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dingdingdangdang 28-08-2009 06:34 PM

Any tailors in Bangkok to recommend?
 
preferably good ones and also not so ex... although i know there're tens of thousands of tailor shops in bkk but i didn't have too much luck on my previous encounters with the tailors in bkk then.

please help... ;)

jonwhoosh 29-08-2009 12:57 PM

some recommendations from my research in this forum, trip advisor and the web..

pinky tailor
baiyoke sky hotel, tailor located on the ground floor
and rajawongse, http://www.dress-for-success.com/

haven been to any of them, but would be visiting them next week when im flying over! :D

Definary3011 29-08-2009 04:43 PM

try nickerman's tailor @ lanmark hotel basement level bts to nana walking distance..

mulderang 29-08-2009 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Definary3011 (Post 39919899)
try nickerman's tailor @ lanmark hotel basement level bts to nana walking distance..

agree was use their service last month not bad

grantt 30-08-2009 06:09 PM

Same recommendation as before - Crown Tailors in Sukhumvit soi 8. Good shop, good service.

little_prince 30-08-2009 06:35 PM

tried pinky... not very impressed...

dingdingdangdang 31-08-2009 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 39944928)
Same recommendation as before - Crown Tailors in Sukhumvit soi 8. Good shop, good service.


hi, i heard crown tailors is quite ex compared to most other tailors. what's the price range like for a long sleeve shirt ? from normal to premium material.

jeff.anderson 07-09-2009 12:53 AM

My wife and I went to Pro Tailor based on recommendations from friends to buy some tailor made clothes. the staff were helpful, efficient and thorough and gave me confidence that my suit would be made well. The prices are reasonable then other tailors, but the quality shows. They were not pushy and the level of detail that the 2 tailors and salesman showed when having my 2 fittings was quite impressive. I would recommend Pro Tailor to anyone visiting Bangkok.

grantt 07-09-2009 10:51 AM

i think they did have cheap shirts too around 8 or 900 baht maybe? And of course the premium ones were more expensive, so i just take a bit of both, depending on which design I like.

xXboxXx 08-09-2009 10:29 AM

I will most likely be popping by Crown as I read tons of positive reviews over the internet.

I may also pop by rajawongse to take a look.. any other recommendations ? I am going to thailand during the coming long-weekend

ladadee 08-09-2009 04:22 PM

paul fashion @ amari watergate :D

d3n 09-09-2009 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by little_prince (Post 39945333)
tried pinky... not very impressed...

why so?

i just made mine yesterday... chosen the 100% cotton material... cost me 1200 baht. made one to try first. getting it later.

beanstalk6 10-09-2009 09:29 PM

Majestic Tailors, at Majestic Suites, BTS Nana Station, walk towards BTS Asoke Station.

whitebiox 12-09-2009 02:28 AM

anyone noe of any thai tailor that come to spore to take measurement and will send the shirt over once its done?

Civician 14-09-2009 04:12 PM

Nickerman at landmark hotel not bad went last may gng again this oct

d3n 14-09-2009 06:45 PM

Here's mine from pink tailor, quite satisfied. Now going to wash the shirt see if the material gets spoilt or something.


both cost me 2400 baht. 100% cotton. :)

dingdingdangdang 18-09-2009 03:12 AM

tks to all for the inputs.
however just to check, has anyone tried those tailors along new petchburi road? it's near ramada pavilion hotel, eastin hotel, bangkok palace hotel and ecotel that area, cos that area is beeming with tailors too. not sure of the price there compare to those in sukhumvit area.

xXboxXx 18-09-2009 01:14 PM

I am so excited... I will be flying to bangkok tml and will head down to rajas and crown to tailor 2 shirts from each shop... I hope it turns out well.

d3n 18-09-2009 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by dingdingdangdang (Post 40356537)
tks to all for the inputs.
however just to check, has anyone tried those tailors along new petchburi road? it's near ramada pavilion hotel, eastin hotel, bangkok palace hotel and ecotel that area, cos that area is beeming with tailors too. not sure of the price there compare to those in sukhumvit area.

