If a trip to Savile Row is beyond your budget, Dubai’s community of nimble-fingered tailors and seamstresses is a great alternative. Local fabric stores are in abundance and you can have a made-to-measure suit or dress whipped up in just a few days.
Homegrown bespoke menswear brand, Benjamin Siggers (+971 4 518 2669) has mastered the art of perfecting the details that make a quality suit. Teaming traditional Italian style with personalised craftsmanship, these visiting tailors can come to your hotel for a fitting.
Alternatively, you can follow in the footsteps of tennis legend Roger Federer, the part-time Dubai resident, who has had an outfit whipped up by the master tailoring team at Threads & Tailors (+971 4 347 7719) in Al Barsha, which specialises in made-to-measure suits and shirts at reasonable prices.
New kid on the block, Black Amber Dubai (+971 4 4429315), in Dubailand, promises top-notch tailoring for gentlemen, plus ready-to- wear clothing under one roof. Lastly, custom-shirt store Bombay Shirt Company (+971 4 240 0778) in Central Park Towers, DIFC, lets you select every detail, from the fabric to the thread and the buttons, with precise measurements taken to ensure a perfect fit.
The traditional go-to areas for sharp tailoring at wallet-freindly prices include Karama, where Dream Girls (+971 4 388 0070) is a long-standing favourite with expat locals. They can run up a dress to match any design.