- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
So FI has already decided he wants to buy a tux for our wedding rather than rent. He’s in law school, and has already had to attend a few black tie events – when he actually becomes a lawyer, they’ll likely become even more frequent. For him, it just makes sense to buy one now, as he needs one anyway.
One of our friends is living in Vietnam this summer doing an internship (he’s also in law school) and sent FI and me this email this morning:
“Hey guys, So something that I am beyond pumped about is the awesome tailored suits that come out of Saigon. The partners in my firm have just beautiful suits, and none of them pay more than 250-400 for what would be a 2-5 thousand dollar suit in the states. That got me thinking, who do I know that needs a sharp suit…
I am including annb9 in this for obvious reasons, but FI, if you want a totally custom beautiful suit, tuxedo, or whatever, I am going to this famous tailor here in Saigon for some fittings to look for some fabric, etc. Now, I know it may seem strange getting this shit custom made or whatever, but if you go to a tailor in the states (Nordstrom, Armani, whatever) and you get the mesaurements I ask for, you can get an amazing suit for really cheap, that will fit you perfectly and that you can have for decades. You can even send the exact style of suit in GQ style mag, or whatever, he can replicate the same cut.
Again, I wouldn’t suggest this if this city wasn’t really well know for tailors, and if I didn’t get a recommendation from two of the partners here at the firm I am working for this summer. Especially because after they take the measurements a lot of the lawyers here just call him up and ask him to craft another one and they, apparently always come out perfect.
Now I am going this weekend to scope it out, and I am absolutely geting a tux and a suit made, so I can give you an update once the final product gets back to me.”
So Bees – what do you think? Would you do this? I had no idea that Saigon (which I’m pretty sure they call Ho Chi Minh City now?) was known for its suits, but this guy is someone I totally trust (he’s one of FI’s groomsmen), and I know he wouldn’t say that if it wasn’t true. FI is really interested and is ready to run to a tailor for measurements this weekend. But I wanted to get some advice – has anyone ever done something like this? I know, at the end of the day, $400-500 isn’t that much (in case it turned out awful), but it’s enough to make me wants to seriously consider whether or not this is a good idea/