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Condor 07-01-2011 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Urban_11 (Post 51928596)
Condor , u probably didn't notice my post , i'm asking abt prices for suits.what a joke.u're just too lazy to finish reading my thread.

ok, i didn't pay too much attention to the suit word in the last liner when the big chunk above was on business shirts. my bad. if i'm lazy then why would i bother to search the links? it's mentioned somewhere, if not in this thread then in some other old threads. i have the number at the back of my head but i this time i'm really lazy. anyway you should have know the price having been there. crown and pinky same price.

Urban_11 08-01-2011 07:44 PM

Thanks , i went through all post too , enjoyed the process w all sharing their experience in the thread.More to come!

iknerokaj 09-01-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Urban_11 (Post 51928729)
Hi guys , just return from BKK , went to Pinky but
they are not open for biz for 10days holiday (GOSH!!!) , made a trip to Crown and was attended to by Lop and Sam himself. 2 suits + 2 shirt , 13,500 baht.
Satisfied customer i am,they are very professional and not pushy to close deal.

hey! i am heading down bangkok from the 13th to 16th. Im wondering when will pinky's 10 days holidays end?

Condor 09-01-2011 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by iknerokaj (Post 51988852)
hey! i am heading down bangkok from the 13th to 16th. Im wondering when will pinky's 10 days holidays end?

they were open when i went down yesterday.

Jordan Chang 11-01-2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 51989429)
they were open when i went down yesterday.

so, you did more shirts with them? or with boss ave this time?

Condor 11-01-2011 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jordan Chang (Post 52057076)
so, you did more shirts with them? or with boss ave this time?

i didn't make any with pinky. only went to have 1 of my shirt altered. they remove the darts and never put it back! *mad* i expected that they loosened it a little since the dart was taken in so much.

anyway, i really do think pinky is charging too much premium. i saw no less than 3 material carried elsewhere but sold at 1 tier lower pricing. i do not think that the quality is different. last round in fact i cut a little of the same from pinky and another from elsewhere. did a burn test back home and couldn't see any difference also.

made 6 with boss ave anyway. didn't exactly have any discounts except that he mentioned 1 of the material was supposed to be 100b more but didn't charge me for it and all my customisations are free. :( i didn't have time to do my fitting yesterday and only did it late tonight. (redid my measurements since the last 2 weren't too consistent and satisfactory) the shirts would only be delivered just before i checkout. hope they turn out fine. the sample this time quality was better i thought.

i went into tanika (bottom of asoke) this time. looked at their shirt samples. impressive. very good worksmanship and cutting. this is one where the reputation is i would say on the level of narin. they have in-house tailors, do real proper fully canvassed suits, etc. i merely prompted asking how much time he needed to do a suit and i got his attention. their shirts start from 1200b. i was ready to make 1 shirt to test water only to be told at the end that the one i had chosen was 2500b! didn't make any in the end. i really liked the design and the material quality is good. too bad for the price though.

people compare tanika as classical euro/english style while narin as french style.

also wanted to make 1 from nickerman (for the third time!) but didn't in the end (again!). can't remember what was quoted last time when i asked but they wanted 200b for alternate inner collar and i just decided against. i thought i remembered the lady boss telling me all customisations were free. now the attendant told me cuffs, stitching, lettering, etc. all free but not inner collar. wonder if they charge for contrasting collar/cuff/back/etc.

so ranking in terms of quality:
1. tanika/narin (no actual shirts made with them, only observed from sample belonging to other customers)
2. crown (tailoring technique is better than pink but not in terms of cutting (to body form) and fitment; only becos pinky got it better for me - earlier)
3. pinky (tailoring technique in fact lose out to rajawongse based on that single experience of the latter everything else that make up a shirt is better imo)
4. rajawongse
5. boss ave
6. moonriver/nickerman (only ranked lowest since no first hand experience and never looked at samples but internet comments put them pretty much in the ranks of crown)

in terms of pricing (high absolute value):
1. tanika/narin
2. pinky (overpriced for the same material as well)
3. rajawongse (do not have the range of pricing for pinky)
4. crown (got discount unlike rajawongse otherwise price bracket is the same)
5. nickerman
6. moonriver (5 for 5000b bundle pricing)
7. boss ave

in terms of styling (ability to customise, offer opinions)
1. tanika (they have nice styling ideas - not those overly fanciful but more towards classical ideas but nonetheless very good)
2. pinky (they have lots of ideas, and willing to do what you want although sometimes can be a little resistant with comments like not nice, not enough time, etc.)
3. boss ave (they will do whatever you want with less resistance than pinky)
4. nickerman (got catalogues, offer ideas, etc.)
5. crown (accommodating but too conservative in ideas so you have to think of your own)
6. rajawongse
7. narin/moonriver (not sure since never explored to this extent so just gave it lowest ranking)

