Last month, it was my first stop on a Friday morning in Singapore. Made a trip to Mode Et Creation at Far East Shopping Centre which was just beside the Hilton which I was staying at. He's on the 4th floor. Great selection of fabrics for suits & shirts. Had 3 shirts and 2 suit pants done for me to try on Sunday afternoon. Decided to take those with me and to add additional pants & shirt to the suit jacket which were being shipped. Everything else arrived to US within 3 weeks.
He does excellent work and I would highly recommend this tailor. In fact, as I was trying on the shirts and pants, my wife started jotting down id numbers for more shirts to order in the future. No games on pricing - upfront, honest and straightforward.
The suit and shirts I bought at Mode et Creation a couple of years ago are holding up well. When I go back to SIN this year, I'm stocking up. It's the little details in the workmanship that Anthony does, that makes his tailoring stand out.
I had a trip to Singapore and decided to check out Mode et Creation.
My experience with Anthony Tan was just as described above. No pressure, excellent advice, and a very good price quoted upfront. My main concern was my stay in Singapore got cut short and only had 5 days to complete the transaction. Anthony worked out a plan that fit my schedule. I even decided to upgrade to a better material (absolutely no pressure from Anthony.)
Due to my schedule, he measured me on a Saturday and came by my hotel for the fitting on Tuesday evening. Anthony said it would take a couple of weeks to complete the suit. I realize I was taking a risk in not having a second fitting and trusting the suit would show up on my doorstep a few weeks later, but everything worked out great.
I found a friend who agreed to deliver it, saving me the shipping fees. (Anthony even reminded my friend of the refund due.)
I can't compare Singapore tailors to Bangkok tailors, but I do recommend Anthony Tan.
I found Anthony's shop tucked quietly away last Saturday on the 4th Floor of the Far East Shopping Centre on Orchard Rd.
Anthony Tan is a quietly-spoken gentleman, who clearly knows his stuff. Not only can he talk about the cloth, but he correctly identified how off-the rack-jackets bunch behind my neck because of the way my shoulders naturally hang slightly forward. He's been making great gear on the same site for 31 years WITHOUT a website or print advertising.
After an amicable chat, he guided me through a range of fabric choices, based on what I wanted (He has acres of stunning Italian weave Australian wools, and Egyptian cottons, to chose from).
Anthony served a 3 year apprenticeship in London in the 1970's and returned to Singapore so 'overqualified', he went into business for himself -and never looked back.
Forget all the hype and spin, give quiet achiever Mr Anthony Tan at 'Mode et Creation' a call.
My husband has been a customer of Anthony's shop since 2005 when he first visited Singapore for a business trip, and that was his first bespoke suit. Ever since then, we have always come to Anthony for help when we need any shirts or suits made.
in Anthony's shop, he has quite a big selection of fabrics for you to choose and the quality is premium. The service we have enjoyed is awesome! One time, my husband needed to pick up a suit during his transit in Singapore for couple hours, Anthony brought the suit all the way to the airport for him! We will always appreciate that! Professional, friendly and private, Anthony's shop will definitely live up to your expectation for a nice bespoke tailor shop.
I have gone to Anthony twice now, in November of 2014 and now in April of 2017. His results are quite good for reasonable prices. He has an excellent selection of fabrics, depending on what type of tailoring you are interested in. You can get a very basic suit, or have him produce a very nice jacket similar to a Boggi Milano or Isaia in cut and fabric. He is very open to ideas on recent styles, and is very accommodating towards a tight schedule. The first time I visited him I only had a few days in Singapore - he measured me on a Sunday, and had a rough cut the following day, which he made minor adjustments to. He kept my exact measurements in his filing system, so that this time, when I was only in town for 48 hours was able to pull up previous measurements and apply to the new items - he just took some rough updates. He can mail you the finished garments via post, which worked out very well for me living in the U.S. If you are stopping by Singapore and you are interested in a very ni
For those who are looking for a cheaper alternative to all those bespoke tailors mentioned above and yet still don’t wish to sacrifice on quality, Mode et Creation is probably your best shot. Although the store front may not look like much, the owner, Anthony, has been touted as one of the friendliest, least pushy, and knowledgeable tailors in the business.
Anthony at Mode Et Creations is a superb tailor. He is very accommodating and I have been getting suits and shirts made by Anthony for the past several years. Once you are measured and on file, a simple phone call and he can make and dispatch your order to you anywhere in the world. Highly recommended.
While I don’t want to sound like doing an advertisement, if Hsin Qin Tang is going to tailor a suit in Singapore, I’d highly recommend Anthony Tan at Mode et Creation, located in Far East Shopping Plaza, just beside Wheelock Place.
His workmanship, personalized service and quality are amazing. You can scour around Google with his shop name to see other comments on him.
Having said that, I was first going to recommend cotton for the suit. But since Hsin is going to Britain, cotton will not be a wise choice. I am not much of an expert when it comes to fabrics, so it’s better that he relates when and where he is going to wear your suit to his tailor, so that he’d be able to recommend suitable fabric for wearing at both the wedding and work in British isles.
