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I kind of feel strongly about this because I am familiar with garment factories.

 

The truth is that most of the tailors you come across are just shams. They make a show of measuring you for the garments they say they make. But in reality, they are just taking orders for factory made garments. They don't make the garments, they don't cut the fabric. All they do is obtain payment for a tailored garment and order a factory made garment an con the customer that he is buying a personally tailored garment.

 

A waste of your money. But if you believe that the garment hanging in front of you was made for you, then so be it. Otherwise keep in mind that the finely appointed shop you are in has been paid for by a few other customers that have been overpaying many times over for factory made garments. Have you wondered why the shop is always empty when you pass by, how are they paying the rent? How are the fixed costs paid for?

 

The answer is that the few customers like you are responsible for supporting and enriching this shop.

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He doesn't seem to recommend many in Patts!

'Fools rush in where angels fear to tread' - TiT

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I kind of feel strongly about this because I am familiar with garment factories.

 

The truth is that most of the tailors you come across are just shams. They make a show of measuring you for the garments they say they make. But in reality, they are just taking orders for factory made garments. They don't make the garments, they don't cut the fabric. All they do is obtain payment for a tailored garment and order a factory made garment an con the customer that he is buying a personally tailored garment.

 

A waste of your money. But if you believe that the garment hanging in front of you was made for you, then so be it. Otherwise keep in mind that the finely appointed shop you are in has been paid for by a few other customers that have been overpaying many times over for factory made garments. Have you wondered why the shop is always empty when you pass by, how are they paying the rent? How are the fixed costs paid for?

 

The answer is that the few customers like you are responsible for supporting and enriching this shop.

 

 

I don’t know where you got the idea that I actually use any of the tailors. I have over the years gone to two different tailors in Pattaya and I was not impressed with either of them as a result I now will not use them.

 

I agree most of them are rubbish and you are not getting a properly tailored garment thats why I do not use them.

 

The reason I posted this is because some BMs do come to Pattaya and ask for recommendations for tailors and it is just possible that the ones he recommends are better than the rest I have no idea, he also makes no secret of the fact he charges them so again it may be just an advertising ploy maybe some of the BMs have used the tailors he recommends and could comment.

 

One of the tailors he recommends in Bangkok is British then again he could be Indian with a British passport three of them look to be Thai.

 

He has only recommended shop one in Pattaya and two in Jomtien although the two in Jomtien appear to have the same owner.

 

Whereas most tailor shops are just fronts for the same factory churning out crap it is just possible some are proper tailors especially some of the Bangkok ones.

 

Al.

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There was some commentary on tailors a while back. I seem to recall that two women on Soi Bukhao were mentioned very highly. I actually need a suit, so I would like to look a good tailor up when I get to Patts in a few weeks.

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I kind of feel strongly about this because I am familiar with garment factories.

 

The truth is that most of the tailors you come across are just shams. They make a show of measuring you for the garments they say they make. But in reality, they are just taking orders for factory made garments. They don't make the garments, they don't cut the fabric. All they do is obtain payment for a tailored garment and order a factory made garment an con the customer that he is buying a personally tailored garment.

 

A waste of your money. But if you believe that the garment hanging in front of you was made for you, then so be it. Otherwise keep in mind that the finely appointed shop you are in has been paid for by a few other customers that have been overpaying many times over for factory made garments. Have you wondered why the shop is always empty when you pass by, how are they paying the rent? How are the fixed costs paid for?

 

The answer is that the few customers like you are responsible for supporting and enriching this shop.

 

so if you are wasting your money why not tell us how to deal with the factory directly ? Personally if the garment is good value and quality , i couldnt give a shite if they actually made it or not

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If you go To he market ares in Siborkhoues ,[ Think thats how you spell it [. and cross the main road , i dont know the name but there is a big Shopping Mall , Go round the back and there are dozens of talors making Suites

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Uhmmmm......I don't mean to be insensitive but.....doesn't your home country make suits? Why not bring/buy a nice suit in your home country and bring it to LOS.

 

If you're an expat then its a different story.

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I kind of feel strongly about this because I am familiar with garment factories.

 

The truth is that most of the tailors you come across are just shams. They make a show of measuring you for the garments they say they make. But in reality, they are just taking orders for factory made garments. They don't make the garments, they don't cut the fabric. All they do is obtain payment for a tailored garment and order a factory made garment an con the customer that he is buying a personally tailored garment.

 

A waste of your money. But if you believe that the garment hanging in front of you was made for you, then so be it. Otherwise keep in mind that the finely appointed shop you are in has been paid for by a few other customers that have been overpaying many times over for factory made garments. Have you wondered why the shop is always empty when you pass by, how are they paying the rent? How are the fixed costs paid for?

 

The answer is that the few customers like you are responsible for supporting and enriching this shop.

 

 

I am sure the above holds true for some Tailor shops - I looked at quite a few before ordering from Maharaja's in Pattaya (the only on in Pattaya recommended or the only one that paid for an endorsement from the site above - I am not sure which) - no fancy shop here and I know the suits were custom made because I was fitted three times during its construction (actually one required a fourth fitting because he was not happy with the lay of the sleeve) - he can do it with less fittings if you are short on time but prefers at least 3 fittings if you have the time.

 

I don't wear suits daily but do attend a number of 2-3 day conferences (8-10 per year) where I observe many suits purchased in the $800 - 1500 USD range. The suits I purchased for around $250 look as good and often better than those and way above anything in the $500 USD price range. Maharaja will sell you a suit for 4500 Baht - but only to compete with the low price shops and the suit will look like a 4500 Baht suit - pay the extra and the results are outstanding. You have to ask for the higher quality and you will have to go upstairs to view the quality fabrics - different fabrics have different prices. He has samples of low end workmanship and high end workmanship you can view and use to compare to the suits from other shops.

