Thailand is a popular destination for tailored suits, as you can get high-quality suits for a bargain price.
Unfortunately, there are also a number of tailor shops offering subpar garments. You’ll find good and bad stores in all major cities – it’s therefore important to choose the right store when getting garments made. If you find someone offering you an unbelievably good deal, then unless it’s part of what is genuinely a special offer, it’s probably too good be true.
Suit tailors catering to an international clientele can primarily be found in Bangkok and Phuket. These will not only be able to communicate with you in English, but will also be aware of what you’re likely to want in a suit. For example, you’d probably want your suit to have surgeon cuffs (working buttons) if you’re American, as this can be a sort of status symbol – that you’ve had your suit custom-made.
Be aware though, that some tailors will try to sell you ridiculously overpriced suits claiming that the fabric they offer is superior to that of their competitors. Assuming that the fabric is actually costly in the first place, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be better for you – you definitely don’t want a suit made of a material meant to keep you warm if you live in the tropics, for example. You may just end up ruining the suit with sweat stains – that is, if you can keep it on long enough while sweating profusely! Good tailors will have a wide selection of fabrics, and advise you well without trying to sell you something you don’t actually want just because they can make you part with more money.
Mister Singh’s Fashion Gallery is a suit maker in Phuket, Bangkok, and Khao Lak. We’ve been in the business for 50 years, and have built up a reputation for our high quality clothing. If you’re visiting any of these cities during your trip to Thailand and are interested in getting a suit made, simply let us know and we can arrange for free pick up from your hotel to our store. We also frequently visit other parts of South East Asia, and cities in Australia, Western Europe, and the United States. To know more or to be notified when we’re travelling to your area, visit our travelling tailor (world tour) page.