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#1 roomak

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 08:17 AM

She just opened her own shop on Wat Mongkol market (right opposite Wat Tai, last lane coming from Tukom to 2nd road on the left, 2nd shop on the right). All ten dresses from bottom left of picture to right were handmade by herself! So, if you need perhaps a Loy Kratong dress for your tilac or even a wedding dress :beer, give this place a try. BTW - Par ( her name) can also fix you up with farang gear, ie suits, shirts, pants, jeans etc. as she has the right connections to fabric merchants and sweatshops. Will cost you a lot less then the Indian tailors :llaugh

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:02 AM

Good luck to her for trying to have a better life hope she makes plenty for having the guts to have a go.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:06 PM

BTW - Par ( her name) can also fix you up with farang gear, ie suits, shirts, pants, jeans etc. as she has the right connections to fabric merchants and sweatshops. Will cost you a lot less then the Indian tailors :banghead


If she is competitive price wise (quality I guess will be similar since she does use the same sweat shops - but she might help you find any faults if she wants to) I would rather support her than a "indian taylor"
Are she really interested in supplying mens clothing ?
Would she be selling Thai Silk (just the cloth) with a reasonable mark up ?

Edited by Odense, 17 October 2009 - 02:54 PM.

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#4 roomak

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:20 AM

If she is competitive price wise (quality I guess will be similar since se does use the same sweat shops - but she might help you find any faults if she wants to) I would rather support her than a "indian taylor"
Are she really interested in supplying mens clothing ?
Would she be selling Thai Silk (just the cloth) with a reasonable mark up ?


Yes to both! Just specify or pm me your requirements and I shall pass it on to her for sourcing. Beeing a clothcutter herself she is meticoulos in demanding quality from the factories.
Thanks for enquiry,

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:46 AM

My tilac has no idea what the Wat Mongkol market is. Any chance you can give me further directions?

Also...how much do you think she will be charging for a suit? Won't the quality be the same as the the indian tailors since she's going to the same factories?


THANKS! :)
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#6 roomak

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:10 AM

My tilac has no idea what the Wat Mongkol market is. Any chance you can give me further directions?

Also...how much do you think she will be charging for a suit? Won't the quality be the same as the the indian tailors since she's going to the same factories?


THANKS! :)


I have just sent you a PM but strangely enough its not in my outbox so something must have gone wrong?

I would estimate price around 3000 baht depending on material. There are obviously different quality materials at different prices. Back to the directions: Walk down on the left side of Pattaya Tai (South Pattaya Road) from Tukom to 2nd Road. Accross the road on your right you will see Wat Tai (temple). Keep walking till you pass 3 pharmacies and just before the 4th there is the last small lane leading into the market to your left. You now pass a noodle seller on your left, a double clothing stall on your right and the next stall on your right is Par's. Hope you can find it.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

So, if you need perhaps a Loy Kratong dress for your tilac .............


Any idea what she charges for those?
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:25 PM

Does anyone know which different qualities there are of Thai silk - and what is a fair price per "standard unit" ?
What standard unit is it measured in - square meters ?
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:40 PM

The standard unit is a metre long by whatever width of the material. Material including silk has several standard widths, but the price charged is by the length-wise metre unless otherwise agreed upon.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:53 AM

Any idea what she charges for those?


Between 2500 and 3000 baht.

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#11 roomak

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:56 AM

Does anyone know which different qualities there are of Thai silk - and what is a fair price per "standard unit" ?
What standard unit is it measured in - square meters ?


My Lady tells me that there are many types/prices for silk. Can vary between 500 and 5000 baht per meter.
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#12 CheshireTom

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:09 AM

If she is competitive price wise (quality I guess will be similar since she does use the same sweat shops - but she might help you find any faults if she wants to) I would rather support her than a "indian taylor"
Are she really interested in supplying mens clothing ?
Would she be selling Thai Silk (just the cloth) with a reasonable mark up ?


