Anyone had a suit made recently?

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Anyone had a suit made recently?

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I need to have a suit made in the next fortnight, and was surprised at the price my most recent tailor quoted me - $210 for a two-piece suit (becaw thom) from a shop that makes my shirts, shorts and pants for $6. I'm assuming he just doesn't want the work. Has anyone had a suit made recently, for a better price than that? I'm planning to head over to my previous tailor near Orussey for a quote, but would prefer to buy closer to TTP or BT if I can.
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had a lot of nice shirts tailor made usually in the 10-15$ bracket depending on material, never had a full suit made though $210 seems quite over priced considering how cheap you can get the shirts and trousers made
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i go to the tailors out near Orussey too, street 113 iirc
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Jamie_Lambo wrote: Tue May 15, 2018 10:53 pm i go to the tailors out near Orussey too, street 113 iirc
Yeah, sounds like my old guy - charges $4 a garment and you provide the material, I think I'll end up seeing him for a quote. A few people I've spoken to reckon $210 is a crazy price.
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StroppyChops wrote: Tue May 15, 2018 10:59 pm
Jamie_Lambo wrote: Tue May 15, 2018 10:53 pm i go to the tailors out near Orussey too, street 113 iirc
Yeah, sounds like my old guy - charges $4 a garment and you provide the material, I think I'll end up seeing him for a quote. A few people I've spoken to reckon $210 is a crazy price.
where i go there is about 20 tailors all down the street, the place i go charges $5-6 for material and about $6-7 for the Tailoring (for long sleeved shirt), have one of the biggest selections of fabrics though, its a double shop on the right hand side facing Orussey
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Is it cheaper than in Thailand ?
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I paid 300 for a 3 piece and 3 shirts 3 years ago; around 120 for a simpler 2 piece about 6 years ago at the tailor behind Java on Sihanouk, but they fucked the sleeves a day before I was flying out to a wedding, so don't delay. If you've only got a fortnight I'd be getting it started asap.
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cannabistourist wrote: Tue May 15, 2018 11:49 pm Is it cheaper than in Thailand ?
That's kind of a string question - you'll get cheaper and more expensive in both Cambodia and Thailand. I buy material at $2.5 to $4 a metre, and then pay $4 to $6 per garment for tailoring, so I get a custom shirt, or shorts, or pants, whatever, for $9 to $14 per item, all up.
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I got a suit made about a year and a half ago. 3 piece plus shirt.
I shopped around 3 or 4 places and think I ended up paying close to 200.
It was a bit more than i expected. But it depends so much on fabric. I bought the fabric off the tailor as I couldn’t be bothered doing this separately - but I expect that this is the pricier way.
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SW corner of Boeung Keng Kang market

Some of the places in Central Market have stuff some very large Koreans cast off, may fit you, around $50 and some are in very good condition, no smell of kimchi or plutonium
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