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.
One of Singapore’s foremost bespoke tailors, CYC is a homegrown label that has dressed some of the most stylish men from the little red dot. Case in point? The late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. But beyond its prestige and central location at Capitol Singapore, it’s the brand’s reverence for exquisite suits and classic tailoring for men and women alike that allow it to stand the test of time.
The made-to-measure suits, sports jackets, trousers and shirts are crafted from a carefully selected range of suiting fabrics from renowned brands. They include Loro Piana, Scabal, Piacenza, Holland & Sherry, Standeven, Vitale Barberis Canonico and more. Meanwhile, shirts are handcrafted with fabrics from the likes of Alumo, Thomas Mason, Carnet, Liberty and more, ensuring top-of-class quality in every piece.
Now that travel has made its grand return, the team at CYC has this year curated a collection of travel-friendly suits and separates for the dapper jet- setting gentleman. Think high-twist wrinkle-resistant fabrics, fluid silhouettes, and breathable materials that can withstand hours of sitting. Expect a look that will take you straight from the plane to your business meeting in style! Returning customers can also now order their tailored shirts online, crafted using their previous measurements and design details.
Men and women looking for smart casual wardrobe essentials will discover under the “1935 by CYC” ready-to-wear line a range of unisex wrinkle-free t-shirts, smart casual polo tees, casual shirts and more. They are all designed to balance the casual and the formal. Prices start from $200 for a tailored shirt to $1700 for a pure wool suit.
Head to the flagship store at Capitol Singapore. If you’re short on time, 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.
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 draftsman and cutter behind every custom-made suit and trousers.
This is a family-run atelier – at 75, Master Tailor Chung is still very much “behind the stitches” while his daughter Adele works alongside him. The father-daughter team marries traditional bespoke tailoring methods with modern sensibilities when crafting every bespoke garment, whether it’s a pair of casual trousers, an elegant morning coat or a perfectly fitted tuxedo.
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 or English mills like Drago and Standeven are also available. They include 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 contemporary qipaos.
Special offer: Meiko Tailor is currently offering wedding couples a complimentary tuxedo shirt worth $290 when placing an order for a Loro Piana tuxedo suit. Quote “EXPATWED23” when you make an appointment.
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
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 and impeccable alterations. 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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