21+ BESPOKE AND MADE TO MEASURE MEN’S SUIT TAILORS IN SINGAPORE EVERY GROOM NEEDS TO KNOW
17 June, 2017
Audrie Soh, Singapore Brides
Looking smart for the biggest day of your life will be a walk in the park with these distinguished bespoke and made-to-measure men’s suit tailors.
On a day as important as their wedding day, grooms have as much reason to dress up as brides do. After all, it is the biggest day of their lives and with everyone’s attention on them, it’s no wonder they’ll want to look their best on that day too. And there’s simply nothing more attractive on a man than a well-made suit made to fit his every curve.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BESPOKE AND MADE-TO-MEASURE
Deborah and Nicholas’ Rustic Wedding at Pan Pacific Singapore
Contrary to popular belief and usage, a bespoke suit is not the same as a made-to-measure one. While both the terms “bespoke” and “made-to-measure” are the opposite of “off-the-rack”, they are not interchangeable synonyms of each other. Although the Oxford English Dictionary defines both terms as specially made for a particular person, the degree of customisation and how and where it is being made are what differentiates them.
To put it simply, a bespoke suit is one that is fully hand-made and customised from scratch to fit your very specifications while a made-to-measure suit is one that is made from an existing pattern and usually cut by a machine. To understand more about the differences between these terms, do read these excellent articles from Forbes, The Nordic Fit, and JaQuan Bryant.
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Typically, made-to-measure suits are less expensive than bespoke ones, but neither one is better than the other. Whether you choose to go with a bespoke suit or a made-to-measure one for your big day depends on your budget and what you intend to achieve and use it for. But regardless of your choice, you will end up with a customised suit that’ll not only keep you looking suave on your wedding day, but also tide you through any formal events and business meetings for years to come.
WHERE TO GET YOUR BESPOKE AND MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT IN SINGAPORE
Now that you have a better understanding of what a bespoke and made-to-measure suit refers to, browse through our list of 22 trending bespoke and made-to-measure men’s suit tailors in Singapore for the suit that accentuates your best features for your wedding day.
1. ASTON BLAKE
This British-Australian owned bespoke menswear label is recognised for re-envisioning classic menswear by pairing fine craftsmanship with quietly playful details within clean contemporary silhouettes. To ensure zero errors in your measurements, Aston Blake employs a body scanner to make sure that only your precise measurements are bring recorded for your bespoke outfit.
Address: 89 Club Street, 2nd Floor, S(069457)
Contact: +65 6337 3504
Opening Hours: By Appointment Only
2. COMMON SUITS
Modern, confident, poised and masculine – these are the qualities that every Common Suits bespoke piece embodies. With a passion to clothe and empower the modern man to be the best version of himself, Common Suits is known for their modern bespoke outfits that exudes confidence, poise and masculinity.
Address: 50A Club Street, S(069427)
Contact: +65 9027 0334
3. CYC MADE TO MEASURE
Driven by a passion to clothe gentlemen in outfits that scream quality and timeless style, CYC employs only the finest imported materials, superior craftsmanship and attention to details in the making of a garment to ensure an absolute fit. CYC also has an in-house advisory, which means you can create a suit in your signature style.
Address: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, #02-11/12, S(178905) / The Fullerton Hotel, #01-06, S(049178)
Contact: +65 6336 3556 / +65 6538 0522
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm daily (Capitol Piazza) / Mondays to Fridays, 10am – 7pm ; Saturdays, 10.30am – 3pm ; Sundays & Public Holidays, closed. (Republic Plaza II)
4. DORCAS STITCH
With over 1,000 of the finest quality fabrics to choose from and experienced tailors at hand to measure and design a bespoke men’s suit that will complement your build and bring out your unique individuality and charms, it’s no wonder Dorcas Stitch is popular among the modern gentlemen of today.
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11am – 8pm / Weekends are by appointment only.
5. DYLAN & SON
Second generation tailor Dylan Chong took over his father’s business at Lau Pau Sat and rebranded it into Dylan & Son, a contemporary menswear label that specialises in bespoke tailoring. Taking into consideration your physique and Singapore’s warm and humid climate, their experienced team will build you a well-cut and well-made suit that is comfortable to wear and fits you to a T. For those who are searching for a made-to-measure option, Dylan’s partner brand, KayJen Dylan, offers made-to-measure tailoring for quality and fashionable menswear that is youthful and contemporary.
Address: 120 Telok Ayer Street, S(068589)
Opening Hours: By appointment only.
