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  Reply # 1650739 13-Oct-2016 21:56
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If this kind of thing is important to you guys why don't you take a holiday in Hong Kong or Thailand and have them made for a fraction of the price while having a good time?

 

 





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  Reply # 1650758 13-Oct-2016 22:51
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If this kind of thing is important to you guys why don't you take a holiday in Hong Kong or Thailand and have them made for a fraction of the price while having a good time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singapore has better suitmakers in my experience, than in HK. I believe a few years ago suitmakers in HK were better, but twice I've been to both, both times the suits were (significantly) better from Singapore. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Bangkok used to be okay - was years ago that I had suits made there, not sure what it's like now.  You did need to take a bit of care though - do not shop for the lowest price. There are very many places that will make you knock-off Hugo Boss etc complete with original looking embossed lining and label, but they're usually poor quality fabrics and tailoring.  The good tailors seemed to be of Sikh Indian descent - who'd moved into the business after having had a long history - going back many generations - dealing in the textile trade in the region.  They were very honest and nice people to deal with.  There's not a lot of haggling room here unlike the typical street tailors, probably find that they might offer a discount if you buy several suits, but the first quoted price is about as good as you'll get. You need to set aside some time, On visits to Bangkok, I think we went back to the store daily for 3 or 4 days days, took about an hour (or more) each visit for fitting and adjusting.  SWMBO was actually working for a well-known French fashion house at the time (as a product manager and assistant to the Asia/Pacific manager for couture).  She took some fashion magazines with her - and had them make up designs based on those - I think getting some of those made up took a little longer, they managed to get exact matches for details like buttons.  The quality of tailoring, fabrics etc was excellent.  The very best business suits and shirts I've ever owned - and they lasted years. Not sure if they'd do the knock-off embossed lining and fake labels - probably not, I wouldn't even ask as it's a little tacky and unnecessary IMO.

 

I see the business we dealt with is still running. https://www.majesticsuites.com/tailoring.php  in fact I think the photo show the owner, Mr Singh IIRC, looking much the same, just a little older. 


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  Reply # 1650921 14-Oct-2016 11:02
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I have a suit I got made in Bangkok probably 15 years ago. An outfit called Tony's Fashion House.

 

The Suit still looks good today (IMHO). I need to lose a few pounds to make it fit properly though :). From memory it was about 250-300NZD. A Wool/Cashmere blend AFAIK.

 

I'd like to get some sports jackets made if I'm ever back there.


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  Reply # 1651338 14-Oct-2016 22:24
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On the subject of Suits.. anyone know a good site to order asian custom made suits at a reasonable price?

 

I found a few websites when I looked awhile ago that would custom make suits and ship them worldwide for a few hundred bucks, but I didn't have the forethought to bookmark them.





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  Reply # 1651501 15-Oct-2016 11:08
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On the subject of Suits.. anyone know a good site to order asian custom made suits at a reasonable price?

 

I found a few websites when I looked awhile ago that would custom make suits and ship them worldwide for a few hundred bucks, but I didn't have the forethought to bookmark them.

 

 

http://ansfashions.com/ visits NZ regularly and you can get measured. They then make and ship from Hong Kong. I can't see any prices on the site but I recall them being reasonable. 





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  Reply # 1651502 15-Oct-2016 11:10
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Yes, I sometimes see ads on Sunday papers (at parents-in-law, no I don't buy papers) with notices for some of the visiting tailors - you can get measured and get some deals. But I am always curious how they can get something like this done without at least one fitting session...





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  Reply # 1651581 15-Oct-2016 13:43
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It's machine. A tailored one at Working Style will set you back $2000. One closed in Wellington CBD (Taranaki St) and there's one on Dixon St but I am not confident it's keeping up with style. If you have suggestions for Wellington ones I'd like to know.



I am not really familiar with Wellington, but have you tried a place like Mandatory?

Fashion is like food, there is off the shelf and there is building a relationship with the local trades people. Sometimes one has to talk to people who know people. Fashion shows can be great for this, and so can talking to people in boutique stores.





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