The 3kg package, drapped in Winnie the Pooh wrapping paper, didnt inspire much confidence. I stared at the package for a while, quite sure that I made a wrong choice with both the tailor and the quantity.
It didnt take me too long to realise its too late for regrets. I tored up the packaging and tried the first shirt.
On first try, I thought the cutting was bit off and the fitting was a bit too tight. I took that off and tried another one. Surprisingly, it fitted very well and comfortably too. The remaining three shirts fitted well too.
I then tried the first shirt again. I am not too sure why, but this time it seems like a much better fit. Perhaps my initial low expectations got the better of me.
On closer inspection, I found the tailoring skills and attention to details to be very good. Fabric aside, I feel its better than some of my more expensive business shirts made elsewhere outside of China.
Overall, I think I got a good deal. I was so pleased that I went back and got five more shirts tailored. For Jennifer, with the exception of a minor alteration, she was very pleased with her qipao too. She made another one too!
My next target - a suit and an overcoat
Now, I am sure most of you would be asking by now. "So which stall did you visit ?".
Here you go:
Da Shanghai MJ Dress (大上海服饰)
399 Lu Jia Bang Road
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer :I have not tried other stalls in the fabric market, so I cant say this is the best one. But I am a satisfied customer from this stall.