In this article, I’ll be rounding up my picks of tailors in Singapore – all starting from under $1000. In my personal experience, most Singaporeans are either unaware of the existence of these local tailors, or have the impression that having a made-to-measure suit would be incredibly exorbitant. Through this article, I hope to shine a spotlight on the noteworthy efforts of these Singaporean tailors, whom I believe distinguish themselves from others in the industry. 

The rows upon rows of textiles available at Hwa Seng Textiles.

Without further ado, these are 10 tailors in Singapore I’ve personally tailored garments from that won’t break the bank. The tailors listed below are in ascending order of price. I would like to emphasize that the tailors are not ranked in any particular order, so do take the time to read through my comments on each tailor to better know their strengths and weaknesses. This is probably the most comprehensive guide on local tailors out there currently – there are other listicles out there, but none whereby the writer personally tailored from all the mentioned tailors. 

Update: I’m pleased to offer curated tailoring packages – partnering with some of the below-mentioned tailors – on The Shiok Shop. If you’re looking for bang-for-buck deals, do check out the webstore.

Under $500:

The “affordable tailor” segment is by far the most saturated space in the local tailoring industry. If you’re active on Facebook, you would probably have seen a barrage of “$399 suit promotion” advertisements by multiple tailors. Unfortunately, most of these tailors (in my opinion) often deliver sub-par products, and are staffed by inexperienced part-timers. To find out more on what to look out for when buying a suit, read my tailoring guide here. I’ve been to most of these affordable tailors in Singapore and based on my personal experience, have shortlisted five. If you’re on a budget, do check out the tailors below!

1) Mohan’s Custom Tailors

There’s no shortage of affordable tailors in Orchard – there’s probably over a dozen of them just in Far East Plaza alone. Having been situated at Far East Plaza since the shopping mall opened in 1982, Mohan’s stands out from the many tailors there.

Google Rating: 4.8/5

Basted Fitting: Depends. Mohan’s starts with a muslin fit, and depending on whether the muslin fit is satisfactory, there may or may not be a basted fit. A Muslin fit is similar to a basted fitting, with the difference being that while a basted fitting uses the cloth that you chose, a muslin-fitting garment is often fashioned out of a cheaper material. Muslin fitting is sometimes used by tailors to save costs and wastage.

Lead time: 2-4 weeks

With the famous Mr Mohan of Mohan’s Custom Tailors.

My opinion: In the local tailoring scene, Mohan’s brand is recognisable, with Mr Max Mohan being somewhat of an icon. The government (more specifically, did an entire episode on Max Mohan and his work! I may be wrong, but I can’t think of another local tailor that was the feature of a government-sponsored documentary. Like most of the older generation tailors – and unlike most affordable tailors – production for their garments is done in-house locally, overseen by master tailor Mr Koh (who also appears in the aforementioned video). Overall, I think that Mohan’s Custom Tailors is a great value proposition. For as little as $350, you get a mixed wool suit, as well as a shirt (after the promo code below). If you have more cash to splash, Mohan’s also offers full-canvassed Reda suits (with a free shirt) for just $900, which might be the best price in town. Their garments are well-crafted, and fit rather well too. Mohan’s get the important stuff – fit and craftsmanship – right, and in these two aspects, they shine. Mohan’s has developed a healthy brand reputation over the decades and after experiencing their tailoring, it was easy for me to see why. Mohan’s – and Max Mohan himself – have been in the business for over 50 years now, and it’s easy to see why they have not only survived but thrived over the decades. 

Price: Suits at Mohan’s start from $350. Just for my readers, Mohan’s is offering a free shirt with every suit purchase! Simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” whilst making your appointment or flash this post while at the store to enjoy the complimentary shirt.

Me in my mixed wool suit from Mohan’s Custom Tailors.

Recommended: While suits at Mohan’s start at $250, I recommend topping up for the $450 half-canvassed mixed wool suit, which comes with a free polyester cotton shirt. For those looking for better material (important if you’re planning on wearing the suit/shirt frequently), my advice would be to go for the $650 half-canvassed full wool suit, with a free full cotton shirt included. The $200 increment may be substantial, but it is worth it. 

