There’s a natural inclination in Singapore towards affordable tailors. After all, most of us do not want to spend $1000 for a suit we’re going to wear once for a wedding invite.
Yet, affordability directly affronts fabric quality, craftsmanship, experience, and service quality. To give you better rates, tailors end up producing sub-par work they are not proud of.
And so, we did not let the pricing affect our opinion while creating a list of the 7 best tailors in Singapore. Yet, we did keep it in the affordable bracket.
|1. Mohan’s Custom Tailors|
|Phone No.:||+65 6732 3892|
|WhatsApp No.:||+65 9380 7505|
|Location:||14 Scotts Road #02-73 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213|
|Working Days/ Hours:||Mon-Sun: 10 am – 8 pm|
|Service Prices:||$300 to $600 for a suit|
When Mohan’s Custom Tailors assembles a bespoke suit for you, it is authentically yours. Breathable but perfectly fit, the piece never looks odd on you if you gain or lose a few pounds.
With over 45 years in the business, Max Mohan– who runs the shop– never fails to keep up with the trends.
- Bespoke suits and shirts
- Item delivered in a week since fittings
- Offers over 1000 materials to choose from
- Measures twenty different body parts to get the exact fitting.
- Customers get to try a sample suit after the first fitting. More details are polished to meet the body type of customers.
- Enlisted on the Singapore Tourism Board’s list of best services in Singapore.
|Hand sews 80% of the suit|
|Worldwide delivery via DHL and FedEx|
|Emergency 24-hour delivery with no extra charges|
“I got my trousers tailored by Max 15 years ago and have been a loyal customer since. Their pricing is reasonable and they give good advice regarding style.”Yuxue
|2. SuitYourself Singapore|
|Key services:||Bespoke wedding suits|
|Phone No.:||+65 9155 2679|
|Location:||14 Scotts Road #02-73 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213|
|Working Days/ Hours:||Fri-Tue: 12 am – 8 pm
|Service Prices:||Wool blend jacket at $295, $540 for 3-piece suit|
SuitYourseful is a modern tailor shop already featured in Asia One, Time Out Singapore, The Strait Times, etc., for their services.
The tailors do general measurements and a 3D body scan to get accurate measurements.
Getting a pre-appointment reduces your wait time. Suit Your self also allows e-order where they guide customers through the fitting process via video chat.
- Bespoke suits and shirts
- Group and corporate booking
- 3d body scan and manual measurement
- First fitting since 3 weeks of order
- 1000 fabrics to select from
|Makes good use of modern technology|
|They will replace the item if it requires more alteration than suspected|
|2 months lead time|
“Got to choose the softest fabric from them. They warned me they have a long process, but they actually had the fittings right the first time.”Nathan
|3. Edit Suits Co.|
|Key services:||Custom tailoring|
|Phone No.:||+65 3158 3926|
|WhatsApp No.:||+65 3158 3926|
|Location:||35A Duxton Rd, Level 2, Singapore 089499|
|Service Prices:||Trousers from $199, Jacket from $599|
Edit Suits has several showrooms in London, Leeds, Birmingham, etc.
The made-to-measure tailors in Singapore were called the city’s fastest tailors by Square Mile. City A.M. calls them the best internet-based suit makers.
Their style of tailoring prioritizes comfort over style.
- Wedding suits
- 4-week delivery
- Savile row fabrics
- Quick Measure tool for 30-second custom sizing.
- Online store
- 100% Natural fiber fabrics
|Replacement is possible for wrong fitting|
|30-day fit guarantee|
|Free of charge alteration|
|Only ships to Singapore and UK|
“They made me a suit which is perfect for weddings and all formal occasions. I’m a huge guy so getting my fit right is tedious. Too impressed with the build quality and stretchiness of my suit.”Daniel
|4. Ron Master Tailors|
|Key services:||Rent tuxes|
|Phone No.:||+65 9733 1012|
|Fax No.:||+65 6735 1992|
|Location:||150 Orchard Rd, Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841|
|Working Days/ Hours:||Mon-Sat: 10.30 am – 9 pm, Sun: Off|
|Service Prices:||2-piece suit at $250|
Ron Master Tailors has maintained its lead for 30 years in bespoke tailoring for men and women.
You will have your choice of fabric, stitching styles, and accessories with the tailoring business. Ron – the master tailor himself – has made suits for members of the parliament, researcher Lars Bergqvist, VP of the Blue Travel Corp, and many more.
- Online tailoring services
- Corporate uniform tailoring
- Bespoke tailoring
- Offers suits and tuxedos for rent
- Online store to buy swatches
- All-season comfort fabrics
- 27 awards
|In-house designer travels to Europe and USA to gain more knowledge|
|Delivery under 3 weeks|
|Measurement is stored in the database for future orders|
|A bit slow with the response|
“They are one of the few affordable tailoring services in Singapore that offer custom clothes for men and women. I needed to get my skirt done in 2 weeks, and they were understanding and prompt about it!”Iswarya
|5. CYC Made to Measure|
|Key services:||Made to measure shirts and blazers|
|Phone No.:||+65 6336 3556|
|FWhatsApp No.:||+65 8101 3410|
|Location:||13 Stamford Rd, #01-12/13/14 Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178905|
|Working Days/ Hours:||Mon-Sun: 11 am – 8 pm|
|Service Prices:||$140 to $340 for shirts|
Since CYC’s inception in 1935, the brand has been featured in CNA, Harper Bazar, TimeOut, and many more publications.
