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Satisfaction guaranteed at Paul’s Fashion.

Satisfaction guaranteed at Paul’s Fashion.Paul’s Fashion is a professional bespoke tailor service, dedicated to ensuring that each and every customer is 100% satisfied with their finished garments. Whether it is a formal suit, trousers or skirt, a tuxedo, dress, wedding dress, winter coat or jacket, even leather shoes or boots. They are so confident of the service they provide, the high quality of the materials they use and the design and workmanship, that without hesitation, they offer the perfect guarantee; they will not accept any money for any finished product that you are not totally happy with.


Sounds too good to be true? Well, take a look on TripAdvisor. The results are amazing. Not one negative comment, only glowing words of praise. Paul Subedhi, a partner and spokesperson for Paul’s Fashion says, “We have a cast-iron guarantee, if you are not happy with the final product then you pay nothing.” And Paul is true to his word, all those TripAdvisor comments tell of an honest, trustworthy and exceptional experience. It only takes one unhappy customer and ratings tumble, but there is not one, and no-one has asked for a refund since the shop opened in 2005!


Tempted but unsure? If you have never had bespoke clothes made for you before, this is what you can expect at Paul’s Fashion. First, you need an idea of what you are looking for - whether you want a classic traditional design or something more contemporary, dramatic or even exotic. Go with an idea of the look you desire and the type of material. And then prepare to be led astray!


These guys know their trade, they can advise on which cuts and materials would suit you best. One of the three partners will listen and advise, getting individual attention to whatever you desire. You can take along a picture of exactly what you want, or browse through their up to date style books and magazines of all the latest fashions and trends. From now on you will deal only with this tailor, Satisfaction guaranteed at Paul’s Fashion.and you can discuss all the finer details of your design; linings, pockets, collars, buttons, lengths…


Then choose your material. All the fabrics come from a broker in Bangkok, where they continually search for the best quality fabrics at the best prices. There are no cheap synthetic materials or blends used here, only premium quality, authentic 100% cotton, linen, silk, satin silk, cashmere, wool and chiffon. And the shop is chock full of all the possible colours in each. If clothing is your thing, it’s akin to being a kid in a sweet shop! Whether you are looking for summer wear or winter wear for home or a trip to cooler climates, Paul’s Fashion has you covered. Peruse the stacks of materials, feel the quality and see a number of suits and dresses on display in the shop. Then you will be measured. Be honest here; don’t hold things in unless you plan to do that whilst wearing the finished item!


Depending on your schedule, you will then come in for a fitting. They will have made a template for your measurements, and now is the time to check and begin fine-tuning the cut and stitching. Be sure to move about as you would normally - walk, sit, bend and twist to ensure the fabric fits you perfectly in every dimension. It’s worth noting here that men make men’s clothes and ladies make ladies clothes. I have heard many a story about woman’s clothing not fitting quite right around their curves. Not so at Paul’s Fashion, perfection here is the name of the game. Then another fitting to check those adjustments.Satisfaction guaranteed at Paul’s Fashion. Nothing is left to chance. And finally, the finished product is ready for the final check-over. Try everything on again, if there is any dissatisfaction it will be re-done, or you pay nothing!

So how long does this all take? And do you really want to leave your nice relaxing spot by the pool? The preferable time scale is three days from start to finish. But if you have left things to the last minute, everything can be completed within 24 hours. They have over 40 pattern cutters and machinists at their disposal. Visit the shop, located just off the oneway beach road in central Chaweng, opposite McDonald’s. It’s open from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm, or take advantage of the free pick up service from anywhere on the island. Feeling lazy? No problem, arrange a personal visit to your hotel or villa. One of the partners will arrive armed with sample materials, designs and the trusty tape measure!


There are many tailors’ shops on Koh Samui, but Paul’s Fashion towers above the crowd for its exceptional service and high-quality finishes. A good quality suit will set you back around 8,000 baht, a little more for the crème de la crème of materials. A dress from 5,000 baht, depending on the style and fabric chosen. You might pay slightly less at other tailors, but no-where else on the island has a 100% success rate of satisfied customers, or has won the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for the last two years running.


Most customers become repeat customers, either returning every year or ordering via email to overseas destinations. Your details and measurements are kept on file for up to five years from your last order, making repeat orders a cinch. You can buy one suit, shirt or dress, take it home, wear it and then order more. Delivery is recorded via DHL, and can be with you in just four days! And, for returning, repeat customers, free alterations and repairs are available. You can’t be fairer than that!


If you want great fitting individually tailored long-lasting clothes at a fraction of what you would pay at home, contact the longest running, most successful tailor on Samui – Paul’s Fashion. You are definitely worth it!


 Karan Ladd


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