STITCH BY STITCH
Whether it’s a traditional suit with full horsehair canvassing, a crystal-studded tux or even a denim-on-denim ensemble, our little red dot has no shortage of made-to-measure menswear options. Delve into the world of men’s tailoring, with the latest in high-end, customised duds.
FOR A TRULY BESPOKE SUIT
SUIT snoots, listen up. There’s a new traditional menswear atelier in town, where every commission is bespoke-made (rather than made to order according to an existing pattern) and crafted by skilled tailors.
Master tailor Thomas Wong says: “While many of our patrons have the means to fly to London or Italy for the finest tailoring, they come to us because of our personal relationships, which allows for subtle often unspoken insights into our clients’ needs and preferences.
“We can also respond to urgent requests far more efficiently than someone 7,000 miles away. We can personally catalogue and build a wardrobe for our clients, provide clothing valet services, and also are in tune with what our clients’ peers are wearing to prevent style duplications.”
The Prestigious is the only tailoring house in Singapore to complete every item of clothing within its Boat Quay premises. Six years in the making, the showroom-atelier is helmed by seasoned bespoke apprentices trained by Mr Wong, master tailor and lead lecturer for men’s fashion at the LASALLE College of the Arts. Each and every stage of the process is meticulously taken care of by an appointed personal tailor. The same tailor is tasked to fit the customer, and draft, cut, construct and finish the product. Moreover, the atelier prides itself on using the finest imported materials such as silks from Europe and Italian horsehair canvas to line jacket interiors. It takes up to 120 hours to construct a jacket by hand, with over 2,400 steps involved to ensure that details such as rolled lapels and functional buttonholes are perfectly executed.