It’s hard to get my boyfriend excited about Bangkok. He associates it with cafe-hopping (ah, why can’t guys enjoy cakes a little more?) and basically following me around shop after shop, market after market. But this changed when he knew he could save so much to make his shirts in Bangkok!
Some quick advice!
Remember to make an appointment (the popular ones may not be able to slot you in if you walk in) and cater at least 4 days to be comfortable. As some tailors are closed on Sunday, it’s best to check with the tailor if he’s comfortable to deliver according to your flight schedule. 🙂
1. Jesse And Son @ Sukhumvit Soi 19
That’s Jesse on the left and his son on the right. We made an appointment via Facebook and it was confirmed really quickly! To be honest, their prices are on the high side but because we needed a suit for a special occasion, we decided to splurge a little more and we weren’t disappointed. Jesse was straightforward with his recommendations and while that conflicts with what the boys had in mind, we appreciated his professionalism!
The ladies were a little bored (for once) but Jesse made sure we are well taken care of with the free flow drinks (alcohol included). The boys were of course happy with their buys!
Nearest BTS: Asok station
2. Paul Fashion @ Amari Watergate
This is probably the most convenient location because it’s right opposite Platinum Mall. What this means is: the ladies can go crazy shopping at Platinum Mall while the guys can tailor make their work shirts/pants just across the street. You’ll need at least 2 fittings to get the proper fit so you’ll save a lot of travelling time if you are intending to spend most of your time in the Pratunam area.
Prices are alot more affordable as compared to Jesse & Son.
Nearest BTS: Siam
(but I’ll recommend cabbing here because it’s quite a far walk!)
3. Boss Avenue @ Sukhumvit Soi 5 – 7
Like Paul Fashion, prices at Boss Avenue is on the lower side so it’s really popular with Singaporeans! In terms of location, it in the Sukhumvit district (just like Jesse and Son) so it may be quite out of the way if you are staying in the Siam/Pratunam area. Their workmanship may not be the best but we hear that it’s really value-for-money. If you are looking for above average workmanship at below average prices, this may be the tailor for you.
Nearest BTS: Nana
The reason why I didn’t state prices here is because it depends on the fabric you pick and sometimes, the tailor may offer you packages based on the number of items you are ordering. If you are looking for quality, I would say go for Jesse & Son but if you are looking for a tailor that’s value for money, Paul Fashion and Boss Avenue are both great options.