Just like Hong Kong, Thailand is reputed for its custom tailors. With a plus: this is the country of silk, and hand made clothing in this material are available for one tenth of the Western price. Shops are hiring external tailors. Therefore, wherever you go, consider the shopkeeper... as a shopkeeper. Tell him what you are looking for, and how much you would like to pay. Bargaining is part of the deal; but do not require dirty cheap job, as you would receive dirty cheap quality of clothes also ! Serious shopkeepers will do their best to make you understand where is your interest.
SAVILE ROW FASHION HOUSE: This award-winning custom tailor, with over 40 years experience, has been servicing clients from around the world for 3 generations. Providing top notch quality clothing at very reasonable prices, Savile Row built up its local and international fame from its timeless style and peerless reputation. What also makes the difference between Savile Row and many other tailors advertised in Thailand magazines and guides for tourists, is a uniquely high standard of service, choice and unmatched delivery conditions to any destination worldwide.
The very central shop, located very close to Patpong and the best international hotels (Dusit Thani, Sofitel Silom, The Oriental...), offers premium and customized men's clothing: such as custom suits, shirts, sport jackets, and pants tailored by professional custom tailors. Note that Savile row also distinguishes in offering customized ladies suits, dresses, skirts, blouses...: all specially tailored to perfection. From the comfort of your home, you can have Savile Row as your personal custom tailors: designing your clothing through their merchant website, with no need to travel overseas. With a constant eye on quality and service, this company is actually conscientious regarding pricing: charging absolutely no extra charges for "Big and Tall".
Styles include classic single-breasted suits, double-breasted blazers, chic three-button single-breasted jackets for men, double-breasted long jackets and single-breasted short jackets for women. Cuts can be from international fashion houses, or custom designed in-house, guided with both your references and preferences. Shirt styles range from the classic Italian forward points and English Broad collars, to button downs, spread or cut away collars and open neck (Hawaiian) collars with long or short sleeves and classic barrel cuffs or French cuffs. Options like pockets, cuffs, placate fronts, pleated back and monogramming are fully customizable.
Savile Row fabrics range from 100% cottons and linens, to pure Cashmere and Merino wool. They can also can use real kid Mohair for suits, and pure Egyptian cottons and Oxford for shirts. Overcoats can be sewn from 100% pure Italian cashmere. Of course this is also the place for pure Thai silk.
Whether you are looking for suits, shirts, blazers, trousers, or even top coats, you can be fitted in custom tailor elegance at incredibly low prices (with many offers like “Buy 1 suit for EUR 100 , and get one suit free”). Choose your preferred fabric, colors, design and style. Discuss your requirements with their professional fashion advisor, be your own designer, or even bring in your favorite garment or a picture out of a magazine and have the style or model copied.
Savile Row has any command ready within 18 hours, and delivers to your hotel free of charge. Worldwide mail order and major credit cards accepted. For more information and order, visit Savile Row Fashion House homepage 1 and homepage 2.
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TAILOR PRO: This is a well known shopper's tip:tailors established in luxury hotels are among the best in Bangkok, as hoteliers don't want to spoil their reputation with amateurs. Stepping inside Tailor Pro intimate shop, at the Somerset Lake Point Hotel, in the posh Sukhumvit area, is a safe and wise initiative: the brand operates since the 1960s. Oldest tailoring establishment in Thailand, it grown and expanded over the years to become one of the finest and most established tailors in the Kingdom. Tailor Pro emphasizes on building long time relationships with customers: maintaining records and measurements for a period of up to 15 years. Extremely convenient for those who, satisfied with their first experience, envisage further orders by fax or email.
This distinguished tailoring brand caters for both the domestic and foreign markets: developing a large customer base from USA, Japan, Asia and Middle East. It provides a wide range of fine products for gents and ladies, followed by facilities such as mail order service, alteration services, delivery services and pickup services.
A well crafted jacket at Tailor Pro is an interfacing made of prime quality camel hair, horsehair and flannel. The lining is fused German, and the Melton is a combination of felt and Irish cotton. The buttons are cross-stitched and chosen with great care. Those used on the finest fabrics are made of pure horn and have a diameter of 19 mm for the front buttoning and 9 mm on the sleeves: the four buttonholes on the sleeves are real and may be opened if so wished. Assortment of Materials and design keep customers coming back. Fabrics range from 100% cotton and linens to pure cashmere, alpaca wool, and real kid mohair for suits. Pure Egyptian and Swiss cottons and pinpoint oxford for shirts; and 100% pure Italian cashmere for overcoats. Not to mention pure Thai silk and silk blends. In the world of fashions, one can safely say, time moves quickly. This is the reason why the director attends the many fashion exhibitions in Europe and the USA to keep the firm posted on recent market trends. In doing so, either it is a stylish Versace cut or a trendy Armani model, nothing is impossible for well-experienced tailors.