in terms of selection:
1. pinky (absolutely largest selection of different qualities and carries some really nice designs; also the most patterned clothes for contrast)
2. nickerman
3. crown
4. boss ave
5. moonriver
6. rajawongse
7. tanika
8. narin

in terms of value for money:
1. boss ave (how to beat 850b and the customisation, accomodating, etc.?)
2. moonriver (assuming that quality is on par with crown/pinky)
3. crown (ranked above pinky only bcos of sane prices)
4. pinky (ranked lower becos of charging higher for cloth design than quality; but a bit higher again for the customisations that can be foc)
5. nickerman (if they don't charge for contrast inner collar then would be same or slightly better than pinky)
6. tanika/narin (in fact can argue that the value for money is higher for quality but now i emphasis more on design and cheaper price)
7. rajawongse (crap service towards non caucasians)

for now, if i were to make a suit, it would be either narin or tanika. for shirts would be boss, then hop over to moonriver/crown/nicker/pinky to look for nicer fabrics. rajawongse is blacklisted.

oh, i left out empire. but other than selection they are good, pricing they are not.

Jordan Chang 12-01-2011 11:13 AM

thank you, guru of bkk tailoring. :s7: heading to bkk tmr, let me know how the shirts from boss ave turn out? thanks again.

le_mon 12-01-2011 11:21 AM

any reviews for paul fashion @ amari watergate hotel?

Condor 12-01-2011 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jordan Chang (Post 52080141)
thank you, guru of bkk tailoring. :s7: heading to bkk tmr, let me know how the shirts from boss ave turn out? thanks again.

not guru, just sharing my experience. afterall i did some research before my first tailoring experience. this is my third time in bkk in maybe <2yr? got hooked. will just wear out my existing rack shirts and not buy anymore. no wonder people who started tailored shirts never go back to rack shirts. now i understand why. :p

read good comments about paul@watergate but never been there. kinda out of the way. no bts, a bit of a walk, not that close to anywhere else.

compared to sukhumvit area, stop over at nana, pop into boss, cross the road walk towards asok and pop into crown, narin, moonriver, tanika, take bts back to nana (or just walk back) walk towards ploen chit, go into landmark (nickerman), empire, finally pink. then take bts or continue walking 500m to the start of the mall stretch.

within 2km of walking (no bts) you covered like 8 tailors. if you are not adversed to rajawongse, it's just after landmark. a left corner in later is raja's. of course along the way there are quite a number of others but not much research or reviews from those.

vaxvms 12-01-2011 05:02 PM

true, I am on design more than quality for daily wear...guess boss ave this trip for me to try out :)
will make some quality one from narin , or will go Tanika recommeded by bro condor to take a look

Condor 13-01-2011 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by vaxvms (Post 52090234)
true, I am on design more than quality for daily wear...guess boss ave this trip for me to try out :)
will make some quality one from narin , or will go Tanika recommeded by bro condor to take a look

yes yes yes, please do. then share with us your views as well so that we know where to best put our dollar.

anyway i took a quick look at my shirts. workmanship seems good. better than last round. but too dead tired to take a close look. my feedback is the fitting could be better i.e. less "air pocket excess". not the slimmer fit that i wanted but is quite ok nonetheless.

i think the shirts turn out looking quite good, at least imo. i am happy with how the fabric combi and design turn out.

only thing is some areas they didn't managed to get exactly what i wanted and 3 shirts had some requests missed/done wrongly.

grantt 13-01-2011 03:12 AM

I'm back in Bangkok after quite a while actually and stopped by Crown again (my favorite tailors out of the listed above). I actually disagree with Condor on 2 things about Crown:

1. Variety - maybe you have not asked them to see their full range? I always get these crazy amount of books that they give to me to see everytime I am there. I don't think I ever see the same fabric twice!

2. Styling - they are always happy to help out what styling I want. I mean - I once took a shirt with a different collar, diferent inside, different cuff, different inside AND different sleeve placket and they still accomodated me! ( I know the shirt sounds ridiculous, but it wasn't as crazy as it sounds because the inside of the shirts were the shirt fabric itself! ).

Other than that though - I still am very happy with them and got on board this time with 9 shirts, 4 pants and 1 casual jacket. All in all - for me, very well spent money!

Condor 13-01-2011 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 52108865)
I'm back in Bangkok after quite a while actually and stopped by Crown again (my favorite tailors out of the listed above). I actually disagree with Condor on 2 things about Crown:

1. Variety - maybe you have not asked them to see their full range? I always get these crazy amount of books that they give to me to see everytime I am there. I don't think I ever see the same fabric twice!

