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Tailor again

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Tailor again

G'day

I am apologize in advance when I asked the question re the tailor is the old quarter and french quarter the same area? If not how far would it be for us, when we arrive we get in about 1pm wanted to drop off our bags (Sheraton) and go exploring for the rest of the day and night!

Sorry to sound like a bumbling proud aussie.

Jacqueline

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I think Old Quarter is another name of French Quarter in Hanoi.

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Actually, the Old Quarter is the area east and north of Hoan Kiem Lake while the French Quarter is south of the lake (area of the Opera House). The French Quarter is where the French used to live (you can still see many French style villas) while Vietnamese merchants were limited to the Old Quarter.

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Thankyou to land premier & NicolasQC

Appreciate clearing up my questions! Still unsure about a Tailor? As most men hate shopping my husband is no exception BUT I still need to find us somewhere around the quarter to get our suits made - the less time I drag him around the better! As from all the previos post's this seems to be the place to wonder around for hours get suited up (so to speak) enjoy a good feed and some beers. As we are only staying 2 nights (Hanoi) broken trip, soing Halong Bay & Sapa as well - all up only in Vietnam 6 nights.

Really would like to get pointed in the right direction to save time and get on with the site seeing.

Hope you can help

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Thank you NicolasQC.

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I was in Hanoi in March 2008 and I had 5 business shirts made by a tailor running a business called Duc Nhuan at 40 Pho Hang Manh Street in the Hoan Kiem District. His shop would only be a 5-7 minute walk from the Old Quarter.

I am really happy with the shirts he made. I asked him to make 1 initially so I could check out the quality and he did that within the same day. I was happy with that one and ordered another 4. He had a really good range of cotton fabrics to choose from whereas some of the stores I went into had limited range. He speaks pretty good English as well and I paid $15 USD for each shirt.

He makes suits as well but I can't comment on their quality as I did not get one made. I have had suits made previously in Bali and Phuket and they never seem to quite hang properly. But the shirts are the best I have ever owned.

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