|View of the river on the 5-6km bike ride between the town and the beach|
Of course, the opportunity to get things made to measure is amazing since it's completely unaffordable for most westerners at home. I got a winter coat done - not only would I normally never find a coat that fitted me this well, but I'd struggle to get the design I wanted. I like super plain designs, whereas most designers for the mass market feel they have to compete by making their clothes elaborate in some way.
I went to Kimmy Tailors which seemed to have one of the best reviews on Tripadvisor, sat down in front to a laptop and looked through over one hundred coat designs without the embarrassment of trying on things that make me look hideous. I picked a Burberry pattern and asked to have the collar modified to make it even simpler. The lady said we would fix that at the first fitting, which we did, with minor discussion and help from the older lady in charge of the fitting shop. After picking the design, I chose my cloth, my lining and got measured. I had to go back for two fittings and finally to pick up the coat, but I'm sure it still took me less time that picking one out off the rack. Plus it cost $120 USD which isn't really a price for which we can get winter wool coats.
|I had to turn the AC way up and try to photograph myself wearing this coat, but it didn't really work|
|Boats on the river, on a day I cycled inland from Hoian|