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custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

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custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

I want to get A LOT of stuff made-- suits, dresses,shirts... are the tailors in Hanoi as good as the ones in Hoi An? Do you know if pricing is similar? I might not get the chance to make it down to Hoi An.

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1. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

I vote for HOIAN

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2. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

Hanoi much better. The vast majority of Hoi An tailors are rush-job specialists who know they won't see you again so aren't averse to cutting corners. Plenty of Hoi An tailoring horror stories on this forum.

Tailors in Hanoi/HCMC don't generally cater to tourists but have a regular clientele, longer turnaround times and thus better quality. I don't know any tailors in Hanoi personally but I'm sure some of the expat Hanoi experts can help.

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3. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

Hanoi has a better selection of Tailors, but AVOID like the plague all places that cater to foreigners.

The Hoi An tailor industry in the Ancient Town areas is (with a few exceptions) just an organized racket controlled by a small group of businessmen.

Edited: 19 July 2012, 11:51
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For Hanoi, there are both recommendations and warnings on the following links:

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293924-i8595-k4…

…xemzi.com/en/c/1/cat/186/tailoring-hanoi

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5. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

the tailors in Hanoi are better. the quality is better and all cothes have fashionable look, catch up the hot trend of international fashion trend. I think the cost is pricey to Vietnamese but okay for foreigners budget.

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6. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

The tailors I go to in Hanoi are definitely of a higher quality. As Timmyruss said, they rely on repeat business. But they generally don't do overnight turn arounds so you'd need more time.

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7. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

Can anyone give the names / addresses of good tailors in hanoi please??

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8. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

THANK you guys so much! You have all been so helpful! I am definitely going to get it done in Hanoi now!

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9. Re: custom made clothes in hanoi vs hoi an?

Vietnam is chalk full of talented tailors in all cities. IF you have the time, You can get quality custom clothing made in any city..... Hanoi, Hue, Nha Trang, Saigon...........even in small out of the way places..... Hoi An specializes in quick turn around if time is a factor. I have found that if you want a fast quality suit, Bangkok is where it is at.

Owee

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