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    Good Men's Tailor For Suit in SJ/PJ

    Need to get a suit done.....been a while since I've been to a tailor , get everything of the shelf nowadays. Can, of course go back to my old tailor, but was wondering if there is anyone here who can recommend one in PJ/SJ area that's good and reasonable [like as in price]....Am aware that its about the workmanship that's important that some cheapo stuff that doesn't fit well.....willing to try a new tailor.

    Much appreciated....Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuma View Post
    Need to get a suit done.....been a while since I've been to a tailor , get everything of the shelf nowadays. Can, of course go back to my old tailor, but was wondering if there is anyone here who can recommend one in PJ/SJ area that's good and reasonable [like as in price]....Am aware that its about the workmanship that's important that some cheapo stuff that doesn't fit well.....willing to try a new tailor.

    Much appreciated....Thanks
    I have only got one suit made to order ie black so it is my official suit to weddings, official dinners and funerals.... all-in-one!

    The rest I buy off the rack.... Robinson's in Singapore Centrepoint has a special place where they have all the colours and materials and the tailors are also present to make the alterations and fittings... check it out...

    For others I prefer silk batek especially Betawi batek short sleeve one can pick off the shelf at some local boutiques in major hotel lobbies in jakarta especially Mulia Hotel at Tugu Tani...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post
    I have only got one suit made to order ie black so it is my official suit to weddings, official dinners and funerals.... all-in-one!

    The rest I buy off the rack.... Robinson's in Singapore Centrepoint has a special place where they have all the colours and materials and the tailors are also present to make the alterations and fittings... check it out...

    For others I prefer silk batek especially Betawi batek short sleeve one can pick off the shelf at some local boutiques in major hotel lobbies in jakarta especially Mulia Hotel at Tugu Tani...
    Off the rack, Im OK for shirts....occasionally pants as with certain brands....but suits never seem to fit me right....could be my odd body frame

    But thanks for the Robinson's tip....will check it out next time.

    My current suit was made in 1995 ....have another one that dates a decade back to that [now that doesn't include the 1 I got married in]....the older ones dont fit and cant be altered either....as in no leeway to make it larger .......give it a couple of years, my current suit 'will see the weddings of the children whose parents wedding I used it for' ......frankly, still in good shape.....but its the pants that always takes the first beating in wear and tear!

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    Suit needs to be tailor made.I have 5 pairs which use to wear on business or functions.But now all in the wardrobe.Usually it cost about RM1300-RM3000 to get a good quality one.maybe you should go to Parkson S/P mens dept.,saw some good brand one with a fraction price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuma View Post
    Need to get a suit done..... wondering if there is anyone here who can recommend one in PJ/SJ area that's good and reasonable [like as in price]....Am aware that its about the workmanship that's important that some cheapo stuff that doesn't fit well.....willing to try a new tailor.

    Much appreciated....Thanks
    Buddy - I go to Esteem in SEAPark... same row with Maybank over there...

    Workmanship impeccable... and for suits, jackets, blazers - you'd have to go for actual 'fitting' before it is finished.. Btw, a blazer would set you back
    about RM1.5k....

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    Tailored ones are still relatively cheap compared with those overseas except for those in the holiday places like krabi where you can get a full suit for about half what you would pay here but i have not tried it before so do not know if the cutting is good. The current styles are more body fitting and it would look good if you have a nice body to match but having said that good tailors can flatter you. If you can make two trousers if you wear the suit quite often.

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    Most of us do not have a standard size fit so the off the shelf ones normally will not sit as well as a tailored one especially at the back near the collar. with the current look which is a more fitted look the normal suits would look a little loose although its still acceptable.

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    Talking about suit, there was an article I read sometime back..

    In London, generally one can have three choices of suit.. depend on the size of wallet..

    1. Made-in-china polyester suit. Cost less than 20 pound and fit perfectly for those who just started to work and need many suits.

    2. Tailor-made suit from Savile Row in central London. Damage to wallet easily more than 200 pound.

    3. Designer suit to distinguish yourself from others. Damage to wallet will start from 2000 pound onward..


    p/s. I was “fascinated” with the Burberry trench coat wear by Daniel Craig in Skyfall. Well, the damage is RM8000+ when I checked at Burberry, KLCC !!

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    In london there many many shops selling suits and there you can also choose different sleeve lengths and they are relatively cheap and plentiful in all kinds of price ranges. Here there is much less choice and sleeve lengths are standard. Like I said we are all different. We can even have one arm longer than the other!!. Or one bigger arm like those tennis players. If you dont wear it so often, go for a tailored one which like sm says can use for all occasions, something black or dark grey. If black sometimes can be mistaken for waiters!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan tomaswaki View Post
    Suit needs to be tailor made..
    Not really, it depends on your body size and shape..

    I have two suits bought in the late 90s. One is Cerutti 1881 from Isetan, Lot 10 and another one bought from Parkson, Sungai Wang. I can still wear them now, still fit perfectly.

    I hardly wear suit now.. not even a tie.

    For business travel, I will just bring along a blazer, fit many occasions for my line of work.

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    My job requires me to meet with some apanama.. some are from the environment side, some from the standard/specification side..

    They LOVE to wear suit whenever and wherever they are.. under the hot sun in the port, inside any meeting room... and during lunch or dinner, of course !!!

    Cml is right, many of them look like waiters with the black suit..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USJ27Resident View Post
    Buddy - I go to Esteem in SEAPark... same row with Maybank over there...

    Workmanship impeccable... and for suits, jackets, blazers - you'd have to go for actual 'fitting' before it is finished.. Btw, a blazer would set you back
    about RM1.5k....
    Thanks...will check out.

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    I personally like dark grey. dark blue is a bit casual and would be more suitable for blazers. Black like i said is a bit difficult to carry and not everyone can look good in a black suit. Browns are not my style. I suppose to each his own. Unless one is in media/advertising/ public relations, the rainbow colours are out. Japanese especially are sticklers for formality and sometimes you pity them sweating like mad under the hot sun. I always feel that if we step outside we should take off our suits in our weather and nobody will say we are not properly attired.

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    Get a good set of blazers from Hugo Boss or Nautica (in Navy Blue or Black or some shades of grey / beige) for business meetings nowadays.... and put it over a nice shirt and even nice pair of dockers is quite acceptable... in Indonesia I stick to this or just Betawi batek silk shirt.... cooling, nice, formal too...

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    1.5k is a fair price for a tailored suit.

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