2. Styling - they are always happy to help out what styling I want. I mean - I once took a shirt with a different collar, diferent inside, different cuff, different inside AND different sleeve placket and they still accomodated me! ( I know the shirt sounds ridiculous, but it wasn't as crazy as it sounds because the inside of the shirts were the shirt fabric itself! ).

Other than that though - I still am very happy with them and got on board this time with 9 shirts, 4 pants and 1 casual jacket. All in all - for me, very well spent money!

I know they have swatch booklets in addition to the displayed. What I mentioned was comparative. Crown has decent variety, but there are other tailors with more.

As for styling, they will accommodate, but compared to like Pinky or Tanika, they offer more advise. Not saying they are bad, but others are better in a sense.

Everyone have their own preference and perceive things/service differently. Just like I blacklist Rajawongse, there are others who continue to swear by them as they got good service from them.

iknerokaj 14-01-2011 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 52125862)
I know they have swatch booklets in addition to the displayed. What I mentioned was comparative. Crown has decent variety, but there are other tailors with more.

As for styling, they will accommodate, but compared to like Pinky or Tanika, they offer more advise. Not saying they are bad, but others are better in a sense.

Everyone have their own preference and perceive things/service differently. Just like I blacklist Rajawongse, there are others who continue to swear by them as they got good service from them.

Hey condor :)
Do you have any tailors to recommend near baiyoke sky hotel? Currently staying here now :)

vaxvms 14-01-2011 11:30 AM

Agreed to Bro Condor, 1 man meat another man poison
tats why we can only suggest tailor base on personal experience
we have to experience ourself how good or bad is the tailor
I always find Narin is good maybe bcos I am in my own comfort zone and reluctant to try other
but this time round I will "risk" and try the cheaper boss ave....comparing boss 850b to narin 1500b shirt see wat the diff

Condor 14-01-2011 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by iknerokaj (Post 52146294)
Hey condor :)
Do you have any tailors to recommend near baiyoke sky hotel? Currently staying here now :)

That area nothing that I'm aware of. The nearest would be Amari Watergate. Positive Internet reviews but no personal opinion.

babymagus 15-01-2011 01:43 AM

Are there any tailor that meet up to CYC standard in terms of workmanship and material @ value price?

Jordan Chang 18-01-2011 02:34 PM

haiz...i screwed up my own trip by missing my flight. had to re-book to a later flight and there wasn't enough time to collect the shirts before my return. first impressions, narin really knock my socks off. the guy was very professional and lay out his terms for you. min 3 shirts etc....he offered to mail the shirts back but i declined as i do not want to spend extra on my first shirts with him. maybe after some purchases, i will be more comfortable with that or even mail order. crown was smaller but equally professional. he insisted on a fitting and could get the shirts done before i fly...but it was a tight schedule to meet as well. all in, my mistake but i will definitely try narin on my next visit.

Klatzz 18-01-2011 06:45 PM

Hi Condor,

Like the previous post, I tailor at CYC, any comparison to Tanika, Crown and Pinky?

I hope to nail this, if not very disappointing....

Condor 18-01-2011 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jordan Chang (Post 52275767)
haiz...i screwed up my own trip by missing my flight. had to re-book to a later flight and there wasn't enough time to collect the shirts before my return. first impressions, narin really knock my socks off. the guy was very professional and lay out his terms for you. min 3 shirts etc....he offered to mail the shirts back but i declined as i do not want to spend extra on my first shirts with him. maybe after some purchases, i will be more comfortable with that or even mail order. crown was smaller but equally professional. he insisted on a fitting and could get the shirts done before i fly...but it was a tight schedule to meet as well. all in, my mistake but i will definitely try narin on my next visit.

if you think of it another way, spend a little more and get to try to shirts. if they fit well, perfect. if not, you can bring back to alter next time round. regardless, you know the quality of their work.

Condor 18-01-2011 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Klatzz (Post 52283171)
Hi Condor,

Like the previous post, I tailor at CYC, any comparison to Tanika, Crown and Pinky?

I hope to nail this, if not very disappointing....

i've no experience with cyc or seen their products first hand. saw some photos but the cutting do not exactly appear outstanding but not fair to make comments like this also. then again, i wasn't exactly impressed with pinky when i saw their work on other people before i got into tailoring. it's probably how those people like their fit vs my own preference.

thought my pinky cutting was better (though i still have some gripes with the worksman technique). i like crown's technique but i probably need more tries to get the cutting that fits me better. tanika's worksmanship is fantastic, obviously better than crown and pink imo. cutting and styling need personal experience to tell.

i think a tailor other than the technique and worksmanship what is important is the cutting. how they can cut to your form. i give pinky high scores on this. they got my fit quickly (high accuracy even on first try) and the fit is good. i get good comments on my pinky pieces. my crown pieces i only got acknowledgement for the fabric choice/design but not exactly on how well the cutting fits me.

been quite busy lately, maybe next few days put on my shirts take photo and share to form own opinion.

babymagus 18-01-2011 11:52 PM

what is the cost of one shirt @ crown, pinky or rajawongse?

