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Review of Narin Couture, Bangkok-based tailor
How many threads have I read across the internet asking about Bangkok-based tailors or people explaining that they have the best tailor in Thailand, Raja or others.
Well, I think I can say I have a pretty solid experience in both ready-to-wear, made-to-measure and bespoke now from Paris to Bangkok including Savile Row, Rome, Tokyo, Florence, New York.
I visited the most discussed tailors in Bangkok that are basically Raja and Pinky and I can tell you. Nothing to see there for those of you that like to see quality clothing and decent craftsmanship.
After a lot of research, I finally found out about Narin Couture.
Narin, unlike the others so-called tailors, will not try to sell you anything. Actually he does not really sound like he wants some new clients: “in town for 10 days? forget about it, impossible to make a decent suit in such a short time frame, especially fully-canvassed”. That comment made me event more interested. We finally settled on some bespoke shirts, but only beecause I could leave a shirt to copy (which might then turn the service into MTM but who cares?).
Let’s go into the real discussion here: Narin is outstanding value for money for shirts. He has some insanely expensive fabrics by Scabal or Loro Piana but if you settle for less-known brands, you’ll be getting a real bargain and I’m not talking about cheap awful fabrics that are a blend of cotton and polyester. Narin is very open about what he sells and he knows the stuff. I selected some one-ply japanese cottons and a white oxford.
There’s a handmade option to get a collar with a floating interlining, hand sewn buttonholes and some other handmade steps. See for yourself on pictures.
With these entry-level, yet very decent, fabrics, I basically paid approximately 75 EUR (100 USD) per shirt. That’s 2 or 3 times more than other Bangkok tailors? Well yes, but Narin is a REAL tailor, trained in Paris.
I did not stay long enough to make a suit but they looked well made.
My advice would be to bring your own fabric to benefit from CMT prices (Cut Make Trim), i.e. you only pay for the manufacturing. That would be around 500 EUR for a suit. Fully-canvassed with very nice looking buttonholes.
As some of you may know, I have tried Luxire. Well, Narin has more impressive workmanship.