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CtheGlobe77
El Segundo, CA355 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
Tam Silk was recommended to my friend and I by the concierge at our hotel (Liberty Central), which is across the street from the tailor. My friend wanted to have work clothes made as she finds it difficult to find clothes that fit her well in the US. We only had a few days in Ho Chi Minh City so we needed our clothes in less than 48 hrs.

My friend came prepared with pictures of what she's as looking for including button down shirts, fitted suit jackets, pants, and dresses. She was looking for custom pieces similar to the style worn by Olivia Pope on the TV show "Scandal." I wasn't originally planning to have clothes made, but the prices were so reasonable I decided to give it a try and have 2 button down shirts, a pair of slacks, and a dress made. My cotton button down shirts (long and short sleeves) were about $40 USD, satin pants $50 USD and my dress was about $100. (Prices are dependent on the fabric, cut / style of garment).

The shop is small, but has a good selection of fabrics. The staff is friendly and helpful. We spent a good 2 hours in the shop, selecting fabrics, taking measurements, discussing details of the clothes, etc...

The lady working told us she could have our items ready for fitting the next evening after 8pm, which was perfect given we were going to be on an all-day tour and weren't scheduled to be back at our hotel in the late evening.

When we arrived at the shop the next evening, nearly all of our clothes were ready for fitting, with one of my friend's items on it's way. Everything we had made fit wonderfully. It was so nice to put on clothes that fit perfectly. My friend had a few more alterations done on some of her items, including her custom jacket, which had some unique seaming / pleats to it. They were unable to finish that jacket in the 36 hr period, but said they could finish it and send it to her in California.

We were both very pleased with their work and would definitely go back. They have our measurements on file and said they could make additional items for us and ship them to our homes in the US.
Written June 6, 2017
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Hannah316
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam32 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Fantastic experience at Tam Silk, professional and friendly service! The suit was a perfect fit and a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend anyone going to Tam Silk!
Written December 27, 2018
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Boomboomelvis
2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
I came to the area to stay for pleasure on a long vacation trip and came by this shop to get a custom jacket for a photo shoot with my girlfriend at a resort in Phu Quoc.

Their process and shopping experience is amazing, they built me a skeleton that I could try before finalizing the measurements to build the actual suit jacket (although the preliminary measurements were pretty much exact after the first measuring). A few days later I came back to pick up my jacket and was absolutely blown away by the quality of the craftsmanship. The price was also so affordable that I vow to not buy much else in the states when it comes to tailored clothing.

I was so impressed with how friendly, preofessional, trustworthy, and responsive they are that I put in a huge bulk order of 2 more jackets, 2 full suits, 5 shorts, and 8 shirts (should be enough to last be for another year).

I would highly recommend this shop above all else. I was initially referred here by a local who gets all his business attire here and was so pleased with my initial visit that I did not even look elsewhere to shop for prices. With the quality and service they provide here, I am not surprised at how far out booked they are. If you are looking for instant turn around, this is not the place as they love their craft and spend a lot of time to perfect their work.
Written December 14, 2018
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Dan W
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Jan 2020
Whilst on holiday, I went in and ordered 2 suits, 1 grey and one blue. As I had hand luggage only, they agreed to post them.
When I recieved them, the blue suit had the trousers in a totally different material to the jacket and waistcoat. After many emails, they agreed to remake them and send the new trousers. I finally recieved them about a month ago but they are about 3 inches shorter than the grey pair from which they were supposed to take the measurements. They now do not reply to my emails.
Disgraceful service.
Avoid at all costs.
Written June 2, 2020
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Emma H
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
I had an evening gown made here. While the ladies were very nice, after 3 fittings the main problem with the dress had not been fixed. They were hours late for the original time for the first fitting, which I brushed off. Then, after the initial fitting, they "forgot" to fix half of issues, which meant I was forced to pick it up a few hours later on my way to the airport. Even then, the problem I had repeatedly pointed out and explained several times was absolutely not fixed. At which point they had no time to do anything else. Besides that, I'm not impressed with the craftsmanship and seams, especially for the price (3 million dong). Find a different tailor. Or make sure you have plenty of time for plenty of fittings.
Written January 12, 2016
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Jose A
Seville, Spain13 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Great bespoke shop, the costumer services was ok and the delivery time reached the deadline dealt, less than 72hrs including a try on. Strongly recommend
Written November 22, 2017
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Michael R
Wakefield, UK10 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
I went to be measured for a silk/cashmere blazer and trousers and the first fitting was ready within one day. They were ready after 2 days, and cost only £75 after a little bartering!! Look fantastic..
Written March 16, 2015
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Xscape
Redmond, OR99 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Loved the people at Tam Silk. I bought fabric at the market and had a coat made. It took 4 fittings, but the coat was not simple. The owner knew the collar was not correct on the first cut. She went back to the market and bought more fabric to correct. My husband had 3 pants made. The fabric was nice. My husband is not an easy fit and it took 3 fittings to get proportions correct. Have had other things made in a different location and was similar in outcome. The best part was their patience and taking the time talk things out, willingness to work things out. Honesty.
English is a second language in the country, the thing I like about Tam Silk is having someone not get frustrated and taking the time to ensure we were on the same page. Each visit they were consistent, pleasant and smiling.
Suggestion is to visit a tailor on the first day to get enough fittings in and ensure the location is convenient for visits.
Written February 14, 2015
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ManvsTravel20
Denver, CO24 contributions
Dec 2014 • Solo
I stopped here after a few visits to other silk shops in Saigon. The prices were attractive and the blazer on display looked nice. The first day in the shop was fine and she was very helpful. Some of the examples of lack of attention to detail came later.

I wanted slim fit shirts and suits. The suits should be well fitted and have high arm openings. When I tried on the suits they were too loose and did not have the tight arm openings I asked for. During the second fitting the suits were adjusted and they fit better but still not to 100% satisfaction.
Written January 11, 2015
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melbournetraveller20
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions
Jul 2014
One of the worst tailoring experiences ever!
Due to their proximity to the main tourist drag, a lot of people probably wind up at Tam Silk but be warned, their workmanship is lousy and service is even worse.
I have the owner a photo of a winter coat I wanted made. We selected fabric and did all the measurements. I gave her a week to finish the job. I didn't want a 24-hour rush job. She was confident and affable. I left 1 million VND deposit.

When I returned for my first fitting after a week side trip to China for work, the coat I tried on barely resembled the one I had given her. It was fitted. Mind was loose. The collar was completely different. It was too long. It had extra buttons. It was too tight across the shoulders and upper back. In general it was a complete botch up.

She admitted there were a few issues (!!) She promised to recut the whole coat. The original couldn't be salvaged. I was asked to return the following day (that evening I was departing).

The 2nd fitting: massively over sized. Shoulders cut so big I liked like an NFL quarterback player. Collar wrong again. Button holes so big they barely functioned. Again, a botch job.

Again I was asked to return. This time an hour later. She was sure she could fix it. So enroute to the airport this time, pressed for time, I returned. Not surprisingly, the last attempt was again a pitiful job. An ill-fitting mess.

I argued with the shop owner saying that none of the "coats" were satisfactory. And I wanted my deposit back. She complained that she had wasted a log of fabric and time on the job. (None of which was my fault.) After 15min of arguing, I didn't get my money back and I was left with the option of taking the least bad of the 2 dismal options.

Avoid this shop!
Written August 3, 2014
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