Bespoke tailors and a washed out full moon party
Trip Start Mar 01, 2009
151Trip End Nov 01, 2010
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The Easy Rider trip ended in Hoi An and after 5 days on a bike I ended up staying here for a few days.
We'd arrived on the night of the full moon party. Evelynand I took out Chung and Dunhill to an Italian restaurant for dinner (they got to choose and they fancied a change from the local food too). We had thought of heading out to the full moon party on the beach but it started raining in torrents so we ditched that idea and stayed in one of the local bars where we coincidentally met a few guys from Dalat.
Hoi An is a regular stop for anyone working their way up or down the Vietnamese coast. It's got a UNESCO world heritage listed old town that has has architecture influenced by Dutch and Chinese traders from the 17th century so it's quite scenic
Then on the main shopping streets, every other shop is a custom tailor. I had to get to my cousins wedding in London on Dec 23rd and I needed a suit. Instead of borrowing a suit from my brother and potentially ruining (well it was going to be worn at a Trickett wedding reception) I thought I'd check out the custom tailors.
The way it works is - you go in, they show you some GQ/Esquire mags, you pick out anything suit/jacket/shirt/etc you like and they make a near identical replica the same day.
I never expected it but it was a blast to pick the suit cut, get measured up, choose a funky material for the suit lining and get the whole suit custom made - for $150.