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Tailors in Singapore
July 8, 2012, 3:32 pm
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Mens’ tailors in Singapore, a selection

Iris Tailor

01-102 Lucky Plaza

Tel: 62352446

Fussy customers

Jackets at $700; pants from $135; suits from $850


02-77 Far East Plaza

Tel: 67333581

Busy corporate types.

Jackets from $500; pants from $195; suits from $750; shirts from $135.

Tailor Chan

01-10 Starhub Centre

Tel: 68873068

High quality classic suits made in the old-fashioned way

Jackets from $800; pants from $200; suits from $1000

The Prestigious Men’s Tailor House

03-14 Shaw Centre

Tel: 67384922

High end bespoke tailoring in classic colours

Jackets from $500; Pants from $150; suits from $700; shirts from $500



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canoe packs!!!
June 22, 2008, 1:51 am
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I should have never clicked on that post in Styleforum. Now I am addicted to the rugged good looks of a canoe pack and I am dying to get one.

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wardrobe updates
May 19, 2008, 3:41 am
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With the Great Singapore Sale and my impending foray into Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam coming up, I have decided to take the opportunity to revamp and change aspects of my limited wardrobe. I need to spend more on less in order to obtain quality clothing that are versatile and which I will wear all the time instead of letting them languish in my closet.

Here’s a list:

1) A fragrance – clean and fresh-smelling (I need a complement to the musky DKNY I already have)

2) 2 pairs of clean jeans – no distress and acid washes, for wearing with shirts and sweaters, preferably indigo or a deep shade of blue and the other in light blue.

3) A few shirts – most importantly, a white casual shirt at least.

4) A few pairs of sneakers – I need one all-white (Purcell?), one in dark blue, one in brown. And I would love to get my hands on a pair of Adidas Sambas.

5) One pair of brown leather loafers

5) Two leather belts – one in brown and the other in black, no fancy belt buckles

6) Two V-neck sweaters – one brown and one blue. I saw a nice brown one at GAP.

7) Plain tees (lots) – all must fit well, at least one in white and one in black.

8) Polos – yes. lots. and I swear never to again buy polos that are too long for me. Lacoste, PRL.

9) Bermudas – good-fitting ones – khaki, brown

Yes. My bank account is calling for help.

next preppy purchases
October 27, 2007, 4:27 am
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I think it goes without saying that my favourite style of dressing is prep. Polos, neat jeans, khakis, loafers, neat shirts.

However, getting a nice polo isn’t always easy, as per my previous post on J Crew.

After some Googling I realise that there are other manufacturers/brands that offer cheap and nice looking polos, apart from J Crew. I need to record them before I forget:



Old Navy:

The gem among them is Aeropostale; nice stuff at great prices. However, I do need to ship them from the US, which will raise prices. I am reconsidering getting J Crew now; might switch to Aeropostale.

jcrew – possibly better than lacoste and ralph lauren
October 14, 2007, 1:06 pm
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Some people on have been raving about jcrew polos. Currently 2 polos are going for 50 USD, which is still cheaper than Lacoste or RP polos in Singapore. Yeah I know, RP and Lacoste are THE brand for polos, but what is an impoverished university student to do? It is hard to find nice polos in Singapore; Hang Ten and Bossini ones are icky, and the Giordano dry polo loses its fit after a while (not to mention that it stinks if you sweat too much into it).

The only problem is the fit; I don’t know if it is slim enough for Asians like me. However the price is pretty good and judging from pictures, they seem quite comfortable. The ability to add monograms is really cool too; I will consider buying it with my allowance next month. With the US dollar falling, it will make the purchase even cheaper.