From job interviews to black-tie events and weddings, there are plenty of special occasions when you need a suit that fits you perfectly. Having one that’s cool and comfortable and in a fabric that feels great can make all the difference. So it’s definitely worth getting at least one bespoke suit made – and maybe some custom shirts to match. And ladies, you can create something new or get alterations done so your clothes fit you just right, too. Here are our picks of expert tailors in Singapore to turn to when you want to look your best.
If the central location at Capitol Singapore doesn’t get your attention, CYC’s bespoke suits for both men and women will! This homegrown label has served the likes of the late Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, making it the granddaddy of all bespoke tailors in Singapore.
Last year, the brand’s tailor-made masks caught the nation’s eye; this year, it’s all about smart-casual ready-to-wear apparel for those WFH moments. Housed under their ready-to-wear line “1935” by CYC, the menswear essentials are made from comfortable fabrics and designed to hit that sweet spot between casual and formal.
If it’s a tailor-made suit à la The Godfather you’re after, however, CYC has got you covered. The team has recently upped its game by expanding their suiting fabric range with new bunches from renowned brands – Alfred Brown, Cacciopoli, Loro Piana and Scabal, among others. Add to that years of craftsmanship and clothes made to your exact measurements and preferences, and you’re guaranteed to get an outfit you’ll love.
Prices start from $109 for a tailored shirt, with a lead time of about 2 weeks and $920 for a two-piece suit, with a lead time of about 4 to 5 weeks. A three-piece suit is priced from $1,200. In a hurry? Opt for the two-day express service (starting from an additional $15). Their e-tailoring service is up and running too, so be sure to check out the website.
- #02-11/12 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road | 6336 3556
- #01-06 Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square | 6538 0522
One of the few traditional bespoke tailors in Singapore, Meiko Tailor still constructs suits the ‘Savile Row’ way: fully canvassed and handcrafted. There’s plenty of care and artistry that goes into each suit – founder Mr Chung has been honing his tailoring craft for over 50 years, and is still the only draftsman and cutter behind every custom-made suit and trousers.
Now 73, he is working to hand over the reins – his golden scissors – to his daughter Adele. Together, the duo will be fusing traditional methods with modern sensibilities to come up with a bespoke suit made from luxurious wool; from cashmere to merino wool from premium mills like Loro Piana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Holland & Sherry, and Standeven. More affordable fabrics from Italian or English mills are also available, including shirting fabrics from Alumo, Liberty London, Thomas Mason, and Tessitura Monti.
For the ladies, if you’re looking for a tailored power suit or a modern qipao, the atelier also offers ladies’ bespoke apparel and handmade jewellery from Baroqco.
To get a glimpse of Master Tailor Chung in action, drop by the main atelier at Pan Pacific Singapore. For added convenience, the pair are happy to do house calls or pop into your office every Friday (11am to 3pm). Prior appointment required.
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Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, #02-01
WhatsApp 8180 6418 for appointment
6334 6911 | meikotailor.com
Torn between comfort or polish? Well, those days might just be over, signor. You can now have the best of both, thanks to this label’s approach to “soft tailoring”. This means classic tailor-made suits are being updated with wider Italian-inspired lapels and little to no padding.
A fairly new entrant into the world of bespoke, Made Suits was founded by a couple of mavericks, Benjamin Tay and Kelvin R, in 2017. Their recent collaboration with one of China’s most celebrated tailors, Clarance Wong, as well as Japan’s Kirin tailors shows how serious they are about the art of tailoring – for the times.
The result? Chic and comfortable pairings, cut from the finest Italian and English fabrics. But wait: apart from tailor-made suits and bespoke jeans (yes, that’s right, jeans!), the label also specialises in one-piece collar shirts, also known as “Cooper Collars”, after famous 1950s Hollywood icon Gary Cooper.
There are other unique designs from these tailors in Singapore too – gurkha trousers, safari jackets, unstructured jackets and overcoats so you can dress up (or down!) as you please.
For those of you who’ve been a fan of Roy’s Master Tailoring in Holland Village, you’ll be pleased to know he’s now a “tailor on the move”! In the 33 years he’s been in business, Roy has always travelled globally for clients, but with that not being an option right now, he’s decided just to operate the same way within Singapore and visit his clients instead.
With so many of us working from home, won’t it be great to have someone come to us for fittings or alterations? Just think: you can get your suit pants and shirts taken in from all the weight you’ve lost! Or, if you’ve munched your way through the past year, it might be time to get a new tuxedo or tailored shirt or suit made. Roy can bring swatches of fabrics to show you – just let him know your preferred colours.
Roy’s menswear offerings include formal and casual shirts, and trousers too. For the ladies, it includes dresses, blouses, skirts and slacks. So, get an idea of what you want made, and gather all your alterations ready for him to fit you. Then, book an appointment online and let Roy sort it all out. We think it’s a brilliant idea!
The Prestigious Bespoke
This team of tailors in Singapore, many of whom are graduates from Goldsmiths, are overseen by acclaimed Master Tailor and university lecturer Thomas Wong. They craft their bespoke apparel in-house at their atelier to ensure that the quality and control is second to none.
62B Boat Quay
6705 6708 | theprestigiousbespoke.com
This bespoke tailor in Singapore has the competitive advantage of having an in-house production team with over 200 years of combined experience. The production is very closely watched to ensure consistency in style and also quality; and at the helm is a new head tailor who left Saville Row to join the team this year.
Book a personal consultation at commonsuits.com | 8298 5224
50A Club Street, Level 2 (by appointment only)
These tailors in Singapore specialise 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 gives 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.
#03-38 Oxley Tower, 138 Robinson Road
9818 7062 | perfectattire.com
Edit Suits Co.
With showrooms in both London and Singapore, this made-to-measure menswear label is popular for its service, efficiency and fit. There’s also a snazzy website that lets you shop and customise your style at the click of a button. The brand’s mission is simple: to make quality custom menswear accessible worldwide.
Located in a charming heritage shophouse in Telok Ayer, the cosy boutique lounge is equipped with all sorts of fabrics and designs; so, you get the fully customised tailoring experience. If you prefer something off the rack, Q Menswear also carries its own label of ready-to-wear menswear clothing. Plus, there’s a stylish curation of shoes, accessories, travel goods and grooming kits.
The Bespoke Club
For sophisticated tailored suits for both men and women, pay a visit to the elegant Suntec City boutique. At these tailors in Singapore you get to play fashion designer and customise your shirt or suits from scratch, choosing the fabrics and all the fine details yourself.
Mohan’s Custom Tailors
Tucked away in Far East Plaza, Mohan’s Tailors in Singapore was founded in 1971. It has earned a loyal following over the years, and for good reason. The team emphasises quality workmanship; overseen by founder Max Mohan, they’ll ensure your suit or dress will fit just right.
Get the Savile Row experience with this tailor in Singapore. There’s a huge variety of customisation options here, as well as fabrics, buttonhole 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. So this swanky Boat Quay atelier is well worth a visit.
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