I am going in feb so don't want to screw up my first tailoring in Thailand

Condor 18-01-2011 11:52 PM

Ok, took a bit of time to very quickly put on a few shirts. Lighting is not good as not enough batt to turn on flash and using yellow light in the room.

My best fitting rack shirt (1 in a million - most other rack shirts even those "slim fit" fit very much worse to the extent of sloppy):
http://i52.tinypic.com/2yuzqcm.png

One of the first shirts that I made from Pinky (1000b range which I paid 800b for after discount):
http://i55.tinypic.com/71msg9.png

My Crown shirt (fitting was not good as I didn't manage to do a second fitting, but I took photos wearing the shirt and photoshopped bad fit areas and mailed back to Crown and this is what came back; better but still... Body not "bad" but could be better, collar spread is bad, sleeve length is bad - I would place it on how they cut the fabric, at least for how the collar "opens"):
http://i53.tinypic.com/2prxnc1.png

One of the first shirts from Boss:
http://i56.tinypic.com/2afg4mr.png

One of the latest shirt from Boss (the sleeve length is actually ok if I had pulled the cuff down - can see that it's worn higher in rush):
http://i55.tinypic.com/1z6cnes.png

Didn't put on my 2nd batch shirts from Pinky as cutting pretty standard just style changes.

Forgot to put on my Rajawongse shirt as I retired it tucked away somewhere as it got stained.

Not a show of workmanship (see one of my old post comparing the technique between Pinky and Crown or summary of my comparison of workmanship; new shirts from Boss is I would say good - better than the first batch and so far very happy although not worn yet) but rather to show the cutting/fitting.

Nearly all the shirts have the same style request (other than hidden button, cuff design) except for my latest Boss shirt using spread collar. I wear them the same way too (other than rack shirt which button 1 higher due to the way the style is cut). You can also see how the standard classic pointed collar also seems different for the different tailor. Didn't like the one Crown did for me. I think other than the cutting of the collar, a lot has to do with the material that they chose for the contrast collar - it does not hold shape well; if you iron the collar to have nice "smart" lines you probably know - this collar will not retain the line and become "rounded" so the collar simply "opens" up instead of forming round my neck, made worse when I button 1 less. So when I wear it the way I wear it, it don't look good.

My personal view is the Pinky shirt and the latest Boss shirt fitted me the best. BTW, I've worn this Pinky shirt the most (since cheapest) and it still stood up pretty well. The good fit is also why I forgave it for not using flat-fell technique and charging higher prices for same quality fabric.

Despite my "many" grouses about Crown, I do not think they're bad, just my own experience wasn't as good compared with other tailors (one of my first shirt from Boss would probably face more sh8t if not for the price difference that I forgave it for - 850b vs 1200b + ~S$14 postage for Crown alteration which I otherwise couldn't have even worn and wasted 2 shirts)

Condor 19-01-2011 12:41 AM

Just did a stock check.

6 l/s shirts, 1 pants, 3 s/s shirts from Pinky (2 trips)
8 shirts from Boss (2 trips)
2 shirts from Crown (1 trip)
1 shirt from Rajawongse (1 trip)

This is what my reviews are based on.

grantt 19-01-2011 01:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 52294035)
Ok, took a bit of time to very quickly put on a few shirts. Lighting is not good as not enough batt to turn on flash and using yellow light in the room.

My best fitting rack shirt (1 in a million - most other rack shirts even those "slim fit" fit very much worse to the extent of sloppy):
http://i52.tinypic.com/2yuzqcm.png

One of the first shirts that I made from Pinky (1000b range which I paid 800b for after discount):
http://i55.tinypic.com/71msg9.png

My Crown shirt (fitting was not good as I didn't manage to do a second fitting, but I took photos wearing the shirt and photoshopped bad fit areas and mailed back to Crown and this is what came back; better but still... Body not "bad" but could be better, collar spread is bad, sleeve length is bad - I would place it on how they cut the fabric, at least for how the collar "opens"):
http://i53.tinypic.com/2prxnc1.png

One of the first shirts from Boss:
http://i56.tinypic.com/2afg4mr.png

One of the latest shirt from Boss (the sleeve length is actually ok if I had pulled the cuff down - can see that it's worn higher in rush):
http://i55.tinypic.com/1z6cnes.png

Didn't put on my 2nd batch shirts from Pinky as cutting pretty standard just style changes.