Location: 14 Scotts Road, #02-73 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213

Reviews: I reviewed my experience at Mohan’s Custom Tailors here, and the suit and shirt I got here. I also reviewed a new single-breasted suit (pictured above) from Mohan’s here.

The Shiok Shop: Curated package deals from Mohan’s can be found here. In particular, I recommend the $900 Full Canvassed Reda Suit package and the $750 Back to Office package.

2) Ehkay Corner Tailors

Based in Orchard Plaza, Ehkay Corner has been offering great affordable suiting options since the 1980s.

Google Rating: 4.9/5

Basted Fitting: No, but they do a Muslin fit. 

Lead time: 3-5 weeks

With Dinesh of Ehkay Corner Tailors.

My opinion: Despite their affordable price point, Ehkay Corner ticks many boxes. Unlike the majority of the other affordable tailors popping up on Facebook currently, Dinesh and his wife Hina have been managing Ehkay Corner since the 1980s – that’s almost 40 years! Dinesh picked up the trade from his father and elder brother, who ran the business before him. In terms of experience, Dinesh and his wife have it in spades. In addition, Ehkay Corner boasts a local, in-house production – all garments are produced in their workshop locally. Their Google ratings are also great – a near-perfect 4.9/5 rating from over 400 satisfied customers. Furthermore, their shirts are rather affordable. Lastly, Ehkay Corner offers affordable rental services, so if you only have a temporary need for a suit (e.g groomsmen, prom, etc) that could be an option as well. Their rental prices are for 72 hours, so that’s a relatively better value than other tailor rental services that mostly only rent for a day. Overall, I would say that Ehkay Corner is one of the best affordable tailors in Orchard.

Price: Readers can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on all products at Ehkay Corner. After the discount, a mixed wool suit at Ehkay Corner starts from $342. Simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” or flash this post to enjoy the discount. Readers can also get 5% off rental services.

Me in a mixed-wool suit from Ehkay Corner Tailors.

Recommended: I recommend going for the mixed-wool $342 2-piece suit – it’s a great starting point, especially given its half-canvassed construction. For weddings, you can consider the $468 3-piece suit set (pictured above) for more aplomb. I also recommend the $688 tuxedo set, which is inclusive of a 2-piece tuxedo suit, a tuxedo shirt, a cummerbund, and accessories such as a bow tie and pocket square. Finally, their $68 shirts and $77 pants are bang-for-buck options too! Prices stated are after the aforementioned discount. Readers can also rent a two-piece suit at $114, or a tuxedo set at $166.

Location: #01-57 & #01-01 Orchard Plaza, 150 Orchard Road Singapore 238841

Review: I reviewed my experience at Ehkay Corner Tailors here, and the tuxedo I got here. I also reviewed a 3-piece suit here, and the abovepictured double-breasted suit here.

The Shiok Shop: Curated package deals from Ehkay Corner can be found here. In particular, I recommend the $580 Three-piece Suit + Shirt package, as well as the $980 Tuxedo Suit package.

3) Stitched Custom

For those who prefer a more modern fit, or like to customise their clothing, Stitched Custom is a great affordable option – especially if you’re in a hurry.

Google Rating: 4.9/5

Basted fitting: No, though they do have fitting garments available.

Lead time: 2-3 weeks.

Me with QQ of Stitched Custom.

My opinion: The vibe at Stitched Custom is youthful and trendy – they are no stranger to colourful suits, as eye-catching patterned fabric swatches line their walls. Being a one-stop shop, they carry a variety of interesting accessories for their clients’ sartorial needs as well – I loved the cupid cufflinks I got from them. That being said, they do plenty of business suits too. For a work suit, you will likely be wearing the suit for the entire day –you must be comfortable with what you’re wearing. Currently, Stitched Custom carries a stretchable fabric (they call it their CS fabric) that has spandex in it, which provides more flexibility and comfort for the wearer. It’s something unique that I have not seen in the other affordable tailors that I’ve visited. Furthermore, the lack of a fitting process translates to more convenience as one does not have to drop by an additional time for a fitting session, making them perfect for busy professionals. It also results in a short lead time of just 2-3 weeks – perfect for those who need a suit urgently. In addition, Stitched Custom offers extensive customisation options at no additional cost. Lastly, Stitched Custom offers affordable rental options, including an interesting “Made-to-rental” program where the suit is made to your customisations – like a regular made-to-measure suit, but at 20% off – but has to be returned thereafter. 

