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.
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!).
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.
CYC The Custom Shop
With boutiques located centrally at both Capitol Piazza and Republic Plaza II, CYC has become well known for its custom-made shirts for both men and women. Each design is made with high-quality imported materials, excellent craftsmanship and to your exact measurements and preferences. Shirt prices start at $119.
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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