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B&Tailor
http://www.tailorshop.co.kr/common/
http://bntailor.tumblr.com/

Spolverino
http://spolverino.kr/
http://spolverinokorea.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/spolverinokorea
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spolverino/152570801564855?fref=photo

Lussosso
http://www.lussoso.com/2014/index.php

Segi Tailor
http://www.segitailor.com/eindex.html
http://segi.pe.kr/
http://blog.naver.com/f1racing

Tailorable & Co

http://www.tailorable.co.kr/
http://tailorablenco.tumblr.com/

Alnis Tailor
http://alnis.co.kr/
http://alnis-tailor.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/alnistailor

Sartoria Vanni
http://www.vanni.co.kr/
http://vannikorea.tumblr.com/
http://blog.naver.com/espark1118

Well Dressed
http://www.welldressed.co.kr/
https://www.facebook.com/WellDressedSeoul/info

Sotoni
http://www.sotoni.com/
https://twitter.com/KIMYOUNGBAE/media

La Barca
http://cafe.naver.com/labarcatailor3
https://www.facebook.com/Labarcaclassic

Villa del Corea
http://www.villadelcorea.com/home

Andrew & Lesley (also for shopping)
http://www.andrewnlesley.com/

Estado 에스타도

http://blog.naver.com/hayacci1987
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007129990068&fref=photo

Haechang Tailor 해창 양복점 (Shop front English name is Haichang Tailor)
(Old-school tailoring)
Master Tailor Lee Soon-Shin & Han Chang-nam & Bae Jong-nam
Phone: 02-776-1667 / 02-776-2336
Sogong-dong, Jung-gu Seoul 112-20
서울특별시 중구 소공동 112-20
http://www.inescho.com/articlepdf/042009101656.pdf

Savile Row
https://foursquare.com/v/saville-row-%EC%82%AC%EB%B9%84%EB%A1%9C%EC%96%91%EB%B3%B5%EC%A0%90-seoul/4ecf0dd361af476c06fb6343

143 E.Napoli (Aubercy, Rubinacci)
http://www.143enapoli.com/
https://www.facebook.com/143E.Napoli

Leon Tailor
http://www.leontailor.co.kr/
https://www.facebook.com/Leontailored

Martin Lewis
https://www.facebook.com/rexfordtailor
http://blog.naver.com/rexxford
수영구 광안동, Busan, South Korea 116-9
Phone: +82 51-754-3222

The Alan Company
http://www.alannam.com/
http://blog.naver.com/alann

Lerici 굴림']레리치 (also for shopping)

http://www.lerici.co.kr/
Phone: 02-549-5356
https://foursquare.com/v/lerici-bespoke/4cf1e5fa1c158cfa9680d4b5
http://www.leonkorea.com/Special/view.asp?BoardNo=38

Goshe Camiceria 고쉐 (dedicated shirtmaker)
https://www.facebook.com/goshe2003
https://foursquare.com/v/%EA%B3%A0%EC%89%90-goshe-camiceria/4bee0af64daaa59364b28f61
서울 강남구 신사동 659번지 104호
Phone: 02-541-3588

Steady-state 스테디스테이트 (dedicated shirtmaker)
http://www.steadystate.co.kr/
https://www.facebook.com/maisondesteadystate

 

Frank-Lord 홍익셔츠 - 프랭크로드 (dedicated shirtmaker)
 

Lansmere from Samsung (shopping)
http://samsungfashion.com/contents/brand_total.jsp#/view/11/about

Zimmerman & Kim (shopping)
http://zimmermannkim.com/?page_id=558

Laffiar (shopping)
http://laffiar.com/
http://blog.naver.com/laffiar

Via Della Corea (shopping)
http://www.viadellacorea.co.kr/

Unipair (shopping)
http://ww1.unipairstore.com/
http://www.styleforum.net/t/338767/unipair-gentlemens-shoe-boutique-official-affiliate-thread

Alex Shoes (shopping)
http://alexshoes.co.kr/

San Francisco Market (shopping)
http://sanfranciscomarket.co.kr/
http://sfmonlinestore.cafe24.com/

Mannergram (shopping)
http://www.mannergram.com/
http://blog.naver.com/mshares

Mementomori (shopping)
http://www.mementomori.co.kr/
https://www.facebook.com/mementomori.co.kr

Moonshiner (for shoe polishing services)
한남동 683-24
Phone: +82 70-7758-3249
Email: bjkim308@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moonshiner/527229437311785



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Anyone figured out who this Korean tailor is?

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I took a pic of the jacket label but it is on my old laptop with broken hard disk...

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There is also a great, great deal of excellence in Taiwan, which I saw with my own eyes. Easily beats all the Savile Row & Napoli stuff. At surprisingly moderate prices.

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Absolutely. Nutcracker has such a great thread over at SF on Japanese bespoke shoemakers (and another much lesser one on Taiwanese shoe shops) that I wonder if he has been keeping tailoring gems in his native home to himself. 

 

2 Taiwanese tailoring shops being bandied around on English-speaking forums are Tom Tailor http://www.tomtailor.com.tw/ https://www.facebook.com/tomtailor1916 (politician-patronizing so here's a warning sign) and Nobility Tailor http://www.nobility.com.tw/. Prices in Taiwan may not be as low as one might be expecting so I can see why Hong Kong and Shanghai tailors may present more value. The Taiwanese do have a knack for winning tailoring awards. 