my advise is to try those tailors that members here have tried... more reliable. :D

xXboxXx 18-09-2009 11:18 PM

I think I may abort mission to rajas... decided to head down to Paul Fashion, Crown and Nickerman.

grantt 19-09-2009 04:01 AM

I think youre right. Try a couple of shirts in each shop and you should know which is the best in terms of fit, convenince in talking, price and of course..quality! Please do put up your recommendations too so we can help future folks!

xXboxXx 19-09-2009 06:35 AM

haha no problem... I hope after my trip I will come back with recommendations of must-try tailors and not please-do-not-try tailors..

XiaoZen 19-09-2009 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by xXboxXx (Post 40381395)
haha no problem... I hope after my trip I will come back with recommendations of must-try tailors and not please-do-not-try tailors..

thanks in advance!

xXboxXx 22-09-2009 10:38 AM

Guys.. I am back !

I tailored 2 from Crown and 3 from Paul fashion.

Crown Tailor
Crown is located very near Nana station.
Indeed, their service is really quality and the guy serving me is a small sized indian who is very soft spoken. I reached there on sat afternoon around 2pm, and I was surprised to find that I am the only customer in the shop. Ok.. here comes the funny part. When I was browsing the different fabrics available, I asked him whats the best price he can give me if I tailor 2 shirts, he quoted me 1500 thai baht(sgd 63) per shirt.. I continued browsing and he himself drop the price down to 1300 thai baht... I continued with my selection and while I was telling him which fabric I would like to have, he drop the price further down to 1200 thai baht. I chose 2 fabric and after measuring me, I suddenly realised that I forgot to bargain and he was the one who keep dropping the price... But hor.. I am damn inexperienced in bargaining, so I started out small with a 50 thai baht reduction in price..with the final price at 1150 thai baht(sgd48) per shirt. I am pretty sure if I continue to bargain, the price can be further slashed.. but my skill is at newbie level, so I need to practise bargaining more often.. :(

Overall, I would say the fitting is good, but can be better. However, this is not their fault as I did not go for fitting at all. Even on the day of collection, they offered to amend for me to become even slimmer fit and post it to Singapore for me. As I did not want to go through the trouble, I rejected their offer.

Crown Tailor actually record their client's measurement and they do international shipping. I saw that they have multiple boxes of shirts placed at the entrance for shipping. For shipping to Singapore, it takes at least 15 days from the time you confirm the fabric you want to the day it arrives in Singapore. I did ask him how much is the shipping costs, but I forgot its 50 or 500 thai baht :s11:

As I just touched down last night, the shirt are still packed in my baggage. After washing and ironing, I will post pic for all to see. ;)

Next up.. Paul Fashion..

algernonster 22-09-2009 10:41 AM

go james fashion

le_mon 22-09-2009 07:45 PM

is nickerman good?

MennoVanen 22-09-2009 07:49 PM

I have been using Excelsior in Bangkok over the years and 6 shirts are priced at 5000 Bht. The quality is excellent and it does not shrink after dryclean. The suits i get from them starts from 6000 Bht and its wool and silk blend and hence no wrinkle and easy wear. They got higher range too.

dingdingdangdang 22-09-2009 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MennoVanen (Post 40466922)
I have been using Excelsior in Bangkok over the years and 6 shirts are priced at 5000 Bht. The quality is excellent and it does not shrink after dryclean. The suits i get from them starts from 6000 Bht and its wool and silk blend and hence no wrinkle and easy wear. They got higher range too.

wow~ 6shirts @ 5000baht!!! that's value for $$$.. will try when i'm there:D

sam12334 24-09-2009 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by d3n (Post 40271500)
Here's mine from pink tailor, quite satisfied. Now going to wash the shirt see if the material gets spoilt or something.

