and good. Now can only see it the shirt and pants last.

Hmmm... I also saw some of them having similar experience with you. Is it a heng suay thing?

Others also had same experience? I thought I'm the only one. Who did your measurements?

tenz1204 01-07-2012 01:08 PM

A soft spoken guy did the measurement, I didn't catch his name. Mana was around but was busy with calls. Then an older man came to take over.

For fitting, it is the soft spoken guy.

grantt 02-07-2012 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by tenz1204 (Post 67972401)
A soft spoken guy did the measurement, I didn't catch his name. Mana was around but was busy with calls. Then an older man came to take over.

For fitting, it is the soft spoken guy.

I usually have mana chatting to me and then lop measuring and doing my fitting for me, which has always worked out pretty well. Seems like the same, regardless of who measures me since i've seen these same people as Crown year in and year out when i visit!

Poshua 02-07-2012 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 67993610)
I usually have mana chatting to me and then lop measuring and doing my fitting for me, which has always worked out pretty well. Seems like the same, regardless of who measures me since i've seen these same people as Crown year in and year out when i visit!

Good you had yours well, mine wasn't until I visited Tanika who got everything right. I've never worn such a perfect shirt before. There's a huge difference when I put it on. It blends into my body slim fit without feeling any discomfort. I don't know how they do it but it's even more solid than my sample shirt which I bought from Korea. Although I paid a much higher premium, I get better quality, hand stitching and superior service.

I wanted to try Narin Couture initially but he said my 5 days trip here was not sufficient for him to produce the shirts in time (furthermore it's near weekend and Sunday is off). I was advised to best start on Monday and they need minimum 3 pieces to start. I don't know why but I had this feeling the Thai Chinese does a better job in terms of QC and listening to customer needs. I can see they take pride in quality and rather reject you than not doing a good job.

I also gave a shot at our famous Jhasper Fashion with their top tier 1,200 baht shirt. First fitting, the measurement was wrong with wider shoulders and larger armpit holes. They're using single seam for the underside sleeves as compared to Crown and Tanika (Double). I requested to change but they can only alter the armpit holes tighter. Service from the wife is not as friendly as the husband although both are very professional and not pushy. She told me if I want double stitching, I should have mentioned earlier and they can't do anything to alter the shoulders. Actually I couldn't be bothered much because my heart is set for Tanika..

Tanika's quality and texture of the shirt when it lays on my body felt so soft and pleasing. The pants hugs subtly and look sharp as compared to Crowns. I suspect it was bespoke because on the first fitting at Tanika, my pants looked raw without pockets, belt loops and there were strings attached to it. I asked to taper it more and they slide the pins one by one ensuring I have the closest look that I want. They are very patient and even a fraction of inch matters to them. To be honest, I'm really fascinated by their detailed measurements and attitude which is probably why the clothes turn out like it was specially molded for me. My confidence aura illuminate instantly.

I ended up there with 7 shirts, 2 pants and a suit. Yes, I spent more than 1k there on my first visit and I was really happy I found the one (out of 3). There's still a few more I would want to try on next visit - Tailor on 10, Milan Suit and Pinky.

I'm now waiting for my suit to be delivered to Singapore as they need at least 2 weeks. This is quality I trust and I hope I won't be disappointed.

I just want to add, there're different categories of shoppers. Some look for the cheapest, some are new to tailoring and as for me, I now pursue quality, workmanship and value for money. The cost of each shirt is like paying the price of Zara but you get a Prada custom made shirt.

kendecorp 13-07-2012 02:33 AM

Terrible experience
 
Hi all,

After reading these threads, i finally decided to go crown to make my shirts. My experience was terrible. I thought i was a very cautious buyer. Turn out i got con. what happened was, i went to crown tailor to make 2 shirts. I kept asking the guy who is older, abit plump if the material i choose is 2 ply. He told me it is 2 ply for both shirts.

When i went on monday 9/7/12 to try my shirt, initially i was quite pleased with the 1st shirt made and the material seems ok just that i need to alter the sleeves. I asked to try another shirt which i have purchased and he told me it will be ready by 8 pm. To cut the long story short, i went to collect my shirts at 8 pm and to my astonishment, when i went to the fitting room to try the pink shirt which i have made, i could literally see my nipples!!! i went to ask the guy who took my measurement why the material is so thin?!

He told me its a single ply and in fact, all the cloths that are on display are single ply except 2 shelves which are clearly stated as the premium material.