Forgot to put on my Rajawongse shirt as I retired it tucked away somewhere as it got stained.

Not a show of workmanship (see one of my old post comparing the technique between Pinky and Crown or summary of my comparison of workmanship; new shirts from Boss is I would say good - better than the first batch and so far very happy although not worn yet) but rather to show the cutting/fitting.

Nearly all the shirts have the same style request (other than hidden button, cuff design) except for my latest Boss shirt using spread collar. I wear them the same way too (other than rack shirt which button 1 higher due to the way the style is cut). You can also see how the standard classic pointed collar also seems different for the different tailor. Didn't like the one Crown did for me. I think other than the cutting of the collar, a lot has to do with the material that they chose for the contrast collar - it does not hold shape well; if you iron the collar to have nice "smart" lines you probably know - this collar will not retain the line and become "rounded" so the collar simply "opens" up instead of forming round my neck, made worse when I button 1 less. So when I wear it the way I wear it, it don't look good.

My personal view is the Pinky shirt and the latest Boss shirt fitted me the best. BTW, I've worn this Pinky shirt the most (since cheapest) and it still stood up pretty well. The good fit is also why I forgave it for not using flat-fell technique and charging higher prices for same quality fabric.

Despite my "many" grouses about Crown, I do not think they're bad, just my own experience wasn't as good compared with other tailors (one of my first shirt from Boss would probably face more sh8t if not for the price difference that I forgave it for - 850b vs 1200b + ~S$14 postage for Crown alteration which I otherwise couldn't have even worn and wasted 2 shirts)

I think we can all see the difference actually in all shirts, but now that I read this properly, you had 2 fittings at Pinky and that is why the cutting looks the best out of all 3 shirts! Crown & Boss shirts seem to look similar here.

In essence, if you get the necessary fittings, everything should be turning out correct? If not, the tailors should be going out of business! They shouldn't be in the business in the first place!

I guess the same reason you mentioned above that you're happy is because they have your cut right now like Crown has got my cut right now and everything fits well and I don't have to get remeasured every time.

At least we've helped all the bro's select shops to pick from for their clothes :-). Thats the main point of this chat! We've narrowed it down to about 5 places bro's, so enjoy your shopping experience in Bangkok!

Klatzz 19-01-2011 10:51 AM

Bro Condor thanks for the effort to post those pictures.

Can I have one more request? Is there a page where the tailors address are consolidated?

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Jordan Chang 19-01-2011 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 52290503)
if you think of it another way, spend a little more and get to try to shirts. if they fit well, perfect. if not, you can bring back to alter next time round. regardless, you know the quality of their work.

i guess you're right and i haven't thought of that. i had hits and misses from my previous tailoring experience from a-song and milan suits as well. shirts can turn up vastly different even from the same tailor.

Condor 19-01-2011 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 52297019)
I think we can all see the difference actually in all shirts, but now that I read this properly, you had 2 fittings at Pinky and that is why the cutting looks the best out of all 3 shirts! Crown & Boss shirts seem to look similar here.

In essence, if you get the necessary fittings, everything should be turning out correct? If not, the tailors should be going out of business! They shouldn't be in the business in the first place!

I guess the same reason you mentioned above that you're happy is because they have your cut right now like Crown has got my cut right now and everything fits well and I don't have to get remeasured every time.

At least we've helped all the bro's select shops to pick from for their clothes :-). Thats the main point of this chat! We've narrowed it down to about 5 places bro's, so enjoy your shopping experience in Bangkok!

I got 2 fittings in the same trip with Pinky, but the first fitting only needed very minor adjustments.

Crown first fitting was physical but the resultant shirts were not wearable, next "fitting" was communicated through emails and photos.

Boss first batch only 1 fitting. Latest had 2 fittings.

In all cases, even at first fitting, the shirts were wearable. Only Crown's were not.

I do think the more competent the tailor (or measurer/cutter) is, the closer they should be able to get the first fitting.

Anyway, everyone are entitled to their own opinion. Just stick with whatever works for you. I do not get any cut of commission or additional discount if one tailor get more or less business. Just sharing personal experience.

Readers read with pinch of salt.

macluver 19-01-2011 04:54 PM

I just came back from BKK 3 days ago. Been reading about on tailor and decided on Pinky. First day made 2 shirts. 1500(2nd flr) and 1800 baht(1st flr). in the end paid 3200. brought my CYC tailored shirt for them to replicate. Was ask to wear the CYC one for him to see. Suggested making the collar wider by half inch. i agreed as it was too tight. customisation include: collar, wrist and button section using a different color material; initials; and colored button hole threads.

