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“Good follow-up - average craftsmanship”

Vienping Collection
Ranked #141 of 159 Shopping in Chiang Mai
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

The Vienping Collection did a good followup when alterations were need to be made, and have the jacket send to my next destination. All in all though - the tailor-work was average in finish and design.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

During our trip to Thailand one of our objective was to have a handmade suit created by traditional Thai Tailors. We had noticed that the majority of Tailors we had seen were run by Indians. So when we were approached by two thai men on separate occasions on our walk round town we jumped in a tuk tuk and were taken to this recommended Tailors. The service and the initial measuring was carried out professionally, we left due to return that evening for first fitting. After leaving we found a restaurant with Wi-Fi and started to read various reviews, mainly focusing on the scam of the two Thai men who approached tourists recommending the Tailors. We decided to head back and confront the owner. As we had already made payment there was no way of getting a full refund. Our main concern was the fact that we have been manipulated into choosing this Tailors dishonestly. They were very polite, very caring and remained extremely professional, especially if they confirmed to us that they make suits for generals within the police force.
After all this they worked through the night and met us at our hotel the following morning with the second fitting. The suit was beautiful, The stitching and the design was made incredibly professionally. This was to be completed while we carried on with our travels and the final piece would be shipped to our last hotel in Bangkok.
Since returning back to the UK my partner has warn his suit on a few occasions and has received many compliments.
Overall we are very pleased with the quality and the workmanship gone into this suit, we felt let down that we have been manipulated into using this specific time Tailors.
The owner maintained that the two men walking the streets of Chiang Mai were not employed by their business.
As we said we were looking to have a suit tailored in Thailand by traditional Thai Tailors, we were just upset that we have been manipulated into using this specific business. However on a much better and brighter note this is a five star recommendation for the workmanship, the quality and the arrangements for the suit being shipped to Bangkok.
Ignore the two thai men and enjoy having a tailored suit at a very affordable price!

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We came here upon recommendation of our concierge and were 100 percent satisfied.
Notice that the people who claim this is a scam come from Thailand. We had trouble finding a tuk tuk who even knew where it was!
The tailor made adjustments during the fitting and the made sure it was perfect when we picked our suit up.

This is not an English bespoke suit but a well made perfectly fitted and sewn three pieces for about $300. We hope to go back

1  Thank joannkf1234
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is a well-known scam destination with tuk-tuks dropping people off here instead of their guesthouse, and English-speaking Thais hanging around temples throughout the city, telling stories and recommending this place. Why is that even necessary?

Well, first of all this is not on the way to anywhere, so one has to go looking for it. There are no attractions nearby.

Secondly, of course, is the profit margin. They charge 1,200 THB for a shirt. A local seamstress could do this for about 100 THB plus materials. So they can afford to have dozens of people hanging around the temples all day long.

The worst thing is the tourists who have been scammed but actually like the place. Sure, others may like their shirts or whatever, and for Australians it is inexpensive. But patronizing a place like this ensures that the touts and liars and misdirected tuk tuks will continue unabated. Vien Ping and those who go here make Chiang Mai a worse place to visit.

11  Thank jeffmcneill
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

It's a scam. Some "friendly" people in the street proposed you as the best place in chiang mai for to make you a suit or a dress bus It's a scam.

11  Thank karmen112
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