Suit up!

suit in phuket

I got a tailored suit for THB 6,500 during a recent trip to Phuket. I chose a design from a “Versace 2012” catalog. It’s a fashionistas dream – the suit making industry is so advanced in Thailand that they even had a catalog for Armani dated 2014. ;)

suit up

It took a bit of haggling but we brought the price down by about THB 1,000 (RM 100) each. I had three (very rushed) fittings before the suit was ready. The last time I got a full suit done was a good 7 years ago so I reckon this RM 650 two-piece is worth the price.

barney suit

I shall call this the Barney suit in honor of Mr. Stinson. This is the HIMYM opening credits pose. :D

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31 thoughts on “Suit up!

  1. That’s a good deal for RM650. I wonder why we didn’t get hubby suited up during our last visit. Must remember to do so when I visit this year.

    And…I spot the furkid sleeping. Cute!

    • You can get it starting from THB 4,000 but this is a better quality one.

      The price can go up to THB 12,500 (about RM 1,250) depending on the fabric.

      The German Shepard is HUGE!

      …but very friendly. :D

  2. HB, very nice looking on you. For moment I thought you were getting ready a wedding that time most guys go out to buy a suit.

    • Thanks!:)

      Hmm…come to think of it, it seems to be a wedding year. Lots of people getting hitched.

      I’ll probably wear this. Haha.

  3. if ur suit is black color, i will gift u insect-eye sunglasses as present, so that u will look like the hunter in the show “run for money” ;D

    • I already have a black suit. :)

      This color, which I would never normally consider was recommended by friends who were with us and the owner of the shop.

      Apparently goes well with my skin. :D

    • Oh, it was from over THB 7,000 to THB 6,500 – a THB 1,000 discount.

      I don’t think it’s possible to get a suit for only THB 1,000 which is RM 100. :)

    • It all depends on the fabric. It ranges from THB 5,250 to THB 12,500 for the good quality stuff.

      Thanks Sherrie! :)

  4. Dude, you gonna leave the Branded tag on the sleeve ……….like some of the visiting Chinaman at Disneyland? BTW what happened to your friend’s shoes ?

    • Haha! That’s not the tag, it’s a piece of paper that has alteration measurement numbers on it.

      You have to take off your shoes and pants to try it on.

      There’s personalized stitching too – got my initials done inside the suit. ;)

    • Thanks Arthur! :)

      Yup, we were part of an entourage of 5 media from Malaysia. There are media from other countries like Japan and Korea too.

      He has toned up a lot. :)

  5. oooh so you and kenny went to Club Med Phuket!! Hey kenny looks really funny trying to take a picture of you wearing the suit. And did both of you get the same suit?!!

    • Yeah, we were with 3 other media for this trip.

      It’s a different design but same fabric. Mine was from an “Versace 2012″ catalog. The difference is in the lapels, cut and buttons. :)

      Kenny went for a more casual design while I went for a more formal one.

    • Yup, you can even get it from THB 4,000 which is about RM400 and some places will even come to your resort to get it fitted properly.

      A couple of girls with us got dresses and coats too. It’s a good buy coz Phuket has a huge suit making industry. ;)

  6. RM650.00?!?!? man that’s a real bargain for a nice suit like that. My friend did told me that the quality made are even better than the ones here in M’sia

    • Yeah, it could be had for cheaper but the fabric for this is pretty good. I like the feel of it.

      I won’t be surprised, it’s a huge industry over there and the Phuket made suit is surprisingly well tailored. :)

    • You can get it in 2-3 days and the fabric you choose will affect the price. The best was THB 12,500.

      I buy off the rack in Malaysia so I wouldn’t know, the last time I didn’t was a looong time ago but it is a good quality suit. Fast and excellent service.

      I’ll get one if I’m there again.

      Thanks bro! :)

    • Heh. I was surprised by the speed. Phuket has sweatshops I bet – tailoring is not done in-house but by a runner.

      It is a very well made suit for the price though.

      Thanks bro! :)

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