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Could anyone advise if there are any good tailors in the area.

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1. Re: Tailors

Er... what area ?

A good tailor can be hard to find in Phuket. Some people say they have had some success, but our own experience was that Phuket is not the best place in Asia to have things made.

From memory, people have recommended the Tailor at Patong Merlin. Otherwise search the forum in the box above. eg


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We have just

arrived back from a week in Kata Beach Phuket. The weather was not great but

we had a good time despite it. Looking back my husband and I both agree that

the best thing was having work done at 'Tony's' Fashion House. His shop was

close by the Kata Beach Resort, which was handy for fitting appointments. He

also popped around to the hotel for adjustments. The professional service

and outstanding finished products have prompted us to write to Tripadvisor.

It is very difficult to choose a tailor in Phuket. One is constantly

accosted by 'calling boys' in the streets. They stand outside tailor shops

trying to get you inside. It is not pleasant and does not inspire confidence

in either their professionalism or conduct.

Consequently when a friend recommended Tony's we decided to check it out.

This business is run by Bhupen who has trained and worked as a professional

tailor in Phuket for 17 years. He adopted the name Tony because it came with

the business, but actually he is originally from Nepal. He and his wife Benj

are genuine professionals. They stand out from the crowd by maintaining high

standards of work, honest service and a friendly obliging manner. They were

able to offer honest advice about cut, design and fabrics. At no time did we

feel pressured or worried about our orders.

My husband, who wears suits every day to work, got a superb suit made, a

very stylish shirt and a wonderful cashmere overcoat. The outfits are

expertly tailored, the fabrics excellent, the stylish linings on the jacket

and coat are the best we have ever seen. (Bhupen included some practical

features in pockets and reinforcements which are very sensible). And the

overcoat will be wonderful for years to come. I had an old favourite pair of

trousers with me which he copied beautifully. I wished I had been better

prepared to have a winter coat or even a suit made for myself.

Now Bhupen has our measurements I am sure we will order more from him. I

believe Tony's has a website which gives prices and measurement charts. Both

Bhupen and Benj speak reasonable English and are very active in trying to

improve all aspects of their service.

We wish them well - they deserve it!

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3. Re: Tailors

Had a suit made last year @ Mode Collection after doing a fair bit of research here on TA. Quality & Fit are excellent and price was better than expected. Also had 3 shirts made to measure & they were around 1/2 the price of what you'd pay for brand names in Sydney when on special. Suit was 4500 Bht ($A 150) & shirts averaged 830 Bht each (just over $A27.50) - 1 was slightly dearer as it has 2 different fabrics. I have contact details if interested.

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