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both cost me 2400 baht. 100% cotton. :)

bro, did the shirt pass the washing test??

sam12334 24-09-2009 10:50 AM

Rajawongse Clothier - Dress For Success??
 
my review for this shop...

www.dress-for-success.com

this shop is more for the angmo:mad:

went there in the evening and the owner was talking to this angmo and i have to wait like 10 mins before anyone attend to me. there are 3 others staff in the shop.

ok they charged me 1000B for a shirt and 2000B for a pant. their pant is fine but their shirt is... well if you like yr shirt a bit loose then go to them if you want them to be fitting :s7: better to buy it off the shelve

i have just send them in for laundry so will let all know if they pass the shrink test.

xXboxXx 24-09-2009 11:01 AM

Oh Rajawongse.. I pass by it too, but never walk in.

grantt 24-09-2009 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xXboxXx (Post 40453434)
Guys.. I am back !

I tailored 2 from Crown and 3 from Paul fashion.

Crown Tailor
Crown is located very near Nana station.
Indeed, their service is really quality and the guy serving me is a small sized indian who is very soft spoken. I reached there on sat afternoon around 2pm, and I was surprised to find that I am the only customer in the shop. Ok.. here comes the funny part. When I was browsing the different fabrics available, I asked him whats the best price he can give me if I tailor 2 shirts, he quoted me 1500 thai baht(sgd 63) per shirt.. I continued browsing and he himself drop the price down to 1300 thai baht... I continued with my selection and while I was telling him which fabric I would like to have, he drop the price further down to 1200 thai baht. I chose 2 fabric and after measuring me, I suddenly realised that I forgot to bargain and he was the one who keep dropping the price... But hor.. I am damn inexperienced in bargaining, so I started out small with a 50 thai baht reduction in price..with the final price at 1150 thai baht(sgd48) per shirt. I am pretty sure if I continue to bargain, the price can be further slashed.. but my skill is at newbie level, so I need to practise bargaining more often.. :(

Overall, I would say the fitting is good, but can be better. However, this is not their fault as I did not go for fitting at all. Even on the day of collection, they offered to amend for me to become even slimmer fit and post it to Singapore for me. As I did not want to go through the trouble, I rejected their offer.

Crown Tailor actually record their client's measurement and they do international shipping. I saw that they have multiple boxes of shirts placed at the entrance for shipping. For shipping to Singapore, it takes at least 15 days from the time you confirm the fabric you want to the day it arrives in Singapore. I did ask him how much is the shipping costs, but I forgot its 50 or 500 thai baht :s11:

As I just touched down last night, the shirt are still packed in my baggage. After washing and ironing, I will post pic for all to see. ;)

Next up.. Paul Fashion..

Haha, glad to hear you had a good time at Crown's! Did you meet the old guy or the young guy? I like dealing with the young guy better. Does seem to have quite a good sense of humour and good sense of fashion too! Did you try the linings in your collar & cuff?

xXboxXx 24-09-2009 02:05 PM

I saw both the old and young guy. When I reach there, the old one was on the phone and when he was done, he mostly look at my measurement and gave instructions to the younger man in thai. I did not really talk much to him.

The young guy was nice and polite.

punkster 25-09-2009 12:28 PM

any good recommendations near pratunam area?

will probably be staying at samran hotel, so nearer to it the better, easier to go for fitting :s13:

le_mon 25-09-2009 03:50 PM

i also staying samran, will be gg off tonight. heard that asia hotel gt a tailor.

RustyNail 29-09-2009 01:28 AM

do the tailors in bkk do chambray shirts too?

dingdingdangdang 30-09-2009 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by dingdingdangdang (Post 40472092)
wow~ 6shirts @ 5000baht!!! that's value for $$$.. will try when i'm there:D

greetings... just back from bkk! in fact the boss for this excelsior tailor has at least 2 other tailor shops in the same area under different names. i went to saville fashion at rose hotel and was given the same price. 5000baht for 6 shirts. service is good and friendly. it's a 'can try' tailor shop.