6. EDIT SUITS CO.
Edit Suits Co. is a made-to-measure menswear label based in London and Singapore that brings high-quality clothing with a 100% fit guarantee, customised completely to your personal preferences. With an innovative combination of e-commerce and showrooms, they bring affordability and convenience to the custom menswear industry.
Address: 35 Duxton Road, Level 2, S(089499)
Contact: +65 3158 3926
30 year old Graziaa’s story began when its founder left for the U.K. to hone his skills by training under master tailors, including Paolo Zegna. Today, the business is helmed by a second generation of tailors, equally as skilled in the art of bespoke tailoring as its founder.
Address: Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place #02-27, (S) 048622
Contact: +65 9159 3605
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11am – 8pm / Weekends are by appointment only.
Short for Haberdashery, HABER is a made-to-order menswear brand that is a hybrid between bespoke and off-the-rack. The brainchild of Leslie Chia and Annie Yeong from PIMABS, HABER specialises in its signature “Archetype Fit” concept of measuring and fitting to ensure better fit and shorter production time in the making of a made-to-measure suit.
Address: Robinsons The Heeren, Men’s Department Level 4, 260 Orchard Road, S(238855)
Contact: +65 9386 0328
Opening Hours: 10.30 am – 10pm daily.
9. INVENTORY CO.
Homegrown label, Inventory Co., is founded by sisters Olivia and Amanda. Fueled by their desire to create an inventory of well-made and well-fitting essential clothing for the modern generation. Every bespoke suit from Inventory Co. is hand-cut and hand-made by expert craftsmen, and hand assembled and finished by their team of master tailors over a minimum of 70 man-hours.
Address: 21 Club Street #02-08, S(069410)
Contact: +65 6208 6200
10. KEVIN SEAH BESPOKE
A visit to veteran tailor Kevin Seah‘s boutique is an experience in itself. Furnished with vintage leather club chairs, the stately bespoke atelier is well-stocked with an array of fabrics sourced from world renowned mills in Italy and England. Take your pick from his staggering selection of fabric and let him design a bespoke suit that matches your build and personality.
Address: 55B/C Boat Quay, S(049844)
Contact: +65 6532 2018
Opening Hours: By Appointment only. Mondays to Fridays, 11am – 7pm / Saturday, 11am – 5pm
11. KAYJEN DYLAN
KayJen Dylan (KJD) is a made-to-measure tailor in collaboration between Director Matthew Lai of KJD and Dylan Chong of Dylan & Son. Housed in a contemporary, minimalist shop along Telok Ayer with partner brand Dylan & Son, KJD offers timeless menswear in quality fabrics, classic proportions and clean lines with a youthful and contemporary spin, reminiscent of Matthew’s impeccable sense of style.
Address: 120B Telok Ayer Street, S(068589)
Opening Hours: By appointment only.
12. MR BULLI & SONS
Looking to add a dash of colour and fun to your suit? Then head over to Mr Bulli & Sons, a bespoke tailor who specialises in mixing eye-catching prints with the art of traditional bespoke tailoring. Think suits that are classically suave on the outside with a discreet floral or paisley lining in the inside of your jacket or collar.
Address: Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard #01-69, S(039596)
Contact: +65 9154 5507
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 11am – 8pm
13. MR. G
Founded by two local entrepreneurs, Gary Ong and Jonathan Wong, Mr. G is a travelling custom menswear label with a focus on delivering attentive service and quality bespoke clothing. Instead of a physical store, Mr. G goes the extra mile by calling on you at your convenience to measure, advice and fit you, in the comfort of your home, workplace or wherever you are.
14. PERFECT ATTIRE
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Perfect Attire was created with a vision to become a leader in custom clothing, offering fine shirts that are custom-made and made-to-measure for the modern man. Every fabric offered by the brand is personally handpicked for its quality, including two of the most luxurious brands in the field of shirting fabrics “Tessitura Monti” and “Andreazza & Castelli” which Perfect Attire carries. Expert craftsmenship and precision is exercised with every custom-made order, ensuring that the product has been perfected. Perfect Attire also offers a unique Fit Guarantee policy that offers their customers a risk-free first purchase.
Address: Beauty World Center, Unit B1-K14, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore (588177)
Contact: +65 9818 7062
PIMABS was founded in 2004 by Leslie Chia, a pioneer in bespoke menswear. Drawing inspiration from traditional cuts and styles and complementing them with modern designs, PIMABS has reinvented the bespoke tailoring scene in Singapore with its distinctive approach – a sophisticated silhouette only befitting the style, form and personality of each unique individual.