Price: Suits at Stitched Custom start from $499. Just for my readers, Stitched Custom is offering a free shirt with every suit purchase, as well as 20% off all accessories. Those interested in rentals can also get a 15% discount on both the “Made-to-rental” programme and general rental suits.

Me in my velvet tuxedo from Stitched Custom.

Recommended: I would recommend the $499 CS Fabric suits. I’ve seen videos of grooms doing wedding festivities (door bashing, kneeling, etc) in the suits, and the spandex really helps in terms of flexibility. I would assume it’s a comfortable option for daily work suits as well. For those without a permanent need for a suit, I think their “Made-to-rental” programme (priced 20% off usual made-to-order pricing, with readers enjoying an additional 15% off after the promo code) is intriguing as well.

Location: 193A Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208534

Review: I reviewed my experience with Stitched Custom here, and the fit and workmanship of the eventual suit here. I also reviewed a velvet tuxedo (pictured above) from them here.

Under $750:

At the $750 price point, there is a noticeable increase in either the quality of the garments (fabric or construction), or the customer experience. The aforementioned sub-$500 tailors are great, but at $750 one begins to appreciate the experience of getting tailored as well.

4) The Suited Label

Though affordable and relatively new, The Suited Label possesses an in-house production, thus setting it apart from most of its peers.

Google Rating: 4.9/5

Basted Fitting: No.

Lead time: 4-6 weeks

With JJ (left) and Evan of The Suited Label.

My opinion: I was left impressed by my experience at The Suited Label. They seem to be a perfect blend of youth and experience, with prices being very affordable too.  Their in-house production translates to increased consistency and quality, as well as a lower lead time. It also means that alterations can be made on the spot. And given that all their suits are half-canvassed, I would say that The Suited Label offers unbeatable value propositions. The fit and workmanship are good too, with ample attention to detail. Those who prefer a more modern Italian/Korean-esque cut should consider The Suited Label – at their current promotional pricing, it’s a no-brainer.

Price: Suits at The Suited Label currently start from $599. Just for my readers, The Suited Label is offering a 10% discount on all purchases. Simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” while making your appointment, or show this article in-store

Me in my Reda suit from The Suited Label.

Recommended: Those on a budget can consider the mixed-wool 2-piece half-canvassed suit for $599. Those with a larger budget can opt for a 2-piece half-canvassed suit from “branded’ European fabrics (such as the Reda suit above) for $999. Remember to quote “WAHSOSHIOK” for the additional 10% off!

Location: 998 Toa Payoh N, #03-09, Singapore 318993

Reviews: I reviewed my experience at The Suited Label here, and the fit and workmanship of the eventual suit here.

5) Perfect Attire

Located in the heart of the CBD, Perfect Attire offers a wide variety of premium fabrics (VBC, Drago, Holland & Sherry, Piacenza, etc) at very affordable prices.

Google Rating: 4.8/5

Basted fitting: Yes.

Lead time: 4 weeks

Me with Tulsi of Perfect Attire.

My opinion: I believe that Perfect Attire provides the best craftsmanship for the money. Even on their entry-level $650 house fabric suit, the suit comes half-canvassed, the buttons are shanked, buttonholes are hand-sewn, pic stitching is available and jacket cuffs are functional. Furthermore, all of Perfect Attire’s garments are made in-house, with the canvassing done by hand – consistency and quality control are top-notch. Fit is great as well, with at least one fitting process implemented to perfect the fit. Overall, if you’re looking for a great-fitting, well-crafted suit constructed with premium fabrics at an affordable price, Perfect Attire is a terrific choice. One of the best bang-for-buck tailors I’ve personally experienced!

