I recently returned from a trip to Vietnam, where I had a bespoke wardrobe made for less than $100. And here’s a confession: it wasn’t my first time.
Since then, I’ve received a surprising number of emails from people also considering a trip to Asia—must be because it’s one of the few places still relatively cheap in the face of the weak dollar—and wondering how to go about getting their own custom clothes made. In case you’re one of them, here are a few pieces of advice:
1. By far the best—and cheapest—place to have that three-piece suit whipped up is Hoi An, Vietnam. You can fly into Danang International Airport and pick up a taxi (for around $13) for the half-hour journey to the Seamstress Capital Of The World. Another alternative—and one a little easier to reach? Bangkok. Head for Rambuttri Road in the city center and you’ll have to fight the tailors off with a stick.