Gaara1983 30-09-2009 09:24 PM

just came back from thailand...

http://www.theempiretailors.com/

power tailor.. good attention to details, take time to measure your body.
the standard of the clothes (designs etc) on the website is what you get in real.

will definitely visit empire tailor to tailor again..
For shirts, Egyptian cotton 1250 baht, Italian Fabric ard 2000 baht
For pants, Egyptian cotton ard 2000 baht, Italian Fabric never asked... hahas

definetely for pple that wants to dress up stylish, trendy. ROCKS and i dont find it expensive, compared to singapore or considering its workmanship, designs =)

grantt 03-10-2009 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaara1983 (Post 40664922)
just came back from thailand...

http://www.theempiretailors.com/

power tailor.. good attention to details, take time to measure your body.
the standard of the clothes (designs etc) on the website is what you get in real.

will definitely visit empire tailor to tailor again..
For shirts, Egyptian cotton 1250 baht, Italian Fabric ard 2000 baht
For pants, Egyptian cotton ard 2000 baht, Italian Fabric never asked... hahas

definetely for pple that wants to dress up stylish, trendy. ROCKS and i dont find it expensive, compared to singapore or considering its workmanship, designs =)

shirts for 2000 baht is quite expensive i think!!! thats wayyy too much! how many do you have to pay to get a discount?

care5bear 17-10-2009 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dingdingdangdang (Post 40660674)
greetings... just back from bkk! in fact the boss for this excelsior tailor has at least 2 other tailor shops in the same area under different names. i went to saville fashion at rose hotel and was given the same price. 5000baht for 6 shirts. service is good and friendly. it's a 'can try' tailor shop.

can share where are they located and also.. do they do ladies?? :D

heading BKK during nov..tinking of doing it too :P

bing_swg 18-10-2009 11:11 AM

Hi peeps, how long does it take for them to make, cos i will only be going for a short 4 days trip, is it sufficient?

great22 21-10-2009 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by bing_swg (Post 41067164)
Hi peeps, how long does it take for them to make, cos i will only be going for a short 4 days trip, is it sufficient?

Four days should be more than sufficient. I went to Crown's Tailor (as highly recommended by our forum members here) on last Thursday afternoon to made 6 shirts, 1 blazer and 2 pair of trousers. And I am able to try one set of fittings on Friday afternoon, and all of them were done when I am there to try the final round of fittings on Saturday evening. These were been done within 3 days only! So I would advise you to go to the tailor shop in your first day in bangkok, and make yourself available on the next day to try the fittings.

Condor 22-10-2009 03:11 AM

I came to BKK with the original intention of tailoring 2 pants and 3-4 shirts from Pinky, Rajawongse, and Nickerman based on the largely positive reviews that I've read. By spreading my needs across the different tailors, I can judge for myself which is better (or suitable for me). Now, a bit of sharing of my maiden tailoring experience.

I went Pinky first and was greeted by a very courteous Thai. I made a 1500b shirt (Egyption cotton), a 1500b pants, and another patterned shortshirt sleeve shirt for 1200b. Not sure what material the SS is but it's not 100% cotton. The guy mentioned some name and then say it's anti-wrinkle. He was very polite and accompanied me through the 3 storeys while I looked at the fabrics and giving me a quick intro to what I was looking at.

He was very meticulous when taking my measurements, for most of the measurements, he actually asked me how I prefer the fit and cut, what watch I wear, etc. and then he adjusted accordingly, and sometimes giving comments on what is the trend/preferred cut. For the shirt, he took probably like 10 different measurements. He was also quite happy to ask me to return the following day for a fitting. I should also mention that he asked and showed me samples on the various types of collar and cuff.

Oh, he also mentioned that he can give me a small discount if I made 5 pairs but I didn't. Nonetheless, he said he is not charging me the typical 100b for the different coloured collar and cuff. Before I left, he also said I can still order more after fitting the next day should I like it and he would give me some discount.

I then headed to Rajawongse where perhaps unfortunately was sort of lunch time, the 2 Indian bosses continued taking their time to eat and ignoring me while I was left to my own to browse the fabric. When the younger Indian finished, he advanced to the front of the store where I was but instead of coming to me, sat down at the "work desk" and did his own stuff.

