Gents! In need of a spiffy suit that's fit for a wedding? There are plenty of swish options on the racks in Singapore's shops – but whether you're a groom-to-be or a wedding guest, there's no better way to look absolutely debonair than dressing up in a suit that's tailored just for you from the collar right down to the button holes. Read on for the best bespoke and made-to-measure tailors in town.
A favourite amongst sartorialist chaps, veteran tailor Kevin Seah offers the Savile Row experience right in Singapore. His bespoke suit atelier, a stately gentleman’s lair, offers a staggering array of fabrics sourced from notable mills around the world. Even if you’re not in the market for a custom-made suit, take your pick from dapper Gaziano & Girling shoes to ready-to-wear polo shirts, vintage cufflink, ties, belts, pocket squares – everything you’d need for a sharp outfit. Seah also keeps a lofty selection of cigars and whiskeys for his clients to enjoy during fittings. Don Draper would approve...
Kevin Seah, 55B/C Boat Quay, Singapore 049844. p. 6532 2018. Open Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm.
With over half a century in tailoring, it would be an understatement to say that Thomas Wong has an intimate understanding of the craft, from baste to blazer. His newly revitalised label, The Prestigious, comprises a team of LASALLE graduates personally led by Wong himself (he is also Lead Lecturer of the Men’s Fashion at the LASALLE College of the Arts). While designs by The Prestigious lean more towards the classic British look, Wong is open to more contemporary looks as well.
The Prestigious, 62B Boat Quay, Singapore 049850. p. 6705 6708. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
This bespoke menswear label takes a cutting-edge approach to suit-making, using a body scanner to analyse body shapes with pin-sharp accuracy. Their clean-cut, modern suits are always crafted from the latest fabrics and palettes of the season – a brilliant choice for fashion-savvy men.
Aston Blake, Level 2, 89 Club Street, Singapore 069457. p. 6337 3504. By appointment only.
Mr Bulli & Sons
Can’t resist adding a pop of colour and print to your suit? Head to Mr Bulli & Sons for an eye-popping assortment of fabrics from Japan – think floral, paisley, and oriental designs. The funky patterns can discreetly line the inside of your jacket or collar for a look that’s classically suave on the outside, and totally you on the inside. We love their specially curated range of quirky vintage cufflinks, too.
Mr Bulli & Sons, #01-69 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596, p. 91545507. Open daily 11am-8pm.
With an extensive catalog of Turkish and Italian fabrics, the Victor York team puts creative flair into crisply fitted menswear. Visit their riverside boutique, and their master tailors will guide you towards a perfect fit and style. Plus, once you’ve got your measurements figured out, you can order more customised shirts from their nifty online store any time.
Victor York, 40B Boat Quay, Singapore 049829. p. 6220 5908. Mon-Fri 10am- 7pm, Sat 11am-4pm.
Centered around unexpected colour combos and sharp proportions, Q Menswear has over 2,000 fabrics to choose from for a finely tuned suit that reflects your personality to a T. They’ve also tied up with Hong Kong label Shoe Artistry to offer handmade shoes.
Q Menswear, 116A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068585, p. 6636 6939. Open Mon- Fri 11 am-730pm, Sat 11 am-3pm (by appointment only).
CYC The Custom Shop
In the business for almost 80 years now, CYC is no stranger to high-flying clients – most famously, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Working closely with prestigious mills that supply the likes of Prada and Hugo Boss, they have heaps of fabric that mirror the latest trends from the runway. Flip through their thick folder of collar types, button styles and swatches to conjure up a tip-top suit.
CYC The Custom Shop, various locations including #02-12 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719. p. 6336 3556.
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Vanda Fine Clothing
Founded by stylish, enterprising couple Diana Chan and Gerald Shen, Vanda Fine Clothing makes hand-sewn pocket squares, ties, and bow ties out of exquisite fabric in an array of dandy patterns and colours. Once you’ve chosen a style from their available stock online, the meticulous duo can adjust the length and width of your ties for an additional fee ($15 for the first tie; $10 for every subsequent tie made from the same pattern).