The suit jacket is the first thing to get ditched when you start working in any of Asia’s sauna cities, so now’s the time to invest in your shirts instead.
Head to Victor York and watch the online how-to-measure video, to create your perfect fitted shirt. Choose your fabric, colour, collar and cuffs or drop by the boutique at Boat Quay for more options; either way you’ll have the finished product in a week, from S$150 a shirt.
If you’d rather focus on footwear, visit Ed Et Al shoemakers for some new ones. Designers will create lasts as close to your foot size as possible, your shoes will then be handmade and finished with a variety of signature features chosen by you. The process can take up to five months and starts from S$1000.
Tired of a stereotypical briefcase? Ethan K designs bags using exotic skins, such as crocodile, ostrich or python, and the expertise of Italian craftsmen. Ethan travels between London and Singapore meeting with clients, who select their desired colour, finish and skin.
If you’ve got an eye for finer details, The Jewel Box creates bespoke cufflinks. Decide what text, logo or pattern you’d like, then choose the cufflinks’ design and shape. From there, Vinod More will create a prototype for tweaking and you can have the finished product in six weeks.