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The search for the perfect wedding dress has become a rite of passage for brides-to-be. Every future bride aspires to have that magical moment in front of the mirror, the delight of love at first sight, but why should your fiancée have all the fun? Here are 10 purveyors of menswear in the Klang Valley and Kuala Lumpur, for every price point, whether its off-the-shelf or tailor made, that will bring out your best whether it’s for the wedding day, dinner party, or a company event a month later.
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Tomaz are specialists in essentials for the modern gentleman. Though originally renowned for its selection of sleek dress shoes and loafers at affordable prices, Tomaz has since diversified its offerings to include a variety of off-the-rack suit jackets and blazers that are no less sharp.
Stores: Over 15 across Malaysia | Price: $ | Services: Ready to wear | Size Range: XS-XXL | Shipping: free
Zara bridges the gap between fast and fancy with its fashion-forward but budget-friendly designs. Expect ready-made coats, jackets, and blazers in various modern silhouettes, perfect for a first foray into the world of finer fabrics.
Stores: 8 across Malaysia | Price: $$ | Services: Ready to wear | Size Range: UK 34-46 (44-56) | Shipping: free for purchases over RM299 | Return: 30 days from shipping
3. Marks & Spencer
Having developed its reputation as a one-stop shop for quality food, fashion and lifestyle products, Marks & Spencer’s suit jacket selection is similarly diverse. Peruse classic styles for a timeless look or flattering slim fit for a contemporary air.
Stores: 8 across Malaysia | Price: $$ | Services: Ready to wear | Size Range: S-XXL | Shipping: free for purchases over RM500 | Return: 35 days from purchase
4. Sacoor Brothers
These Portuguese menswear retailers feature an extensive collection of premium ready-to-wear suit jackets, from classic silhouettes designed for the office, to bold tuxedos for the ballroom. Some outlets offer free tailoring to ensure your garments fit perfectly.
Stores: 7 across Malaysia | Price: $$$-$$$$ | Services: Ready to wear, In-store tailoring | Size Range: 44-60 | Shipping: free for purchases over RM150 | Return: 30 days from purchase
5. Brooks Brothers
A true icon of American menswear that celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2018, Brooks Brothers draws inspiration from its classy, preppy roots: a unique style evident in its made-to-measure and off-the-shelf assortments, whether dressing up with suit jackets and sport coats, or down with sweaters and dress shirts.
Stores: 1 Utama Shopping Mall, Suria KLCC | Price: $$$$ | Services: Ready to wear
Bespoke Made To Measure
In a quaint store in Kuala Lumpur resides a veteran of Malaysia’s tailoring scene, Loke Kwong Yeun. Having inherited the business from his father, the founder, the experienced gentleman in charge is more than capable of crafting a bespoke jacket for your wedding day or everyday needs.
Location: Kuala Lumpur show on map | Contact: 03-2692 4206 | Opening hours: 9am-7pm, Monday-Saturday
7. LORD’s Tailor
Best known for providing much of the men’s suiting for Hollywood hit Crazy Rich Asians, Lord’s Tailor delivers a luxury not solely limited to stars, with ready-to-wear selections in addition to its finely crafted bespoke offerings. For further contact details, visit here.
Location: Bangsar Shopping Centre (flagship store), Parkson Elite, Pavillion KL | Services: Bespoke, Made to measure (flagship store), Ready To Wear (Pavillion KL) | Price: $$$$
8. Bespoked by Ian Chang
Upon his return from an internship at Maurice Sedwell, one of many bespoke tailoring brands on the internationally renowned Savile Row famous for housing them, Ian Chang created Bespoked to bring his knowledge of British- and Italian-style sartorial elegance to the Malaysian public. In fact, our very own Malaysian Sarawak born Crazy Rich Asian star Henry Golding wore a Bespoked suit for his wedding which took place at Cove 55, Sarawak. For more contact details of Bespoked by Ian Chang, please visit here.
Location: 1 Utama Shopping Mall | Services: Bespoke, Made to measure | Price: $$$$
In 1972, a trio of Malaysian tailors headed to London for a British education on menswear design, to cut their teeth with the world’s best on Savile Row. Following the sale of their first store in 1996, Bangsar-based Wardrobe is this trio’s second successful local menswear endeavour, with offerings ranging from custom-made to off-the-rack. For more info, visit here.
Location: Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur show on map | Opening hours: 10am-7pm Mon-Sat | Services: Bespoke, Made to measure, Ready To Wear
10. Jeremy Tok Tailor
True artisans of the craft, Jeremy Tok and co. are highly respected for their meticulous workmanship and precise attention to detail. They are one of few bespoke tailoring houses in Malaysia familiar with executing fully canvassed suits, which form more flattering silhouettes than suits of lesser construction. Visit here for contact details.
Location: Kelana Jaya show on map | Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tues-Sat | Services: Bespoke tailoring
Whether you’re shopping for the big day or a smaller one, there’s nothing quite like the air of confidence a fine suit exudes. Pay a visit to the menswear specialists above and add this staple of every man’s wardrobe to your collection today.