Ronnie, Time Out Tickets liaison
Grey collared shirt – 200RMB
My idea was to get a copy made of my first custom-tailored piece: the shirt I wore as the best man at a friend’s wedding. Unfortunately, it’s become a bit snug. I went to Daxin Textile Co, where I was chased by lots of different tailors.
I found a cotton vendor and was drawn to her ’70s styles: polka dots and paisley. Too flashy though, right? I guess I’m not that bold and opted instead for a classic houndstooth, similar to the original.
My tailor, Caesar, seemed to have a deal with this vendor and they offered 370RMB together (fabric 120RMB, tailoring 250RMB). I was able to negotiate down to 220RMB, but when I went to pay after a long back-and-forth bargaining, I think they forgot what they agreed on and only charged me 200RMB. Score! It fits great – better than at Uniqlo, where I usually buy my button-ups.