Honestly, i wanted to reprimand him for lying to me. Guys, why would i pay 1200 baht for a single ply when i can get 2 ply in singapore for SGD$50??? its absolutely absurd and i tell myself i wouldnt want to tailor in bkk again. Its not very cheap honestly.

A fellow member "Poshua" recommended that Tanika tailor is good. When i went in to check the starting rate for the shirts, i got shocked as well. Starting rate is at 2000 baht. I was served by a elderly man. Guess he is the boss.

tenz1204 13-07-2012 06:22 AM

Hmm..when you asked him why is it 1 ply and not 2 ply as mentioned, what did he say? I understand the premium ones are the 3000 baht one. hmmmm...their English is quite good so don't think that there is any communication problem.

grantt 13-07-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by tenz1204 (Post 68282301)
Hmm..when you asked him why is it 1 ply and not 2 ply as mentioned, what did he say? I understand the premium ones are the 3000 baht one. hmmmm...their English is quite good so don't think that there is any communication problem.

I agree with this above post. Sam/Mana etc speak excellent english and from my years of dealing with them (along with having a dozen other clients in the room), we all know that their 100% cottons are single ply unless you pay the premium. In fact - at the 1200 range, that isn't their 100% cotton. I think it's mentioned so many times in this thread as well. I am pretty certain you may have had some misunderstanding because the one thing we can all agree on is that Crown is bloody honest with their fabrics, and after having used some other tailor stores, it's good that they are!

Btw anyone made it to their tour thing? experiences?

fishnchips 13-07-2012 11:50 PM

Qn. Does the tailor do vat refund?

Tyer 14-07-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 68286837)
Btw anyone made it to their tour thing? experiences?

Was there one afternoon. Probably coz it is weekday so no pressure and relax. They are not too much into discussing on details. But spent $1K for one suit + 1 pant and 5 shirts with monographs.
Expected to get it in 4-6 weeks. Let's see the fit then.

OKCATYEON 14-07-2012 08:29 PM

Is 4 days enough for tailoring a shirt?

Staying at Intercontinental bangkok. Any recommendation for cheap and good tailor ? Thanks.

29 December 12pm Arrive bangkok ( Saturday )
30 December bangkok ( Sunday )
31 December bangkok ( Monday )
01 January bangkok ( Tuesday - flight depart bangkok at 8pm )

dede1217 15-07-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by OKCATYEON (Post 68321459)
Is 4 days enough for tailoring a shirt?

Staying at Intercontinental bangkok. Any recommendation for cheap and good tailor ? Thanks.

29 December 12pm Arrive bangkok ( Saturday )
30 December bangkok ( Sunday )
31 December bangkok ( Monday )
01 January bangkok ( Tuesday - flight depart bangkok at 8pm )

depends ba... my friend made his formal wear at pratunam area.. around 4 to 5 days

Poshua 16-07-2012 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by kendecorp (Post 68281677)
A fellow member "Poshua" recommended that Tanika tailor is good. When i went in to check the starting rate for the shirts, i got shocked as well. Starting rate is at 2000 baht. I was served by a elderly man. Guess he is the boss.

Yes, shirts start from 2,000 baht but worth every baht with workmanship and quality. Can see and feel the difference from Jhaspher and Crown once worn. You may try 1 and see as compared to Narin Coulture, they need 3 pieces to start with. I believe same standard as they have their own workers in shop to hand stitch etc..

kendecorp 17-07-2012 01:34 PM

when i was at crown tailors, Sam and Mana were in Singapore. How can there be communication problems when i explicitly asked the "plump" tailor 3 times before i placed my order if the material is 2 ply?

Grantt, i have been looking at the past threads and i know you have been highly recommending Crown for the past few years. The reason for me to sign up in this forum is to post the truth abt my experience in Crown.

It is then up to users in this forum to exercise discretion whether to make a shirt there. In my view, 1200 baht is way too exp for a single ply. You can easily get 2 ply material in Singapore for SGD $50.

If a 2 ply material needs 3000 baht to make, i might as well go CYC in Singapore to make. Much more reputable and i need not worry about the time constraint. (3 days in bkk enough time to make 3 shirts etc). I can do as many fittings as i deem fit. My opportunity cost is higher in bkk then.

