From job interviews to black-tie events, attending the races to weddings, there are so many special occasions when you want your outfit to be on point. Whether it’s altering a gown or cocktail dress for the perfect fit or creating a bespoke suit from scratch, a professional tailor is what you need. Here are our picks of expert dressmakers and tailors in Singapore to turn to when you want to look your best.
CYC Made to Measure
With boutiques located centrally at Capitol Piazza and Fullerton Hotel, CYC has become well known for its custom-made shirts and tailored suits for both men and women. Each design is made with high-quality imported materials, excellent craftsmanship and to your exact measurements and preferences. The successful local business has served some of the most important change-makers in Singapore, including the late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Today, the brand has expanded to include uniform arm CYC Corporate Label, working with big and small brands like Sentosa and Great Eastern to produce quality uniforms.
Prices start from $109 for a tailored shirt, and $920 for a two-piece suit. A three-piece suit is priced from $1200. In a hurry? Opt for the two-day express service (additional $15). Otherwise, delivery takes around two weeks after your appointment.
#02-11/12 Capitol Piazza
13 Stamford Road
#01-06 Fullerton Hotel
1 Fullerton Square
Master tailor and founder Mr. Chung Chi Kwong has been honing the tailoring craft for over 50 years . Today, at 70, Mr. Chung is still the only draftsman and cutter behind every bespoke suit and trousers from Meiko Tailor, with each piece handcrafted in-house from start to end by his team of skilled craftsmen and women. All of Meiko Tailor’s suit jackets are full-canvassed; constructed with a layer of horsehair fabric lined on the inside front panels and lapels of the jacket, allowing the jacket to drape better and last longer. The amazing part? It’s all hand-stitched! Not only is the process tedious, it also demands a high mastery of skills and years of experience.
A mid-tier, three-piece bespoke suit starts from $1690 with choices of Italian fabrics from Vitale Barberis Canonico to Carnet, Loro Piana and Ermenegildo Zegna. Meiko Tailor also carries fine shirting fabrics from Alumo, Tessitura Monti and Thomas Mason. Appointments are held at the Pan Pacific atelier, which has been up and running since the hotel first opened its doors in 1986, as well as at their Asia Square branch that serves the Marina Bay financial district professionals.
#02-01 Pan Pacific Singapore,
7 Raffles Boulevard
#02-17 Asia Square Tower 2 (weekdays only)
12 Marina View
Perfect Attire specialises in handcrafted bespoke suits, custom shirts and tailored paints at accessible prices. Founded by Tulsi Kamath and Shriram Iyer, who both share a passion for tailored clothing, the store prides itself for giving its customers the full bespoke experience with two fittings: muslin and basted. Each jacket is fully canvassed and pad-stitched by hand in their own production unit, ensuring quality and consistency.
The brand is a premium partner of the century-old mill Andreazza & Castelli from Italy. Bespoke shirts are affordably priced from $90. For suits, popular high-end fabrics include Italian brands Vitale Barberis Canonico and Drago (from $850 for a two-piece suit). Apart from formal pants, you can also get tailored chinos in a wide range of colours, from bolder shades like sky blue and magenta to classic jet black.
Psst… Mention Expat Living and get a free hand-stitched Milanese buttonhole when you’re getting a suit made with high-end fabrics.
The Prestigious Bespoke
With the festive season fast approaching, a well-fitted custom suit will ensure you or your man look sharp. For some of the best fine tailoring in the city, you need to check out the The Prestigious Bespoke. It’s team, many of whom are graduates from Goldsmiths, are overseen by acclaimed Master Tailor and university lecturer Thomas Wong.
When it comes to the bespoke process, The Prestigious doesn’t do things by halves or from pre-made patterns. All suits are hand drafted and sewn from scratch after your series of fittings, with everything produced in house at their in-shop atelier. For a touch of British flair, the tailoring house has also just brought Savile Row tailor Rory Duffy on board as a mentor and co-technical director (he previously worked as a coat maker at Henry Poole and lectured at Parsons School of Fashion in New York!).
62B Boat Quay
6705 6708 | theprestigiousbespoke.com
Edit Suits Co.
For the modern gent who wants to add a personal touch to his wardrobe, Edit Suits Co. has what you need. With showrooms in both London and Singapore and an online store that lets you customise your suits and shirts styles at the click of a button, the made-to-measure menswear label is on a mission to make quality custom menswear accessible worldwide. It sources luxury fabrics such as Loro Piana, Dormeuil and Vitale Barberis Canonico directly from the mills in Europe to pass the savings onto you. Shirts start from $90 and suits start from $599. For more info or to book an appointment, visit the online store or Facebook page.
The Bespoke Club
For sophisticated tailored suits for both men and women, pay a visit to the elegant Suntec City boutique The Bespoke Club, where you get to play fashion designer and customise your shirt or suits from scratch, choosing the fabrics and all the fine details yourself. There are over 5,000 premium fabrics from famous European mills like Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry, Scabal and Dormeuil to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your sense of style.
Mohan’s Custom Tailors
Tucked away in Far East Plaza, Mohan’s, founded in 1971, has earned a loyal following over the years, and for good reason. Priding themselves on quality workmanship, the team, which is overseen by founder Max Mohan, will ensure your suit or dress fits you just right.
Opened in 2011, Q Menswear can create a custom tailored suit for you from scratch with modern flair. Located in a charming heritage shophouse in Telok Ayer, the bespoke designer store also carries its own label of ready-to-wear menswear clothing, as well as a stylish curation of shoes, accessories, travel goods and grooming kits.
Get the Savile Row experience in Singapore with Kevin Seah. There’s a huge variety of suit customisation options to choose from, as well as fabrics, button hole styles and specific stitching patterns. What’s more, you can find ready to wear items like designer ties, cufflinks, shoes, pocket squares and polo shirts at his swanky Boat Quay atelier.
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