We had a bad experience with this tailor, who was recommended by the owner of Aussie Booty Bar, Patong. Learn from our mistake and don’t listen to the recommendation of the owner of business located in close proximity to a tailor. In this instance, it appears there is a cosy reciprocal arrangement in place between the bar and the tailor shop. The fittings are never on time and the tailor shop owner suggests a drink at the adjacent Aussie Booty Bar while you are waiting.
We were measured and paid a deposit of 3,000 THB each. We had three fittings in 5 days. Another fitting was cancelled because the items were not ready. No fitting occurred at the appointed time. We always had to wait around for fittings, which impacted on our allotted time for sightseeing. One of my jackets was 2cm smaller across the shoulders than the measurement. It was remade. Despite three fittings of my long pants, they still didn’t fit properly. The feeble excuse given by the owner was the tailor is having some personal issues and this is why we experienced the problems. The items were not ready, as promised, on Friday. We were to depart at noon on Saturday. Due to the items not being finished, the owner offered to bring them to our unit for a last minute fitting at 10.45am on Saturday. Two of the owners (Malaysian and Australian) brought the clothes to our unit. We were still trying on our clothing 11.15am. Surprise, Surprise! Four pairs of shorts and one pair of long pants fitted poorly and looked horrid. We refused to accept them. Although we paid only for what we received, the fit and standard of workmanship are not what we expected from a tailor. Take our advice and BEWARE of New County Road Fashion in Patong, Phuket.