Affordable Clothes in Asia

What’s your experience with purchasing suits and other garments for a reasonable price in Asia, sighsee?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Seriously depends on your frame. If you don't have the body type of someone in asia it can be hard, if you do have the body type it can be easy. Also depends where you choose to shop.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was thinking a month and I’m pretty open to anywhere in SE Asia or China. China would probably be a shit option given the current difficulties with visas, but I’m open to go there in the future when things open up more.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ????

        bro I mean your body's frame not your dumbass time you plan to spend there. Holy fuck you want to buy suits in asia and you don't know people have different frames?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m slim and of average height, I don’t think I’ll have too many issues.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tailoring in Vn is very cheap, about 50-100usd for a good 3 piece suit.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Vietnam is probably where to get the best quality at the best price, from what I’m hearing. Do you have any advice on not coming home with plastic piece of shit that falls apart in a week?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are you talking about? The have a tailor. They can make it to any size you want.

      https://i.imgur.com/UU0Cn8i.jpg

      What’s your experience with purchasing suits and other garments for a reasonable price in Asia, sighsee?

      A lot of people go to Thailand which is fine. A lot of Indian owns shops where they cater to tourists, however the actual suit is made by a Thai. While doing this is still much cheaper than getting a suit back home the poos will be taking a significant cut of the profit. If you REALLY want to get a cheap suit you need to find a Thai tailor. You would need to ask a local Thai about this. Don't ask any expats for advice cause they will just point you to an Indian shop. Unless an expat can speak the local language and has lived there for a couple years, his/her advice on the country can be thrown into the trash. This goes for any country.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're not always great at making suits that disguise the fact that you're a fatass like western makers are. If you're non-fatty this should not be an issue.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >What are you talking about? The have a tailor. They can make it to any size you want.
        Yeah and then at that point what's the point? I lived in asia for a bit, it's a pain in the ass most the time and any potential savings if usually lost when getting the suit tailored to a foreigners body type.

        If OP is only going for a month there's no real point in buying a suit there, just buy something at home and take it with.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          The reason he's doing this, pre-coof it was supposedly cheaper to fly to HK/VN/Tld and have a convincing copy made by a local tailor, including hotel and airfare, than to buy a real designer suit rin NYC.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's still possible ordering the fake imports off amazon, aliexpress, ebay, etc, then just getting them tailored at home.

            > including hotel and airfare, than to buy a real designer suit rin NYC.
            lol lmao even. If you're doing this and having the hopes of a cheap suit to fool people, then you're not around the kinds of people who would even notice this shit.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I don’t have any intentions of fooling anyone. I just want a something good enough for church and to look decent on dates with women that can’t tell the difference. It gives me an excuse to travel too, so why not?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This, I don’t want to spend 6k in New York for 1 suit when I can go on a trip and buy plenty more.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >go to Cambodia
            >buy $100 tailored suit - pick my own color and fabric
            >Armani finds and shoots the dirty street tailor who made my suit out of rage and jealousy

            It's true tbh.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              How has your suit aged? Is it still in one piece? How long have you had it? Would you recommend Cambodia for a decent suit?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the advice, a lot of the shops with good ratings in Thailand are ran by Indians. Do you have any recommendations for Thai tailors?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Unfortunately I don't. If you see a Thai in a very suit with some drip. Ask him. Don't be worried as Thais are very friendly and helpful. You may make a friend. Most of the places with good ratings are left over by tourists. I mean, those Indian places aren't bad per se, you can still go to them. Don't forget to haggle with them though. I've seen retarded tourists pay the first price the seller will offer them. Absolutely retarded.

          >What are you talking about? The have a tailor. They can make it to any size you want.
          Yeah and then at that point what's the point? I lived in asia for a bit, it's a pain in the ass most the time and any potential savings if usually lost when getting the suit tailored to a foreigners body type.

          If OP is only going for a month there's no real point in buying a suit there, just buy something at home and take it with.

          >I lived in asia for a bit, it's a pain in the ass most the time and any potential savings if usually lost when getting the suit tailored to a foreigners body type.
          HAHAHAHAHAAHAH! You're one of THOSE people? Fucking lolz. Did you enter the tailor with a haiwaiian shirt and a fanny pack? Can't believe you got fucked over by a smooth talking pajeet. Just stop posting and have a nice day anon. A suit in Thailand should NEVER cost anything close to what a suit costs back home. Youre a white guy, not a fucking woolly mammoth. The clientale for these tailors is going to be foreigners 90% of the time anyways. Fuck are you dumb.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            how much do you think it costs?
            i might get one in thailand

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Like 150 USD if you travel down an ally, and 300-600 if you’re within walking distance of Nana Station.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If there is no time for at least two fittings it will be shit

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    China is good, Pudong fabric market is the place to go IME. I just ordered my first shirts and suit here in Bangkok, will let you know how it goes. My tip would be to ask for the clothes made just a bit loose, Asian tailors tend to go for a tighter fit that doesn't work if you're not an Asian twinkboy. Tell them you might gain some weight/muscle and you want room to grow.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I got suits made in Beijing about 5 years ago. I think it was about 150 gbp per suit. Suits were fine (obviously not bespoke but made to measure I think, not wool) but they were a pretty tight and I'm too fat for them now. Shirts were good.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I guess things change quickly, but when I was in Shanghai 9 years ago I went to one of those tailors' markets (a kind of mall building with dozens, maybe even 100+, booths selling clothes and stuff). I think I went to one based on a recommendation. They took my measurements, had catalogues and fabric samples to help me choose what I wanted. I simply got a 2-piece suit and the tailoring was on point; no adjustments needed. I think it was about $100.