3rd day morning send to my hotel. Open up and everything is perfect except initiate wrong. brought the shirts back to ask them to change and tailored 2 more. overall, i am very happy with their workmanship and the quality of material available.

My advice is still best is to bring ur fav or best fit shirt for them to replicate. nothing can go wrong. i din even went for a fitting. hope this helps.

Condor 19-01-2011 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jordan Chang (Post 52302823)
i guess you're right and i haven't thought of that. i had hits and misses from my previous tailoring experience from a-song and milan suits as well. shirts can turn up vastly different even from the same tailor.

you're right. in fact out of all my shirts, 2 pinky l/s shirts were too narrow and i had to remove the ducts in order to wear. same for 1 of the s/s. end up losing the "slim" cutting.

consistency is also an important factor if you want to make that tailor your preferred over long term.

this is were the more established one should have an edge since they are likely to have their own inhouse tailor and hence apprenticeship.

Condor 19-01-2011 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by macluver (Post 52312447)
I just came back from BKK 3 days ago. Been reading about on tailor and decided on Pinky. First day made 2 shirts. 1500(2nd flr) and 1800 baht(1st flr). in the end paid 3200. brought my CYC tailored shirt for them to replicate. Was ask to wear the CYC one for him to see. Suggested making the collar wider by half inch. i agreed as it was too tight. customisation include: collar, wrist and button section using a different color material; initials; and colored button hole threads.

3rd day morning send to my hotel. Open up and everything is perfect except initiate wrong. brought the shirts back to ask them to change and tailored 2 more. overall, i am very happy with their workmanship and the quality of material available.

My advice is still best is to bring ur fav or best fit shirt for them to replicate. nothing can go wrong. i din even went for a fitting. hope this helps.

maybe you can advise on the workmanship and fit between the cyc and pinky? if exact replica then fit would be the same or very close. workmanship?

scenium 19-01-2011 07:15 PM

Back from BKK 3 Days back... Visited Paul Fashion at Amari Watergate. Made 8 shirt in total and all to my satisfaction... Very nice workmanship and when i was there there were really lots of singaporean there... I made 8 shirt which include 3 1000 bath (Double collar, French Cuff with initial) and 5 shirt at 700 Baht. All the material is very good and they are friendly waiting for me to choose and customise my design.

Second day went for the first fitting and need some alteration as it is quite big... So the next day, i went down to collect as i still wanna check cos i dun wan them to send to my hotel... Tried my shirt and everything was well fitted.

scenium 19-01-2011 07:15 PM

maybe when im free i will post the pic here to show u... Overall he workmanship i find it fantastic...

Condor 19-01-2011 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by scenium (Post 52316954)
Back from BKK 3 Days back... Visited Paul Fashion at Amari Watergate. Made 8 shirt in total and all to my satisfaction... Very nice workmanship and when i was there there were really lots of singaporean there... I made 8 shirt which include 3 1000 bath (Double collar, French Cuff with initial) and 5 shirt at 700 Baht. All the material is very good and they are friendly waiting for me to choose and customise my design.

Second day went for the first fitting and need some alteration as it is quite big... So the next day, i went down to collect as i still wanna check cos i dun wan them to send to my hotel... Tried my shirt and everything was well fitted.

700b? good price! maybe i will pay them a visit next trip. :)

scenium 19-01-2011 08:53 PM

overall 7300b for 8 shirt...

grantt 20-01-2011 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by scenium (Post 52320017)
overall 7300b for 8 shirt...

Did you get felled side seams and double stitched shoulder seams or single stitched side seams and shoulder seams for this price?

Also, the very hard collar to lift up or the soft & thick collar for the fusing? I'm interested to learn about this pricing of 700 Baht1

Klatzz 20-01-2011 10:18 AM

Pinky got 1st flr and 2nd flr? And 2nd flr cheaper?

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macluver 20-01-2011 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 52316921)
maybe you can advise on the workmanship and fit between the cyc and pinky? if exact replica then fit would be the same or very close. workmanship?

for the fit wise bet cyc and pinky, they are exactly the same for me. But workmanship wise, CYC is just slightly better. i can see the sewing thread which is suppose to be straight on the collar on cyc was slightly slanted on the Pinky's ones. Overall, for the price i paid bet the both, poles apart. Cant ask for more.

macluver 20-01-2011 10:30 AM

[QUOTE=Klatzz;52334524]Pinky got 1st flr and 2nd flr? And 2nd flr cheaper?

they even haf 3rd flr which is ard 1000 bahts a shirt. in short, 1st flr is bet 1800 and above. 2nd flr is ard 1500-1800. 3rd flr is 1000-1500. dat wat they told me when i ask for price and discount.

blade007 20-01-2011 01:43 PM

to go tailor make a shirt in thailand, what do I need to know and bring??
Never tailor before but was considering since it is such a good price. Some advice on this? =) thanks~

scenium 20-01-2011 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 52330304)
Did you get felled side seams and double stitched shoulder seams or single stitched side seams and shoulder seams for this price?

