A custom-made suit fitting is a rite of passage during a visit to Bangkok. Politely decline taxi drivers offering to ferry you to their cousin’s shop for the best deal, because one BTS stop away there are two very trustworthy options. At Siam Emporium, Inderjit and Jatinder carrying on the Indian tailoring tradition. The skilled tailors will help you choose your suit cut and weight based on your home climate (they also cut a good pair of linen or seersucker shorts for about 1,500 baht). Or, make an appointment at Tailor on Ten, run by Canadian brothers Ben and Alex Cole. Sink into a couch and flip through fabrics over a cold beer. They specialize in men’s shirts and suits. Hard decisions made, it’s time for a massage at the old-school, wood-paneled Pacific City Club. Try the Indian head massage, or submit to two therapists at once for a Sensory Spa Journey facial and massage. Wrap up in a robe post-treatment and sip tea in the relaxation room as you watch the sun set over the sprawling city.
Take the SkyTrain to Nana. All locations are on the south side of Sukhumvit Road.
SIAM EMPORIUM :170 Sukhumvit Rd.left corner of Sukhumvit 8; +66-2253-3421; Inderjit: +66-8470-10020; siamemporium.net
TAILOR ON TEN: 93 Sukhumvit Soi 8; Ben Cole: +66-8487-71543; tailoronten.com
PACIFIC CITY CLUB: 2 Pacific Place, 142 Sukhumvit Rd., 28th floor; +66-2653-245063; pacificcityclub.com