As I have identified my target fabric, I went up to him asking about the type and pricing of the fabric. I then confirmed my order and he started taking my measurements. He was very quick about it and took like maybe 5 measurements (waist, chest, shoulder, arm, back)? Other than asking if I wanted a slim cutting, there was not other elaborations. He also did not say anything until I asked him if I should return for a fitting. He was not really enthusiastic about the fitting session saying if I like the next evening it shall be Feeling sort of not being acknowledged much, I left without looking at more fabrics for more shirts and pants. BTW, the price is cheaper than Pink @ 1000b for Egyptian cotton.

I then proceeded to Nickerman but didn't really see any fabric that I fancied. The lady boss was quite service oriented and was eager to please telling me about their focus on the design to bring out the garment as I said that I wanted something different to the common solid/stripe fabrics. She of course could not let go without telling me about the latest casual wear trend for asymmetric pockets and showing me a magazine page that one of her customer brought for reference and replicating. Anyway, left the store without placing an order.

While stuck waiting for the rain to stop, I chanced upon Raja just behind me. Recalling that this should be the father's or the "original" of the Raja-family-affiliate, I went in for a look. Again, nothing really caught my eye although the Rajawongse experience perhaps increased my reservations a bit.

Anyway, this sort of ends my first day as far as tailoring is concerned.

Condor 22-10-2009 03:12 AM

So today, I returned to Pinky for my first fitting. As my shirt was brought out, I was like "wow". I liked what I saw, especially the really nice and completing thread colour chosen for the button eyelets. Putting it on, I was pretty happy with it. I liked the fit. It really gave me the tailored-for-me feel. Despite that, there were a few minor alterations necessary to correct some of the less fitting areas. I should also mention that I am also rather pleased with the pants and the short sleeve shirt, both of which needed lesser alterations. Perhaps my only grouse at this point is that the collar and sleeve material of my long sleeve is quite coarse and I believe not "100% cotton" like the rest of the shirt.

Riding on my satisfaction, I went upstairs and chose fabrics for more orders. As I was contemplating on a fabric for another short sleeve, a young lad commented its suitability for a SS which coincides with intention. He then picked another fabric and recommended that to me which unfortunately when I finally decided on it, there wasn't enough cloth left so I ended up with my initial choice.

Cutting the story short, I placed an additional SS @ 1200b, and another long @ 800b which is blended (cotten/polyester mix). When I asked for a discount from the the original guy who served me the day before, he was a little apprenhensive saying again that he's not charging me for the different colour for the collar and cuff for this new piece. Nonetheless, I succeeded in another 200b reduction eventually using rounding my total to 6000b as the basis.

Tomorrow evening is my pickup day and my hopes are high. I hope all the pieces fit good without needing to alter.

Now for Rajawongse. I was early for my fitting. 4pm instead of the 7pm just to check since I'm in the area anyway. Not ready and not really giving me much care so I walked the streatch of Sukhumvit to pass the time. Fast forward to fitting time. The shirt fitted generally ok but somehow it didn't give me the tailored-for-me feeling that I got from Pinky. There were fewer places that I wanted altering though. Something like fitted better but not as good?

Some of the issues that I brought up was like brushed off quite easily as "it's ok, it's not really a problem" kind of thing. Only after a couple of iterations that it was noted to be altered. Not really what I expected for service. BTW, it was the older Indian who attended to my fitting this time.

I am now left wondering if was it because I only ordered 1 shirt and is a small time customer or that I'm not a Caucasian and hence a small time customer deserving little personal service and attention. While I'm "ok" with the Rajawongse fit, I very much preferred the alterations since this is a tailoring service. Hopefully the alterations turn out fine tomorrow.

Condor 22-10-2009 03:40 AM

Since I didn't really achieve my inital target both in number of pieces and variety of tailors, I continued my research.

I am quite pleased with the service given by Empire (beside Rajawongse) and they do have a decent selection of fabric so I will probably give it a try the next round.

Moonriver while priced more (100% cotton @ 2000b) seems quite well recommended and they offered putting personal initials to the pocket/cuffs. Downside is the fabric selection is quite limited but may try.