Price: A 2-piece half-canvassed suit starts from $650, with fully canvassed suits starting from $800. A fully canvassed Super 130s full wool suit starts from $950. Just for readers, Perfect Attire is offering a free shirt with any suit purchase. Readers can get a free house fabric shirt with the purchase of a 2-piece suit. Simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” whilst booking the appointment or flash this post when at the showroom to enjoy the discount.

Perfect Attire has also kindly extended a 10% discount on any shirt, trousers and waistcoat purchase from its Elite collection. The Elite collection comprises cotton, linen, as well as wool blends, so there’s a great variety of fabrics available. After the discount, tailored shirts, trousers and vests would start at just $162 each. 

Me in my Drago suit from Perfect Attire.

Recommended: I wholeheartedly recommend their fully canvassed Super 130s full wool suit at $950. That’s a steal, especially considering the current free shirt promotion. Drago/VBC/Holland & Sherry full-canvassed suits are also available from $1100 onwards – I particularly like the Drago Super 130s (priced at $1300).

Location: Oxley Tower Unit 03-38, 138 Robinson Road, Singapore 068906. Interested customers are recommended to book an appointment online before dropping by.

Review: I reviewed my experience with Perfect Attire here, and the fit and workmanship of the resulting suit here. I also reviewed a waistcoat-led ensemble from them here, which I liked.

The Shiok Shop: Curated package deals from Perfect Attire can be found here. In particular, I recommend the $950 Full Canvassed Super 130s Full Wool Suit + Shirt package and the $720 Back to Work package.

6) Sors Studio

Sors Studio is really interesting as the owner, Gary, does not see himself as a tailor, but rather as an image consultant. While most tailors simply alter the fit to the individual, Gary goes one step further by tailoring (pun intended) his style advice for each client as well.

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Basted fitting: Yes, usually 2.

Lead time: 4-5 weeks.

Me with Gary of Sors Studio.

My opinion: If you’re clueless in terms of fashion, go to Gary at Sors Studio. Over there, you get not only clothing but also invaluable style advice. In essence, you’re paying not just for the product, but for a makeover as well. Furthermore, if you’re the type who likes personalisation, Sors Studio is the perfect outlet to express your individuality. From custom inner linings for suits to uniquely patterned vests, these are designs that you won’t see at other tailors. Gary (pictured above) regularly searches for unique fabrics from suppliers and buys a small amount of fabric if he sees something he likes. As such, most of these designs are extremely limited – often, only 2-3 garments with the same design are created. In addition, their production is local as well, which should translate to a higher level of consistency. Gary regularly experiments with different customisation options too – Sors Studio has one of the most extensive customisation options I’ve experienced. Currently, their suits are half-canvassed, and mother-of-pearl/horn buttons come standard on shirts/suits respectively. Overall, if looking good and standing out is your top priority when it comes to getting a tailored garment, Sors Studio is the perfect place for you.

Price: A 2-piece mixed wool suit (half-canvassed) at Sors Studio starts from $650, while a vest starts from $200. Shirts start from $150 and trousers start from $130.

Me in my smart casual outfit from Sors Studio.

Recommended: I would recommend the $650 mixed-wool suits, as well as the $200 vests. For the more adventurous, Gary does denim/cotton suits too! If you’re looking for intriguing office shirts, their $150 shirts will make you stand out at work. I love the designs of Sors Studio – they are stunning, and surprisingly affordable. However, the true value comes not from the clothing, but from Gary’s styling advice.

Location: 34 Arab Street #02-01 Singapore 199733

Review: I reviewed my experience with Sors Studio here, and the fit and style of the resulting garments here. I also reviewed their suit jacket and did a smart casual outfit with them here.

7) Edit Suits Co.

Baste fitting can be great, but the multiple fittings that are required can sometimes be a hassle. For those who don’t have the time to drop by for numerous fittings, but still want a quality suit that doesn’t break the bank, Edit Suits is your answer.

Google Rating: 4.7/5

Basted fitting: No, though they do have fitting garments for you to try on.

Lead time: 4-6 weeks.

With Glenn (left) of Edit Suits.

