Men’s tailors in Jakarta

When it comes to men’s formal wear, the devil is in the details. At first glance, there might not be much of a difference between a ready-to-wear suit and a bespoke one but it can be the difference between looking as if you’re about to hit the red carpet and walking out with one of your parents’ misfit hand-me-downs.

They can be expensive but hey, there’s no better way to make an impression on your old college buddies than going to weddings with a bespoke suit of your own. Think of them as an investment and to help get you started, these 8 men’s tailors in Jakarta provide bespoke suit services for the discerning gentleman.

1. Atham Tailor – beginner-friendly fitting process for first-timers

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At Atham, you can make your own custom lapel pins to go along with your suit
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From choosing between single-breasted and double-breasted suits to the fit of the suit itself, the amount of options bespoke suits offer can be overwhelming for newbies. This is where Atham Tailor’s guidance comes into play where instead of throwing you suit jargon, they begin by asking you what you would wear the suit for and how you would like it to be.

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Double-breasted two-button checkered suit
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Started in 1968 by founder Atham Gozali, the torch has now been passed down to his son Don Tjong, who’s available for consultations by appointment. For weddings, Don even goes the extra mile by personally making sure that the suit fits perfectly with the bride’s dress and the overall theme while still looking extra dapper.

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For more traditional events, Atham also accepts orders for men’s cheongsams
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Aside from the standard two-piece suit, Atham also accepts orders for more casual jackets and even men’s cheongsam, or traditional Chinese menswear, often worn during the betrothal ceremony known as sangjit.

Address: Jl. Kyai Haji Zainul Arifin No.86, RT.3/RW.14, Tanah Sereal, Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11210 (main store)
Plaza Indonesia Lantai 3 Unit B88, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350
Pondok Indah Mall 1 Sky Walk Lt.2 Selatan Unit : S225, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah No.RT.1, RT.1/RW.16, Pd. Pinang, Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12310
Opening hours:
Main store: Mon–Sat 10AM-4PM, closed Sundays
All other outlets: 11AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 0858 82811033

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2. Wong Hang Tailor – 90 years of experience with lifetime alteration warranty

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Black tuxedo with a shawl lapel, a mainstay of evening formal wear
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With a history dating back to 1933 from a small shop in the city of Surabaya, Wong Hang Tailor is often the default answer when it comes to bespoke suit services. Everyone from contemporary DJ Reza Octovian to our sitting president has worn them at some point, a measure of how respected the tailor is in disparate circles.

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Fourth-generation Joshua Wongso continues the family tradition, which has been in the bespoke suits business for almost a century
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Even with its storied history, Wong Hang is far from archaic, with current custodian and designer, fourth-generation Samuel Wongso, known for his trendsetting style on Instagram. The brand’s creations come with a modern silhouette while still maintaining their age-old standard of using only the finest fabrics from the UK and Italy.

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Double-breasted brown checkered wedding suit
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Also comes standard is Wong Hang’s attention to detail, with their tailors taking 19 measurements of your body to ensure you end up with the best-fitting suit possible. Every set comes with a lifetime alteration warranty but do note that there’s only so much that can be altered, giving you another excuse to try and maintain your body shape.

Check out their website for all of Wong Hang’s locations in the city and contact info.

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3. Brillington & Brothers – fresh-faced newcomer specializing in Italian-style suits

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Instantly take your dark navy suit into smart casual territory with a pair of white sneakers
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Newcomer Brillington & Brothers might not have the storied history of its competitors but it speaks to their talent that they’re rated so highly by Jakarta’s connoisseurs. Operating from a shop in South Jakarta since 2010, they’re one of the very few men’s tailors in Jakarta who can claim mastery over the Italian-style unstructured suit in the capital city.

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Brillington’s workshop is filled with various items, and some ready-to-wear suits, to complete your ensemble
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In contrast to the British-style power suit of London’s famed Savile Row you’ve seen on Kingsman with its large padding and heavy canvassing, the Italians prefer to have a more natural fit. Owing to their Mediterranian climate, Italian-style suits are considerably lighter and more breathable with a cut that emphasizes your natural body shape.

