Mr Xe was one of Hoi An’s first tailors when the tourism boom began in the city. There are a lot of things that you can (and should) buy in Hoi An but if you need to pick just one, let it be a perfectly-tailored suit or dress!
Hoi An is famous not only for having some of the best tailors in Vietnam but also for the unbeatable prices. Find our review of Mr Xe below.
Mr Xe Overview
Mr Xe in Hoi An is a superstar online, with lots of great reviews from both travelers and locals. As proof of his success, Mr Xe has two stores side-by-side in the Old Town, open 7 days a week and always full of customers in search of the perfect dress or suit.
Being one of the first tailors in Hoi An, Mr Xe has a large number of customers that keep coming back to him, including foreigners that can easily order a suit from overseas and have it delivered to their doorstep.
When visiting a tailor shop, it’s best if you already have an idea about what you would like, but if that is not the case, Mr Xe and his staff will happily advise you on the best style and fabric for your body shape. On top of that, you can also browse through an impressive selection of designs that Mr Xe has set up on an iPad for his customers.
As for the materials, you can find anything here you could think of, from a large range of cashmere and wool blends to high quality silk. You can order whatever you want, but they do specialize in suits and shirts for men as well as business suits for women so you might want to keep that in mind when paying a visit.
Lastly, prices differ on what you want but as with everything else in Vietnam, they are negotiable and Mr Xe will be more than happy to offer you a better price if you choose to order more designs. If you are not using your own material, a men’s shirt is about 25 USD (580,000 VND), while a men’s suit is 130 USD (3 million VND) and a woman’s suit will cost you about 100 USD (2.3 million VND). However, if you want to use your own material, the prices are lower and a man’s shirt would cost around 15 USD (346,000 VND), for example.
Mr Xe Review
Considered by several expats to be one of the best tailors in Hoi An, Mr Xe is on par with any of the large operators in town at a fraction of their price without any compromise in quality.
As for the shop’s location, Mr Xe is easily missed from the outside. Conforming to the old-fashioned window displays preferred by many tailors throughout the town, it blends into the background without a hint of what lays inside.
However, once there you will be pleased to see that Mr Xe has a good range of suit and shirt fabric. On the other hand, his linen section has many hues of white and beige but not a lot of colorful options. Cotton-wise, the choice is far wider but only for patterns and checks. However, we strongly advise you to go take a look for yourself, as the choice of a material is very personal one.
On our visit to Mr Xe we had the pleasure to encounter him and we were very impressed with the customer service he provides. Mr Xe’s infectiously-jovial nature filled the room and his attention to detail left us utterly impressed. He cares about his work and it’s easy to see why people rave about his shop.