Lastly, I wish to warn all users in this forum that i have this nagging thought that perhaps a small minority of users here are "hightly recommending" a particular tailor as they are paid a commission for writing good reviews. I am not targetting at any particular users but please be very prudent.

Poshua 17-07-2012 11:18 PM

How much does a CYC shirt cost?

kendecorp 18-07-2012 01:13 AM

Poshua,

Around $99 for basic 100% cotton shirt and the best part is you can have a full refund if you are not completely satisfied with the shirt. I chance upon the website and they will tell you whether its a Egyptian Cotton etc. I heard afew of our ministers made their shirts there. I will be personally going to make a shirt this week and will post my review here.

Copy and paste from their website

What happens if my CYC shirt does not fit?

New clients are advised to tailor one custom-made shirt first to get the perfect fit. Subsequently, CYC is then able to replicate the same fit for additional shirts that you might like to tailor.

Should the shirt not fit well, clients in Singapore can simply return to any of the two CYC stores to get the shirt altered. However, if you still do not like the end product, you can return the shirt to us for a complete refund, as long as the shirt has not been worn.


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How much does a custom made CYC shirt cost?

CYC custom made shirts start from S$99 for a basic 100% Cotton shirt and go up to S$300 and above for a shirt of 100% sea-island cotton.

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grantt 18-07-2012 02:14 AM

kendecorp - i don't disagree with you about your experiences, but i only mentioned to you that i've known crown/sam/mana for many years now and each and every experience of mine has been great. As i also mentioned, their honesty of their fabric is also one of the key factors along with the many others that i keep going back to them, and that is essentially the reason me (along with others on this forum) question whether you misunderstood. No hard feelings as it seems you took it a little personally.

Anyways - as you mentioned, to each their own. I still enjoy my crown clothing and will continue to use their clothing/make new ones.

Lastly kendecorp, i think everyone recommends their own tailor that they are satisfied with. Look in the previous pages and you will see each user who enjoys their own tailor. The top 5 on this thread (in no particular order):

Pinky
Crown
Tailor on ten
pauls (not as much it seems anymore, but hey, it's still mentioned at times)
jhasper

Maybe it's time to do a little work and walk around and then decide where to go. This way you know what you are paying for. Any one with new experiences, please do share as well. We all look forward to new ideas.

grantt 18-07-2012 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by kendecorp (Post 68404178)
Poshua,

Around $99 for basic 100% cotton shirt and the best part is you can have a full refund if you are not completely satisfied with the shirt. I chance upon the website and they will tell you whether its a Egyptian Cotton etc. I heard afew of our ministers made their shirts there. I will be personally going to make a shirt this week and will post my review here.

Copy and paste from their website

What happens if my CYC shirt does not fit?

New clients are advised to tailor one custom-made shirt first to get the perfect fit. Subsequently, CYC is then able to replicate the same fit for additional shirts that you might like to tailor.

Should the shirt not fit well, clients in Singapore can simply return to any of the two CYC stores to get the shirt altered. However, if you still do not like the end product, you can return the shirt to us for a complete refund, as long as the shirt has not been worn.


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How much does a custom made CYC shirt cost?

CYC custom made shirts start from S$99 for a basic 100% Cotton shirt and go up to S$300 and above for a shirt of 100% sea-island cotton.

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That's still ultimately very expensive by Asian standards. $99 for 100% cotton. Wow. Isn't this the reason we stick to Bangkok though? And damn $300 for a shirt - i do wonder what's it made of? Gold?

grantt 18-07-2012 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OKCATYEON (Post 68321459)
Is 4 days enough for tailoring a shirt?

Staying at Intercontinental bangkok. Any recommendation for cheap and good tailor ? Thanks.

29 December 12pm Arrive bangkok ( Saturday )
30 December bangkok ( Sunday )
31 December bangkok ( Monday )
01 January bangkok ( Tuesday - flight depart bangkok at 8pm )

That's new years for you. Hard to find tailors open, or anything open i would say

OKCATYEON 18-07-2012 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 68404815)
That's new years for you. Hard to find tailors open, or anything open i would say

So it's impossible to tailor a shirt given my short time there?

OKCATYEON 18-07-2012 02:28 AM

Anyway, kendecorp works for CYC I think.