Price range THB 2,500 – 15,000. Major credit cards accepted.
Open daily, 9:30am until 9:00pm.
We recommend this tailor, stressing on superior quality, guaranteed workmanship at reasonable price.
Distinguished clients come from the nearest deluxe hotels (Sheraton, Landmark, Pan Pacific...): among them are smart people like us, but also diplomats coming from the nearby embassies, Hollywood movie stars, government officials, pop singers from the U.S., Italian football team players, and many other celebrities. An authentic hall of fame! All of them ask for Mr. Sam, the friendly and proficient Managing Director, tell him what they are looking for. Should it be men suit, blazer, tuxedo, tailcoat, overcoat, trench coat, shirt or splendid dress, blouse and skirt for ladies. All models can be ready within 24 hours, and are proposed in an amazing choice of fabrics, styles and colours (400 for some ladies suits!): just to make you look like unique, indeed.
New Royal Fashions not only offers to pick up its clients to their hotel, free of charge, but its staff also regularly travels to countries like Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria to show its latest collections, then take measurements and orders. Every major city and small towns are visited: if interested, you can contact Mr. Sam directly: using the e-mail address at the end of our article.
Prices are extremely attractive. Don't miss they packages. For men, they start from USD 220: including 2 suits (2 pcs each), 2 shirts, and 2 ties! For USD 50 you will get 3 shirts. One suit (2 pcs) goes for as less as USD 99. A smart tuxedo for USD 100! Ladies packages are also very attractive: 1 suit (2 pcs), 2 skirts or trousers, and 2 blouses would start from USD 200. A dress would cost about USD 70. Of course, prices depend upon the quality of the selected fabric and style. New Royal Fashions can also make a special price package depending on your budget and desires. Don't hesitate to ask them. The prices mentioned above are only for sales in Bangkok. The above mentioned prices are approximate, and do not include the delivery charges to Europe, insurance or the custom taxes.One of the very best addresses in town.
NEW ROYAL FASHIONS: Soi 11 (Soi Chaiyot), Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110
PHONE: +662 651 1466, 02 253 6067 FACSIMILE: + 662 651 0007
THE BOSS APPARELS: The boss actually gets a name: Mack. His faithful clients remember it by heart, and send him letters and commands from Germany, Scandinavia, England, and all these countries where his shop's name would actually remember a famous German designer he likes to copy the cuts. Using local and imported fabrics: pure silk from Thailand and China (not that cheap washed silk you find on the local markets: actually a superb one, used by the world most famous fashion designers), soft linen, and plenty of cottons from various origins. No fake labels, but certified fabrics; contrary to many other shops only local advertisers still dare recommending. We very much enjoyed his shirts: shapes are smart, with those details (a "secret" pocket for your precious pen, for instance) which show he is a real professional. Quite normal, since he has been in the business for more than 20 years.
Mack also displays his own design, which is somehow stylish when he surfs on the Italian influence. This gentleman is also a traveller, and regularly visit Europe to measure you. Prices are based on the ones practised by most of Bangkok tailors, for a distinguished quality.
The shop is very well located near by Siam Square, Mahbookhrong popular shopping plaza, and a few meters from Jim Thomson's house. The sky train stops just overhead: the showroom is just besides the stairs.
THE ORIENTAL SHOP:
A prestigious brand, The Oriental Shop -the best grocery in town- will satisfy all your needs for yummy foods: pastries, chocolates and ice cream. The Oriental Shop's pastries are particularly good. Many of them are rectangle-shaped layered slices, with many uncommon but delicious tastes: rhubarb mousse, raspberry-anise, apricot-chesnut, pandan leaves or pandan-banana are just a few examples. Lemon tart, fruit tart, chocolate mousse and creme caramel are also there. The ice cream is first rate as well, with an amazing lychee sorbet among a dozen other flavours, including sesame and fruit cake.
Finally, the famous Marriage Freres teas from Paris are available at some outlets, however at a very steep price.
The Oriental Shop has other branches in: Central Ploenchit, the Central World Plaza, Siam Pagaron, and the Emporium.
THE ORIENTAL SHOP:
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