Singapore Tatler Best of Singapore
For top-quality, finely crafted tailormade shirts and suits with the perfect fit, discerning individuals turn to one of Singapore’s most distinguished heritage names, CYC Made to Measure
While quality tailoring was previously mostly sought after by statesmen and the wealthy, these days it is a precious wardrobe essential among anyone who knows the confidence and authentic allure that a well-made shirt or suit bestows on its wearer. And since not all tailors are made equal, those who expect made-in-singapore perfection head to CYC Made to Measure.
CYC is the country’s oldest and most established custom shirt maker. Founded in 1935 by Chiang Yick Ching and wife Foo Ah Neok who were the first to offer custom-made shirts here, it soon became known for exceptional craftsmanship. Today, with CYC Made to Measure and CYC Corporate Label under the CYC umbrella, its discerning clientele numbers over 40,000 and hail from across the globe.
Men and women seeking custom-made shirts are spoilt for choice with more than 2,000 fabric designs and colours to pick from, among them, at least 30 in white alone. Quality is never compromised with many coming from the same cotton mills which supply to leading international designer brands such as Hugo Boss and Prada. But quality without style would be incomplete. CYC brings in the latest designs that are in vogue in Europe so clients here can step out in the season’s colours and trends.
There are limitless customisation possibilities. Clients can peruse a dossier of over 50 collar styles, cuffs and pockets, and shirts can be personalised right down to special monograms and labels with their names or initials. All the while, trained and knowledgeable staff will journey with the client towards their custom shirt or suit, advising on the cut, style and colour that best suits them. CYC’S personalised service goes one step further for busy individuals who cannot find the time to visit its stores. With Tailor @ Your Service, a CYC consultant goes to the client’s chosen location to take their measurements.
The brand’s loyal following and international success over the years has never eroded its values. Rather, as thirdgeneration scion of the CYC family, Fong Loo Fern, who leads the business today, puts it, “CYC will continue to focus on enhancing its image as Singapore’s finest custom-made shirt and suit maker to the discerning by ensuring that our products and services continue to meet the same exacting standards that founders Chiang Yick Ching and his wife Foo Ah Neok had set some 80 years ago when nothing less than perfection would do.”
“At CYC, we draw from our heritage of timeless craftsmanship to dress the world with style and confidence.” — Fong Loo Fern, managing director, CYC Company