Crown is more expensive (Italian 100% cotton if I remember correctly is 2500b; 2 grades of blend 1200b/1000b) but is very happy to do any kind of customisations/requests.

The other 2 tailors with good reviews (more so than Rajawongse and Pinky) are Narin Couture and Milan Suits so I will probably give them a visit and perhaps patronise next time as well.

Anyway, according to a number of (caucasian) people, Rajawongse is better Pinky in terms of quality and pricing. While I do agree on the pricing, the quality and service do not apply for me. Oh, I didn't mention that I didn't quite like the feel of the collar and cuff used by Rajawongse. The cuff is way too stiff for my liking and the collar seems to have ai cardboard-like inner layer. Perhaps I should have asked them if I could have changed the cuff to something softer earlier. Sigh... Speaking of cuff, as this pair is not french cuffs like my Pinky pair, I noted that there is a button eyelet where the button is sewn. What I meant is usually the button is on one end and the opposite end has the eyelet to button up. Rajawongse made mine such that both ends have the eyelet, and one has the button sewn just at the edge of the eyelet. Wonder why so?

I'm also not too certain if all Egyptian cottons are equal. According to Moonriver, Egyption cottons are not necessary 100% cotton, which may be why I saw another range of 1800b 100% cotton @ Pinky's that is not identified as Italian (2000b) or Egyption. If that's so, then the Egyptian cotton used by Rajawongse is perhaps not 100% cotten as well? Moonriver said that the Italian cottons are 100% cotton. Not sure this is across the board for all tailors or for their shop only.

The occasion that I stepped into another random tailor (Boss Avenue) that I've not read about I got a quote of 850b for Egyptian cotton. Either Egyptian cottons are not all equal and not 100% cotton, or blend is being passed off as Egyptian cotton, I like their available alternative fabrics for inner collar layer and that they offer/recommend it as a style for contrasting. Not sure if Pinky/Rajawongse would do it? I took a quick look at the touted workmanship of double stiching, etc. of a sample shirt and I did not get the impression that it is of high quality but I've not taken a close look at Pinky and Rajawongse during my fitting to compare. But at that price, I would consider making a couple for daly wear the next time.

kanashii23 22-10-2009 09:24 PM

the last time i went to Rajawongs, they didn't reallie serve me guess they prefer ang mo customers but i reallie feel their selection was quite small and nothing caught my fancy.

i then try another recommanded shop raja's fashion also near nana, the fit was okie but i feel that the material cant pass the wash test after a few washs , all wringle up.

Going next year feb. and now looking for recommended tailors.

My fren recommanded me 1 tailor at mbk heard quite popular with singaporeans.
650 baht for a shirt.

any bro noe any recommandation for ladies suit in bangkok?

kanashii23 22-10-2009 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by algernonster (Post 40453496)
go james fashion


I read online that james fashion is quite bad. dunno whether the one u refering to the same as wat ppl are saying online

grantt 23-10-2009 12:48 AM

Condor..seems like you had quite the adventure indeed! Hope it was fun and fruitful :-).

I personally still prefer Crown's over most other tailors, just for their attention to slight details, quality and desire to make me feel like a "very valued" customer in the store, and I really do enjoy the chit chat & attention to detail while I'm at it (cut, lining fabric, fitting etc etc). I get what you mean by Rajawongse and have heard that they are more targeted towards caucasian..you're definitely not the first to mention this! Go back in the forums and see!!

Regarding Egyptian cottons, I've spoken to the guy at Crown about this before and he has promised me that there is no way you can get Egyptian cotton under 1000 Baht..it just can't be. It is like the suits and how it says "cashmere." What you "could" get is just a near 100% cotton fabric and a burn test will solve all your problem to know the fabric! And I did get myself 100% cotton shirt for around 1400 or less! I still remember they have cheaper grades of fabric too, but I didn't like!

At least thanks to your review, we have narrowed down some good tailors to the better tailors to visit and I'm glad to know I chose the right store :)!!!

Good luck tailoring everyone!

Condor 23-10-2009 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by grantt (Post 41186629)
Condor..seems like you had quite the adventure indeed! Hope it was fun and fruitful :-).

