From job interviews to black-tie events and weddings, there are plenty of special occasions when you need a tailor made suit or tuxedo 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 some of the best tailors in Singapore to turn to when you want to look your best.
CYC Made to Measure – bespoke tailors in Singapore
If the central location at Capitol Singapore doesn’t get your attention, CYC’s made-to measure 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.
In 2020, the brand’s tailor-made masks caught the nation’s eye; in 2022, 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 the sweet spot between casual and formal.
If it’s a tailor-made suit à la The Godfather you’re after, CYC has also got you covered. The team has recently upped its game by expanding their suiting fabric range with new bunches from renowned brands – Drapers, 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 $200 for a tailored shirt, with a lead time of about four to five weeks, and $1,590 for a two-piece suit, with a lead time of about six to eight weeks. A three-piece suit is priced from $2,180. In a hurry? Opt for the express service (starting from an additional $30). CYC’s e-tailoring service is up and running too, so be sure to check out the website.
13 Stamford Road, #01-12/13/14 Capitol Singapore
6336 3556 | cyctailor.com
Meiko Tailor – suits and clothes for men and women
One of the few traditional bespoke tailors in Singapore, Meiko Tailor still constructs suits the “Savile Row” way: fully canvassed and handcrafted. Plenty of care and artistry goes into each suit – founder Mr Chung (many call him Uncle 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.
At 74, Master Tailor Chung is still very much “behind the stitches” while his daughter Adele is in apprenticeship training. Together, this duo marry traditional bespoke tailoring methods with modern sensibilities when crafting every bespoke suit. There’s a wide range of luxurious wool available, too, from kid mohair to wool-silk blend, and from merino wool to cashmere from fabric mills like Loro Piana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Huddersfield and Scabal. More affordable fabrics from Italian and English mills like Drago and Standeven are also available, including fine cotton 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 womenswear and handmade jewellery from Baroqco.
Special offer: For wedding couples who are considering having wedding suits for their big day, Meiko Tailor is currently offering a Tuxedo Wedding Package – a complimentary tuxedo shirt worth $290 when placing an order for a Loro Piana tuxedo suit.
Quote “EXPATWED22”. #02-01 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard 6334 6911 | meikotailor.com
More Tailors in Singapore for alterations, tuxedos and tailor made suits
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”!
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!
9677 6140 | roysabnani.com
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 suits and 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 for tuxedos, bespoke suits and tailored shirts.
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.
Level 2, 35A Duxton Road
3158 3926 | editsuits.com
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 for your wedding suit, or regular tailor made suits as well as alterations. 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.
116A Telok Ayer Street
6636 6939 | q-menswear.com
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 bespoke suit or dress will fit just right.
#02-73 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road
6732 4936 | mohanscustomtailors.com.sg
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.
#03-01 The Mill, 5 Jalan Kilang
6532 2018 | kevinseah.com
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