Here are a few tips I have for you if you ever head to Hoi An, Vietnam to have clothes made:
- Come with a photo with an idea of what you would like to have made. You can download it onto your phone or even bring a print from a magazine. Some tailors will even allow you to send them an e-mail. When I got my dresses made, I saved multiple ideas from Pinterest, showed her the picture and she made it!
- Shop around. No two tailors are the same.
- Download Grab taxi, it’s like Asia’s version of Uber. It’s ridiculously cheap. They even have bikes!
- If your hotel/homestay refers a tailor to you, check it out but always keep in mind that they most likely get a cut of any sales that they make off of you
- If someone gives you a discount card, they’re getting a commission which in turn usually means the garment will be overpriced
- Plan to stay a few days as the clothes may take longer than you expected. If any changes need to be made to your garment you’ll need some extra time
- Speak up! If you don’t like your garment or the fit speak now because you don’t want to be stuck with a crappy garment
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