You are on vacation and you wander by a clothing shop and someone sitting out front says to you. “Good Evening sir, you want a nice suit?”.
This happens often here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit each year and are drawn by the culture, prices, delicious food and shopping bargains.
There are hundreds of custom clothing shops in this city. They look alike with a person of Indian descent sitting out front trying to entice visitors into the shop. Inside the shop are rolls of fabric from which to select material for dresses, shirts, overcoats, suits, slacks, and pants.
Would you know if the prices and quality are a deal?
I wouldn’t have know until I did some research and actually visited a number of these clothing shops. What I discovered is the following:
The clothes are extremely well made and can even be ordered over the internet and delivered anywhere in the world at a savings over the price in the home country.
The suits that I saw which had been completed and ready to be picked up or sent abroad were similar to what I would have seen in Canada. The differences that I noticed are that you can have the suit made exactly the way you want, and to fit you perfectly.
If you are short you may want longer pants so you appear taller. If you are overweight you may want the suit longer and larger than normal.
For the ladies the same applies. The clothing can be made to bring out your best physical characteristics and hide the qualities you do not like in your physical makeup.
That is one of the main features of buying custom made clothing.
The other is price. Here in Chiang Mai you can buy a tuxedo for less than the rental price back home. Should you need to dress up for a fancy restaurant or theatre or opera the tuxedo is there waiting for you. When you go to a restaurant dressed in a tux you will be given the best table.
I noticed shirts that were custom made and I really liked them. The lapels were rounded in one shirt and stiff and I loved the material. I also noticed that they can embroider your initials on the lapel or on the sleeve and that is a nice touch which shows people that you are wearing a premium custom made garment.
For ladies, men and children clothes are custom made and everyone in the family can look their best at a price that is lower or much lower than back home.
Why buy off the rack a suit that does not fit perfectly. Even a suit off the rack that is altered will not look as good as a custom made suit.
So if you are even visiting Thailand, and Chiang Mai visit the clothing shops. Free transportation if you buy something and they all speak English.
Go back home with extra clothing in your luggage and you will probably not even pay any sales taxes or duty on the articles you purchased.
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You will be treated like royalty when you enter the shop and look like a prince or princess when you put on the clothing you ordered.
A great vacation and part or most of it paid for by the savings in custom made clothing.
Often customers are so pleased with the clothing they re-order by phone or over the internet.