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The Secrets To Finding A Good Bangkok Tailor for International Educators


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The Secrets To Finding A Good Bangkok Tailor for International Educators

As a new school year starts and both teachers and administrators begin to get ready for a new year, I think important for international educators in Bangkok to understand the ins and outs of the tailor world in the Land of Smiles.
 
One of the reasons why many people come to Bangkok is that you can get a great deal on great clothes, made juts for you. And that's a good thing! But the downside is that you can also get seriously ripped off.
 
It's like any other trendy tourist thing. Once the locals figure out what the tourists are looking for, they'll try to get them to overpay for cheaper versions of it – and figure they won't realize they've been taken until they are back home.
 
With this in mind, we want to take a little time to explain how to get a great suit in Bangkok at a good price without wasting your money. You can end up with a suit that will make you look like a million bucks, but only if you know how to go about it the right way.
 
• Avoid any place that advertises suits for $40 or $50. The truth is that you can't get a good suit that cheaply. Good cloth itself would cost twice that much. When you ask how much a suit will cost, expect to be quoted anywhere between $400 and $700. Any quote lower than that means the tailor is running some type of scam.


• Ask how long it will take to get your suit made. If they say they will have it done that day or the next day, walk away – it's a rip off. It takes a minimum of three fittings over at least four days to create a good suit that really fits. If they are simply going to do one fitting, then they are not going to provide you with the great suit you are looking for.


• Ask around at your school, and when you see well-dressed English-speaking people in the city. The locals know who the rip-off artists are, and will steer you in the direction of decent tailors.


• Find out if they are actually a tailor. In many cases, the shop claims to be a tailor but is really just selling cloth. They'll send that cloth out to someone else to make the suit. Those people are not interested in craftsmanship. So, look around the shop itself. Does it look like there is any room for them to make a suit? Or does it simply look like a fabric store?


• Trust your instincts. If anything about the tailor seems off, go somewhere else. There are plenty of good tailors in Bangkok; you don't have to settle for a place that makes you feel off.


• Be prepared to haggle. When it comes to settling on the price of the suit, the tailor will respect you more and provide you with a better suit if you haggle the price down a bit. If you don't try to haggle, you'll look like someone they can rip off.


• Feel the fabrics yourself. And when you go to your first fitting, make sure the fabric you picked out is the one actually being used, and not a cheap imitation. Get a swatch of the fabric when you order the suit, and bring it to compare.

Over the years, I have tried at least 15 shops. Some were successful and some were not. However, there are three places that I have used with great success over and over and never been disappointed. I have dubbed these the three best tailors in Bangkok. I have had both shirts and suits made there. I would recommend any of the three to anyone.

Three Best Tailors in Bangkok for Educators

Tailor on Ten
Tel +66 84 877 1543
Area: Sukhumvit/Asoke
http://www.tailoronten.com/
#93 Sukhumvit Road Soi 8,, (near Nana station), Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TailorOnTen/
Trip Advisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293916-d2163355-Reviews-Tailor_On_Ten-Bangkok.html


Rajawongse Clothier
Tel Phone: +66 2 255 3714  (Jesse or Victor, proprietors - father and son)
Area: Sukhumvit/Nana
Address: 130 Sukhumvit Road, Near Soi 4, Bangkok, Thailand
Trip Advisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293916-d510303-Reviews-Rajawongse_Clothier-Bangkok.html
Website: http://www.dress-for-success.com


Narin Couture
Phone: +66 2 251 9237 (Khun Narin, proprietor)
Area: Sukhumvit/Nana
Address: สุขุมวิท 11 1 155/1 สุขุมวิท 11/1 Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Website: http://www.narin-couture.com/

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  • 2 months later...

I like using Raja's Fashions. 

 

Raja and Bobby

Raja's Fashions

Address: 160 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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