As you may know, Patrick & Co, a bespoke tailor in Bangkok, has recently moved from Sukhumvit Soi 11 a few streets down to Thonglor, a trendy neighbourhood. Thonglor is particularly popular among those pursuing a bohemian lifestyle as this hip district has no shortage of fine eateries, shopping options, hotels and classy bars and night clubs.
In this article, we will tell you more about what drove us to move our tailor shop to this booming neighbourhood and why we like it. And because Thonglor has a lot to offer for classy men beyond just visiting our new bespoke tailor shop, we will give you a quick gentleman’s guide to this exciting area.
Sukhumvit Soi 11 was our home for long 40 years and for a good reason. It was a fairly central location that was popular among foreigners. But the same conditions also attracted many other tailor shops to the area and the place soon became crowded. Concerns didn’t take long to develop, some of which were the always-rushing customers, fierce and pushy competition and the overall not-so-great reputation of the area.
We knew that if we wanted to differentiate ourselves and upscale our tailoring and fashion consulting services, we had to move out. After spending some time researching various locations, Thonglor seemed like a perfect location for our new home. Here’s why.
Even though it’s not as central as Sukhumvit 11 was, it’s still located very conveniently and is only a short BTS ride from the city centre.
Most importantly, though, it aligns with our values. As a trendy neighbourhood that attracts a more upscale audience, it allows us to provide a better customer experience where we can focus on quality over quantity. It gives us space and time to perfect our craft and meet or even exceed the high standards that we expected from ourselves so that you can look your best.
Short answer – a lot! Thonglor is home to many hot spots catering to classy men. Besides taking care of your outfit at our tailor shop, you can spend the rest of your day grooming your hair and/or beard, relaxing your body at one of the many spas, hanging out in sophisticated eateries and continue well into the night in classy bars and nightclubs.
Because the options are truly countless, we hand-picked subjectively some of the best spots for classy men to try:
Thonglor came a long way since its beginning. Once a Bangkok’s suburb named after a naval officer, it later housed car dealerships and tacky wedding showrooms. The changes didn’t stop and nowadays Thonglor has become a trendy area with a large Japanese expat community and countless spots to visit.
Even though we have been here for only two years, we have already witnessed drastic changes. New places, such as restaurants, bars, beauty clinics, hotels and even luxury residential buildings, popped up out of nowhere. Big developers are rushing into the area as well, suggesting that the growth is not going to stop anytime soon.
All in all, we are happy with our decision and are excited to call Thonglor our new home. We see it as a good place for Patrick & Co as well as for our customers. We personally think it has a bright future ahead and we look forward to seeing what it will bring next.