I personally still prefer Crown's over most other tailors, just for their attention to slight details, quality and desire to make me feel like a "very valued" customer in the store, and I really do enjoy the chit chat & attention to detail while I'm at it (cut, lining fabric, fitting etc etc). I get what you mean by Rajawongse and have heard that they are more targeted towards caucasian..you're definitely not the first to mention this! Go back in the forums and see!!

Regarding Egyptian cottons, I've spoken to the guy at Crown about this before and he has promised me that there is no way you can get Egyptian cotton under 1000 Baht..it just can't be. It is like the suits and how it says "cashmere." What you "could" get is just a near 100% cotton fabric and a burn test will solve all your problem to know the fabric! And I did get myself 100% cotton shirt for around 1400 or less! I still remember they have cheaper grades of fabric too, but I didn't like!

At least thanks to your review, we have narrowed down some good tailors to the better tailors to visit and I'm glad to know I chose the right store :)!!!

Good luck tailoring everyone!

Sigh... Picked up my stuff today. Long story short. Rajawongse spoilt my mood yet again. When I was there, my shirt had not been delivered so fast forward to waiting in the store for my shirt to arrive. When it did, they allowed another customer, no prize for the guessing that he's a caucasian, who arrived after me to use the fitting room to do fitting for his suit.

What's worse to come, the older Indian asked me to go to the toilet to fit my shirt! Weighing my options I went to fit the shirt just to make sure that it's acceptable and to get the hell out of Rajawongse. Well, one of the alteration either wasn't attended to or I just could not see the difference. Nevermind, the shirt looks good, the fitting is ok, so end the saga I shall.

I headed to the younger Indian to make the remainder payment but he's content chatting with another caucasian (surprise surprise) so I just waited while in my mind I really thought about walking out without paying. Pissed off with the service. I can sit in the store for ages when there's no other customer and no one came attending to me but can shower another caucasian with attention when...

While I think I should be happy with the shirt but I'm sure it's not unique to Rajawongse. I believe another tailor can do the same with the same fabric. I doubt I will be giving anymore business to them.

No doubt it's a single shirt business this time but if not for the bad service I'm quite sure I will re-use them if I see a suitable fabric next time. Now, sorry. Rajawongse is in my blacklist now.

Anyway, in between I also saw Narin Couture. The guy for a change is of Chinese descent unlike other stores largely operated by Indians. The guy was very smartly dressed with tie and all. I had a mental note of the store yesterday when I was walking the area due to the well dressed man and the very different feel given by the shopfront but I didn't check out the name then.

Walked in for a quick query. Things don't come cheap. Blended shirts go for 1100b and 100% pure cotton of various origins starts from 1950b. However, I'm quite sure if you see the shopfront and the guy you'd have some positive confidence in the end product. If the shirt he's wearing is anything to go by, it'll be nothing but praises.

Now I'm homebound tomorrow evening but if I'm coming to BKK again, I'll probably try out Narin, Crown, Empire, Moon River, and Nickerman in that order for a couple of quality shirts. I should also be giving Boss Avenue a try for a couple of daily wear shirts.

Perhaps if anyone has experience with anoy of those and Pinky/Rajawongse can give a comparison review?

aHRoy1985 23-10-2009 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Condor (Post 41187421)
Sigh... Picked up my stuff today. Long story short. Rajawongse spoilt my mood yet again. When I was there, my shirt had not been delivered so fast forward to waiting in the store for my shirt to arrive. When it did, they allowed another customer, no prize for the guessing that he's a caucasian, who arrived after me to use the fitting room to do fitting for his suit......................................


Hi Condor, thanks a lot for your detailed review on the different tailors. I myself will be going to Bangkok and will want to tailor a few shirts and pants or a full suit.
I was thinking of trying Rajawongse before, but after reading your review, I changed my mind.
Just wondering, among the other tailors that u had gone to, which do you think is the best? I'm abit not sure which to go to. Heard Crown is good, but abit pricey. Thinking of Pinky...
Any advice?


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