Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness that we learned that Peter passed away in 2020 and our thoughts go out to his family. Unfortunately, this means that Suit Master is no longer operational. While we will preserve this review posterity, we recommend checking out Exclusive Tailor if you’re looking for a business in Patong that continues to offer its services.
Suit Master in Patong Thailand easily made our top 5 custom clothing stores. That is the top five from the ten that we tested based off reading several hundred reviews on Google and Trip Advisor for the best custom suit makers in Patong Phuket, Thailand.
I’d recommend the shop to anyone in need of a custom suit, especially for higher end fabric choices and for the larger gentleman / irregularly shaped man like myself, who they nailed the fit for.
Review Of Suit Master – Patong, Thailand
Although Suit Master is located a bit off the main drags of Patong, you’ll never be too far away from the shop or any other establishment when staying in Patong Beach as the main town is quite small. Suit Master is about a 10 – 15 min walk form Bangla Road at a leisurely pace.
Upon entering the shop, you’ll first walk past some well-dress mannequins and then onto the good stuff of bolts and bolts of fabrics. They also had a nice accessories case with collar stays, bow ties, ties and cufflinks.
Initial Fitting Visit For Custom Tuxedo & Shirt
We were lucky enough to be in the shop when Peter, the owner, was there.
Peter and I hit it if off immediately as we both share a love of fine fabrics and watches!
It was not long until we got down to business looking at the “Suit Master” difference in construction and other characteristics that set Suit Master apart from the cheaper makers in the city.
Peter’s passion and pride in his work was infectious, as we really got down to the fine details of quality suit construction. I went in with the intention of having a tuxedo made, but knew I’d end up ordering more. Trevor [my photographer for the day] also bought some custom shirts on our visit.
I was greatly impressed by the construction quality, attention to detail and overall salesmanship of Peter and his garments. It was very much like the higher end fitting experiences I’ve had in the USA and UK, with respect to custom options when making final design decisions.
Picking The Perfect Tuxedo Fabric
After much deliberation, we opted for the below fabrics to make a tuxedo for an event I had coming up in Hong Kong.
The jacket would be made of a dark gray plaid, with traditional elements such as the satin peak lapels and fabric buttons. As for the trousers, I also went with traditional black accompanied by a satin strip down the out-seam of each leg.
I didn’t want to go too crazy, as a tuxedo is meant to be formal after-all and this was already going to be a little fun.
A word to the wise, you want to avoid going from fun to foolish and take into account the variation in your own wardrobe and events you shall be attending. First learn the “rules” [which I still am] in order to break them a little! Just because it’s on the red carpet, does not mean it will be appropriate for your wedding day.
First Fitting At Suit Master
Just one and a half days later the jacket and shirt were ready for an initial fitting.
As is almost always the case for me, there were some issues around the sleeve holes, and resulting chest piece fabric.
By having this initial fitting the tailor could see, and thus alter the garment to accommodate for my unique physic.
As stated many times before, the value for money with this level of service is unrivaled from anything I’ve ever experienced. But as with all the tailoring houses we went to, it’s good to know a little about how you want a suit to fit you well for you and your own body type / tastes.
First & ONLY Custom Shirt Fitting
My travel companion Trevor [this site’s Travel Editor] also had the aforementioned custom dress shirt fitted.
After selecting the fabric on day one, all that was needed was one first fitting with a few tweaks and he was all done!
The shirt fit his slender but athletic frame perfectly. Quite the body type difference from myself, showcasing the tailor’s skills in fitting a wide variety of gentlemen.
Getting back to my tuxedo fitting, another day had passed and the jacket [this time with sleeves on] was ready to try on.
It was extremely close, and I was amazed at how they had nailed the chest piece [fabric from the arm hole to lapel] as I have forward sloping shoulders and standard suit patterns usually result in an excess of fabric being there which causes unsightly ripples.
I felt very comfortable with how the suit was looking and feeling.
Collecting Final Tuxedo & Shirt
Just another day and a half later all the garments were ready for collecting.
I was very happy with the overall fit, and quality of the garments.
It’s also worth noting that Suit Master provided the best suit bag and hanger from any of the 10 tailoring shops we tried.
Overall Thoughts Of The Process, People & Product
If you’re used to getting custom suits made in the USA or Europe then Suit Master is going to be one of the best options if not the best in Patong. They have the highest quality fabrics I saw, and the most design option from all of the shops that made our Top 5 Patong Custom Suit Tailors list.
The only regret I have was not making the jacket a little tighter, especially at the mid of my back to show a little more “shape”, but that was on my end to not give the feedback / desired fit. Again, highlighting the importance of knowing how a jacket should fit for your body type and eye on what looks best on you.
Peter, the owner, also makes several trip to London and the North Eastern USA corridor several times a year. You can find his schedule below via the link to his website.
Time & Number Of Fittings: two fittings, and total time from initial visit for final garments was five days [but could have been as little as four as we went on a day trip out of Patong].
Service / People: Service was great, and Peter the owner really knows his suits.
Options Both Fabric & Design Points: By far the best quality fabric selection, and deepest design options.
Cost: Right in line with the other high quality shops, a decent two piece suit will cost between $300 – 500 and up depending on the fabric and finish quality.
Quality Of Finished Garment: Very high and inline with what I’ve bought “custom made” from USA and UK retailers [who for the most part outsource to Asia, thus the direct-to-consumer savings when visiting Asia yourself].
Total / Value For Money: Overall fantastic value for money! When back in Patong, or when Peter visits the USA again in the near future, I’ll be purchasing some additional suits and shirts for sure!
How To Find The Shop
Patong Beach, Phuket 83150
"Suit Master is easily one of the best tailor houses in Patong Phuket! Peter's attention to detail and knowledge of garments really sets his shop apart from many of the other custom suit makers in Patong. I will be definitely be ordering more garments from Suit Master in the future."Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
Google Map Linked Address: Suit Master, Patong Thailand