The quality of our non iron shirts speak for itself. All I can say is you can wear it to feel the difference.

Other than the fabric, Vanda Tailors non iron shirts are made from 100% cotton, with crisp collar and cuff, felled stitch and perfect fit.

We are perhaps the only Hoi An tailor or even Vietnam tailor to offer 100% cotton fabrics that are non iron. Here are some reasons why our fabrics are so popular:

Comfortable legit cotton

Our 100% cottons are mixture of long-stape cotton, premium American cotton and other other qualified materials that give it a non-ironing finishing process. Our non-iron fabrics are OEKO tex certified, so you can be assured fabrics do not go through harsh chemical treatment.

Nobody likes to iron

Our fabrics go through a proprietary treatment process. Liquid ammonia and moist-cure process followed by post curing technique. Non iron shirts are also environmentally friendly and absorb less water.

Our non iron cotton fabric reaches up to level 4 after 30 times of washing under AATCC 124 standard. In short, your shirt has good crease resistance.

Soft Fabrics

Proper shirts should be soft and comfortable like our non iron shirt fabrics.

Reality is however different. Many cotton shirts are tough to iron. Many non-iron polyester shirts can be unbearably uncomfortable to wear in hot weather. Many polyester non iron shirts also go through harsh chemical treatment to attain non-iron properties.

Come and feel the difference of our 100% non iron shirts.

Make an appointment today!


Are you getting a suit for your wedding, to attend another wedding, or for one-off professional events? In the first place, a wedding suit for men does not have to be loud. A versatile suit that’s well-fitted and well-made can equally make you stand out.

There are many guys do not need to wear suits on a regular basis. So a versatile suit will really stretch your dollar. Here is a versatile “all-rounder” we usually recommend customers at Vanda Tailors:

  • Charcoal (or navy)
  • 110s or 120s wool
  • 2 button
  • Single breasted
  • Notch lapel
  • Properly fitting
buying a wedding suit
Example of a versatile suit

This suit will be suitable for interviews, nice dinners, professional events. Your can simple match with different shirts, ties, bowties, shoes or even jeans for more casual affairs.

For a wedding suit, if you think such a suit is too standard or boring. It will be recommended you try on suits you are thinking of. Only if you feel comfortable in that suit, think of whether you will wear it again. Then, check whether the price is worth it. To me, if you are going to wear the suit only once and is expensive, you got to think it will make sense to spend on something that brings you joy.

At minimum, you have to feel good wearing the suit.

Below will be a thought process for people who are more practical like myself

  1. What occasion are you wearing the suit for? Are you wearing for work as well?
  2. Is the fabric suitable for your climate? If the fabric is suitable for your climate. It will make sense you will wear it more often
  3. What is your budget? A good wedding suit for men require substantial investment, it will make sense to wear the suit more than once.

A wedding is not an excuse to buy a ridiculous, one-off suit. If you’ve been asked to attend a wedding, in most cases a versatile suit will most likely make the cut.


Getting cheap suits made in Vietnam can be very enjoyable experience. Labour is cheap, turn around is fast and competition is fierce.

These factors makes it a great opportunity for consumers. Just do not set expectations that are too unrealistic!

Myth 1: $100 suits (with free shirt and tie)

While there are suits sold at $100 and below. I suggest you do not waste time on those. This will mean you forgo opportunity costs on getting a quality suit that lasts.

Suits are cheap but not dirt cheap if you want quality. Yes, Labour is cheap. But good materials are not that much cheaper!

Myth 2: 1 day (or less) lead time

While it is possible to construct a decent suit in 2-3 days, chances are suits will not be properly made in less than a day.

The more time you have, the more time the tailor or seamstress can sew carefully. The less rush your fittings, the more time the tailor have to make small tweaks. Then you will receive a better fitting suit. Makes sense?

Myth 3: Don’t base your choice of tailor off one blog post or recommendation

Truth is, most customers are not suit experts. Online reviews can be fake or outdated. Besides, you do not know who’s the faceless person writing that comment.

It is best to take a few recommendations, gather some knowledge. Understand that when buying suits made in Vietnam, you generally get what you pay for (even when being ripped off). Quality suits are cheaper but not dirt cheap. Since you have made your trip to Vietnam, might as well get a great suit at great price.

4 questions to ask when buying cheap suits made in Vietnam

1.In-House Tailors      Good tailors shops do have their own tailors so that they can control the consistency of quality and workmanship. Make sure you physically see tailors working. Otherwise, the shop is just a store front that outsource to sweatshop where the owner is just a salesperson and have no concept of tailoring

2. Construction components      This is the BIGGEST difference between a good tailor and a poor one. Do ask for and check personally the components like shoulder pads, canvas, Bemberg lining etc. Many tailors actually charge cheap prices by saving on these components as most customers cannot tell. You can check the link below about how to check:
Aspects of a quality Tailor made Suits

3. Fabrics      If you are looking for pure wool, always conduct the burn test. There should not be any plastic smell and the residue should be powdery for pure wool. Most importantly though is that you must like the texture and look for the fabric. If you like what you wear, confidence will come naturally!