Also, the very hard collar to lift up or the soft & thick collar for the fusing? I'm interested to learn about this pricing of 700 Baht1



Dun really understandthe jargon that you are talking about... maybe tonighti try to post some picture... but what i can tell u is that the collar is not hard collar and neither is the soft and thick collar... very much like the shirt i bought from raoul that kinda of collar...

guangzong 20-01-2011 07:30 PM

I had two long sleeve shirts tailored at Pinky about 2 weeks ago. As i had to leave Bangkok, i was offered to have the shirts mailed to me. Today i received them in good condition, and the shirts fit well, almost as good as my favorite tailor and CYC. Overall, a good experience for me.

Condor 20-01-2011 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by scenium (Post 52346793)
Dun really understandthe jargon that you are talking about... maybe tonighti try to post some picture... but what i can tell u is that the collar is not hard collar and neither is the soft and thick collar... very much like the shirt i bought from raoul that kinda of collar...

In short, flat fell is better (stronger), but more troublesome and slower to make. Google for it if you want to know the details. This is how to tell them apart visually:
http://i38.tinypic.com/312xmxf.jpg

Not sure if I'm getting the single/double stitch correctly but I guess is asking about using 1 thread or 2 thread to sew a seam. 1 thread is created by looping/hooking each "hole" by itself. If you notice some shirts/pants that uses this technique, if there is a break in the thread, you only need to pull and the entire seam would unravel. Typically a chainstitch style.

2 threads is using 2 separate threads to form the "top" and "bottom" of the joint. Usually lockstitch style where the 2 threads are twisted together so that even if there is a cut in the thread, the seam would not fall apart. Chainstitch can also use 2 threads though. Google the keywords if you want some visualisation.

babymagus 20-01-2011 10:55 PM

helllo guys..

I am planning to visit crown and rajawongse...

does anyone know the avg cost for a shirt there?

which other tailor do you recommend me to visit around that area?

vaxvms 20-01-2011 11:07 PM

just collected my shirt from crown and boss ave
what can I say abt boss ave on my 1st try? hmmm tat burmese guy anything also say no problem lolxxx in the end make 5 shirts + 1 gent + 1 ladies pant from them
my CO vali satisfied with the ladies pant and order more and they promoise to be ready later in the nite...want to check how is their "rush work"
as for my pant i make 1 from 1400b cat and 1 from 1700b cat....btw if u guy into gucci/amrani/etc price is 2500b per pant using 1700b material....need some alterration although I gave them my pant to "copy"
for shirt is rally cheap compare 850b vs 1200b at crown as they are more obliging to design but no initiative....i will upload some picwhen I back home


as for finishing crown realli vali good i would...but 1200b + 150b for design...the boss vali tight on pricing ...anyway make 2 shirts from them instead
actually is the best fitting w/o alteration + swee swee

making pant i tink do it from crwon is value for $$$
1800b for 1 and again no alteration as well

my CO did 1 ladies lpant from crwon and complain till my ear burst
u guys tink low waist pant wat kind of zip should be use?long or short ?
so dun do ladies pant unless u gave them exact order wat to do before hand
alternation needed as well for her

as for narin the boss seem not interested in my business
telling me need at least 3 to start and px to for short os 1500+++++
5 days to complate
i walked out of his shop straight.....despite i am his ex-customer

Condor 21-01-2011 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by vaxvms (Post 52357368)
just collected my shirt from crown and boss ave
what can I say abt boss ave on my 1st try? hmmm tat burmese guy anything also say no problem lolxxx in the end make 5 shirts + 1 gent + 1 ladies pant from them
my CO vali satisfied with the ladies pant and order more and they promoise to be ready later in the nite...want to check how is their "rush work"
as for my pant i make 1 from 1400b cat and 1 from 1700b cat....btw if u guy into gucci/amrani/etc price is 2500b per pant using 1700b material....need some alterration although I gave them my pant to "copy"
for shirt is rally cheap compare 850b vs 1200b at crown as they are more obliging to design but no initiative....i will upload some picwhen I back home


as for finishing crown realli vali good i would...but 1200b + 150b for design...the boss vali tight on pricing ...anyway make 2 shirts from them instead
actually is the best fitting w/o alteration + swee swee

making pant i tink do it from crwon is value for $$$
1800b for 1 and again no alteration as well

my CO did 1 ladies lpant from crwon and complain till my ear burst
u guys tink low waist pant wat kind of zip should be use?long or short ?
so dun do ladies pant unless u gave them exact order wat to do before hand
alternation needed as well for her

as for narin the boss seem not interested in my business
telling me need at least 3 to start and px to for short os 1500+++++
5 days to complate
i walked out of his shop straight.....despite i am his ex-customer

burmese guy? the one that attended to me is the punjab singh. very gentle speaker.

