Bespoke Tailor - Suit Yourself
The beauty of bespoke tailoring and the details that it requires are what makes intricate Mac Ho from Raffles Tailor the master of it all. BY SHARON TAN.
The truest form of master tailoring is known as "bespoke". To earn the title of a bespoke tailored suit, the tailoring would have to be a top-notch custom-made suit. A true bespoke suit is only made by a master tailor with years of experience and could cost up to a hefty sum of $40,000. An entire new pattern has to be drawn and cut for each individual customer in accordance to his build and shape.
Raffles Tailor is Singapore's highly acclaimed bespoke tailor where many of the suits have been made by master tailor Mac Ho, whose meticulousness ensures that every bespoke suit is tailored to fit every individual customer, factoring personality, skin tome and body silhouette.
Being in the industry since 1978, the many years of experience has equipped Mac with the ultimate skills to whip up faultless bespoke suits for his clients. Many of Mac's clientele are made up of top executives from multinational corporations and tycoons both local and from overseas.
We spoke to Mac Ho recently to find out how the master tailor has been so successful in this highly niched market of bespoke tailoring,the make/ break factors that apply to his industry, and how his sartorial knowledge all fell into place.