And then I moved to Singapore...
Posted: Oct 20 2013
"When traveling through Asia, specifically Bangkok and Hong Kong, the thing to do is to have some custom clothes made during one’s stay. When we began planning this Bangkok trip, Duncan had a specific tailor in mind. Recommendations are always great, especially when many local shops will tell you that you are purchasing one quality of fabric but actually selling you a cheaper option. The problem with the recommendation, however, was knowing that we were searching for one specific shop in a large city. Finding the tailor was a game in which we almost gave up because we just couldn’t seem to find where the shop was located. After some guidance from some local vendors who pointed us to the correct street, we walked into an idyllic neighborhood and, just when we were about to give up for real, spotted the sign.
Tailor on Ten is a lovely shop that appears to be set up in an old residence, now providing a beautiful setting for the street corner shop. A stone walkway guides guests to the front porch, which is home to an open seating area. Inside the door, the dark wood floors shine brilliantly under the lighting and contrast with the white walls filled with copious colors and patterns. Fabric suited for shirts abounded in solids and patterns while rows of jacket, pant and skirt material were presented for customers’ inspection; ties were deftly displayed on the wall like art in a gallery. Additional rooms for back office work, changing, fitting and construction were located off the main floor.