 

Jeremy should know this one.

 

Lih Shang Tailor 力上西服
Liang Tong-fu 梁冬富 Chiu Wen-Xing 邱文興 Yu Chin-Tu 游金塗 Li Qi-Wei 李奇威

http://www.lih-shang.com.tw/

https://www.facebook.com/lihshang0627

110臺北市逸仙路50巷2號
Tel:(02)2758-6260

http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=207226&CtNode=124

http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=216265&ctNode=445

http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=208562&ctNode=445

http://www.taiwanembassy.org/ct.asp?xItem=299755&ctNode=2240&mp=1

http://www.chinatimes.com/cn/newspapers/20140423000530-260107

http://news.liaozhai.tv/content/2014-06/19/content_1829652.htm

http://vhdl77ppjn.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/%E6%96%B0%E7%AB%B9%E5%85%BC%E8%81%B7-%E5%86%A0%E8%BB%8D%E6%89%8B%E8%97%9D-%E5%8A%9B%E4%B8%8A%E8%A5%BF%E6%9C%8D%E8%A8%82%E5%81%9A3%E8%90%AC%E6%9C%89%E6%89%BE/

http://www.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/finance/20061011/2946718/

http://www.gvm.com.tw/Boardcontent_20549.html

https://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E5%8A%9B%E4%B8%8A%E5%B8%AB%E5%BE%92%E5%8F%83%E8%B3%BD-%E8%A5%BF%E6%9C%8D%E8%A3%81%E5%89%AA%E9%80%A3%E9%9C%B8-220035361.html

http://www.hellotw.com/ylxw/201007/t20100730_593041.htm

 

Over at PTT Forum https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Suit_Style/index.html

there is this Phoebus Yu https://www.flickr.com/photos/66015253@N00/ who posted his 力上 suit in comparison with a Gieves & Hawkes https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Suit_Style/M.1383407294.A.C00.html.

 

 

 

Other links:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2005/08/31/2003269802/1

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2006/01/05/2003287559/1

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I don't know their price level, but I can't imagine Lih Shang would cost all that much. I was in the hotel room of the head cutter, and he had taken off and laid down his jacket on his bed. So I took a look at it. It has a rational, abbreviated construction. It isn't an overwrought profusely handsewn showpiece like the Neapolitans would make. A functional, affordable, everyday jacket, that's how it struck me. Nothing baroque. Even plain. Their emphasis is on the cut, not the handsewing. Their styling is English -- no Neapolitan influence yet (phew!).

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As an indication of price, Phoebus Yu paid 39800 TWD for the above said suit which is equivalent to 1330 USD. Fabric used is John Cooper 150s with cashmere. John Cooper appears to be made in England and belongs the same group that owns Holland and Sherry. What Lih Shang lacks, I think, is marketing and an active sophisticated fan base. The pictures from Phoebus Yu lack polish and his choice of certain stylistic details is highly debatable. Lih Shang's Facebook page takes too many pictures off the web and does not showcase their own suits. International customers will be put off or at least more than a little hesitant. In contrast, Gordon Yao http://www.gordonyao.com/en_index.asp is about 1500 USD and Lee Baron (Peter Lee) http://www.leebaron.ca/ is about 1200 USD for VBC. Both of which are more well-known on the internet and are well-reviewed. 

 

Story of Liang Tong-fu 梁冬富 http://storytaiwan.tw/Story_Detail_c.aspx?n=56A0D6AF207EA8D8&s=4667595D642EA143

Story of Chiu Wen-Xing 邱文興 http://storytaiwan.tw/Story_Detail_c.aspx?n=56A0D6AF207EA8D8&s=FD05839774E19EFE 

Story of Yu Chin-Tu 游金塗 http://storytaiwan.tw/Story_Detail_c.aspx?n=56A0D6AF207EA8D8&s=23B14ECFAA0CF8B9 

 

Ok I better stop now. 

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USD 1330 is very moderate. There are tailors who charge this much for a fused Super 150's in KL.

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B&Tailor is coming to Singapore on 9-10th December. info@leongt.com. Must be doing a nice bit of business from Singaporean customers. #menswear hashtag is way too effective.

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Agree, seems to disrespect own tailor trying to feature others, 

totally understand profit is made during the truck show, but just a bit strange to hold it into your own tailoring premises...

 

For their price point, what do customer think of their stuff being "outsourced" ? Especially when most of these tailors emphasize their work as piece of art...maybe a new era of industrialistion of bespoke wear ? 

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I don't know how these tailors who travel so much deal with the post-trunk workload. Do they really just hand off all the complexities of the commissions to a "team" who executes them, pretty much autonomously, and to a very high standard of quality and specification-conformity, while the fitter deals with appointment schedules, the regional retail partners, and the travel? If so, these people are part of extremely well-managed organizations. Their true art is in building such organizations, while being absent most of the time. Anybody with general management responsibilities know that organizations are like old cars. You wake up every morning, and you wonder what became broken while you slept and what will break in the course of the day.

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