During our recent visit to Bangkok, we decided to check out Alex’s Fashion at Amari Watergate Hotel to tailor a few custom-made shirts and pants. Alex’s Fashion came highly recommended from a number of Singapore forums e.g. Hardwarezone as well as Flyertalk and other Australian forums. We just had to see how good is it (in terms of workmanship and service) for ourselves.
The shop manager Peter is the son of the founder Alex (namesake of Alex’s Fashion). Alex was one of the first to set up a tailor shop at Amari Watergate Hotel and Peter had been working in this business under his father’s guidance for the past 18 years. Peter is indeed very experienced in this trade – he is able to make good recommendations of what design and fabric is suitable for different body shape or occasions. The shop also boasts a great selection of fabrics and you can customise your inner collars and your cuffs with different designs. There are pictures and sample shirts readily available for you to make a quick decision.
Our personal experience with Alex’s Fashion was a great one – Peter and his staff were very patient in explaining the various design and fabric that we could choose from; the samples really helped us in deciding on the designs we wanted.
We did 3 shirts and 2 pants – the process was simple and quick. Peter discussed with me my requirements for the shirts and pants’ fabric and designs; Peter’s staff took my measurements and we are done in 30 minutes! We came back for a fitting 2 days later – I tried the shirts and pants and fedback on how to adjust them to make the pants more comfortable (this took less than 15 minutes). This is not a hassle since we are doing some shopping at Platinum Mall (just across the road from Amari Watergate hotel). The end-result? – The workmanship is of quite good quality and the shirts and pants are very comfortable!
There were quite a lot of Singaporeans doing their shirts and suits when we were there and this is not surprising considering that there is an Alex’s Fashion promotion for Singaporeans i.e. S$380 for 1 jacket, 2 pants, 3 shirts.
If you just want to do custom-made shirts, you can consider this package:
S$235 for 3 shirts and 2 pants – updated as of 9 November 2014
There are packages for different combination of shirts, pants and jackets. Check in-store for the Singaporean package or download this document for reference -> Alex’s Fashion Bangkok Tailor Price List (updated as of 10 Jan 2015)
Alex’s Fashion also comes to Singapore regularly to do custom fitting and tailoring – if you like their work, request to be placed on their mailing or
Do note that there are quite a number of tailor shops in Bangkok that are also called “Alex Fashion” an their websites are also similarly named.
At Alex’s Fashion facebook page, you can private message them to make appointments, see new designs for suit and shirt and also see when they are next coming down to Singapore for orders.
To reach Alex’s Fashion:
Amari Watergate Hotel – 3rd floor by lift. From the Amari Watergate Hotel lobby, take the escalator to the second floor; once you reach the second floor, you will see a cluster of tailor shops – Alex’s Fashion is on your right (not the first shop).
You can contact Peter of Alex’s Fashion at
Tel: (+662) 6539124 Mobile (+668) 98971210
E-Mail: [email protected]
The shop is open Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM, Sunday 11 AM-3 PM.
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