They were one of the first ones in Singapore to use Shanghainese tailoring to create Swiss collars.
Their commitment to sustainability and years of experience cement them as one of the best tailors in Singapore.
- Bespoke shoes
- Tailored skirts and trousers
- Clothing items for sale
- Decoration items for sale
- Donation campaigns
- Overseas delivery
- Combines Western technology with Eastern artistry
|Deliver garments to your house.|
|Clothing from them signifies class|
|Can only exchange unworn shirts within 7 days of receiving them.|
“The staff does a good job asking for your opinion and offering their professional advice. Ask for their boss as he offers the best deals.”Shrinivas
|6. Este Bartin|
|Key services:||Custom suits|
|Location:||15 Lor 8 Toa Payoh, #04-09 Braddell Tech, Singapore 319262|
|Working Days/ Hours:||Mon-Fri: 11 am – 8 pm
Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
|Service Prices:||Tailored shirts at $99|
Este Bartin has served over 6800 clients since 2013.
Armed with a houseful of local Singaporean tailors, Este Bartin spends extra time with their clients to get the order right.
In addition to sensible pricing, the experienced tailors produce intricate custom lapels and inner cuffs for you to show off.
- Wool blended suits
- Inexpensive tailored shirts
- Custom finishes
- In-house tailor team
- Choice of 800 premium fabrics
- Featured in The Strait Times
|Repeat orders possible|
|Takes thorough measurement|
|Tests shirt flexibility beforehand|
|Takes their time with the order|
“I don’t have much experience with custom suits. So, I was grateful to Justin for helping with each decision and making amazing recommendations for the material and buttons.”Wan
|7. Picadilly Custom Tailors|
|Key services:||Bespoke suit and shirts|
|Location:||14, Scotts Road #02-85 Far East Plaza, 228213|
|Working Days/ Hours:||Mon-Sat: 11 am – 8 pm
|Service Prices:||Suits start at $259 and ends at $1250|
If we start naming every reputable publication that has named Picadilly Custom Tailors as the best in Singapore, the list would never end.
Established in 1986, Picadilly Tailors was originally the Mulchand’s Dressmaker and Suit Tailors of the 1930s. Despite its long history, the store hasn’t failed to keep up with modern measurement and tailoring techniques.
- Prom suit
- Business and wedding suit
- Custom shirts
- MediaCorp and Harry Winston are some of their clients.
- Traditional, old shop
- Takes detailed measurements for bespoke suits
|Local and international shipping|
|Takes steep delivery charges|
“You want to look for Suresh when you remove go to the store. He’s funny and direct. He will also get you better pricing.”Chong
Frequently Asked Questions
What is made to measure?
Made to measure is when tailoring services already have a demo suit ready. It usually has the basic pattern and length of a regular human body.
They will make you wear the item, compare the difference in your size to the sample suit, and make modifications.
They have these suits made with different fabrics and can change the clothing quality for the parts you want.
Supposedly, if you want a patterned collar on an otherwise plain suit, then they will change the area alone.
Made to measure is different from bespoke tailoring but plenty of shops confuse the two. Some because they don’t know any better and some because bespoke gives the impression of premium service.
What is bespoke tailoring?
Bespoke tailoring is when a clothing item is made for you.
You choose the color, fabric, and stitch pattern before giving your measurements.
The tailors will produce a suit or jacket from scratch according to these instructions. Often, they map out a paper cut out of you to create the piece.
Afterward, you do a couple of fittings until they get it right.
As a result, bespoke suits are very expensive. They can cost anywhere from $3k to $10k. But, you can lower the cost to under $1k if you opt for blended fabrics.
Are tailor shops with good service skills vital?
Yes, you should always go to tailor shops known for their service skills amidst other features.
It’s not a matter of expecting good behavior as a customer. It’s about the difference in the style of your custom suit when you get good service.
Tailors also serve as fashion consultants. If you are confused about your likes and dislikes with the suit and jacket type, the tailor can help you find your preferences.
If you don’t have much opinion on the matter, they can recommend the right items for you based on your appearance and personality.
Also, it does not make sense to spend so much money on a shop where you get rude behavior, does it?
How long does it take to make a bespoke suit?
Most tailoring services take about a month to fulfill their bespoke suit order. Some bespoke services take two months because of the care they take to get the work done.
They are faster with made-to-measure services, taking about 2 weeks.
It also depends on whether they work with in-house tailors or use outsourced services.
What is the difference between fused and canvas construction?
The fused material is synthetic in nature and traps heat. This means the material is stiff and wears easily over time.
Canvas is natural horsehair. It is flexible and adjusts to the shape of your body over time. It is a part of the reason why tailors use it for made-to-measure and bespoke suits.
How do you know you have found the best tailor in Singapore?
Singapore is brimming with experienced tailors. Some have spent years under the apprenticeship of famous masters.
They are fashion connoisseurs as they are magicians with their hands.
However, all the experience can not make up for the fabric quality, which is what they compromise when they offer you suits at $150.
Some solve the problem by working with in-house tailors rather than outsourcing genuine work.
So, ask yourself these questions before appointing a tailor:
- Do they offer fabrics of various qualities?
- Is the pricing for each fabric type appropriate?
- Is the tailor shop using the fused or canvas method? Made-to-measure tailors should use canvas.
- What about their measuring method? They should be measuring your body beyond the chest and shoulder.
- Are they using cutting-edge technology? The use of technology helps them cut costs.