        That seems WAY too cheap for china.
        >Tt. Lived there

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my brother went to hong kong and had a suit made. i think by some indian guy
    it was a kind of weird bottle green kind of colour and made of a linen sort of material with a glossy coating. almost exactly like that guy in good morning vietnam, "hong kong home of the shiny green suit". it probably fit in in hong kong but it looked weird in europe
    he left it on a hanger in his wardrobe and it basically fell apart eventually. the material was really poor quality and disintegrated after a while

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol, he got a tacky suit from a in Indian in Hong Kong. What did he expect?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your brother is an idiot who got scammed, these Indian suit tailors are all over Thailand.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have any experience with suits in Vietnam, specifically Ho Chi Minh?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I go every other month to China for tailored suits

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are there any specific tailors you would recommend?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nice Vietnamese ladies measured me up, got me to pick the style and cloth I wanted and organised shipping, all for a reasonable price.
    One kept trying to get me to marry her younger sister too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Was the fit good and were you satisfied with the end result?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I found the shirts they made a little tight for my taste, but that's not because they were poorly made, it's just the fashion of men's shirts nowdays unfortunately.
        The suit fits me well, look reasonable (obviously it doesn't look like a high end brand, because it's not).
        I had a coat made, one of the sleeves is a little off - bundles up at the end - but for the price I'm really happy with it overall, probably the best thing I bought.
        I had shoes made - this wasn't a great idea - you need good support for your feet and its worth spending more for good footwear. Not to mention they were a bit tight.
        Overall, for the price they are all good quality, but compared to designer brands they're average at best. The service was good too, changing clothes got me all sweaty and they set up a fan for me, brought me iced coffee, etc. They were good at up selling without being obnoxious too.
        These people were in the Hoi An fabric market. Someone will probably come and say that its shit there, go to one of the more expensive stores. They might be right but I was happy enough with what I got.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks for putting effort into such a detailed account, anon.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I spent a lot of years in Southeast Asia and have had experience both with real tailors and those places that offer quick turnaround and really cheap prices (the places that offer three suits ten ties five shirts deals, like many of the Indian and Nepali shops in BKK). You can get decent, moderately well-fitting suits for cheap, but it’s not going to be bespoke tailoring or real silk or wool or what have you. Those places are almost always just altering off-the-rack suits, usually made in factories in China or Vietnam or India or Bangladesh, to your measurements.

    Results can be fine, but quality should be expected to be ordinary at best; for Americans, you’re basically looking at a Men’s Wearhouse experience.

    Real bespoke tailoring takes a lot more time and at least a few appointments for measurements and fittings; this does exist in Thailand, both among local Thai tailors and South Asian “guests,” but it’s going to cost. Cheaper than having a bespoke suit made in London, but at least 3X as much as one of the aforementioned cheap places, and more than an off-the-rack suit in the States.

    Bespoke tailoring in Vietnam is quite a lot cheaper than in Thailand, and likewise takes time. Can’t expect to get any really good stuff done without a turnaround or at least a week or ten days.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, and I once tried to get a suit done at a popular fabric market in Beijing; I found the experience a bewildering hard sell and did not like the results—shiny crap only barely altered to fit. I ended up looking like a Bulgarian escort service promoter.

      But friends insist that you can get good results there if you go with a local to a known-quantity tailor, which I failed to do, so my Balkan pimp suit is really on me. I was flying blind and moving too quickly.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, anon. I was thinking about going bespoke there. I don’t want to waste time getting a $100 shitter next to a strip club. I’m okay with spending a month and 1-2k USD each on some suits that are actually decent. Do you have any recommendations on decent bespoke tailors in the region?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        > Do you have any recommendations on decent bespoke tailors in the region?
        Afraid not; haven’t done it in quite a few years, and my main tailor in Thailand was an old guy at the time; he was also way upcountry in the Northeast. All I can suggest is getting personal referrals from the least cynical white-collar expats you can find (so no grimy sexpats or broke TESOL kids or people who dislike living in Thailand for whatever combination of reasons), or from rich local women, some of whom are probably wives of the aforementioned white collar expats. Urban Thai women with a lot of money have seamstresses on call, and these seamstresses know tailors even if they don’t do men’s clothing themselves.

        In VN all I can say is that I was in Hoi An and got a rec from someone; nowadays you can obviously read reviews online as well.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, I think I’ll just do my research on places that have nice bespoke options and go from there. I can ask the appropriate expats their opinions when I get there. Thanks for the help, anon.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess things change quickly, but when I was in Shanghai 9 years ago I went to one of those tailors' markets (a kind of mall building with dozens, maybe even 100+, booths selling clothes and stuff). I think I went to one based on a recommendation. They took my measurements, had catalogues and fabric samples to help me choose what I wanted. I simply got a 2-piece suit and the tailoring was on point; no adjustments needed. I think it was about $100.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Philippines any good for suits? I got a wedding in Manila to go to.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have any experience with Indonesia tailors?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh my tuktuk just takes to me to a reliable indian tailor shop

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lel

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gud

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had a few Indian shop workers try to invite me to their custom tailer shop, I just ignored and kept walking, never trust pajeets

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