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If you’re looking for something that goes well with jeans and loafers, try this single-breasted plaid jacket
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The result is a more relaxed, easy-going silhouette that feels at home in both the meeting room and when you’re going for a night out in town. For our part, we’re just happy that we get to wear a suit that doesn’t reduce us to a pool of sweat after five minutes under Jakarta’s blistering heat.

Address: Jl. Gunawarman No.30, RT.5/RW.2, Selong, Jakarta, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12110
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 1PM-7PM | Sat 2PM-7PM, Closed on Sundays
Telephone: 0878 85323334

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4. Hariom’s Tailor – express orders with home appointments

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A white tux isn’t easy to pull off but the resulting look is as bold as you can get
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They say that you can’t rush quality but when you forget that you’ve RSVP’d to a wedding this weekend with nothing to wear, be thankful you have Hariom’s Tailor on speed dial. A standard half canvas suit at Hariom takes about a week to complete but express orders are available for a fee, cutting the process to just a matter of days.

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Hariom’s three-piece wedding suit comes with a differently colored vest, resulting in a bolder look
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If you can’t make time to visit their workshop in Pasar Baru, their tailor is more than willing to visit you at your home or even your office any day of the week. From measurements, choosing the right style and fabric, to fitting, you can actually have your bespoke suit delivered without ever having to step inside Hariom’s workshop.

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Hariom’s carries fabric from the world’s finest mills, such as Italy’s famed Lanificio Cerutti
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All of this is done with no sacrifice to the quality of the work, with their lightly padded jacket, tailored in Hariom’s signature Neapolitan slim cut of Italy, measuring up well to the genuine article. In keeping with the look, Hariom’s carries fabrics from some of Italy’s renowned mills from Lanficio Cerutti to Guabello.

Address: Jl. Pasar Baru No.3A-5, Pasar Baru, Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9AM-9PM | Sun 10.30AM-9PM
Telephone: 381 1947

5. Laxmi Tailors – local institution catering to everyone’s preferences

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This lightly-padded sports jacket is a perfect fit for Sunday brunches
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Started just after the country’s independence in 1947 in Pecenongan where the flagship store still stands today, Laxmi Tailors is considered a local institution by this point. Drawing on their wealth of experience, Laxmi’s more than capable of catering to your preferences, no matter how specific they might be.

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Velvet suit in dark green for the smoothest of gentlemen
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From double-breasted suits to the fancy morning suit with a tailcoat that seems to be a favorite of the guests for the royal wedding, Laxmi’s stylists have got you covered. The fabrics used are all sourced from Europe’s best mills, from Italy’s Zegna and Loro Piana to Holland & Sherry straight from Savile Row.

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If you’re in the mood for something extra, try making a suit with a patterned Jacquard fabric
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If you’re feeling a bit extra, try making a suit with one of the Jacquard fabric they usually have on stock. The intricate pattern can be a bit hard to pull off but with just the right amount of confidence and swagger, there’s no bolder way to make a statement than with a set of Jacquard suits.

For a list of all Laxmi Tailors’ locations in the city and the contact info of their men’s tailors in Jakarta, scroll down to the bottom of their website.

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6. Michael Harey’s – no-frills made-to-measure suits at affordable prices

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Three-piece navy wedding suit with a boutonniere for added pizzazz
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For the budget-conscious who are looking to step up from ready-to-wear suits but not quite ready to jump in the lavish world of bespoke suits yet, Michael Harey’s provides an excellent stepping stone.

Their made-to-measure system isn’t as personalized as more exclusive bespoke tailoring at men’s tailors in Jakarta, but comes at just a fraction of the price. Customers get a choice of several predetermined styles and cuts, primarily twists on the British style but with lighter fabric and less padding, thus saving them from having to fuss over every little detail.