Choosing a tailor is a personal and very important process. Tailoring bespoke suits is a lot more complicated for men (granted that we do not have much in-depth knowledge like the blog publisher ^_^). The tailor plays
Anthony was tremendously helpful with explaining the different fabrics and understanding my needs. He was able to suggest a suitable fabric and also took my measurements according to the fit that i was after. Fantastic delivery time and sent me my completed clothes after i had come in for a fitting all within a week. Will definitely be back.
I was recommended through a friend to get a suit done here for a wedding and have been going back ever since for all of my shirts and pants that I use for work. The clothes are of excellent workmanship and quality and I highly recommend giving Anthony a visit if you are looking for bespoke clothing.
Excellent service and superb quality. Highly recommended!
You are not Caucasian; you are not an expatriate; you are not a tourist -- you are just a local, white-collar civil servant who wants to dress well at work.
Thus your lousy experience with a certain tailor at Holland Village Shopping Centre really, really irked you.
Later that afternoon, you decided to visit a tailor with a reputation for good customer service. Just to get that pent-up energy out of your system. Your google-ing (Flyertalk Forums thread, TripAdvisor thread) turned up Mode et Creation as another tailor shop worth visiting. (In addition to Oxford Tailor, that is.) Address: 545 Orchard Road, #04-02, Far East Shopping Centre, Singapore 238882.
Mr Anthony Tan is the tailor at Mode. He has been tailoring menswear since 1977. It was both a breeze and pleasure to transact with him. He was patient, ever so willing so show you more fabrics, not the sort of person to hard sell, attentive to your work needs.
After much browsing and discussion, you decided to tailor two
I just got back from Singapore where I got a suit and some shirts made. I went to Mode Et Creation at the Far East Shopping Centre with Mr Anthony Tan. Anthony is a real gentleman, very soft sell, very easy going and very knowledgeable. I'm not a clothing expert but my suit and shirts fit great, the material is excellent, the value is fantastic and the service was amazing. I highly recommend Mode Et Creation. I know I'll buy there again.
AAA service ... Mr Anthony (owner) is very friendly. Totally no hard-sell at all.
I also found him via internet reviews and all have been good. Didn't think tailoring would be such an easy and smooth process.
After some chit-chat with him, I discovered that he has been in this line for 30 YEARS! and has worked with ZEGNA (even before they opened their S'pore outlet.) Till now, he still maintains top workmanship by doing the measurements, cutting and etc personally.
Only had to do 1 fitting session, easy peasy, save time save hassle. Got the suit for $600, shirt for $120.
Rates quite standard (depending on material chosen) but he will always offer you "cheap and good materials" unless you personally decide on the very expensive stuff =D
I had a suit and two shirts made in SIN when I was there last year. I got it at:
Mode et Creation Pte. Ltd.
Far East Shopping Centre (4th or 5th floor)
545 Orchard Road (next to the Hilton)
I was looking for a suit, and was tired of the pushy tailors that are on the 1st floor of most of the shopping centers. Reminds me of bar girls trying to get you into the bar. The tailor's name is Anthony. He does his own cuttings, but ships out the sewing. Two fittings and he delivered everything to our hotel. Great fitting suit and shirts. When I make it back to SIN, I'll purchase some more.
I was staying at a big hotel down near the water and took a taxi to the Far East Shopping Centre. I met Anthony in his fourth floor little shop. He makes the suits himself. I arrived SIN Monday night, visited him on Tues AM, and he will work to have the suits ready by Friday night. I fly back to the US on Sat AM. We'll do one fitting at my hotel.
Mode et Creation has no website and Tony does not do much e-mail business. But, he was low-pressure and clearly does the work himself.
The tailor is called Anthony Tan and he has a little shop on the 4th floor that you would never know about unless you were told about. I had read a positive comment about their suits and shirts on SF so I thought it would be worth checking out. As soon as i met Anthony he came across as a really nice honest guy who had been doing his thing for many years. There was no pressure towards any sort of styles or fabrics and he seemed quietly confident about it all which i liked. In the end I did settle for this tailor for purely emotional reasons...it felt right and he seemed like a good bloke. Since i have been back for fittings there has been a regular trickle of local customers also coming through the doors at the same time all relatively young looking for fully canvassed suits.
I followed a recommendation here for Mode et Creation, a small shop on the 4th floor of Far East Shopping Centre which is next door to the Hilton.
Anthony does good work and is well priced. He is also very friendly and not at all pushy. By default, he'll steer you to affordable but good quality fabrics; only if you insist will he pull out the higher-priced wools.
Last Saturday I phoned him to make another suit using a fabric I had preselected at that time, and I arrived this Sunday - normally his day off - met him and collected it. He also did a half-dozen shirts for me and several more pairs of pants.
I have not experienced the big "corporate" shops so can't compare, but for my taste, Anthony's low-key approach is perfect.