Whistle and Flute

The hardest part about getting a garment created at this superb Satwa tailors is actually finding the place.

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.

You can also have as many alterations as you like – all free of charge. Whistle And Flute do both of these garments well – we especially love finishing touches such as the coloured suit jacket linings– well worth the extra Dhs200 on top of the basic Dhs700 for a two-piece outfit. They also sell cufflinks to round off your outfit in style. And speaking of sartorial elegance, the shop specialises in Hugh Heffner style smoking jackets. They come in at around Dhs400 but, face it fellas, they are something that no man should be without. Whistle and Flute
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 01 February 2009

Location: Satwa - Dubai
Tel: 04 342 9229
Travel: Plant Street
Times: Open Sat-Thu 9am-1pm, 4pm-8pm
  • Adam Dean May 09, 2010 08:22 am
    Not sure about the 700dhs price for labour as mentioned in the article. They inform that 700dhs was the price 5 years ago. It's now 1000dhs for labour alone. You are looking at nearly 2000dhs for a 2 piece, including labour and materials.

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