I called a week in advance when I was still in Chiang Mai, but was told that I can just walk in anytime after 10:30am. No appointments were required.
Hence, on the day I landed in Bangkok, I headed straight to the hotel to leave my luggage and reached Crown Tailor before noon. It’s located near the entrance of Sukhumvit Soi 8, on the left hand side about 30 metres into the soi.
I walked in and was greeted by a fine chap named Sandy. I informed Sandy of what I wanted to get and he walked me through the different kinds of fabric. I was looking for a suit and so he offered me 3 options: 6000, 9000 or 12,000 baht. Sandy very thoroughly explained the differences to me and I ended choosing a wool suit.
This is my third time tailoring in Bangkok. My previous experiences were with Ravi Sehgal and Boss Avenue. I know Bangkok tailors typically rush the shirts out on the third day, because previously Ravi Sehgal got the shirts delivered to the hotel when I was about to head to the airport, and Boss Avenue made me wait inside the shop for more than an hour, so this time I set aside a total of 4 days to ensure there was ample time.
I spent almost an hour with Sandy, did the measurements and selected the fabrics. He arranged for me to come back the next day at 4pm for the first fitting.
The next day, I received a call at about 1pm and was told that they were ready for my fitting. I reached around 2pm and was given a shirt, pants and vest to try on. The shirt was almost perfect except for some minor adjustments required on the sleeves. The pants required more adjustments because it was supposed to be slim fitting but it was too tight around the waist, crotch and hips. The vest was alright, so he added in the padding and sleeves, and checked that the sleeve length was ok.
Sandy was confident that the suit would be ready the next day.
I went down around the same time, which was about 3pm. Sandy greeted me and informed me that the suit was ready. I was very pleased because this is the first time a Bangkok Tailor was punctual. The shirt was perfect, and so were the pants. The jacket sleeves were a little long and baggy. I wanted to show more cuffs when wearing the jacket. Sandy informed me that they will alter on the spot and this took about 15 or 20 minutes. I tried them on one more time and it felt perfect.
Took 3 days in total (I could have even made it for an evening flight back.), leaving my 4th day completely free and available.
Their suits (jacket and pants): 6000, 9000 and 12,000 baht.
Shirts start from 1300 baht.
Pants are 2500 onwards to 3000 baht.
You can check out their Instagram.