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a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby Florent » 20 Aug 2012, 21:27

Hi,

do you know a place in Taipei where I could buy a suit : good quality but not too expensive (I found some places where the quality was very poor and some other stores where it was expensive). And also do you know some stores where we can get good quality shirts ? (and of course not too expensive as well)

Thank you very much.

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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby sandman » 21 Aug 2012, 16:47

The last one I got came from the Boss store on Anhe Rd in a sale. At just NT$40,000, I thought it was good value -- its less than a thousand British quid!!! Looks SHARP!
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby Deuce Dropper » 21 Aug 2012, 17:47

you need to define 'expensive' because with suits that is a huge chasm.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby Mother Theresa » 21 Aug 2012, 18:00

I highly recommend getting a custom suit. I never remember what I pay, but I don't think they're so expensive. It's not Saville Row, but I've always had trouble finding an off-the-rack suit that fit right. It's terrific buying one made precisely for you, that fits just right in every way. :)

If that might interest you, I'm sure lots of folks can recommend good tailors. I like mine, on Minsen E Rd near Dunhua N. Rd.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby Florent » 21 Aug 2012, 19:57

Deuce Dropper wrote:you need to define 'expensive' because with suits that is a huge chasm.


My budget is less tant 15,000NT (I would prefer closer to 10,000NT).

Thank you for your answers.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby sandman » 21 Aug 2012, 20:11

NT$10,000 will get you a NT$10,000 suit. You can't have quality AND bargain-basement prices, unless you luck into a knock-down sale somewhere. Are there even suits available for less than that? It's not "not too expensive." Its about as cheap as you can get. And it will show.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby zender » 21 Aug 2012, 20:51

You might try looking on Zhongshan N. Rd. about 30 meters south of the intersection of Nanjing and Zhongshan, on the east side of the road. I want to say it has a Japanese sounding name.

I haven't been there for years, but if it's still around, it may have what you're looking for.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby niaoahgin » 21 Aug 2012, 20:54

Very cheap suits can be had both "off the rack" and from tailors. Off the rack, made in China, suits can be had for a few thousand, although the materials and cut may not be to your liking. Alternatively, the tailor down the street said that she could make me a suit for less than 4,000 (44R or 46R). She has quite an array of fabrics and a fairly good reputation. I am sure that if you are willing to shell out a few more clams for your bespoke suit, you would end up with a very nice garment. [warning: these prices are based upon my experiences in Tainan]

If you time your purchase correctly, or have a good relationship with department store sales staff, you can also find higher-end suits at reasonable prices. I have found good deals at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi on last-season fashions (i.e., a quality Emanuel Ungaro suit for under 10,000) or special holiday offers (i.e., a gorgeous Daks three-piece for around 20,000). Alterations on such suits may run you 1,000 to 2,000, but are worthwhile for a good fit.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby Deuce Dropper » 21 Aug 2012, 21:15

Florent wrote:
Deuce Dropper wrote:you need to define 'expensive' because with suits that is a huge chasm.


My budget is less tant 15,000NT (I would prefer closer to 10,000NT).

Thank you for your answers.



Garment district near the end of Nanjing Xi Loo. ll the other tailors in town farm out their work to that area, best to go down there and cut out the middle man.
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Re: a suit (good quality but not too expensive)

Postby Florent » 25 Aug 2012, 10:34

Thank you for your answers.
I will check these tailors.
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