At some point during my first long-term trip I began thinking about what I'd have to do once I returned home. While considered a general no-no for long term travel, as one can often get fixated on the unknowns of life, some thoughts began to cross my mind.
One of those was interviewing for jobs once I returned, and I realized that my wardrobe was absolutely lacking aside from a nondescript off-the-shelf variety suit jacket.
So I began shopping.
It all started with silk ties in Yangshuo during my visit in China Golden Week, which are said to be great quality at reasonable prices. I found two amazing silk ties that I scored for a deal of $7. Knowing that I could not get one real silk tie at home for less than three times this, let alone two, the quest to put together the best custom suit began.
It wasn't until I arrived in Hoi An, Vietnam, just a few weeks later that this quest really kicked into gear, and this only happened because this town was serious about one thing and one thing only: custom suits.
I quickly looked up the best places to go, and was on my way.