An interview with Max Mohan - Founder of Mohan's Custom Tailors in Singapore

By Sandy Lim
Posted at 08/05/2014

Max Mohan is the founder of Mohan’s Cutom Tailors, Singapore.

Tell us what you offer and how long have you been established?
Mohan's Custom Tailors is offering luxury tailoring using the world's finest cloths. We are super passionate about two factors – Quality and service. We achieve the quality by having our bespoke suits and bespoke shirts handmade in Singapore with the world's best cloth. Our customers are people who are seeking the very best in bespoke tailoring. Our service also includes a visiting tailor, which means we go to our client’s home or office. We visit overseas customer's at their own convenience and comfort. This is done by appointment. The company was formed in 1987.

How did you get into this business or what was your inspiration for starting it?
My interest and passion for clothing and fashion started from a very young age. I started my own bespoke tailoring workshop which I opened here at Far East Plaza in 1987.  

Are you passionate about what you do?
Bespoke Tailoring is not really about selling suits, it’s about people and making people feel special. Creating an image for someone who feels a little lost is very rewarding as this can take them onto success in their professional and personal lives.

Which celebrity tailor or fashion house most inspires you?
I am really motivated by Lapo Elkaan as he has created a brand that works so well as a lifestyle. Ralph Lauren is another huge leader in the world of style. He has got to be the most successful designer today.

I know you already work with several celebrities, but who would you most like to have or have had as a client and why?

I would love to have dressed Frank Sinatra. He had so much style. We would for sure make him a French blue wool/mohair bespoke suit, cut to flatter him. He beamed charisma.

How can customer’s best access your services? 

Our service covers Singapore, but we have clients scattered across the globe. Our shop is located in one of the world's busiest shopping districts, right in heart of Singapore. The Orchard road shopping belt is just a stone throw away. Hotels like GRAND HYATT, MARRIOTT, ROYAL PLAZA, HILTON, GOODWOOD PARK and others are within walking distance. But our tailors also travel regular to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America for a consultation. We then plan our fittings with customers by appointment. The first thing is for us to have a chat with the client about their requirements and this can be done over the phone or via email.

Our contact details are

Mohan's Custom Tailors
Far East Plaza

14 Scotts Road #02-73
Singapore 228213
Tel: +65 6732 4936 / 6732 3892