My opinion: As compared to the other two tailors in this category, there is no basted fitting process with Edit Suits – though that is not necessarily a bad thing. With the other tailors, I had to drop by at least 5 times (measurement, 2 fittings, alteration, final collection) – not everyone has the time for that. Effectiveness and convenience are Edit Suits’ key strengths. They also boast a brilliant online shop, whereby customers can customise and place subsequent orders based on the initial measurements taken during their first order. Thereafter, customers can either opt to collect it from the Edit Suits showroom or have it delivered to their home for free. Furthermore, Edit Suits features an integrated production, so one can expect a high level of consistency and stringent quality control. Their cut is refreshingly contemporary as well, developed for the modern professional – a breath of fresh air from the style of older, more established tailors. They are popular in the wedding scene too, with many grooms opting for a 3-piece suit from Edit Suits. Lastly, suits from Edit Suits start at an affordable $749, with their canvassed VBC suits starting at just $999 (after the promo code below). Overall, if you’re a busy professional who does not have the time (or patience) to drop by a tailor multiple times, Edit Suits delivers quality suits at affordable prices with minimum hassle.

Price: A 2-piece house fabric (100% wool) suit at Edit Suits starts from $749, with canvassed premium suits (VBC, Loro Piana, Dormeuil, etc) starting from $1099. Shirts start from $129. Just for my readers, Edit Suits is running a promotion that will entitle readers to a free shirt (worth S$129) for every separates order (jacket + contrasting trousers), with a minimum spend of $999. However, if you prefer a full suit, you can still enjoy a $100 discount with every purchase of a suit+shirt (also with a minimum spend of $999), and a free pair of chinos (worth $189) with every purchase of a suit with a minimum spending of $1499. Simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” while booking your appointment or flash this article in-store. You can also quote the promo code “wahsoquick20” to enjoy 20% off your first shirting order online. 

Me in my Reda jacket and Holland & Sherry trousers from Edit Suits.

Recommended: I recommend opting for the $999 VBC suit (after the prom code above). Firstly, to get a canvassed VBC suit under $1000 is quite a steal – in contrast, other tailors at this price point offer mixed wool house fabrics. I’m also a fan of their $1499 Loro Piana Australis suit, which comes with a complimentary pair of chinos.

Location: 35A Duxton Road, Level 2, Singapore 089499. Interested customers can book their appointments here, and choose “Wah so Shiok” as the referral option when prompted to enjoy the free shirt/chinos.

Review: I reviewed my experience at Edit Suits Co. here, and the fit and workmanship of its garments here. I did a recent review of the Loro Piana suit with Edit Suits’ new outfitters here. I also reviewed its online QuickMeasure shirting process here, as well as a smart casual look (pictured above) here.

Under $1000: 

For $1000, one begins to experience tailoring the way it’s meant to be experienced. Sure, the below-mentioned tailors are still some way off Saville Row (literally and figuratively), but I would say that they are the closest alternatives you can visit locally without breaking the bank.

8) Hwa Seng Textiles

Hwa Seng Textiles (HST) was established in 1960 and is the oldest tailor on this list. In terms of expertise and experience, the people at Hwa Seng Textiles have been practising their craft for a very, very, long time.

Google Rating: 4.8/5

Basted fitting: Yes, usually 2.

Lead time: 4-5 weeks.

Me undergoing my baste fitting under the watchful eye of Mr Ye (right).

My opinion: To date, I’ve been to over 30 tailors in Singapore – none has wowed me upon the first impression more than HST. Step into the shop, and you will be greeted by rows upon rows of fabrics (see the first image of this article). Unlike other tailoring showrooms where you can only feel the fabric in little booklets, the staff at HST will bring down the entire roll of fabric for you to see, touch, and drape against your body. HST’s fabrics are of great quality – HST started as a purveyor of textiles, and today still supplies fabrics to tailors locally, some of whom are on this list. In addition, the staff are very experienced. Chief of which is Ye Shifu, who has been in the industry for almost 60 years. Knowing that Shifu nitpicked over the fit of the garment put me straight at ease. That feeling of trust and comfort when you visit an ‘uncle’ barber? It was the same feeling here. He pointed out little peculiarities about my body to me that I didn’t even know myself, such as my arched back, unevenly sloped shoulders, and left forward shoulder (probably caused by a lifetime of pressing WASD on the keyboard). The attention to detail, as well as the sheer amount of customisation choices at HST, astounded me while I was there.