4. Service     Make sure the tailor is somebody who seems like they care about return business. A tailor that cares about return business is a gem. If the tailor cares, choosing the right style and getting the perfect fit can be a breeze.

A visit to Hoi An or Vietnam is a great opportunity to get custom-made clothes or suits. Know what to look out and you can receive quality shirts or suits made in Vietnam!


Many Vietnamese tailors shops claim they sell suits with the finest fabric in Vietnam. Many of these shops even claim “Our fabrics are imported from Italy, Japan or America etc.”

 

150usd for Italian 100% wool suit or 30usd for imported Egyptian Cotton anyone? Really?

 

If an offer is too good to be true, it most probably is. Sometimes, there is a fine line between getting a good deal and getting cheated.

There is also not many customers who are well informed with knowledge about fabrics. Many have limited access to information. Mainly unreliable sources or travelers (not professionals!) in forums or blogs.

 

Holland & Sherry Fabric Label
Credits: Holland & Sherry Fabric Label

This is why so many tailor shops in not just Vietnam but Asia get away with such lies.

So why do these tailor shops lie?

In Hoi An, the tailoring capital of Vietnam, many shops choose the easy option of lying to customers and then buying shirt and suit fabrics from nearby local vendors (see illustration on left).

 

This way, tailor shops do not need to spend on fabric inventory and save cost.

Hoi An Fabric Shop
Above: Typical Hoi An Fabric Shop

Wow! Cost Savings! Sounds Good?

 

Sadly, fabric in Vietnam sold in your average market is generally poor in quality.

 

Many tailor shop owners actually do not have much knowledge about fabrics. It is also a Vietnamese culture to think a cheap deal is a great deal. Many owners love to bargain a lot at fabric shops too.

 

Problem is demand for poor fabrics is high and demand for good values is low. All because of the mindset that cheap fabrics is better. Just because it’s cheaper. This way, both the tailor shop and the fabric vendor can enjoy a bigger markup if the customer cannot tell the difference.

 

So it makes sense that fabric shops sell poorer fabrics cause demand is high and profit margins are higher. Besides the tailor shop owners can’t tell the difference anyway!

So how do you buy good fabrics?

hy You May Soon See More Goods Labeled ‘Made in Vietnam’
Photo: luong thai linh/European Pressphoto Agency

Today, many reputable fabric mills from Japanese, Korean and Chinese are scrambling into Vietnam to meet the surge in demand for fabrics. The demand are mainly from these huge garment factories, many of which are designer labels.

The same quality fabric in Vietnam are then rebranded and sold under seperate entity under the fabric mill and distributor!

However, to have access to these quality suit fabric suppliers, we have to maintain good relation, have proper factories and promise them consistent orders. Something that not many tailors in Hoi An or Vietnam are unwilling to do.

Fabrc mill
Phone picture of Fabric mill

These mills or factories have high standards when it comes to processing fabrics, so you can be assured you receive quality products.

 

We work directly with the same mills as your designer labels. By working direct, we skip the middlemen so you can bring cost savings to customers.

What are some brands of suit fabric in Vietnam I should know ?

1. Vitale Barberis Cananico

Yes, this is not a Vietnamese brand but if you insist on imported fabric, VBC is your best bet. There is high inventory supply of their S110s in Vietnam and you can sometimes get a good deal for their fabric in Vietnam.

For most other fabric brands, they charge fixed price worldwide. But in Vietnam, these similar fabrics will cost at least 13% more due to import taxes & VAT. Vietnam has to do this to protect its dominance in the clothing and fabric export industry.

This means it cost less to buy these same fabrics back in your country!

Tip: If you are transiting Singapore you can check out N J Bhagwan who distributes fabrics for Soktas, Holland & Sherry and many exclusive brands.

2. Dolce & Taylor

This might be a brand unheard of outside of Vietnam but this is one of the best suit fabric in Vietnam. Many are also the same ones used for top designer brands.

The main company own several garment factories and fabric mills in Vietnam and created a separate brand “Dolce & Taylor” to redistribute fabrics so they can reduce their costs for raw materials.

If you do not care about brand, their 100% wool fabrics is comparable to many “Made in Italy” brands. A fair price for their 2-piece suits will be US$400

3. Laverton

This brand is popular for its 95% wool-5% bamboo combination which is very suitable for summer suits. They do not carry a wide range of designs so they can focus on their production quality.

4. Silver Fox / Glendale/ Hugo

These are prominent brands but mainly from established mills from China that are owned by Taiwanese owners.  These fabrics are very popular in Hong kong.

In my opinion, English or Italian fabrics are slightly better but fabric in Vietnam are worth a try. The price difference is just to much as compared to the quality difference.

Still, a quality 100% wool suit fabric in Vietnam is not dirt cheap.  So you have to do your homework like conducting the burn test to avoid being scammed. You also have to like the fabric because ultimately, the person wearing the suit is yourself.

So the next time, if any tailor shop promises you 100% wool fabric in Vietnam  or even Italy or England at great prices, walk away!