Its All In The Details

IMG_1419abc.jpgWondering if you should you settle for that affordable off the rack suit or go the extra mile to tailor one? Sometimes, searching from store to store to find a single well designed jacket, let alone getting its sleeves or hems altered, can be far more troublesome than simply popping by a tailor. Read what we have to say about the benefits of made to measure on Expat Living now!

Thanks for the Memories


CYC Store Front at Raffles Hotel Arcade 2003

As some of you might have read in Straits Times recently, Raffles Hotel Arcade will be closed from 10 February 2017 for a revamp. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that we can return as tenants after restoration of this heritage Hotel.

Let us take some time to reminisce the good memories forged over the years…

In 1994, Mr. Richard Helfer, the  General Manager of Raffles Hotel, then, – who was a loyal customer of CYC The Custom Shop, offered a shop space to us at Raffles Hotel as he felt that there was synergy between our brands’ heritage.

The most memorable event at Raffles Hotel was the exhibition organised by us in 2001, to display the three heritage shirts owned by Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.  Mrs. Lee had kept these shirts which were made in 1964 for Mr. Lee. It was sentimental for her as Mr. Lee had worn one of the shirts at a rally after Singapore’s independence. Many of our loyal clients also donated their shirts that were made more than twenty years ago. It’s amazing that our clients held such sentiments for their shirts and kept them for so many years. Part of the exhibition included a contest for visitors to guess how much fabric was used to make the humongous shirt on display. That shirt was a testament to our production capability.

As business grew, we moved to larger premises in Raffles Hotel in 2003 and have been there since. It has been a memorable 22 years at Raffles Hotel and we want to thank our loyal clients who have given us opportunity to suit them up.

Although it saddens us to leave Raffles Hotel, we believe there is a new season for CYC. We will relocate down the road to another heritage building – Capitol Piazza.

CYC’s flagship retail store in the 60’s was established in a shophouse at 311 North Bridge Road. Older Singaporeans will associate the North Bridge Road location as being close to Capitol as Capitol was a major landmark in the 60’s. We are therefore, elated to find a new home which has been fondly connected to our brand.

As Beryl Markham (West with the Night, 1942) says “…if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” .

To all our customers, do follow this blog and our facebook page for updates on our relocation.

It’s Boss’ Day!

More often than not, we are oblivious to or look past what our bosses go through to keep the company running and making sure our wages get paid. We remember the negative and forget the good, thinking of them as slave drivers with ridiculous expectations. We neglect to see the efforts they put into managing new and old clients, keeping up with every department to make sure problems get solved, and providing each employee with the motivation to strive for excellence.

The concept of Boss’ Day, which falls on 17th October this year, originated in the U.S. to show appreciation for bosses and to foster bonds between employers and employees. Rather than a nationwide holiday, it is an observance that is slowly being recognised and celebrated globally.

On this special occasion, instead of conventional gifts like cards or mugs, give your boss a tailoring experience he won’t forget! Perhaps your boss might be extremely picky on the cut and fabric of his shirts, or he could do with a little help in terms of dressing. Maybe he keeps up with the latest trends or simply prefers something different. This exclusive deal would be perfect for you!

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Do feel free to e-mail us at for further queries or simply call us at +65 67375332 or +65 9652 6198 to book an appointment now.

Thank your employers for their kindness and fairness throughout. Don’t forget, your bosses are people too!


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