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As infrequent as black tie events might be, every man needs a proper black dinner suit
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There’s not much wiggle room on the design but Michael Harey’s system still gives customers the main benefits of having a suit tailored exactly to your shape and build. To sweeten the deal, their made-to-measure packages also throw in a bunch of free goodies for customers, ranging from free shirts, cufflinks, and ties.

Address: Metro Atom Plaza Lantai 1 Blok AKS No.3 Jalan Haji Samanhudi, Pasar Baru Sawah Besar, RT.1/RW.3, Ps. Baru, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Opening hours: 10.30AM-5.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 0811 8076900

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7. Simply Best Tailor – favorite spot of the country’s commercial pilots

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If you know of any aviation geeks, these airplane cufflinks would make a perfect gift for them
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Whether you like to fly with Garuda Indonesia or AirAsia Indonesia, you may not know that chances are their pilots wear uniforms made by Simply Best Tailor. Having been around since the 50s, they’ve long been famous for their association with many of the country’s top airlines and you can even find aviation-related paraphernalia in their shop in Central Jakarta.

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Simply Best’s classic light grey suit, ranked only second to the navy suit in terms of versatility
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True to their name, they favor simple craftsmanship above all else, with their style and cut sticking to the modern slim fit reminiscent of Italian suits. If you’re looking to add some personality, we recommend going for one of their tartan fabrics, formal enough for boardroom meetings due to their more muted colour while still ensuring you stand out in a crowd.

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A proper red Mandarin suit is a must for Sangjit betrothal ceremonies
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To give your formal wear a touch of culture and variety, make sure to check out their tailored batik and mandarin suits, all made with the same level of care and craftsmanship as their suits.

Address: Jl. Balikpapan Raya No. 6 C-D, Petojo Utara, Gambir, RT.2/RW.6, Petojo Utara, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta (main store)
Ruko Alam Sutera, Jl. Raya Serpong No.Km.8, Pakulonan, Kec. Serpong Utara, Tangerang, Banten 15325
Opening hours:
Mon–Sat 8AM-4.30PM | Closed Sundays (main store)
Mon–Sat 8.30AM-5.30PM | Closed Sundays (Alam Sutera branch)
Telephone: 0878 85675649

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8. Ventlee Groom Centre – groom’s suit specialist with an eclectic mix of styles

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One of Ventlee’s bolder patterned suits on a wearer, together with current owner Vincent Lee
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Named after current owner Vincent Lee, the appropriately named Ventlee Groom Centre specializes in making grooms and their groomsmen looking as dapper as possible on their special day.

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A common sight around Yogyakarta, the traditional Javanese suit Beskap is often worn during weddings
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From Bond-like black-tie tuxedos to more hip wedding suits with bold patterns, Ventlee’s eclectic style deftly mixes the classic with the contemporary. True to their humble roots in the city of Semarang, they also have a design inspired by beskap, a Javanese traditional suit often worn during formal events around Central Java.

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Coordinating the groomsmens’ suits is just as important as the bridesmaids’ outfits
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While Ventlee technically focuses on weddings and special occasions, their semi-formal suit styles would still look at home in more casual settings. We can definitely see one of their summery pastel-colored suit jackets at one of Jakarta’s outdoor dining restaurants where the heat’s tempered just enough for us to dress up in something fancier than tees and shorts.

Address: Jl. KH. Hasyim Ashari No. 7A, RT.4/RW.5, 6, Petojo Utara, Jakarta Pusat, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10130
Opening hours: Thu–Tue 10AM-6PM | Closed Wednesdays
Telephone: 633 1402

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Men’s tailors in Jakarta with bespoke suits

While the city’s extreme climate doesn’t give us the opportunity to suit up as much as we would’ve liked, we don’t think that’s an excuse to do things halfway.

Once you’ve hit that period in life when wedding invitations seem to only come in bulk, these 8 men’s tailors in Jakarta will ensure that you’re always dressed to the nines for the occasion.

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Cover image adapted from @wonghangtailor, @be_brillington, and @simplybest_tailor 

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