Conveniently located at Exit 2 of the BTS Asok station, near the Sheraton Grand hotel on Sukhumvit Road, Moon River by VJ caters to both men and women and has been providing locals, expats and visitors with bespoke attire since 1981.
At Moon River by VJ the staff take pride in offering not only made-to-fit attire but a complete bespoke service. Bespoke means there is a very high level of hand craftsmanship involved in the production of the suits and each is individually hand cut and crafted according to the individual client’s requirements. This is one of the few tailors in the city able to hand-finish the shoulders, sleeves and button holes on garments.
Suits ordered at the majority of Bangkok tailors are crafted away from the retail shop, frequently at backstreet workshops handling jobs from several different tailors. What distinguishes Moon River by VJ from its competitors is that it has its own in-house workshop, plus two satellite workshops, employing some 30 tailors and seamstresses. This enables the business to maintain quality control and allows tailors to be present during fittings, so they really understand the changes that need to be made.
As principle VJ explains, “We don’t just sell suits. We provide consultation and feedback to determine a client’s needs and we walk him or her through the full process, no matter if it is their first or fifth suit. We carry a large inventory of fabrics and styles suitable for a large budget range – from students looking for prom suits to CEO’s of multinational companies and politicians.”
All the fabrics used are sourced from reliable companies in Asia and Europe and at Moon River they also take care to make garments so that they can be adjusted, to a reasonable degree. This ensures that clients can have their garments altered as their weight fluctuates over the years.
Most of these clients – split between 70% men and 30% women – are locals and and expats living in Bangkok. The shop also keeps in touch with its expat clients, even when they return to their home countries, via bi-annual roadshows to America, Europe and Australia.
“Our roadshows are an important extension of our service and give our clients the opportunity to have bespoke tailoring in the comfort of their own homes and
offices. We carry the latest fabric swatches on our tours, keeping our clients up to date with ever-changing fashion trends. Since we keep all our client measurements for a minimum of 5 years, it makes it very convenient for them to order remotely too,” VJ says.
Moon River by VJ
288 Sukhumvit Rd | 0 2229 4457 | moonriverbyvj.com | Mon-Sun 10am-9pm