THE PEAK - JANUARY 2008
Tailor Singapore - RAFFLES TAILOR
Who: Mac Ho
Where: 390 Orchard Road, #02-07 Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871
Tel: (65) 6733 1336
Claim to fame: Ho, a master tailor with 27 years experience, personally measures, designs, drafts and cuts all his suits, none of the processes sub-contracted to another tailor.
Client list: Besides suiting news anchors Timothy Goh and Melvin Yong, Ho's clientele includes a large number of tycoons and politicians that he is not at liberty to divulge.
Most outrageous request: An Asian tycoon ordered 13 bespoke suits using Cerutti and Zegna fabrics along with tens of fine cotton shirts and trousers, chalking up about $50,000 in two visits.
Tailoring tip: The position of the suit's buttons are very important. The have to be in balance with your height and shoulder width or it might distort the proportions of your frame.
Good Suiters... should posses at least 20 years of vigorous training. Ho insists this is barely sufficient training for a top tailor to acquaint himself with dressing various body types and shapes well.