“Excellent, friendly Tailor, Patong Phuket. Top quality.”
We have gone to Magnifique Tailors in Soi Wattana, Patong, Phuket, based on the reviews we read in Trip Advisor.
Anjit and the team have made us feel very welcome and relaxed, and give you a welcome drink on each visit. There are no hawkers, the pace is relaxed and the store is comfortable and air conditioned. Plus, there are a few very friendly dogs that just love being patted by the kids!
For the tailoring, the material is very good quality and there is a good and wide variety.
We are having a range of items made. Our daughter (12) is to be a Junior Bridesmaid at my sister's wedding and we are having a dress made, of chiffon, purely from pictures. We are having pants, shirts and vests made for our 2 teenage sons from scratch - for the same wedding and beyond. For Paul, we are having pants and shirts made, copying favourite pants and shirt we brought along.
We have had initial measurements, and since - 2 fittings. We must say - the dress is fantastic and we are very impressed. Our daughter looks beautiful in it - and our very fussy sister should be well satisfied as it 'meets' her exacting requirements to the letter - you know how bridezillas can be !
The team listen very well during the fittings and hear what we want as well as provide good, sound advice. The tailor was on hand at the fittings and all the requested work and changes are clearly communicated.
As for the boys - well they look dashing. You can see the young men in them. The look is stylish and contemporary. What we have seen so far, the workmanship is of a very high standard from the cut, the sewing as well as the finishing off. We have a final fitting and check to go - and are looking very forward to the finished product!
Of course, many will be asking about price. Let's just say this. Could you buy cheaper? Well yes. However, it all depends on the quality you are after. There are many many cheap(er) tailors in Phuket (OMG!). You could also by pants and shirts off the rack in our large dept. stores for less at home. But they are a far lower quality and we almost always need to have them altered for length or width. What we are paying is about the same price we would pay for dress shirts or pants in more upmarket stores or for some labels, but certainly not high end boutiques and labels. And for what we are paying - we are getting fully tailored fitted clothes made to our own specific style, in quality fabric. We fully expect them to last for many years.
As they say in Thailand - up to you!
For us - we are very happy and well satisfied. Excellent !
Paul and Anne.
Moonee Beach, NSW 2450.
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