A Tailored Experience at Justmen

19, Tanglin Road #01-36/39

Tanglin Shopping Centre

Singapore 247909

The journey for Max began with experiencing tailored shirts – starting off with an obscure tailor that promised 3 shirts for $200. At first, it seemed like a good deal; however, upon closer inspection, the qualities of these shirts were compromised with the sin of polyester.

Frustrated with the products of a “fly by night” tailor and an oversized hand-me-down suit, Max finally decided to call me up after seeing the 1st post from the Asian Gentleman blog.  He wanted something different, something of a much higher quality, something that he could impose his style – bespoke tailoring was just what he needed.

I have known Max from University about 3 years ago. He is intelligent and sociable, with a bright future with the civil service. However, having the intellect and personality does not create the first impression. The first impression of someone is usually created when they see you for the first time and thus, the visual impact that you create is important.

Without any hesitation, I brought Max to the tailor that I went to make my first suit. Nested along the fringe of orchard road is “Justmen” and you may take the word literally. For the past forty years, these tailors have honed their skills in making shirts and suits for men while paying close attention to detail. As such, I have utmost faith in their skill and recommendations.

Max finally got a taste of bespoke tailoring after I introduced him to my tailor. In short, here is what Max is going to get:

1)   Midnight Blue Full Canvassed Suit

2)   Lining customized to his preference – Max was initially hesitant with a different coloured lining but realized that though the suit style may be conservative, he could have the luxury of imposing his own style via the lining.

3)   Four inner pockets

4)   Notch Lapel – Hand sewed

5)   Buttonholes – Hand stitched

6)   Working buttons

7)   Flat front pants with slanted pockets (pockets customized to his liking)

8)   Classic White shirt that follows the rules

Stay tuned for the post where we will show you Max’s completed suit.

Meanwhile, you may take a look at the pictures below to see Max’s journey. At the very end of the post, would be the picture of my first bespoke suit made in early 2011.

Welcome to JustmenTanglin Shopping Centre

Welcome to Justmen
Tanglin Shopping Centre

The Start of the bespoke tailoring experience

The Start of the bespoke tailoring experience

After the suit colour and material is chosen,  a range of lining material is available to you to choose from. This is where you can impose your style!

After the suit colour and material is chosen, a range of lining material is available to you to choose from. This is where you can impose your style!

Max chose a midblue suit with a two toned lining

Max chose a midblue suit with a two toned lining

Next Up: The Shirt!

An arsenal of collars for you to choose from

An arsenal of collars for you to choose from

Testing for the right collar - nothing beats putting it on to see!

Testing for the right collar – nothing beats putting it on to see!

The combination of shirt, collar and cuff is chosen!

The combination of shirt, collar and cuff is chosen!

Measuring Max for the suit, shirt and pants

Measuring Max for the suit, shirt and pants

Let’s wait and see the results in about 2-3 weeks time!

For now, here is an example of what to expect – my first suit made in 2011.

My first suit made in 2011. Midnight blue, peak lapel, handsewed lapel, buttonholes, etc

My first suit made in 2011. Midnight blue, peak lapel, handsewed lapel, buttonholes, etc

What’s next?

Maybe something from this mill.

What's next for me? A Loro Piana Suit perhaps!

What’s next for me? A Loro Piana Suit perhaps!

Stay Tuned and Stay True!

Regards,

The Asian Gentleman

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The Asian Gentleman philosophy is simple. We advocate you to be yourself, to be the trendsetter, to have your own style. Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge so that the discerning dapper in you know the “rules of the game.” However, remember “Rules are rules.” You have the power of knowledge, use it to create your own style. Use it to your advantage to create something uniquely you. Be a dandy. Be outrageous. Be bold. Most importantly, Be yourself. That is where Substance meets Style.
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4 Responses to A Tailored Experience at Justmen

  1. sierdjan says:

    Good review! Curious to know how much a setup like that would set me back….thanks!

  2. pkiula says:

    Do they also do alteration of italian shirts?

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