Address: 20 Cavan Road, S(209851)
Contact: +65 6538 6466
Opening Hours: By appointments only.
16. Q MENSWEAR
Singapore based menswear fashion label, Q Menswear, is a renowned lifestyle retailer brand with a focus on bespoke suit, shirts and shoes for the modern gentleman. Founder and designer Han San reinvents traditional bespoke tailoring with a modern approach, producing quality customised apparels that feature softer and sleeker lines.
Address: 116A Telok Ayer Street, S(068585)
Contact: +65 9776 0747
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11am – 7.30pm / Saturday, 11am – 3pm (By Appointment Only) / Sunday & Public Holiday, Closed.
Targeted at the modern men who desire to express their individuality in their dressing and learn the fundamentals of modern presentable dressing, Sors Studio is a dedicated bespoke menswear designer who creates custom made outfits to suit a gentleman’s needs and build.
Address: 34 Arab Street, #02-01, S(199733)
Contact: +65 9298 4668 (Sms and Whatsapp, only during operating hours)
Opening Hours: By Appointment Only, Mondays to Fridays, 11am – 7.30pm / Saturday, 11am – 4.30pm / Sunday & Public Holiday, Closed.
18. THE BESPOKE CLUB
The Bespoke Club offers a curated, bespoke experience for gentlemen who desire quality and well-made clothing that is fashionable and reflects their individuality and style. The luxuriously furnished boutique is a combination of heritage, traditional tailoring and latest technology, creating an opulent and personal shopping experience at The Bespoke Club.
Address: Suntec City Mall Tower 1 North Atrium, #01-484, 3 Temasek Boulevard S(038983)
Contact: +65 6734 4167
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 10am – 8.30pm
19. THE MEN’S CLUB
Founded by Michelle Huimin and Colin of Bridal Veil, The Men’s Club is a veteran in bespoke men’s suits. Their distinctive razor-sharp tailoring and clean silhouettes lend a suave, modern masculinity to their suits that is easy and comfort to wear.
Address: Orchard Delfi, 402 Orchard Road, #03-24/25, S(238876)
Contact: +65 6738 6152
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.30am – 8pm / Saturdays, 10.30am – 6pm / Sundays, Closed.
20. THE PRESTIGIOUS BESPOKE
Helmed and founded by Master Tailor Thomas Wong, The Prestigious Bespoke is a premier tailoring boutique with a one-of-a-kind exhibition atelier workshop and houses a talented group of locally sourced and trained tailors from Lasalle School of the Arts, personally led by Master Wong himself. Every piece of apparel made at The Prestigious Bespoke is hand-crafted and hand-sewn in-house, with Master Wong overseeing all production to ensure that every detail is meticulously taken care of.
Address: 62B Boat Quay, S(049850)
Contact: +65 6705 6708
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10am – 6pm / All other times, by special appointment.
21. VICTOR YORK
One of the most creative tailors in Singapore, Victor York first opened its flagship boutique in Singapore in 2004. The label is mostly recognised for its ability to combine quality fabrics, exceptional workmanship and an eye for originality to create modern and stylish bespoke menswear for every occasion.
Address: 40B Boat Quay, S(049829)
Contact: +65 6220 5908
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10am – 7pm / Closed on Sundays
22. WONG HANG DISTINGUISHED TAILOR
Founded in Indonesia in 1933, Wong Hang Distinguished Tailor is undoubtedly one of the best suit designers in Indonesia. Every piece of bespoke clothing at Wong Hang is made with the finest fabrics, traditional artisan methods, superior craftsmanship and precise measurements for an absolute fit.
Contact: +65 8506 8812 (Whatsapp, only in Singapore)
Opening Hours: Available in 14 different locations in Indonesia from Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm, and by appointment only in Singapore
Don’t worry if you are a beginner at picking out a suit appropriate for your body type and occasion. Research on the different types of suits and learn about the style that suits your body type before you pay any of them a visit. Or, simply let these bespoke tailors guide you on a style that is suitable for you.
Credits: Feature Image from Saranghae – A Korean Wedding Styled Shoot / Images courtesy of the respective bespoke tailors, with special thanks to Julian Ong for Common Suits and The Beautiful Moment Photography for Sors Studio / Images for Dorcas Stitch, Mr. Bulli & Sons, Perfect Attire, Victor York and Wong Hang Distinguished Tailor were taken from their respective Facebook and/or Instagram pages.