1) Ehkay Corner Tailors
Based in Orchard Plaza, Ehkay Corner has been offering great affordable suiting options since the 1980s.
Basted Fitting: No, but they do a Muslin fit. A Muslin fit is similar to a basted fitting, with the difference being that while a basted fitting uses the cloth that you chose, a muslin fitting garment is often fashioned out of a cheaper material. Muslin fitting is sometimes used by tailors to save cost and wastage.
Lead time: 2-3 weeks
My opinion: Despite their affordable price point, Ehkay Corner ticks a lot of boxes. Unlike the majority of the other affordable tailors popping up on Facebook currently, Dinesh and his wife Hina have been managing Ehkay Corner since the 1980s – that’s over 30 years! In fact, Dinesh picked up the trade from his father and elder brother, who ran the business before him. In terms of experience, Dinesh and his wife definitely have it in spades. In addition, Ehkay Corner also boasts a local, in house production. In contrast to the vast majority of the other tailors at this price point, Ehkay Corner does not outsource – all garments are produced in their workshop locally. As a general rule of thumb, tailors with an in-house production have better control over their back-end, and therefore possess a higher consistency in their products as compared to tailors who outsource their production overseas. If you don’t trust me, just look at their Google ratings – a near-perfect 4.9/5 rating from over 400 satisfied customers! Furthermore, there’s even a fitting session in their tailoring process for a better fit. Overall, Ehkay Corner is one of the best affordable tailors in Orchard. Their shirts are also rather affordable, so if you’re looking for an affordable tailored shirting option, do consider Ehkay Corner! Lastly, Ehkay Corner also offers affordable rental services, so if you only have a temporary need for a suit (e.g groomsmen, prom, etc) that could be an option as well. Their rental prices are for 72 hours, so that’s a relatively better value than other tailor rental services that mostly only rent for a day.