It would be a crime not to gift your man with a custom made suit when he lives in the UAE. With an abundance of tailors dotted all over the country there is more than enough choice when it comes to getting that special suit made – but who can you really trust for that quality? Ahlan! has just the answer.
To save you doing all the hard work of going around and researching individually who can be trusted to provide your man with the exact suit he wants, we’ve been and done the examination on your behalf and selected who we think are some of the best options.
Situated in the colourful and vibrant area of Karama is Regal Stitch. This unassuming tailoring boutique has a bespoke service which attracts many of the best dressed ex pats living in Dubai. Under the management of the friendly and well informed Yogi, customers will be delighted at the level of expertise, service and quality of this fine establishment.
Yogi talked us through the varying styles and with the help of a flick book helped us decide on the exact cut of suit we wanted. Opting for a modern short jacket and slim fit trousers the next phase was to pick the fabric. Don’t be overwhelmed by the huge choice available but be sure to select the right colour and texture for the purpose of the suit. Yogi told us: “Many people come through our doors, both men and women looking for suits for different occasions. We can make business suits, or evening-wear or a mix of both, or maybe you want to be able to wear it to a nightclub or for a wedding. The cut and detailing is can really transform a suit into something special but it’s all down to the customer for what they want the suit for.”
After being measured up, a process that takes less than five-minutes, in the Regal Stitch Trial Room, we then left the store to return just four days later for the first fitting with the material we’d picked. Another measurement took place in the Trial Room to fine-tune the fit of the suit prior to one of the most important parts of the whole process – choosing the lining. Under the advice of Yoga we agreed on a rather fetching dark blue paisley silk that he assured us would make the waistcoat interchangeable with other suit trousers. Rumour has it that Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson also selected the same silk for a number of suits that he had made in the store when he was filming in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
From the very first moment we stepped in to Regal Stitch to the second we returned to see the finished article took no more than seven days. This record timing is not a special benefit that was gifted to us, but is a standard time barrier that Yogi aims for every time. “Sometimes a client may only be in town for a few days so we can on occasion make a suit in three days. It may take longer depending on the cut and the material but we aim to please.” Regal Stitch make suits fit for a king and this is one tailors we will be going back to in a hurry.
INFO: Regal Stitch, Opposite Al Attar Centre, Karama, Dubai, 04 397 6380, email@example.com