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.

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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!

In Hoi An, you will hear from many tailors that they use high quality fabrics. Some tailors in Hoi An 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 Hoi An but Asia get away with such lies.

So where do most tailors in Hoi An get their fabrics from?

Many tailors in Hoi An 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, most local fabric vendors offer fabrics are generally poor in quality.


Many tailor shop owners actually do not have much knowledge about fabrics. Besides it is 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.


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.


Unfortunately quality yet affordable fabrics do not come to us just like that. These reputable fabric mills or traders usually only entertain big factories. Hence, typical tailors in Hoi An will not have access to these fabrics.

With about 20 years of wholesale and manufacturing experience, we have built great relationships with these reputable mills. We have also built expertise in sourcing, inventory and logistics planning to make this even possible.

Fabrc mill
Phone picture of Fabric mill

Unlike brands like Zegna or Holland & Sherry that own their own mills, many designer brands procure their fabrics from reputable mills. These fabric mills actually supply your same designer labels like Hugo Boss and Armani.


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.


Frankly, buying great fabrics at affordable prices requires effort. Lots of them.


This is how we are able to offer great fabrics at affordable prices!

Why not use imported fabrics?

Holland and Sherry Fabrics
Credits: Holland & Sherry Luxury fabrics

The leading brand for suits and shirts in the tailoring industry are Holland & Sherry and Thomas Mason respectively. Not many tailors in Hoi An know the existence of these labels.

Usually, most S.E.Asian fabric distributors for imported fabrics are from Singapore and Hong Kong because low taxes. So during one of our traveling tailor service trips in Singapore, we contacted the sole distributors of these brands.


After some tough consideration, we did not purchase these branded or designer fabrics for three simple reasons:


For these 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!


We know our suppliers are providing us and our customers great value. They own their own mills to produce great quality fabrics. High quality enough to pass the strict criteria of some of your favorite designer labels.


We believe this is the only way to purchase great quality but affordable fabrics in Vietnam. Very few tailors in Hoi An use the same suppliers we do. So we are 100% sure our prices are very competitive for the fabrics and workmanship we offer.


If you ask me, are the fabrics from these famous brands better than my fabrics? I would say yes but only marginally better. However, the price difference is huge! Truth is we will be paying more for the branding rather than the quality difference itself.


To me, workmanship makes a much bigger difference. I know of many tailors in Thailand or Hong Kong that offer fused suits with genuine imported fabrics. To me, this is like buying a Ferrari (at Ferrari price) with a Toyota engine!


Ultimately with proper after care, our shirts and suits can also make you look great and last for many years. That is the Vanda Tailors promise.


So the next time, if any tailor shop in Hoi An promises you imported fabrics from Japan or Italy at great prices, walk away!