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Good tailors in bangkok....any ideas?

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1. Posted by kevstump (Full Member 123 posts) 7y

Howdy people,

I have been to bangkok many times before on my travels, but this time im only there for 3 days on the way back to UK for a wedding. It is for this reason that I am stopping in get a tailored suit for that wedding.

Does anyone know of any good quality and not too extortionate tailors in Bangkok? Is three days enough to get fitted and have a good quality suit made up? I would have gone for longer, but can only get two weeks from work :(

Is there a particular area in BKK that is known for its tailors? IM staying right near MBK and Siam, so somewhere near there would be a bonus.

Muchos Gracias

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 7y

Ask any tuk tuk driver, they will take right to the best one in town!

3. Posted by BrandyGirl (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

When i was there my Thai friend in town said the place to go was MBK or Little India (he wasnt a tuk-tuk driver or guide). Just a normal small businessman.

4. Posted by nicolson (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

first and foremost, if you want the suit to last more than a few washes, do not ask a tuk tuk driver!! Read all the horror stories online!!

Secondly, you're not staying too far away from the tailor I used, Crown Tailors in Sukhumvit soi 8. Should do the trick for you.

5. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 7y

Forget Crown Tailor on Sukhumvit Road, they only target foriegn tourists - local Thais would never shop at a place like that, low quality and over-priced (Like everything that is aimed at 'rich' foreign tourists). Tailors like that can only find customers thorugh fake internet reviews and hiring tuk-tuks to find customers for them. For tailors where Thais go, go to any tailor outside of tourist areas.