If you’re considering a tailored suit in Thailand, the common question that arises is “how much does it cost?”. In this article, we will explore how pricing and quality options that influence the cost of suits in Thailand. We aim to provide you with the necessary information to understand what to expect on your next visit.
Three key factors influence the cost of a tailored suit (and other tailored garments). These factors include the quality of fabric used, the level of craftsmanship involved in the creation process, and the quality of service provided. Let’s explore each of these factors in more depth.
Fabrics are the easiest component to understand when it comes to pricing. The higher the quality of the fabric – the higher the price. Tailors in Thailand offer a variety of qualities, colors, patterns, brands, and thread counts.
Suit fabrics are categorized into different price levels based on their quality and origin. At the lower end of the spectrum, you’ll find microfiber or wool-microfiber blends from Asian mills. While premium wool/cashmere blends and pure-wool fabrics dominate the middle range. For most men, a wool blend fabric is the best option.
As you move up to higher-end fabrics such as Zegna, Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis, and Dormeuil, the price of the suit can significantly increase. These luxurious fabrics may also have special blends that enhance the suit’s durability, resistance to creases, and water resistance.
Here’s a detailed guide on how to choose the right fabric for your suit.
Craftsmanship and level of expertise are also key factors in determining the price of a suit. Regardless of whether it is ready-made, tailored, or custom-made, the construction of the jacket can significantly impact its cost.
There are different options available, such as fused, half-canvassed, and fully-canvassed jackets. Fully-canvassed jackets are the costliest option but provide the best fit and require significant time and effort. While it may take only a week to create a fused suit, it can take up to three weeks to make a fully-canvassed suit.
Tailor Store Location
The location of the tailor store in Bangkok directly influences the price of the suit. Tailor stores located on the bustling main road of Sukhumvit tend to charge higher prices compared to their counterparts tucked away on smaller streets.
In contrast, stores on smaller streets around Sukhumvit have lower costs. These stores can pass on their savings to customers and offer relatively lower prices without compromising quality. Therefore, we recommend customers should explore the smaller streets in Sukhumvit for a more affordable tailored suit.
The Basic Tailored Suit Cost: $200 – $500
For those on a tight budget, suits made of non-branded microfiber or microfiber-wool blends from Asia is an affordable option. These fabrics are often soft and durable, making them a suitable choice for everyday wear. Some of these suits also have extra features like wrinkle and water resistance.
With proper care and maintenance, an entry-level suit can last you for several years and serve as a reliable staple in your wardrobe. A cheap, but quality tailored suit will cost you at least $200.
The Mid-Level Tailored Suit Cost: $501 – $1,000
Most men will find value in this price range. At the lower end of this range, you can expect premium wool blends or Asian pure wool. Towards the higher end of this range, 100% wool fabrics like Drago, Reda, Vitale Barberis, or Guabello are available, with Italian fabrics starting at around $700.
With proper bespoke experience and several fittings to ensure a perfect fit, you can expect fused or half-canvassed jacket construction.
The Premium Tailored Suit Cost: $1,001+
At this price point, luxury fabrics like Holland & Sherry, handwoven Harris Tweed, Loro Piana, and Ermenegildo Zegna are available, often with impressively high thread counts.
A great deal of construction and finishing is done by hand, and full-canvassing options are available. Premium suits represent the pinnacle of bespoke tailoring and are typically reserved for individuals seeking not only an impressive appearance but also the ultimate bespoke tailoring experience.
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To Wind Up
And there you have it! A tailored suit can cost anywhere between $200 to $1,000+, depending on the fabric quality. On average, the most common suit sold in Thailand goes for approximately $400. Purchasing a tailored suit can be a significant investment, but it’s one that can pay off in both the short and long term.
Discover affordable luxury at President Tailors and find the perfect suit that not only fits your budget but also enhances your style. Just remember to prioritize quality, fit, and comfort over brand names or price tags, and you’re sure to find a suit that will serve you well for years to come.