 

He stands behind his work and seemed quite upset I did not like the 2 dress shirts he had made for me a year before (yes I can tell they were custom just from how they fit my unusual size) I tried them on at the time of purchase and they seemed fine but only when I put a tie on did I realize the collars were off center to the front buttons - he offered to fix or replace them but I didn't bother bring them back over with me - I think they were $10-12 each.

 

Total disclaimer - I do not work for Maharaja - I don't live in Pattaya or Thailand - I just like the suits and dress pants I have gotten from them.

"Life is hard; its harder if you're stupid" - EC

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Farang girl I know that worked in Phuket rented a flat in Kata above a backstreet shop house, in that row all of the places were thai tailors (no tailors signs), and that is where all of the Indian "tailors" shop owners took the stuff to be made, for peanuts! If you really want a cheap suit go there and cut out the middleman if you're in Phuket! Up the hill from Karon Post Office (actually in Kata) and 2nd or 3rd soi on the right, just ask for where the tailors are.

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I weigh over 300lbs....so I have trouble getting suits.........if I buy suit from the Tailors in BKK or Pattaya who tell me it will be 3,000 baht, will

the suit actually fit?....Thanks! :Drunk_Party:

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Pattya for sex fun and sun Hong Kong for suits.

I wear only custom made suiits all from Hong Kong, a buddy of mine on my first trip to LOS in 07 got a suit made in BKK in a shop by Sumkumvit. The fabrics were supose to be super 180 it deffinitly was not, and the quaility of the tailoring was terrible, He got about 10 wears out of it befre it started to fall apart (Seams opening bottons falling off). The fact is the suit was inexpensive and he got what he paid for

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Pattya for sex fun and sun Hong Kong for suits.

I wear only custom made suiits all from Hong Kong, a buddy of mine on my first trip to LOS in 07 got a suit made in BKK in a shop by Sumkumvit. The fabrics were supose to be super 180 it deffinitly was not, and the quaility of the tailoring was terrible, He got about 10 wears out of it befre it started to fall apart (Seams opening bottons falling off). The fact is the suit was inexpensive and he got what he paid for

 

reckon he was ripped off there alright :GoldenSmile1::)

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I can't stand those fuckers. If there's one thing I can't stand about Pattaya, it's those annoying tailors.

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Got 2 suits made in Hoi An, Viet Nam back in '04 and they served me well.

 

Lovely 70s creations - wide collars, tasteful flare to the trousers.. marvelous.

 

I wouldnt get a suit made in Patts - not one that i'd expect to last, anyhow.

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Got 2 suits made in Hoi An, Viet Nam back in '04 and they served me well.

 

Lovely 70s creations - wide collars, tasteful flare to the trousers.. marvelous.

 

I wouldnt get a suit made in Patts - not one that i'd expect to last, anyhow.

 

 

i agree completly...Hoi An is a great best place to get a suit made...fuck them pattaya cunts :Jump_Drool:

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They are not tailors they are measurers only and not very good at that!

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Had a suit made in Phuket several years ago when I was in a drunk and silly state for $100AUS, had to leave a deposit and return for a refit the next day...easier said than done, couldn't remember where it was...on Bangla Rd somewhere, eventually found it down one of the many alley's along there. It was a popular place a lot of people coming back for refit.

 

Got a shirt which I through away (crap) pants, jacket and two ties. I've worn the pants a few times but not the whole suit, the fit is ok but just not the same quality as back home. But thats me, i'm sure there are some good tailors in Thailand but you have to know where to find them.

 

Those tailors would have to be the most annoying creatures throughout thailand...always trying to shake your hand, trying to usher you into their shop, block your path, put on a silly Aussie accent, "G'day mate" ...sounds funny coming from and Indian. But its all part of the Thai experience when your in the LOS.

 

Give me t-shirts and shorts anyday.

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Uhmmmm......I don't mean to be insensitive but.....doesn't your home country make suits? Why not bring/buy a nice suit in your home country and bring it to LOS.

 

If you're an expat then its a different story.

Yeah your right there you can get a nice suit in the UK but it costs a fortune

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I agree with LarryLarry, for good suits and dress shirts one must go to Honk Kong. I have found the tailors in BKK very good at making casual shirts and safari shirts. Wide variety of light fabrics. I can't recommend any tailors in Pattaya, everything I have ever had made there ended up not fitting right or end up with pants with one leg longer than the other.

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You can go into Top Man in the U.K now and they'll measure you up for a suit and order it to be made for you and it's even cheaper than Thailand.

 

I got a suit Made in Thailand in Banglamphu Khao San road next to Oh my Cod about 4 years ago. Firstly they used a different material than promised. I paid with credit card which the guy had to go into the back to swipe. Got my statement a month later which had a flight ticket to Bangalore on it. Then to top it off the stitching all came undone.

 

Will I ever use a tailor in Thailand again........Will I F#*k !!!!!!

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You get what you pay for. Ive bought 15 suits in Patts over the last 3 years or so. Spend a bit more and you will get quality. I agree though, the guys in the stores only measure you, ask for their master to come and get the real deal.

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I don't know the English name for them so please pardon my French...WANKERS!

I blatantly ignore them as I walk by. I have no time for them. Shake their hand and you're fucked for ages. "NO" doesn't register in their brains.

FUCK OFF YOU CUNT! ....seems to work if all else fails.

 

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so if you are wasting your money why not tell us how to deal with the factory directly ? Personally if the garment is good value and quality , i couldnt give a shite if they actually made it or not

 

The best way to do it IMO, is to get your design and measurements and go to all the shop houses behind big c, that actually make all the suits for all the tailors.

 

And ask for double stitching.

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