I see this question on many forums. Guys want to know if they should buy some tailor-made clothes in Thailand. My answer is yes, if you do it right.
First off, it really doesnt matter which tailor shop you go to. They are all basically the same and all they do is measure you and send the order to a sweat shop. I consider them measurers and not tailors.
The ones that I avoid are the ones on the street with their little book of samples wanting to meet and greet me. I avoid them like the plague and consider them total nuisances.
I will find one on my own and look at the quality of the material on display. Then I get a rough idea of the prices. Of course, for better material you can expect to pay more.
Here is how I do my tailor-made clothes shopping;
– I only buy when I am going to get a small quantity like 6 pair of slacks and a dozen shirts. I dont buy suits because I live in Hawaii and slacks and dress shirts are acceptable.
– I visit the “tailor” at the beginning of my vacation. I want to make sure that neither of us is rushed.
– I tell the guy that I plan to buy 6 pair of slacks and 12...