Guys: 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. If you’re looking to create a bespoke suit from scratch, a professional tailor is what you need. Here are our picks of expert 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.
Edit Suits Co.
With showrooms in both London and Singapore, plus a snazzy website that lets you shop and customise your style at the click of a button, this made-to-measure menswear label is popular for its service, efficiency and fit. Its mission is simple: to make quality custom menswear accessible worldwide. With that in mind, the team sources luxury fabrics such as Loro Piana, Dormeuil and Vitale Barberis Canonico directly from mills in Europe, which allows them to pass savings onto customers.
The entire supply chain from product design to manufacturing is controlled. This means you get to customise every aspect of your order, from buttons to linings and cuff styles, whether you’re looking for a spiffy suit for your wedding day or tailored shirts and chinos for the office. Prices: From $97 for a tailored shirt and $699 for a two-piece suit.
Opened in 2011, Q Menswear offers top quality bespoke suits with a modern flair. Located in a charming heritage shophouse in Telok Ayer, the cosy boutique lounge is equipped with all sorts of fabrics and designs, allowing for a fully customised tailoring experience. Not sure how to get started? Visit the store for a chat with the team, which consists of professional designers Chong Han San, Kenneth Goh and Alexis Fong. Each order will be processed and monitored by the same designer throughout the process, which means you can expect a highly personalised experience.
If you prefer something off-the-rack, Q Menswear 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.
The Prestigious Bespoke
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. 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
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.
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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