Odense,

The difference in quality is normally between machine and hand-woven silk. You can easily tell the difference by looking at the edges of the fabric. It's difficult to put a price on it because there isn't a standard width and it is sold in metre lengths. Also, the weight of the material varies between 1 ply (blouses and shirts) and 6 ply (furnishings and curtains). There are some really good bargains to be had at the Jim Thompson factory outlet in Pattaya if you know what you're looking for. There are also a fair few, long-established dressmakers further up Pattaya Tai who quote competitive prices.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:13 AM

I have just sent you a PM but strangely enough its not in my outbox so something must have gone wrong?



Always remember, after typing the PM, before you hit the send button to look just above the send button and
you will see two (tick)boxes

Options
Add a copy of this message to my sent items folder
Track this message?


Click the "add a copy of this message and it will save it to your sent folder.
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#14 roomak

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:09 AM

Always remember, after typing the PM, before you hit the send button to look just above the send button and
you will see two (tick)boxes



Click the "add a copy of this message and it will save it to your sent folder.


Thank you Glynbuk, Martin already send me a PM to this effect.
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#15 Odense

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:27 PM

The difference in quality is normally between machine and hand-woven silk. You can easily tell the difference by looking at the edges of the fabric. There are some really good bargains to be had at the Jim Thompson factory outlet in Pattaya if you know what you're looking for. There are also a fair few, long-established dressmakers further up Pattaya Tai who quote competitive prices.


Thank you for the solid advice Tom - that IS the sensible way to do it.
My problem is that I don't know what I am looking for and very little about silks in general (that will always be a bad starting point for shopping) and frankly I am not really interested enough in silk to study the subject properly. I was hoping for a "short-cut" to buying a little without the salesperson being TOO happy after I left :P
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:54 AM

Post # 12
QUOTE (Odense @ Oct 15 2009, 08:06 PM)
If she is competitive price wise (quality I guess will be similar since she does use the same sweat shops - but she might help you find any faults if she wants to) I would rather support her than a "indian taylor"
Are she really interested in supplying mens clothing ?
Would she be selling Thai Silk (just the cloth) with a reasonable mark up ?

QUOTE (CheshireTom @ Oct 19 2009, 03:09 AM)
Odense,
The difference in quality is normally between machine and hand-woven silk. You can easily tell the difference by looking at the edges of the fabric. It's difficult to put a price on it because there isn't a standard width and it is sold in metre lengths. Also, the weight of the material varies between 1 ply (blouses and shirts) and 6 ply (furnishings and curtains). There are some really good bargains to be had at the Jim Thompson factory outlet in Pattaya if you know what you're looking for. There are also a fair few, long-established dressmakers further up Pattaya Tai who quote competitive prices.

Tom,
BM Odense asked a specific question about a lady who is establishing herself in a new business, with a view to
using THAT PARTICULAR establishment to purchase the right quality goods at a competetive and fair price. Your ramblings about the quality or otherwise of machine and hand woven silk are as irrelevant as your diversionary remarks, attempting to deflect any potential business, are totally mean spirited. Lamentable !

Edited by N3RGT, 20 October 2009 - 09:49 AM.

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#17 CheshireTom

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:51 AM

Tom,
BM Odense asked a specific question about a lady who is establishing herself in a new business, with a view to
using THAT PARTICULAR establishment to purchase the right quality goods at a competetive and fair price. Your ramblings about the quality or otherwise of machine and hand woven silk are as irrelevant as your diversionary remarks, attempting to direct others to alternative business premises, are totally mean spirited. Lamentable !


And, if you read further, he went on to say .....

"Does anyone know which different qualities there are of Thai silk - and what is a fair price per "standard unit" ?
What standard unit is it measured in - square meters ?"


Fucking idiot. :rolleyes:

As it is, Odense appreciated the reply ....

Thank you for the solid advice Tom - that IS the sensible way to do it.
My problem is that I don't know what I am looking for and very little about silks in general (that will always be a bad starting point for shopping) and frankly I am not really interested enough in silk to study the subject properly. I was hoping for a "short-cut" to buying a little without the salesperson being TOO happy after I left


Of course, if you have anything of any relevance whatsoever to add, please feel free to do so.