Price: Readers can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on all products from HST. After the discount, a 2-piece fully canvassed mixed-wool suit from HST would start at just $855. Simply quote “WAHSOSHIOK” whilst booking your appointment or flash this post when at the showroom to enjoy the discount.

Me in my mixed-wool Hwa Seng Textiles suit

Recommended: I recommend the $855 mixed wool fully canvassed 2-piece suit – it’s surprisingly affordable for a fully canvassed suit in general, even more so considering the experience and expertise that HST possesses. For those looking for a “branded” fabric, I recommend the $1350 VBC Revenge (Super 150s) fully canvassed 2-piece suit. For an older, more established tailor, that’s one of the lowest (if not the lowest) prices in the market for a fully canvassed VBC. In a surprisingly modern twist, HST also offers bespoke denim jeans, which I recommend if you’re looking for a more casual look.

Location: #07-12 Gemini@Sims, No 2 Sims Close, Singapore 387298.

Review: I reviewed my experience with HST here, and the fit and workmanship of the resulting suit here. They also do custom jeans, which I reviewed here. I recently commissioned another suit (black, seen above) with them, and reviewed it here

9) Pimabs

A pioneer in the local bespoke tailoring scene, Leslie of Pimabs has been offering sartorial advice to gentlemen for almost two decades.

Google Rating: 4.8/5

Basted fitting: Template fitting

Lead time: 4-5 weeks.

Me getting fitted with Leslie of Pimabs.

My opinion: I first met Leslie at Closeknip, which was positioned as a more affordable, mass-market complement to Pimabs. For those in the sartorial scene, Leslie is a familiar name, having dressed luminaries such as Dick Lee and Ken Loon over the years. Unfortunately, Closeknip couldn’t survive the financial woes brought by the pandemic, and the brand has since ceased operations. However, its spirit continues to live on at Pimabs under a new line/sub-brand named P+ by Pimabs. The process is fundamentally identical to Closeknip (same fabrics, same fitting process) except that at Pimabs, Leslie now personally oversees every aspect of the customer experience. The advice and experience of Leslie make P+ by Pimabs even better than Closeknip, especially considering that the price point remains the same – suits start at just $899. That’s a steal, considering that a typical suit from Pimabs usually starts from $2000. The catch is that it remains a template fitting system (as opposed to a baste fitting) but in my multiple experiences, the fit has been more than good enough – in fact, sometimes better than other tailors that used baste fittings. Once again, that speaks to the experience of Leslie, who prioritises a clean drape. Whether you consider yourself more fashion-forward, or simply have no idea what your style is, you will be in very safe hands with Leslie. 

Price: Readers can enjoy suits from just $899, as well as special rates on shirting and trousers packages – exclusively at The Shiok Shop.

Recommended: I recommend the $899 suit package, which (as mentioned earlier) is a steal considering the usual price point of Pimabs. I like Leslie’s trousers as well, and would thus also recommend the $720 pants bundle (for three) – the price is a tad steep, but the drape, cut and finish are a step above the norm.

Location: 329A Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427586

Review: I reviewed my experience with Leslie at Closeknip here, and the resulting fit/workmanship of the suit here. I also reviewed a safari jacket ensemble designed by Leslie here. Lastly, I reviewed an outfit styled by Leslie at Pimabs here.

The Shiok Shop: Curated package deals from Pimabs can be found here. P+ by Pimabs is currently available exclusively on The Shiok Shop – unless you were a past customer of Closeknip – so the aforementioned package deals can only be bought online.

10) Meiko Tailor

Located within the luxurious premises of the Pan Pacific Hotel, Meiko Tailor pays homage to the art of tailoring. Run by Head Tailor Uncle Chung – who has over 50 years of experience in tailoring – Meiko Tailor is perhaps the personification of the maxim ‘old is gold’. 

Google Rating: 4.8/5

Basted fitting: Yes, usually 2.

Lead time: 2-4 weeks. Surcharge may apply for urgent orders (<2 weeks), or during peak periods.

