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 by a professional tailor – and maybe some custom-made 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.
With boutiques located centrally at Capitol Piazza and Fullerton Hotel, CYC is well known for its custom-made shirts and tailored suits for both men and women. Lately, the brand’s tailor-made masks have caught the nation’s eye – and they’re now available to buy in the stores too.
Fabrics for all CYC creations are high-quality imported materials. 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. 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 also 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 $1,200. In a hurry? Opt for the two-day express service (additional $15). Otherwise, delivery takes around two weeks from your appointment. The company is in the process of building an e-tailoring service too, so keep an eye on their website.
- #02-11/12 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road | 6336 3556
- #01-06 Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square | 6538 0522
Master tailor and founder Mr Chung Chi Kwong has been honing his tailoring craft for over 50 years. Today, at 70, Mr Chung is still the only draftsman and cutter behind every bespoke suit and pair of trousers from Meiko Tailor; each piece is handcrafted in-house from start to end by his team of skilled craftsmen and women.
All the suit jackets here are full-canvassed. They’re constructed with a layer of horsehair fabric lined on the inside front panels and lapels of the jacket; this allows the jacket to drape better and last longer. The amazing part is that 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 $1,690 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.
With the Pan Pacific still serving as a quarantine hotel, the store can’t work out of its atelier there until end of the year. So, they’re operating from their Paya Lebar workshop, where visitors can get a tour of the suit-making process in action!
The Meiko Tailor team are also happy to do house calls, whether it’s for new orders of suits, casual shirts or alterations. This is a great service, especially with so many people working from home right now. Get in touch and they’ll bring swatches of fabrics according to your preferences and budget.
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 shifting gear and will now be 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 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 now, 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 that weight you’ve lost during the Circuit Breaker! Or, if you went the other way during the CB, it’s probably time to get a new and more comfortable suit or tuxedo. Roy can bring swatches of fabrics to show you – just let him know your preferred colours.
His 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 him to make, 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!
This team of tailors, 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.
From the most formal and traditional white and black bow-tie ensemble to the more casual sports jackets with shorts, Hawaiian shirts and linen apparel, they make it all at The Prestigious Bespoke. You’ll even be able to get the ideal pair of soft, luxurious, sea island cotton shorts to ease through a Zoom business meeting at home and still feel like you’re in your PJs.
Ladies are also catered for, along with people of all ages; the youngest recent customer was just two years of age – he had a bespoke tuxedo made!
In 2019, their team of seven went to Verona, Italy for a technical conference with international peers. They were the only Singapore house to do so and it was a great experience. Some of them also travelled to India, Vietnam and China to groom and guide other fine tailors.
62B Boat Quay
6705 6708 | theprestigiousbespoke.com
This bespoke clothier 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 quality – and at the helm is a new head tailor who left Saville Row to join the team this year.
Besides business suits and tuxedos, Common Suits also specialises in bespoke shirts, shorts, overcoats and jackets. They’ll also soon be launching T-shirts and made-to-measure polo tees, so keep an eye out for those!
They are best known for their signature house cut – with the focus on a timeless, contemporary and masculine silhouette. Every suit takes about 50 man-hours with meticulous attention to detail and no shortcuts taken.
These tailors believe everybody’s architectural structure comes with their own set of unique nuances and asymmetrical elements. These unique elements are taken care of, to create a well-sculpted, clean and masculine looking suit, made just for you.
Shirts starts from $139, while suits (casual or formal) start from $860. You can opt for a fabric upgrade for your suit, too, with a wide range of luxurious Italian and English fabrics available from $1,299, and full-canvas option for an additional $300. Among the notable brands used are Loro Piana, Zegna, Vitale Barberis, Holland & Sherry, and Harrisons.
You can book a personal consultation on the website for your specific requirements – be it suits for work or casual wear for the weekend.
Book a personal consultation at commonsuits.com | 8298 5224
50A Club Street, Level 2 (by appointment only)
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 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.
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 start from $97 for a tailored shirt and $699 for a two-piece suit.
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. Each order is processed and monitored by the same designer throughout, 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. 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 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. With an emphasis on quality workmanship, the team – overseen by founder Max Mohan – ensures your suit or dress will fit 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, 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 at his swanky Boat Quay atelier.
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