RK Fashion Patong, Thailand Review – The Entire Process & Final Suit Thoughts Covered

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Lining of RK Fashion Suit Jacket

From our list of Top 5 Tailors In Patong, RK Fashions made the cut quite easily.

We “simply” selected the top 10 rated tailors in Patong Beach per Google & Trip Advisor reviews to go see them for ourselves.

Below, we shall cover RK Fashion’s:

  • Shop
  • Ordering and fitting process
  • Final garment
  • Five point review on overall experience and value for money
  • Location of shop and how to get there

Review Of RK Fashion

Located right off the front road by the beach, RK Fashion is easily accessible for anyone staying in the tourist areas of Patong, Phuket.

RK Fashion Shop Patong Thailand

The shop itself is modern and sleek. It has one of the largest square footage, and definitely the largest sign!

Pano Of RK Fashion Shop Inside

Initial Consultation / Design Work

Trevor [Bespoke Unit’s Travel Editor] was in need of a classic tuxedo for an event we were attending in Macau, only two weeks away!

Luckily, as with all the tailor shops we selected for our top 5 [and Thailand in general] the turnaround times are 3 – 5 days, so we were in no rush.

Super 180 Tuxedo Fabric

As he would not be wearing this bespoke tuxedo too often Trevor selected a high quality fine “super 180” fabric.

This fine weave would allow the fabric to drape extremely well, but it must be noted it has two major downsides:

  1. More expensive than other fabric options
  2. Not as long lasting as other fabric options

So may not be ideal for a navy blue suit you wear once a week for work, but is a nice luxury option for a tuxedo you may wear 1 – 5 times a year for example.

Getting Measured For An RK Fashion Tuxedo

After selecting the fabric, it was time to get measured and make the design decisions. As he was going for the classic look, most of these are quite well pre-defined. He chose the peak lapel, as opposed to shawl. I personally think it a more formal masculine look for most gentleman, and overall more flattering for more body types.

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Overall, from selecting fabric to getting measured and picking the final design aspects, we were in the shop for about 35 – 40 minutes on our first visit, but in no way felt pressured or rushed.

My one piece of advice for all the top 5 is don’t try to beat them too hard on price because competition is high and it’s already 50- 80% cheaper if you live in the USA or EU. I bring this up as there was one German guy while we were there who was literally screaming to get this and that for free! I inquired after he stormed out, and the shop assistant told me this happens all the time. These tailors are in business just like you have a job or own a business so respect their time and need to make some money to live.

First Fitting

Just the next evening we went back to the shop so Trevor could get his first fitting.

First fitting for Tuxedo Jacket on Trevor Guilday

The fabric was stunning and it was already evident that it would be well worth the extra cost.

Tuxedo Trouser Fitting at RK Fashion

Overall there were only minimal changes needed.

Second Fitting

Two days after that we went back to the shop for the second fitting. This time he also tried on the custom tuxedo shirt.

RK Fashion second tuxedo jacket and shirt fitting

The shirt was a touch loose, so needed to be taken in. This is common, as it’s easy to make garments smaller than to make them bigger, which would require a complete remake.

Final Fitting & Collecting Tuxedo

RK Fashion Finished Tuxedo

Just the next evening, the custom tuxedo was ready.

It was like a glove on his frame, which can be quite hard to do with the large drop [the difference between the chest and waist] he has, not to mention his large seat [also known as butt!].

Side view of Trevor Guilday in Tuxedo

Overall Thoughts Of The RK Fashion Process, People & Product

RK Fashion was a pleasure to deal with, fast turnaround time and low stress. Raj, the owner, was the nicest guy ever!

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I’d recommend the shop to anyone looking for a good suit, shirt or tuxedo in Patong. The only downside I can note is that the bow tie offered in the tuxedo package Trevor bought was pretty low quality and pre-tied so he had to buy another when we got to Macau [but that’s small potatoes compared to how great everything else was].

Time & Number Of Fittings: There were two fittings after the initial consultation, taking 5 days in total. We were in no rush so this was fine. However, I think it can be done in as little as 3 days.

Service / People: Raj and all the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Options Both Fabric & Design Points: Nice selection of fabric, and if wanting to go a little more creative they have a ladies section so you can pick from those fabrics too!

Cost: Right in line with the other premium tailors we went to. Suits from $300 – $500 and up, depending on the quality of the fabric.

Quality Of Finished Garment: Overall the fit was spot on, and the finishing was above average. Not the best we had in our Patong tailoring tests, but in line with USA custom clothiers at less then half the price.

Total / Value For Money: Overall great value for money, with a very well oiled machine of an operation offering low stress and fast turnaround times.

How To Find & Contact The Shop

RK Fashions & Tailor Patong Phuket
104/34-35 Soi Post Office
Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
+66 81 891 2273
Reviewed by Trevor Guilday on .
"Such a great experience at RK Fashion! They did such a great job with my custom tuxedo and were able to turn everything around in a few days. Highly recommended for anyone in search of high quality custom suits in Patong."
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★

Google Map Linked Address: RK Fashions, Patong Phuket Thailand

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Website: RKFashions.com

Email: [email protected]

About the Author:

Paul Anthony is the founder and creative director at Bespoke Unit. He has had a life long affair with design, watches, fragrance and clothing. Originally from England, he now lives in the USA splitting time between NYC & Philly. Favoring "British Style", but has an overall eclectic taste.

8 Comments

  1. Sergio March 26, 2018 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Hello Paul and Greetings from Japan,

    I’ll be in Patong next week and really enjoyed reading your reviews/website. Which place would you recommend for a stylized Tom Ford-esque suit? I usually go to Raja’s in BKK, but won’t be able to stop there this year and am going to be spending more time in Phuket this year. Thanks for any information,

    Sergio

    • Paul Anthony March 27, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Dear Sergio,

      Thanks for your comment. For me it has to be Suit Master, I actually and funny enough just got a Tom Ford inspired tuxedo made by them.

      Peter the owner is a great guy, and let him know Bespoke Unit / Paul sent you in and he’ll take even better care of you.

      Enjoy your trip and let us know how it goes.

      Cheers – Paul

  2. Sergio March 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Paul. You’re a gentleman and quite kind! Love the site and joined your newsletter. Enjoyed reading your articles as well…cheers, and I’ve made contact with Peter!

    Sergio

    • Paul Anthony March 28, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

      No problem!

      Thanks for joining the newsletter.

      Glad you made contact with Peter, he’s a good man.

      Cheers – Paul

  3. Jack H June 20, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Hello Bespoke Unit, Thank you for the great article.

    We actually visited all the tailors on your list and you are spot on – all the shops were nice. We chose RK Fashions because of the overall feeling – got 2 Tuxedos and also made few shirts and a Suit.

    Superb fit, good quality and value. They even gave us a lift to the hotel.

  4. Paul Anthony June 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Dear Jack,

    Thanks for the feedback, and glad we were on the mark for you! Both Trevor and I really liked Raj, and his son owns an amazing Indian restaurant on the same street if you’re ever back there.

    We hope you enjoy your new garments.

    Cheers – Paul

  5. Kaiz November 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Hello Paul and Trevor !

    I was searching for Tailors in Phuket and came across your website. The details are precise and informative we had difficulty selecting which Tailor. They all seem nice. We saw the big RK sign while walking and decided to check the fabrics and price.

    We met Raj and Reena the owners at the shop who were super nice. We made a few suits and shirts, we both are very happy and mentioned your site. Thank you for the recommendation.

    • Charles-Philippe November 14, 2018 at 2:32 am - Reply

      Hi Kaiz,

      Glad that you had a positive experience!

      All the best,

      CP

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