Look at his post counts and the posts he made.

xterious 18-07-2012 02:02 PM

I just got back from Bkk last week. Did 2 shirts + 1 pants with Crown for 4200b. Overall very happy with my first tailored working attire. So the 1000, 1200, 1500 range shirts are all single ply? I did not ask about this as i wasnt even aware of that. Was only told 3000 were the premium.

kendecorp 18-07-2012 04:53 PM

OKCATYEON,

If i work for CYC, i do not even need to go bkk to make my shirts.


Anyway, My sentiments is the same as Poshua. I wanted to have good tailoring and value for money and thats the reason why i decided to make my shirts in Bkk. I reckon after a bad experience, i would prefer to pay more for a more reputable tailoring.

Grantt,

With reference to your post on the 13/7/12 at 11.19 am, you said "we all know that their 100% cottons are single ply unless you pay the premium. In fact - at the 1200 range, that isn't their 100% cotton"

My question to you is, by asian standards and moreover in bkk, making a 2 ply premium material for 3000 baht is cheap? I agree with you that they are honest with their fabrics in terms of where the material was made. THey told me its either from china or bkk. However, i explicitly asked them if its a single or double ply material and erroneous information was given to me which upsets me.

Base on what you have said, making a single ply for 1200 baht and moreover not 100% cotton is not cheap either.

Guys, you can make decent quality shirts in Singapore tailoring such as Gaincity at Ubi for SGD $50 or 2 ply shirt from kimdo clothes manufactory in singapore. I got my 2 ply shirt from there at SGD $60.

kendecorp 18-07-2012 05:03 PM

Sorry its called grand city tailor and not gaincity.

grantt 19-07-2012 01:10 AM

kendecorp - i'm not on this forum to fight with people. I have enough disagreements at work. We all come here to voice our opinions so that's leave it at that. As i previously mentioned to you - "to each their own". And yes, I do know that 1200 is NOT their 100% cotton. I think that the poster above you also mentioned this.

I didn't say that 3000 for their premium fabrics (which aren't expensive only because they are 2 ply by the way) are cheap, but i guess that's why they call it premium. You alone mentioned that CYC goes up to $300 a shirt. That's about 7500 Bahts my friend. I know this is a stab at you and it's the last one i'll take, but your exact words were "i was happy with the fit of Crown's shirt", and here you are willing to pay more for "better quality fabrics" at other tailors, but not willing to pay for crowns 100% cottons (or better fabrics). That doesn't really correlate. Good fit, but using their starter level fabrics and saying the fabric isn't good. Just a little confusing if you ask me.

Anyways, i'm not going to go on argueing about who's right or who's wrong or what's right or what's wrong anymore. I'll continue posting about my ideas and thoughts, but i won't relate back to this post anymore as i think it's starting to turn into an argument and a total waste of time. I'm sorry if i offended you or took too much of a personal stab at you, but i won't do it again.

Out of this topic, has anyone tried out a TRIPLE collar on a shirt before? Check this picture -

TRIPLE COLLAR SHIRT BLACK

and the top left one on this one

Mens Italian Shirt Grey Triple Collar *Very Slim fit* | eBay

Pretty funky and fun. Might give it a try the next time!

tenz1204 19-07-2012 06:21 AM

Also like to add that we are merely consumers here, with no commission at all, sharing our own experience with the tailors. Good to be prudent and know more before you visit a tailor. Cheers and peace to all :)

Jordan Chang 19-07-2012 01:18 PM

grantt...chill. :) we're in this forum and tailoring in bkk long enough to know that these tailors are only textile resellers (narin excepted). even shirts ordered from the same tailor may not end up in the same way.

if there are members who want cheap, good and fast...then good luck to them. :s13:

triple collar seems a bit over-kill le!!

sue88 19-07-2012 03:06 PM

I accompanied my better half to Milan and Moon river for tailoring in Bkk. Here is what i observed:

- both shops have Thai chinese tailors. Milan's boss did the measurement and 1st fitting personally (not sure if he's the tailor himself). Moon River has a chinese tailor onsite when we were there for 1st fitting.

- made a set of suit at both shops, paid 8000THB for Milan and 9500THB for Moon River. The quality is very much better for the more expensive suit. I was so pleased with Moon River's fabric so i called VJ to tailor for a winter coat for 10000THB.

- Also tailored 1 shirt each from both shop. Don't really have any special request, only insist on wrinkle free material cos he travels a lot. Moon River has a slightly better range of wrinkle free material but still can't beat Goldlion or Allan Brooke off the shelf wrinkle free shirts. However Goldlion's wrinkle free is above S$100 and Moon river's cost only 1000THB.