My opinion: Out of all the tailors mentioned in this listicle, Meiko Tailor is perhaps the only true blue bespoke option. A tailor is considered bespoke when he specialises in the drafting, cutting, and fitting of the garments – all of which Uncle Chung oversees for every customer. There’s no template used at Meiko Tailor, as everything is custom-made from scratch, based on an individual’s specific measurements. The experience of Uncle Chung (who started as a tailor even before my parents were born) shone through during my experience at Meiko Tailor. In addition, Meiko Tailor boasts a local in-house production. Not only does that translate to more stringent quality control and greater consistency (Uncle Chung personally inspects every finished garment), but it also allows Meiko Tailor to offer one of the shortest lead times among bespoke tailors. The lead time of bespoke tailoring is often 1-2 months – due to Meiko Tailor’s in-house production, their usual lead time is just 2-4 weeks. Furthermore, Uncle Chung has recently been joined by his daughter Adele in the business. Adele, being a trained image consultant, brings modern styling advice to an established lao jiao tailor, ensuring that customers get the best of both youth and experience. Overall, if you’re looking for an affordable bespoke tailor with an emphasis on craftsmanship, or simply need a well-crafted suit in a jiffy, I highly recommend visiting Meiko Tailor.

Price: A sports jacket starts at $990, while a 2-piece fully canvassed mixed wool suit (poly-wool mix) starts from $1290. Readers get to enjoy a complimentary set of cufflinks and tie with every purchase of a 2-piece suit – simply flash this post to enjoy the free accessories. There’s also 20% off “branded” vintage fabrics from esteemed mills such as Ermenegildo Zegna for the month of November.

Me in my Ermenegildo Zegna suit from Meko Tailor.

Recommended: While prices at Meiko Tailor technically start from $990 (for a seersucker sports jacket), I would highly recommend going for their $1690 house-fabric suits – it’s a slight premium for significantly better quality fabrics and was the fabric I chose for my initial red suit. For those looking for more breathable fabrics, I recommend the $1890 Irish linen suit, which is perfect for Singapore’s humid weather. Lastly, those seeking vintage “branded” fabrics can take advantage of the abovementioned 20% discount to score themselves a suit from an esteemed mill like Ermenegildo Zegna for a steal.

Location: 7 Raffles Blvd, #02-01 The Pan Pacific, Singapore 039595

Review: I reviewed my experience at Meiko Tailor here, and the fit/craftsmanship of the eventual suit here. I also reviewed a linen suit and a sports jacket from them here, a more casual ensemble here, and a smart casual outfit here. More recently, I reviewed a vintage Ermenegildo Zegna suit here.

The Shiok Shop: Curated package deals from Meiko Tailor can be found here. In particular, I recommend the Back to Office Shirting and Trousers packages.


I hope that this list of affordable tailors in Singapore has been useful. In many ways, this is my definitive list of tailors in Singapore that I recommend. I had personal experience getting garments tailored at all the aforementioned tailors, and my experiences have been nothing short of positive across the board. I made sure to include tailors across a wide variety of price ranges too so there’s something for everyone here. Don’t just take it from me though – all the featured tailors have Google Reviews of at least 4.5/5.

Tailoring is a craft – let’s appreciate the painstaking effort local tailors put into their products.

Aside from the individual promotions at each tailor, do also consider the curated tailoring packages listed on The Shiok Store. I believe The Shiok Shop is the first to offer curated tailoring packages online, just as Wah So Shiok was – and still is – the first to do personal reviews of affordable tailors. The package deals are all very attractive, so if you’re on the hunt for tailored clothing and want to stretch your dollar do consider purchasing them. Redemption is fuss-free: an email invoice will be sent to you after purchase. Simply book an appointment with the respective tailors stating the package you bought, and show them the invoice while in-store if necessary.

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P.S: Check out The Shiok Store here – it serves as a curation of my favourite products from my favourite brands.

P.P.S: Do check out the new “Discounts!” page for exclusive discounts for Wah so Shiok readers! More brands will be added very soon – stay tuned!

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P.P.P.P.S Shiok is a common word Singaporeans use to express admiration or approval. As of 2016, you can find the definition of the word in the Oxford English Dictionary.