Edited by CheshireTom, 20 October 2009 - 09:56 AM.

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#18 N3RGT

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:27 AM

And, if you read further, he went on to say .....

"Does anyone know which different qualities there are of Thai silk - and what is a fair price per "standard unit" ?
What standard unit is it measured in - square meters ?"


Fucking idiot. :rolleyes:

As it is, Odense appreciated the reply ....



Of course, if you have anything of any relevance whatsoever to add, please feel free to do so.


Whether Odense appreciated the reply or not, your additional remarks in context(post #12) were irrelevant, uncalled for and like you, unwanted. I know you can't help being a mean spirited, snide, S.O.B. Quite clearly I've hit on a raw nerve for you to use such expletives. Time to take a bike ride perhaps and try cooling down a little. Anger management classes may help ! Try keeping to the point in future, and kerb your truculence. :thumbup

Edited by N3RGT, 20 October 2009 - 10:53 AM.

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#19 CheshireTom

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:04 AM

Whether Odense appreciated the reply or not, your additional remarks in context(post #12) were irrelevant, uncalled for and like you, unwanted.


If I was only replying in what you deem to be context, you'd have a point. But I wasn't, so you don't. Odense asked for some info and I gave it to him. Simple as that. That's what the board is all about - sharing information - isn't it? If you have absolutely nothing to share, it's not my problem. :rolleyes:

I know you can't help being a mean spirited, snide, S.O.B. Quite clearly I've hit on a raw nerve for you to use such expletives.



If you want a job as a mod, drop MM a line. :thumbup As for being a "mean spirited, snide, S.O.B" - one of us has provided information and the other has only vented his personal frustrations. Your problem, not mine.

Try keeping to the point in future, and kerb your truculence.


If you're going to use long words, at least try and get to grips with the short ones first. LOL. :thumbup

Edited by CheshireTom, 20 October 2009 - 11:21 AM.

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#20 N3RGT

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:09 PM

If I was only replying in what you deem to be context, you'd have a point. But I wasn't, so you don't. Odense asked for some info and I gave it to him. Simple as that. That's what the board is all about - sharing information - isn't it? If you have absolutely nothing to share, it's not my problem. :llaugh



If you want a job as a mod, drop MM a line. :poke As for being a "mean spirited, snide, S.O.B" - one of us has provided information and the other has only vented his personal frustrations. Your problem, not mine.



If you're going to use long words, at least try and get to grips with the short ones first. LOL. :D


Hilarious, but once again you fail to impress !

Tom it's over, "Finito", don't you get it ? I've successfully made my point which is " your remarks, at best, were totally mean spirited". No getting away from that ! Bye :D
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#21 CheshireTom

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:22 PM

Hilarious, but once again you fail to impress !

Tom it's over, "Finito", don't you get it ? I've successfully made my point which is " your remarks, at best, were totally mean spirited". No getting away from that ! Bye :poke


Look on the bright side; you increased your post count by three. That's about all you achieved. :llaugh Well, apart from making yourself look a proper twat. :D

Edited by CheshireTom, 20 October 2009 - 12:24 PM.

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#22 N3RGT

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 12:32 PM

Look on the bright side; you increased your post count by three. That's about all you achieved. :llaugh Well, apart from making yourself look a proper twat. :D


Bye Tom...but keep digging if you must :poke
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#23 Treebeard

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:15 PM

Any way, back on topic.

I normally pay 400 baht for a tailor made silk shirt, well silk mix I presume, If she can equal or better that, I will certainly buy a couple.

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#24 roomak

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:12 PM

Any way, back on topic.

I normally pay 400 baht for a tailor made silk shirt, well silk mix I presume, If she can equal or better that, I will certainly buy a couple.

:nod


Thank you for calling the thread back to order! You beat me to it as I had I/N connection problems. Now, to answer your question, the price you quote is really at the low end and cannot be beaten. Thanks for enquiry anyway,

Cheers
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:03 PM

Hi All anyone know if Par is still around? I was thinking of getting some lightweight clothes made up while I am there.
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