For suits and shirts made I would recomend Chanh Tailor on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, district 1.Can't remember exactly address but its located right at the corner of Dinh Tien Hoang and Vo thi sau street.
They are very fast, friendly and specialize on suits and shirts.
How much does tailoring cost? Is it worth getting it done?
Thank you comeandgoviettnamteam. That's helpful. Look out for a very well dressed man in this location around the 12th January!
The cost depends on the material's quality that you choose but everage is about 80 usd-150 usd or more for the suit( includes the jacket and the trousers).
Chanh Tailor is where the locals come for suits made so the price is reasonable.Edited: 6:20 pm, November 15, 2012
for myself I've been getting my suits tailored for about 10 years in Asia. I've had them done in Bali and Thailand and also Saigon. Truly if you want a great suit, then look no further then - http://www.caominh.com/
They have been there for longer then anyone would care to acknowledge...
I had my wedding tux made there for my wedding this year and got a few other things.
To me one of the very best things a person can do is have their suits tailored....
thanks for the link jz. looks like a good place to try when there in the new year.
how long needed usually and do you remember pricing in aud?
I would allow several days for fitting and so fourth. Unlike many tailors whom don't bother with a fitting these guys are the real deal. Dollars wise, I would allow 500 for something nice, but try and give the your ideas first, and then shape the material quality around your budget. You can less and a lot more, depends on the quality of the material ;)
After living in Vietnam for over a year - I really got a good feel on what you can expect and some tailors that lots of expats use.
"Tailors in HCMC Saigon"
You can also read about where to find fabrics on my blog.
"In search of silk and lace"
And if you want to see the output of some of these dresses - take a look at some of the fashion that surfaces at the many charity balls in Saigon:
"Governor's Ball - American Chamber of Commerce 2011"