Apparel does make a man and no man’s wardrobe is complete without a well-fitting suit. However, the daunting process of looking for that perfect suit can be tiresome and frustrating that most men tend to just opt for a shabby and ill-fitting one that does nothing to flatter them.
To spare you from the shame of being caught in an obnoxious and unsightly suit, we have rounded up some of the best places where you can get your dapper on, right here in Singapore.
Established in 1958, Maharaja’s Custom Tailors was one of the first few tailors in Singapore to offer custom-tailored suits and shirts. Mr Bob Amarnani is one of Singapore’s leading tailor with over 30 years of experience with men's and ladies bespoke tailoring. Did you know they’ve even made suits for many foreign ambassadors and celebrities? They carry an extensive selection of fabrics including wool, wool-cashmere, silk, cotton, Egyptian cotton, linen, and corduroy from England, Italy, France, Germany and various parts of the world.
Address: Claymore Connect, #01-12, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Contact Number: +65-67376474
2. COMMON SUITS
Common Suits was founded by Javin They in 2014 with a vision to share the feeling of empowerment from wearing a good suit. As Javin says, “We have seen how anxieties melt away when gentlemen put on our suits. They have a look of wonderment. They straighten their backs. They walk with poise. A good suit is magical, transformative and addictive.” They have an in-house production team that watches over the production very closely to ensure consistency in style and quality. Besides the classic designs, they are also able to produce unique designs such as Gurkha trousers, unibody trousers, Safari Jackets, One-Piece collar, and Unstructured jackets.
Address: 50A Club Street, Level 2, Singapore 069427
The CYC story began in 1935 with the highest quality of tailoring and craftsmanship, admired by statesmen and connoisseurs alike. In fact, CYC has made shirts for Mr Lee Kuan Yew himself. They specialise in made-to-measure tailoring, and have recently won 2 awards - 'Best of Singapore' from Singapore Tatler and 'Reader's choice award - favourite tailor' from Expat Living. The staff provides friendly, impeccable service with high attention to detail and the in-store style advisors are happy to help with weddings, black tie events and workwear. Best selling fabric for suits includes European fabrics from Vitale Barberis Canonico and Holland and Sherry.
Address: Capitol Plaza & One Raffles Place
Contact Number: +65 6298 2001
4. KEVIN SEAH
One of Singapore’s finest tailors, Kevin Seah is famed for custom-made suits in traditional Savile Row standards. Kevin Seah’s bespoke boutique is the juxtaposition of a British gentleman’s club filled with sophisticated shoes, custom-made jeans, shirts, ties, belts and other accessories that you might need for a crisp get-up. Oh, and did we mention that he has an in-house shoe shine bar as well? As his customers say, “Having a suit made by Mr. Seah is like enjoying the services of not only a tailor but also a private designer.”
Address: 55B/C Boat Quay, Singapore 049844
Contact Number: +65 6532 2018
While Suitsupply is known for breaking the headlines with their unconventional advertisements, the quality of their suits speaks for itself. With its second outlet in the world located at Singapore’s ION Orchard, the fifteen-year-old Dutch label is widely acclaimed in the U.S.A. for providing high quality and stylish suits. As you enter the store in ION, you will be able to see a professional tailor seaming customised suits from the open counter – providing you with on-the-spot alteration services.
Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #03-15, Singapore 238801
Contact Number: +65 6634 0080
Truly living up to their name of ‘The Bespoke Club’, the sophisticated interiors of this place features plush leather couches and rich wood furnishings. This classy tailoring-joint is a go-to if you’re looking for something truly exclusive, stylish and reasonable. They carry over 5,000 different types of fabric from famous European mills ensuring each client has a variety of options to create a look that truly reflects their personal sense of style.
Address: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-484, Singapore 038983
Contact Number: +65 6734 4167