5 Great Bangkok Tailors

Where to Get Your Custom Garments Made in Bangkok

    It’s not exactly hard to find a tailor in Bangkok. Step off the BTS anywhere around downtown Sukhumvit or Silom and it’s only a matter of time before you’re greeted with the friendly sales hook of, “Nice shirt, my friend; where did you buy it?” There are so many that choosing the right one might seem like an impossible task, and many visitors new to the Thai capital are often put off by pushy sales techniques, inflated prices, and the fear of investing in sub-standard quality.

    Even so, with years of experience in getting custom shirts and suits made by dozens of Bangkok tailors, we’ve compiled this handy little list to help you. Taking into consideration value for money, quality, design and overall customer service, here are 5 of the best tailors in Bangkok.

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    Button Up Tailors

    Despite being one of Bangkok’s most luxurious tailors and boasting previous clientele such as Snoop Dogg and actor Matt Lanter, you can still get a custom shirt made here for as little as 2,000 baht – about the same as you’d pay for an off-the-rack shirt down the road in a shopping mall.

    This swanky Thong Lor spot doesn’t do things by half, either. All shirts are handmade in-house, a minimum of 20 stitches-per-inch go into each piece and there’s a huge range of fabrics available, from Egyptian cotton all the way up to Thomas Mason and even the ultra-exclusive, ultra-expensive Loro Piana.

    Location: 113/6 Sukhumvit, Thong Lor, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10.30am to 9pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 712 6111

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    Tailor On Ten

    The initial appearance of Tailor On Ten is a million miles away from your average, often shabby-looking Bangkok tailor that looks like it needs a refit itself. The tailor is located in a beautiful old Thai house and surrounded by a leafy garden at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 8.

    It’s not just pretty surroundings that Tailor On Ten specializes in. There’s a huge range of fabrics imported from some of the finest mills around the world, including Holland and Sherry, Thomas Mason and Ermenegildo Zegna, to name a few. Customer service here is also some of the best we’ve ever witnessed in a Bangkok tailor. The owners have purposely kept the feel of a house and every room is used for each customer to select bespoke touches to their clothes. Shirts start from 1,700 baht and full suits start from 12,000 baht with a turnaround time of around 3-5 days.

    Location: 93 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9.30am to 7pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)84 877 1543

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    Rajawongse Clothier

    You could walk along Sukhumvit Road and past Rajawongse Clothier, an everyday-looking tailor, a hundred times and not even notice it’s there. But father-and-son team Jesse and Victor don’t need to rely on a flashy shop window or any marketing gimmicks to win over their customers.

    Instead, nearly half a century of tailoring experience is on their side; a fact that’s clearly shown by the thousands of repeat customers they have as well as a long list of VIP clients, including international celebrities, presidents and ambassadors. Just take a look at their hall of fame at the back, as well as the changing room which is lined with dozens of business cards. Shirts start from 1,500 baht, while full suits are between 12,000-14,000 baht.

    Location: 130 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10.30am to 8pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 255 3714

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    Universal Tailors

    Run by a father-and-son duo, Universal Tailors is a modest-looking shop in Silom that’s up there with the best tailors in Bangkok thanks to the high-quality workmanship and wide range of fabrics offered (including Egyptian cotton and the wools from prestigious mills like Ermenegildo Zegna, Vitale Barberis Canonic and others).

    This family-run business offers the friendliest service and moreover, with 30 years of experience, Mr Ronnie promises the perfect fit and 100% customer satisfaction. Prices for shirts start at 1,500 baht and suits range from 10,000 baht upwards. At least 2-3 days turnaround time is needed. Find it towards the western end of Silom Road, just a short walk from Chong Nonsi BTS Station.

    Location: 252/2 Silom Rd, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 1pm to 6pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 611 2313

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    Narry Tailors

    Established in 1977, Narry Tailors is one of the best value bespoke tailors in Bangkok. Producing consistently high-quality garments at very mid-range prices, come here if you really want to stock up your wardrobe for the year. Suits start at an unbelievable 5,000 baht, up to Versace 100% wool fabric suits for 15,000 baht. Shirts come in 4 kinds of 100% cotton, from 1,200 baht for Oxford or twill fabrics and up to 2,400 baht for top-end Egyptian cotton.

    Narry Tailors has several shops: their flagship store is on Sukhumvit Soi 11, a second Bangkok store is next to Lebua State Tower Hotel close to Saphan Taksin BTS Station and they also have an additional store in Phuket.

    Location: 155/22 Sukhumvit Soi 11/1, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9am to 9pm, Sunday from 10am to 8pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 374 0046

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