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Old 09-08-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Vietnam wasn't good at all during the war; I don't know about now. Hong Kong has been legendary for many, many years for tailored suits. Bangkok is not up to HK standards IMHO.
Regarding Bangkok, although there are a lot of shabby tailor shops, you can get high quality custom made clothes there, but it's going to cost more. If you buy from cheap shops, you'll get cheap quality.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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I've heard that Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong are all great places for custom shirts/suits, etc. and I'm planning on doing my first Asia (unless you count Israel/Jordan as Asia) trip sometime in 2013 assuming the world doesn't end

I really want custom clothing to wear to work every day, I love having tailored pants, shirts that are cut to fit me, etc. but I don't have the budget to do that here in America where those cost $200+. Where in Asia is this cheapest and of the highest quality? I'm very slender and buying clothing off the rack makes me look like I'm wearing a bigger man's clothing because it's all cut too big for me. I can't even find pants in my size in stores (28" waist x 32" length), so custom items would be awesome.

While I know that the custom clothing is not the only reason to visit Asia, I will find plenty to do in whichever country/city is considered the best place for this.

Thanks in advance for your help people!
The easiest place would Hong Kong BUT it ain't going to be cheap. Think cost of a nice US suit (Armani) =custom tailored one.

You can get cheaper in some other places but your fabric selection and hunt for a reputable tailor will be very difficult, while the results may be lacking.
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Onesimus in Manila. you can find them in the malls like SM Megamall
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Old 12-25-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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Like Vacanegro said, good HK tailoring isn't cheap, but at the high end, I think it rivals anything in the world, certainly in choice of fabrics and skill. My personal favorite is Riviera Tailors; I encountered them in HK years ago, then bought a variety of items from them when Jack did his rounds through the US. While their default is stylish but conservative suits and such for professionals, they love challenges-- they did a series of Savile Row knockoffs for me that I still have and wear 30 years later (made from the same broadcloth as Huntsman used), as well as timeless formal wear (tuxedo and white dinner jacket), not to mention the most incredibly sexy cheong sam for the lady I was married to at the time, who had the figure to pull it off...something I always loved doing (pull it off, that is).

Good news? if you're in the US, they regularly make trips to the coats, Texas, and the midwest. But Jack (now the elder statesman, judging from googling) was, in addition to being a master tailor, a fantastic guide to HK when I was there.
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