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    Quote Originally Posted by cml View Post
    Tailored ones are still relatively cheap compared with those overseas.....
    cml... (or anyone else) if you happen to have 48 hrs in Shanghai/Pudong... take the Subway Line 2 to Science and Tech Museum station, just within the underground station... you would find pretty darn good tailors there @ (if I am not mistaken) the expanded side of the Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market...

    Best part - the PRICES - full suit (RMB.788) decent cut Blazer (RMB.388) kihkihkih.... the Chinese ~ always got something to do with the 8's...

    Come to think of it - I will be going there in April... should get another decent jacket/blazer when I get in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by USJ27Resident View Post
    cml... (or anyone else) if you happen to have 48 hrs in Shanghai/Pudong... take the Subway Line 2 to Science and Tech Museum station, just within the underground station... you would find pretty darn good tailors there @ (if I am not mistaken) the expanded side of the Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market...

    Best part - the PRICES - full suit (RMB.788) decent cut Blazer (RMB.388) kihkihkih.... the Chinese ~ always got something to do with the 8's...

    Come to think of it - I will be going there in April... should get another decent jacket/blazer when I get in...
    Do you remember the Hotel Equatorial in Shanghai where we met in 2006? Wow... 7 years oledi my brother.... right across the street there is a tailor Master Cut.... check it out, nice workmanship and real cheap compared to elsewhere... 90% of expats in Coke have their suits made there...

    p.s. 7 years since we had our Shanghai Hairy Crabs and you have still not managed to grab a project and run with it, bro!

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    Recently made a suit in PJ for rm 1800, wool suit.
    He is my tailor for the last 7 years.

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    Yup wool sits well on the shoulders and they wrinkle less easily.

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    Wool material !!

    Only if the office temperature is cold enough. Most centralized air-cond hardly can deliver below 20 deg C.

    When travel in cool/snowy climate, you need a jacket or trench coat on top of the suit. A wool suit is good to give extra warmth but may not be neccessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USJ27Resident View Post
    cml... (or anyone else) if you happen to have 48 hrs in Shanghai/Pudong... take the Subway Line 2 to Science and Tech Museum station, just within the underground station... you would find pretty darn good tailors there @ (if I am not mistaken) the expanded side of the Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market...

    Best part - the PRICES - full suit (RMB.788) decent cut Blazer (RMB.388) kihkihkih.... the Chinese ~ always got something to do with the 8's...
    Weil, if suit is the standard attire in your work, I guess is worth to explore the "value-for-money" option in PRC and Thailand.

    Most people only need 1 or 2 suits for formal occasion and business travel. The suit can last for decade and usually has to discard because of changes in body size, not wear and tear.

    I think it is worth to get a “signature” suit that match one’s expectation.

    Cheers

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    When I tailored my own suit in the mid 80's it was not more than RM300. Of course lah..there's numerous other more expensive and designer material, my pay was only so much..how to afford lah! But for 300, very very decent IMHO. Had to vist the shop at least twice, one for measurement and one for close and perfect fitting. Now I see the prices..I vomit lah!
    Then in the 90's...Sparkman shop was probably the 1st local tailor making their name on local TV..suiting up those prime news personalities. Rest is history.
    Saw travel documentary on TV..those tailors in INDIA can suit you up in 24 hours..and cheap..thats on TV.. unsure about reality. If cheap ah..can go tour India and thoroughly enjoy indian handfinger licking great cuisine and comeback with 3-4 suits.

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    There are many shops run by Indian tailors at Orchard Point and around the area which can get your suit up and ready 24 hours....

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    Most of the tailoring shops i saw in Krabi are also run by indians and they have been around for generations.

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    Somehow the textile business is monopolised by them, not that there is anything bad about it. In fact i think they do it very well with their networking and all. If i am not wrong the sindhis are mainly in this business.

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    There are 5-6 shops along the Ferringhi Beach front here in front of Golden Sands, Lone Pine Motel and Rasa Sayang Resort which can tailor make your suit in 24 hours - all Indians too - and most Aussies do make suits with them...

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    All said, these local "Indian" tailors.. can make suits at 1980's prices or not..or still "likely to vomit" prices only Aussies or those with X times multiplication currency no sweat to cough out.
    Ironically I don't often meet people singing praises of these tailors getting best deals from these tailors.. or maybe I'm entirely in the dark or all of a sudden this become a 1st time topic in USJ forum.
    Haha...maybe if I meet anyone in a suit, i should make it a norm by politely asking. "Sir, is this a 24hour made suit from some nearby Indian tailor? Good price or not?" hope I didn't elbow jerk him intentionally.

    BTW, was it Paul Potts (winner of BGT) who wore a Tesco off the shelf suit at his 1st audition.
    My previous employer used to make uniforms at See Bee Tailor in the 80's.. located in Taman Megah PJ, few doors from CT hardware (Bosch dist). They've been around long time now.

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    BSLee.... those who make 24-hour suits are those who happened to drop by a place like Ferringhi for a holidays of a few days... even those in Singapore's Orchard Point areas... some had to do it for urgent business needs... and I don't think one can make suits for RM300 like you did in the 80s anymore, let us be honest...

    I don't think either CML or me sing praises of these 24-hour tailors nor sing praises of their pricing. Neither did we say they are really that good. I think we merely highlighted their presence.

    One of the best tailors in the country happens to be in Jalan Alor... where Dr M has his suits and bush jackets made and most Malaysian lawyers too have their penguin suits made there.

    My bro-in-law, who is an Aussie, has his suits made in Mee Chow Tailor in Seremban since the 1980s... he finds the cutting better than the tailors in Australia and the price cheap, including the courier charges to him on an annual basis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiangMalam View Post
    Do you remember the Hotel Equatorial in Shanghai where we met in 2006? Wow... 7 years oledi my brother.... p.s. 7 years since we had our Shanghai Hairy Crabs and you have still not managed to grab a project and run with it, bro!
    Yup ~ time flies... and I thank you for your friendship and advices...

    Unfortunately for me, projects come a plenty on my plate.. (sometimes, thru front door too!) but I neither have the skills or the "connections" to make it happen... mebbe I am one of those that is destined to 'work hard' for the rest of my life,... still - I am thankful for His blessings, good health and good fortune and keeping me (and family) safe whenever I travel...

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    i think the only reason to look for a good tailor is because of the odd size and waistline of the aging customer. If you are blessed with no middle-age spread, then the ready made suits can be a great time-saver and if you are lucky, quite good tailoring. i bought the smallest suit I could find (being Asian sized) at C&A in London when I was there a long time ago. It was made in the UK, hence it was more of a must-have "souvenir". I was fortunate because it was actually very well made. When I sent it to the local tailor (lower ground floor, back entrance of the Federal Hotel - SM should know this one) for alterations,he told me he had a hard time unstitching the shoulder-sleeve seam because it was "fused". It was the tailor who told me that the jacket was very well made. To come to the point, that jacket bought off the shelf at a C&A supermarket store is the best jacket I own and after 20+ years it is still with me and in great condition.

    BTW, the tailor at the Federal Hotel is no longer there.... i would recommend him if he was still around

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