Established by Mr. Pinky and his wife Nid in 1980, the eponymously named tailoring business has grown from a single story shophouse to two 3-story outlets packed with a staggering array of high-quality fabrics.
Pinky Tailor caters to both ladies and gents and offers exceptional tailoring for quality trousers, suits, tuxedos, uniforms, overcoats, skirts and dresses. A specialty are shirts, and as the business points out on its website, “From formal dress shirts and business wear through to high fashion and casual, the shirt is the ideal way to express personality, no matter what the occasion.”
In recent years Mr. Pinky’s son, Win, who is also an experienced tailor, has added an accessories service producing custom-made bow ties, neck ties, lapel pins, silk knots, pocket squares, and cummerbunds. Win is also responsible for keeping abreast of new designs and fashion trends and bringing in new fabrics. These he sources from countries all over the world including Japan, India, England and Turkey, but particularly from Italy. What results from these exceptional raw materials are beautiful garments made by the 50 experienced craftsmen and women employed at the Pinky workshop.
“Since our workshop is onsite, we are able to control the quality of each and every product that we make. It also means we are fast… for example, we can arrange a first jacket fitting for customer within one or two hours of the garment being measured,” explains Mr Pinky. “We are able to make a bespoke suit within 3-4 days if necessary.”
It take years of training to be able to measure a person for a garment and to cut cloth. As Mr Pinky points out, “Our way of taking measurements takes into account necessary margins. It is this experience, the quality of cloth and our workmanship that customers pay for. And when they are happy with their garments, they become our best advertisers. Much of our new business comes by word-of-mouth. Our clients become friends even to the point where we are making clothes for fourth generation customers.”
When you visit Pinky you will be consulted either by the man himself or his son. Both are adept at helping clients select fabrics and choose designs, and both are skilled in the arts of taking measurements and overseeing fittings.
“Once a Pink customer, always a Pinky customer – we will keep your measurements on record, making it easy for you to order from overseas and to have any required alterations done. Fabrics can be viewed via our website, on Instagram, and through our Facebook page. We’ll even cut cloth samples and send them to you so you can feel the texture,” says Win.
888/40, Ploenchit Rd (Mahatun Plaza) | 0 2253 9328 | pinkytailor.com