seems like crown worked for you! actually the price is quite nego. i had my custom for free. so far i been in/out crown 2 or 3 times, each time if i leave without showing interest they will always ask me what price i want when i'm nearing the door.

so did you go to tanika in the end? since you already have narin you can then compare between the 2.

grantt 21-01-2011 01:15 AM

Actually, condor is right about Crown. As far as i remember they have cheaper shirts at 1000 also as well as 1200. I reckon buying more and being a regular, you do get discount? As I do pay a little less nowadays because I have been back to them for years now and keep making more & more clothes.

I think that if you can get shirts for 1100 is good price for the work they do. When comparing the above arguements in regards to felled seams and work, i'd rather pay that extra $7-8 for the best work. But that's just me!

Condor - I reckon we have so much in common and knowledge wise, we should somehow plan some time to go in together to all tailor stores & assess each one and finalize a shortlist for eveyrone here? hahaha. Save all bro's from the hassle! What you think bro's? Wanna pay us a commission to help you bro's out? :s7: Jokes jokes.

Ok - in all seriousness - i think the best way to shop is to be comfortable where you are at. Price VS quality VS comfort. A mix of all 3 will be the best!

Condor 21-01-2011 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 52361804)
Actually, condor is right about Crown. As far as i remember they have cheaper shirts at 1000 also as well as 1200. I reckon buying more and being a regular, you do get discount? As I do pay a little less nowadays because I have been back to them for years now and keep making more & more clothes.

I think that if you can get shirts for 1100 is good price for the work they do. When comparing the above arguements in regards to felled seams and work, i'd rather pay that extra $7-8 for the best work. But that's just me!

Condor - I reckon we have so much in common and knowledge wise, we should somehow plan some time to go in together to all tailor stores & assess each one and finalize a shortlist for eveyrone here? hahaha. Save all bro's from the hassle! What you think bro's? Wanna pay us a commission to help you bro's out? :s7: Jokes jokes.

Ok - in all seriousness - i think the best way to shop is to be comfortable where you are at. Price VS quality VS comfort. A mix of all 3 will be the best!

As your own and my experience goes, there's quite a fair bit of personal preference. What we can best do is to share own experience in a neutral way, or be frank about our inclinations for others to form their own judgements.

I think Pinky is just lazy and wants to churn profit more than quality. They like to push for quantity and promise speed. Even Boss 850b shirts give me flat felled seams! Maybe the more Internet-famed tailors have the same trend (Rajawongse do not do flat fell as well). The lesser Internet-known ones like Narin, Tanika, Crown, Boss all do.

For me at this point of time, I will only insist on flat-felling on my special shirts for interviews or similar occasions. The advantage of flat fell is more of strength and aesthetic (which on the inside who will see?). My body is not so sensitive to feel the "flay join" roughen my ribs or feel additional comfort from flat felling. I don't think I will wear the seams out before the material gets washed thin or become old. So I'd still go for fabric choice over technique for non special shirts.

Anyway don't think I'll make a personal trip to BKK this year. Got enough shirts to last for quite a while but I'll try and see if there's any chance to go there on biz. Would like to try Paul's and Tanika, maybe Nickerman or Moonriver as seconds.

vaxvms 21-01-2011 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 52362468)
Anyway don't think I'll make a personal trip to BKK this year. Got enough shirts to last for quite a while but I'll try and see if there's any chance to go there on biz. Would like to try Paul's and Tanika, maybe Nickerman or Moonriver as seconds.

dun worry if u dun go over they are coming to U soonZzzzz....
I heard CROWN will be in town and taking orders soonzzzz :s22:
they will send detail to customer email when they cfm their flihjt

vaxvms 21-01-2011 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 52360460)
burmese guy? the one that attended to me is the punjab singh. very gentle speaker.

seems like crown worked for you! actually the price is quite nego. i had my custom for free. so far i been in/out crown 2 or 3 times, each time if i leave without showing interest they will always ask me what price i want when i'm nearing the door.

so did you go to tanika in the end? since you already have narin you can then compare between the 2.


ya the soft spoken punjab singh is the "measurer" for me, but negotiating is done with another young burmese guy

did not go tanika as wife too tired of tailor hunting lolxxx
nvm will be go on hunting again once my business trip is confirm

i would say for shirt i will get from boss ave since I want more design than quality, but pants i will get it from crown at the moment since narin dun treasure old time customer


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