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Tailored Suit in Bangkok

St. Michael’s made me the finest suit I’ve ever had, and they did it for a song. Watch the process from start to finish.

Posted on November 21, 2002 10:08 PM



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A complete suit like you had cost only 25$ in Hoi Han, Viêt-Nâm. It is a nice village at one hour of Danang. They are 80 tailors in Hoi Han!

Posted by: Alex on January 20, 2003 04:27 PM

I agree with Alex that you can find many tailors in Hoi An. However, I've had clothes made both there and in Bangkok, and in my experience, I think you get better workmanship in Thailand, on the whole. Mike, I love your site. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Aron on February 6, 2003 12:58 PM

Just wanted to let you know that not all Americans agree with this new agreement that Bill Clinton made with Viet Nam for better relations. And many of us, mostly VietNam vets, still realize that VietNam is a Communist country. One of the worst since the Vietnames people want their country to be communist. Our government lied to us and sold us down the river. All Americans who go to VietNam are enemies to the American people, and when found and confromted by us will be treated as our enemy.

Posted by: Mike Farnsworth on February 26, 2003 08:31 PM

I love this site. I spent 2 weeks in Thailand in October and had a similar experience with suits. I had a tailor on Samui make me 2 suits and 1 tuxedo of exceptional quality for less then the price of 1 suit I bought here in the states. Also it's funny I discovered the same Christian defense in Thailand. Made easier since I actually do wear a cross, but very effective in politely turning away prositutes. I'm looking forward to hearing more about India.

Posted by: Mark Hannah on February 27, 2003 01:07 PM

Mike, what is the name of the tailor you used in Bangkok?

Anyone else recommend a reasonably priced tailor for a gal who just got a job but doesn't have oceans of cash to spend...yet?

Posted by: maeve on March 16, 2003 12:56 AM


I´m leaving for Thailand in one month, and I´m looking for at good tailor in any part of Thailand. I would appriciate any kind of information I would be able to recive. Please send it to my email adress.
Thank you very much
Philip Dante

Posted by: Philip Dante on March 18, 2003 04:15 AM

Another question like the two above: what tailor did you use in Bangkok? I'm a PhD student who needs a suit for job interviews. Thanks so much!

Posted by: Monica on March 22, 2003 08:02 AM

I used St. Michael's Fashions on Khaosan Road. I highly recommend them.

Posted by: mike on March 23, 2003 06:07 AM

we are custom tailors from thailand and are the leaving for new york on 12 oct,any of the guys from business schools want to have great tailormade suits please contact us by email.

Posted by: vinny on September 28, 2003 02:02 PM

Can anyone reccommend a good tailors in Hoi An and how much would i expect to pay for a decent suit with 2 pays of trousers , i'm looking at getting maybe 3 suits

I assume Hoi An is the best place to get suits in Vietnam


Posted by: Riaan on October 28, 2004 04:30 AM

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