Men’s tailoring in Dubai
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This specialist tailors set up shop in Al Quoz in April 2009. Since then, it has been slowly building a reputation for itself, with its snappily cut suits and fashionable networking events. Logsdail deals directly with mills in Italy and the UK, and all suits fitted here are made in Canada (so expect a turnaround of six weeks). The price of suits is very much fabric driven, though expect to pay anything from Dhs5,000 upwards. Shirts are made onsite and, depending on whether the right fabric is in stock, can be made in around three days. Logsdail is in one of the few – if not only – tailors to do house and office calls. For an appointment, call Simon Parton on the above number.
Warehouse 17b, Street 6, Al Quoz (050 600 3224; email@example.com). Taxi: Behind Times Square and Spinneys Warehouse, near B21 Gallery. Open Sun-Thu 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm
After picking the fabrics in the store (which, depending on what you choose, can end up costing you upwards of Dhs1,500), you’re measured. Then details such as buttons, pleats and general style issues, are discussed. If you’re lucky (and insistent), you can expect a second fitting in as little as 24 hours for no extra charge; those with the luxury of time can have two fittings before the suit is stitched. A two-piece suit will cost around Dhs800 (fabric not included), and will take one week to make. A Swiss cotton shirt costs around Dhs350 and also takes a week.
Meena Bazaar Fashions, Bur Dubai (04 352 3760). Taxi: Opposite Raymond Showrooms. Open Sat-Thu 9.30am-1.30pm, 4.30pm-10.30pm; Fri 4.30pm-10.30pm
Made 2 Measure (M2M)
Made 2 Measure was founded in late 2009 to cater for the more dapper denizens of New Dubai. The ground floor of its villa boutique is dedicated to bespoke suits, while the first floor focuses on designer ethnic wear. M2M employs 25 tailors, who can fit and stitch a suit in three to four weeks. During the slower summer months, expect to have your suit back in as little as ten days. Semi-bespoke suits start at Dhs1,450, whereas complete bespoke suits start at Dhs3,500. Meanwhile, shirts start at Dhs350.
Villa 1, Jumeriah Beach Road, Jumeriah 3, (04 394 2244; firstname.lastname@example.org). Taxi: Opposite Sunset Mall
As with Al Kachins and Lobo, you can buy material in-store, saving you from having to wander off to the nearest fabric shop. What’s more, the storeowner himself (Rinco, we’re guessing) is a dab hand at directing his tailors to cut the very best shapes and fits. This extra edge seems to give them the confidence to exceed expectations. Rinco’s is also very reasonable, and tailors can work to tight deadlines if you’re in a rush. Suits start at Dhs800; Dhs100 for shirts.
Meena Bazaar Fashions, Bur Dubai (04 359 5902). Taxi: Opposite Model Supermarket. Open Sat-Thu 9.30am-10.30pm; Fri 4.40pm-10.30pm
Founded by tailors who learned their trade on London’s Savile Row, this JBR-based tailor can fit and stitch a suit at a starting price of Dhs1,700. Shirts are somewhat more affordable, starting at Dhs320. Prices range depending on the fabric, something Savile Row has no shortage of – Nina Ricci, Zegna, Thomas Fischer, Rada, Valentino… The store does a roaring business with JBR denizens, many of whom hear about it through word of mouth.
Murjan 5, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 423 3813). Open daily 10.30am-1.30pm, 4pm-8.30pm (last appointment 8pm)
Whistle & Flute
The hardest part about getting a garment created at this superb Satwa tailors is actually finding the place. Tucked in an alleyway running through the large red brick building next to the Iranian Hospital, it’s not the type of place that attracts passing trade. But once inside the smartly fitted-out shop (complete with black and white photos on the walls of English cloth cutters decked out in Edwardian outfits), it’s clear the three tailors who work at the Whistle are a cut above most of their competitors. The outlet boasts a wide selection of materials for shirts and suits ‘for the discerning gentleman’. Although the fabric may appear a little more expensive than shops nearby, it’s second-to-none in the quality stakes. From start to finish it will take around 10 days for a suit to be made, with shirts taking half that time (Dhs200).
Plant Street (04 342 9229). Taxi: Right at the Dulux Shop, then first left into the small shopping complex. Open Sat-Thu 9am-1pm, 4pm-8pm; Fri closed
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