Among visitors to and expats living in Vietnam, Hoi An is known as the place to go for tailored clothing. However, no need to spend much of your time Google searching, we only guide you to two of the best proprietors in town.
1. Tuong Tailor – 67 Tran Hung Dao
Many customers have arrived at this third-generation establishment in custom clothing and shoemaking via the recommendations of hotels, drivers, and restaurant waitstaff – against the stereotype of such recommendations, Tuong Tailor delivers on these endorsements. The tailors of Tuong possess the rarefied expert eye – the ability to tell whether and what, alterations are needed with just a glance. They work together with clients to, effectively design the client’s dream outfit from scratch. A customer had a special request to make a suit larger than their measurements; the staff rose to the challenge and delivered a sleek, satisfying outfit. An amusing review asserts that the customer found absolutely nothing to complain about – despite being Dutch and therefore self-described experts at complaining.
Another reviewer noted that at times the staff may be quiet and more subdued than the traditionally effusive image of retail employees, but they are by no means rude or inattentive, merely polite.
2. Kimmy Custom Tailor – 39A Nguyen Phuc Chu
This establishment has the privilege of being the only Western-operated tailor serving Hoi An for over 15 years. Run by a Vietnamese-Canadian owner, the shop keeps abreast of Western fashion trends, and all of its tailoring are done in-house without outsourcing. The perfect 5- star rating at a staggering 7522 review speaks for Kimmy Custom’s quality. They stock a bewildering variety of fabric – over 5000 fabric samples! – and maintain top-notch standards in their products and customer service. In addition, they are partnered with a leather shop down the street to serve extra needs of customers. Like most shops on this list, they keep customer measurements (up to 5 years at Kimmy’s) so that people can place orders after returning from their visit to Hoi An.