- As for workmanship, looks about the same, but Milan missed out a hem so we brought the coat back to the shop (we stay in bkk for past few years so Milan is just 2 BTS stops away). However, workmanship from both shops cannot compare to the suit we made in Personality in SG. But can't complain much for prices that is almost half of Personality's price.

Grapevine 20-07-2012 12:10 AM

Hi kendecorp,
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after reading your post i went to check out the 3 shirts which i have made*from Crown tailor.*I did not know abt the 1 or 2 ply thingy which you mentioned so i went to a tailor near my workplace to enquire for more information. The tailor told me that my shirts are all*single ply and the tailor told me that most singaporeans will make*double ply and when i asked him how much he quote for a double*ply, he told me*its $65. thks for the information provided. I*will be more careful going forward.

kendecorp 20-07-2012 12:59 AM

Grantt,

when Poshua asked me how much does CYC shirt cost, i mean copy and paste the information to him the shirts ranging from $99 to $300 for sea island cotton.

Honestly, you do not need to add on by saying "if its made of Gold". Your comments were uncalled for.

With reference to Poshua's past threads, the reason for him to choose Tanika is because of the workmanship and the cost of a shirt is not his priority anymore which he mentioned in his thread. I am merely sharing with him the information he needs.

You mentioned in your previous thread "you are willing to pay more for "better quality fabrics" at other tailors, but not willing to pay for crowns 100% cottons (or better fabrics). That doesn't really correlate. Good fit, but using their starter level fabrics and saying the fabric isn't good. Just a little confusing if you ask me"

FYI, let me repeat this again which i have mentioned in my earlier thread. I went crown to make my shirts with the understanding that the 1200 baht is of a better quality and that its a 2 ply material whom the (plump) tailor explicitly told me that it was. That being said, i was not even aware that it was their starter level fabrics and worst a single ply. I would NOT even have paid 1200 baht for a single ply if i was told in the first place that its a single ply. I was mis-represented in this instance.

With the same sentiments as Poshua, I decided that I wouldnt mind paying more for a honest tailor. To be frank, i did not take it as a personal stab but rather your inability to read the thread carefully. What you are doing is taking a sentence out of context.

Copy and paste from online dictionary

How to Read a Sentence

Reading a sentence consists, first of all, in finding a way to state what the sentence says so we can think the thought the sentence expresses. Further ways to make the meaning of a sentence clear are: elaborating the sentence, finding an example, and illustrating its meaning.
Finding key sentences means finding the sentences that are the driving force within a book. Structural reading is one way by which we locate key paragraphs and boil them down to key sentences, and thence to key ideas and key questions.

An important part of reading with discipline is to connect sentences to the broader context within which they are located, to see how they fit within the written piece. For every sentence you read, you might ask:

•How does this sentence connect with the other sentences in the text?


•How does this sentence relate to the organizing idea of this text
as a whole?

Good readers read sentences in relationship to other sentences, connecting each sentence with the purpose of the written piece. Taking a sentence out of context can pose problems because sentences read in isolation from the sentences that precede or follow them often overstate a point. The sentences that precede or follow usually clarify the author’s true meaning, or bring it in line with supporting facts. Good readers read a text charitably and generously. They look for qualifications of points that otherwise might seem false or overstated.

Hope the above information helps.

Grapevine 20-07-2012 02:49 PM

well said! I second that!
Freaking once bitten twice shy, these ppl do business w/o integrity!
I can't help feeling skeptical about people who post '' excellent'' reviews on particular tailors or worse still, defend their favourite tailors as if is their own business. Those who taste the salt feel the tastiness.
Cheers!

grantt 20-07-2012 06:28 PM

Guys - as mentioned above and reiterated by jordan & tenz, i'm not going to be dragged back into this personal attack we have going on at each other. I told you that was the last poke and apologized for it and i wouldn't do it again. We each have our own beliefs and understanding and thoughts - SO, to each their own.

Everyone enjoy's their own tailoring and you're correct - be very skeptical of every post. At the same time, be as skeptical with guys who pop up with just one post and admiring a tailor OR the opposite way around.

Jordan - you don't like the trip collar? I was thinking an unfused trip collar might be nice for casual wear. It would be soft, comfortable and damn cool! haha I bet i will get plenty of remarks if i make that.

