Have a copy of your favourite suit made up for next to nothing at
Shanghai's biggest fabrics market.
Choose a fabric from over 100 stall-holders first. Beware of fakes: genuine
silk should cost between 25-35 yuan per metre; cashmere 80-120 yuan per metre.
Choose buttons and zips with care.
Every stall has a tailor, and you should expect at least two fittings. Take a
Chinese speaker with you; very few tailors speak English.
To find a ready-made shirt, go to Maoming Rd, between Huai Hai Rd and Changle
Rd, where a string of upmarket tailors sell good shirts, suits and ties.
Donjiadu Rd Fabric Market
Location: At the
junction of South Zhongshan Rd and Donjiadu Rd