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Men’s Tailor in Canberra?

By Ballig - 31 July 2011 20

Looking for some recommendations on a good men’s tailor in the ACT that will do either made-to-measure or bespoke business shirts.

Has anyone had a good experience?

What’s Your opinion?


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Men’s Tailor in Canberra?
Robauz 11:56 am 14 Oct 11

I can vouch for Pip Morgan. He measures you here in canberra then sends the details of what you want to his tailors in Vietman. Excellent quality. Made to your measurements. I had a vest made and with my peculiar shape it was excellent to have something fit me. And it was half the price of a vest off the rack. See http://www.pipmorgan.com

LSWCHP 10:46 pm 17 Sep 11

harvyk1 said :

RedDogInCan said :

Be aware that many ‘tailors’ in Canberra and other capital cities are only salesmen and the actual sewing work is done overseas.

I have had made to measure shirts tailored by Avanti here in Canberra. The quality and service was good but all of the shirts had ‘Made in Hong Kong’ labels attached. For the price charged, I could have flown to Hong Kong and picked them up personally.

That’s what I did, I ended up getting a full business suit made up for HK$2300 (roughly $300 AU), when comparing it to the cost of getting a local tailor to do it even with flights included it was cheaper for me to go to hong kong… (Plus I got a holiday out of it)

I went on a short holiday in Thailand last year. While there I had two wool suits made to measure with two tailored silk shirts and two ties thrown in. When one of my boys saw me wearing one for the first time he said “Jeez Dad, that looks like it was made for you!”. Total cost was just under $500 AUD.

imarty 6:48 pm 17 Sep 11

Oxford shop @ DFO, picked up a suit today, original price $795, 2 shirts originally $195 each, with alterations to the suit came to a total of $365.

farnarkler 6:09 pm 17 Sep 11

Do yourself a favour and send a good fitting shirt to tailoronten in Bangkok and get them to copy it. I sent an old shirt I’d had tailored in Singapore a few years ago to them and I’ve bought four shirts from them. The shirts are $70 each and are fantastic.

Gazer I couldn’t help but laugh at you being charged $36 just to get a shirt taken in when tailoronten’s cheapest shirts are $35.

gazer 4:57 pm 17 Sep 11

Just had 7 shirts taken in ($36/shirt) and a suit jacket resized around the shoulders/chest ($200, due to a need to undo most of the stitching to complete apparently) at TT Fashion in the City. Couldn’t be happier with how they’ve turned out 🙂

Siren 3:15 pm 10 Aug 11

Have had a good experience with these guys: http://www.pickashirt.com/
Made in Thailand… You can get two made-to-measures delivered for the price of one decent french cuff in department stores here…

Daggles 2:26 pm 10 Aug 11

Following on from Gregw01, I know of two wedding parties who have had Pip Morgan [www.pipmorgan.com] make them suits and shirts for the groom and each groomsman. They all have been delighted with the fit and the quality of the finished products and were pleasantly surprised at what they got for the prices they paid.

Holden Caulfield 2:46 pm 01 Aug 11

blowers said :

Some people I know have taken a holiday to Bangkok or Phuket and bought a couple of business suits and shirts and reckon the overall cost including the holiday was equivalent to buying the same clothes here…

I guess that’s what they told their wives anyway.

Jivrashia 1:42 pm 01 Aug 11

Hosinator said :

http://www.samsurin.com/new/ These guys are on their way to Canberra

Unfortunately not this year. It appears there is not enough interest in Canberra to make it worth their while. They are doing Sydney and Melbourne though (CBD).

Says they’re in Australia from 2 to 8 of August. Just email them to send you the tour schedule for Australia.

sepi 1:00 pm 01 Aug 11

Le’s tailoring in Dickson (upstairs above El DOrado) might be worth a try.

blowers 12:46 pm 01 Aug 11

RedDogInCan said :

Be aware that many ‘tailors’ in Canberra and other capital cities are only salesmen and the actual sewing work is done overseas.

I have had made to measure shirts tailored by Avanti here in Canberra. The quality and service was good but all of the shirts had ‘Made in Hong Kong’ labels attached. For the price charged, I could have flown to Hong Kong and picked them up personally.

So based on this opinion, Get your measurements done here and send them to a Tailor in Thailand. They are very reputable and will guarantee their work. And they are dirt cheap. I got a Cashmere suit with two pairs of trousers for the same price as a cheap suit in local retail shops. And I read somewhere there is a Phuket Tailor coming to Canberra soon and he will take measurements back and get them done over there for you.
Some people I know have taken a holiday to Bangkok or Phuket and bought a couple of business suits and shirts and reckon the overall cost including the holiday was equivalent to buying the same clothes here. Well it has to be close..

harvyk1 12:26 pm 01 Aug 11

RedDogInCan said :

Be aware that many ‘tailors’ in Canberra and other capital cities are only salesmen and the actual sewing work is done overseas.

I have had made to measure shirts tailored by Avanti here in Canberra. The quality and service was good but all of the shirts had ‘Made in Hong Kong’ labels attached. For the price charged, I could have flown to Hong Kong and picked them up personally.

That’s what I did, I ended up getting a full business suit made up for HK$2300 (roughly $300 AU), when comparing it to the cost of getting a local tailor to do it even with flights included it was cheaper for me to go to hong kong… (Plus I got a holiday out of it)

Gregw01 11:49 am 01 Aug 11

Pip Morgan* is a new, Canberra based designer who specializes in hand made-to-measure suits and shirts.

While not a true bespoke service, every garment is hand made specifically for your measurements with only the best fabrics used.  Prices for suits / shirts are better than many off the rack prices.

If you register on his website (www.pipmorgan.com), Pip will get in contact with you quickly. Alternatively, Bsuited in the city (www.Bsuited.com.au) carry a large range of samples from Pip’s range you could go and check out.

Hosinator 11:50 pm 31 Jul 11

Black Tie by Xavier’s was good. I’ve had a few suits made there.
As RedDogInCan has stated, they measure and send away for the suit to be made.

http://www.samsurin.com/new/ These guys are on their way to Canberra in the next few days or weeks, if you can find out where they will be you may be able to get a suit made by them.
Last time they were in town 10 guys in our office had suits made by them.

RedDogInCan 9:29 pm 31 Jul 11

Be aware that many ‘tailors’ in Canberra and other capital cities are only salesmen and the actual sewing work is done overseas.

I have had made to measure shirts tailored by Avanti here in Canberra. The quality and service was good but all of the shirts had ‘Made in Hong Kong’ labels attached. For the price charged, I could have flown to Hong Kong and picked them up personally.

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