1. The tailor will probably HATE me for doing such hard work
2. My better half will kill me for making more shirts when i already have a closet full (she never realises she has too many shoes that our shoe rack cannot handle)
3. It's going to be expensive!
4. My friends will be jealous or some may think i've got crazy taste! hahahahahah

Jordan Chang 23-07-2012 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 68470609)
Jordan - you don't like the trip collar? I was thinking an unfused trip collar might be nice for casual wear. It would be soft, comfortable and damn cool! haha I bet i will get plenty of remarks if i make that.

1. The tailor will probably HATE me for doing such hard work
2. My better half will kill me for making more shirts when i already have a closet full (she never realises she has too many shoes that our shoe rack cannot handle)
3. It's going to be expensive!
4. My friends will be jealous or some may think i've got crazy taste! hahahahahah

it will only be nice for casual wear, i think. else, can't display the colours of the placket. and you're right...they will definitely hate you and charge you for it. :s13:

SethyKiat 26-07-2012 01:44 AM

Guys, sometimes i see shirts with floral cloth in the inner collar or along the placket. How do i go about telling the tailor? I want it that way? And do most tailors mentioned here have that kinda cloth?

Jordan Chang 27-07-2012 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SethyKiat (Post 68603573)
Guys, sometimes i see shirts with floral cloth in the inner collar or along the placket. How do i go about telling the tailor? I want it that way? And do most tailors mentioned here have that kinda cloth?

definitely...be it flora or whatever pattern, some will charge you for the customisation, but some won't. just talk to them and ask them for recommendations if you are unsure.

tenz1204 27-07-2012 05:17 PM

floral cloth - can try using the word 'contrast'. The tailor salesman will know. Some tailor shop even have a book on the floral pattern. But my usual tailor says that floral contrast is not 'in' thing anymore :(

tenz1204 27-07-2012 05:19 PM

so he recommended me stripe contrast (using another cloth with thick stripes basically), turn out quite nice too.

Poshua 28-07-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tenz1204 (Post 68643648)
floral cloth - can try using the word 'contrast'. The tailor salesman will know. Some tailor shop even have a book on the floral pattern. But my usual tailor says that floral contrast is not 'in' thing anymore :(

I second that. It's dime a dozen in Singapore. It's probably like our culture that since we go tailor we want everything - kaisu. Initials lah, contrast lah, flower lah, threads lah, stylo cuffs lah, double/ triple collar lah. Turns out the shirt become too OVER. I'm contended with a solid plain white shirt with good fabric, perfect fitting and minimal design.

BTW, just got my Tanika suit. I love the horn buttons, the texture of the fabric and special design lapel. Very good job well done!

Only exception is the sleeves. I think they are too big, especially the sleeve hole. Hope I can get it altered the next trip.

The pants is perfect. No complains as it can reveal my small little butt which many cannot.

dora-motor 30-07-2012 01:11 PM

Just to share my experience of tailor in Bangkok, was reading up tis thread before going but most of e recommended ones were quite far as was staying at Cenatra Grand. So happen to found one called Amari Tailor located along e shophouses between Big C n palladium. Overall experenice was good. But first time when in finds tat e guy attending to us alittle proud.
Took 3 days for 3 pants at 3000b, material he claim to b dun know wat wool. Workmanship was good as second fitting was almost perfect.
Wifey saw also wanted a working suit during my second fitting and they were able to deliver within 2days, too e fitting was good.
Mayb tis can be another for consideration when looking for tailor in that area. Cheers

pin_loon 01-08-2012 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vaxvms (Post 51730051)
since u staying pathumwan princess my frd recoomend MEN EX (neat swensen)
he make 5 shirt 4000++ bahts as he cannot remember exact figure
this price include any kind of design eg double collar,design cuff,etc
I am giving them a visit on my next trip

I'm staying in Hansar Hotel which my friend said its in Pathuwan. Not sure if it's near Pathuwan princess though. Anyone knows? If not, any good tailors around that area?

Thanks in advance!

TiggerD 02-08-2012 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by pin_loon (Post 68787166)
I'm staying in Hansar Hotel which my friend said its in Pathuwan. Not sure if it's near Pathuwan princess though. Anyone knows? If not, any good tailors around that area?

Thanks in advance!

I don't know of any near there. I just made 3 shirts and 1 pants at Tailor On Ten though, in Sukhumvit. 1100thb per shirt, 2000thb for the pants, tomorrow I try them on. Will let you know if any good, seems ok for now though.


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