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Sam's Tailor

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 1 February 2011 in Business & Industry.

Manu Melwani, the current "Sam" and owner of Sam's Tailor, waits on customers in the shop. The original Sam, who established the business, was his father. Sam's Tailor has made suits for kings, queens, presidents, and all manner of celebrities. They also outfit people like you and me.

My wife had a suit made this visit. We got to the shop at about 10:00 AM. She selected the material and style. I talked her into having a couple of blouses made, also. We returned at 5:00 PM the same day for the first fitting. Three days later we returned for the final fitting. Since everything was perfect, we left with the suit and two silk blouses in hand.

rem_la from Villiers, France

un beau metier !

1 Feb 2011 5:27am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very nice documentary with interesting comments!

1 Feb 2011 6:05am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I find there the atmosphere of Indians shop. And it's very interesting to have customizes clothes done.

1 Feb 2011 6:59am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice shot. So many to choose from.

1 Feb 2011 7:12am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

1 Feb 2011 7:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great service from 'Sam' the Tailor! Excellent capture of the light here to show the colours of his fabrics.

1 Feb 2011 8:22am

k@ from Paris, France

My grand-pas (the two of them) were tailors, i love the atmosphere you describe & show here, super Sam !

1 Feb 2011 8:49am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What an amazing place! It's so good to hear that a place like this still exists.

1 Feb 2011 8:53am

Florence from Paris, France

So many fabrics, so many colors ! A,n ideal wardrobe !

1 Feb 2011 9:03am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I would love to experiment this !

1 Feb 2011 9:23am

keith from killarney, Ireland

shops like these are few and far between nowdays a great record shot for those reasons alone

1 Feb 2011 9:54am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice shot! Love the colours...

1 Feb 2011 10:23am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fast service.. excellent shot.

1 Feb 2011 10:56am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great indoor shot, I like very much the ambience of the shop and the colors!

1 Feb 2011 11:27am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like atmosphere of this indian shop ! and colors

1 Feb 2011 12:15pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Very interesting look inside! Great choice:-)

1 Feb 2011 12:42pm

Daniel from Kenmare, Ireland

tons of fabric

1 Feb 2011 1:09pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

this looks like a nice and pleasant enterprise! i've heard a lot about the legendary hong kong tailors and their skill and speed, so it's nice to take a look "inside"!

1 Feb 2011 1:16pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful color in this superb capture Steve!

1 Feb 2011 2:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow...How cool that must be...and I will bet that theya re, ideed, unparalleled in their expertise...great story and photo, Steve!!

1 Feb 2011 3:34pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Beautiful portrait of tis tailor in his shop !

1 Feb 2011 3:56pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


1 Feb 2011 4:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this tailor's business place. My friend who is a clothier says there is nothing like a custom tailored clothes.

1 Feb 2011 4:31pm

Irene from L C, France

I like the ambiance in the shop. Very beautiful colours !

1 Feb 2011 5:09pm

myky from London, Canada

That vibrant yellow coat is perfect for this image...very nice!

1 Feb 2011 6:08pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice image

1 Feb 2011 6:40pm

Pixim from Nice, France

I like very much the composition of this photo, which includes totally the activity and these details of this tailor with so good reputation ;)

1 Feb 2011 9:08pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

What an interesting story and photo, love the bright interior.

1 Feb 2011 10:11pm

LB Vision & DowsherVision from PARIS, France

jolies couleurs et jolie composition ! peace !

1 Feb 2011 11:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a colorful environment to work in. And what a precedent to follow for the son. Glad he is doing just as well.

1 Feb 2011 11:50pm

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Lots of nice color in every direction ^^

2 Feb 2011 1:08am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture.

2 Feb 2011 2:22am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

amazing people behind the scenes that work very very hard to provide this level of service:)

2 Feb 2011 3:39am

@Suzanne: Exactly right.

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

I got my first suit made here... was so impressed to have my name stitched into the inner pocket...

2 Feb 2011 10:33pm