Dusit Thani Bangkok
Off The Beaten Track – Best places to get tailored shirts
Some might say that the mark of a true gentleman is polished shoes or the perfect watch. Well, we say that the overlooked detail is the perfectly-fitted shirt. There isn’t a ready-to-wear store in the world that can match the elegance of a custom-tailored shirt. But bespoke shirts, where you select everything from the fabric, the prints and the buttons to the cut and design, come with steep price tags. And with thousands of tailors in Bangkok offering this service, it’s hard to know which are good and which ones are cutting corners.
So here is your third option: three made to measure boutiques whose choice of cuts and materials are guaranteed to spare you the uncle look.
July Tailor is known for the tailor-made suits and shirts it makes for HM the King as well as politicians and government officials. Around for three generations, the place may be old school but it offers a wide range of collars, cuffs and body styles—dependent on customer preferences. “You don’t want to look like your dad, do you?” the owner asked us. Prices for made-to-measure shirts are from THB 2,500 but if you’re looking for a finer fabric THB 6,500 or more gets you a Zegna-like textile.
946 Rama IV Road
1699 (within Thailand)
:+66 (0) 2200 9000
:+66 (0) 2236 6400