I dont visit my regular tailor at Lu Jia Bang Road Fabric Market often. Perhaps once a year.
Each time I go there, I tailor my shirts in bulk, maybe five to seven of them at a go. This way, I get better discounts and sometimes they throw in free delivery.
Because of the number of times and quantity of shirts, I have been there, the owner always instantly recognise me and gives me a "friendship" price.
I made just the trip again. This time I made the mistake of taking the Metro to Lu Jia Bang Road station rather than taking a taxi. Maybe I am not familiar with the directions but it took me more than thirty minutes of walking to find that place!
This time round, he has increased the price per shirt to 125 RMB (I used to get them for only 90 RMB!). As his workmanship is good and he knows that I would not return if he tries to rip me off, I did not haggle.
A few days later the shirts were delivered to me in plastic wrappings just like new shirts bought from stores. That was a small surprise as they used to just bundle them into a small plastic bag.
I still recommend them! The shirts do last but the trousers I made with them before doesnt.
If you visit them before, just do the shirts.
For those that are interested, this is the store details:
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 before. I have no comparison to make.
Check out my other trips to the Fabric Market before. My "history" with them go wayyyyy back: