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Tailors, Bangkok


300 Sukhumvit Road, near Soi 14
Thailand 10110
Tel: 66 2 229 4416

Narin Couture

180 Sukhumvit Road, between Sois 8 and 9
Thailand 10110
Tel: 66 2 251 9237's insider take:

Despite the multitude of storefronts claiming to be couturiers, few Bangkok tailors are actually up to snuff. Underneath the Asoke Skytrain station, Tanika stands out with its tidy, inviting storefront. This is a rather Westernized shop—the layout would fit well in London's Savile Row, and the emphasis is on luxurious European fabrics, with quality wools from Ermenegildo Zegna. Few silk bolts can be found among the fabrics here, so plan a detour to one of Bangkok's top Thai Silk addresses prior to arrival.

Natty men and seemingly designer-dressed women arrive with pages ripped from their favorite magazines then leave clad in their favorite catwalk creations made to measure from Narin Couture. Quality takes time, so prepare to return in a few days' time for pickup or a final fitting. Women's dresses start as low as $25, and men's suits are 50 to 75 percent cheaper than in the United States.

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