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November 23, 2011 1:01 PM   Subscribe

Last weekend I purchased a uniqueT-shirt at Bangkok's Jatujak/Chatuchak weekend market. I got home and found it's the wrong size. Help me figure out how to find and contact a single vendor out of the 15,000 stalls.

The stall is called "Everything about T". The T-shirts are tie-dyed geometrical designs. It was located in the clothes section on the aisle closest to Phahonyothin Rd. about 500 meters from the train stop. I think it was a corner stall with a walkway leading out to the Rd.
posted by Xurando to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wrong size too large or too small? If you have a friend with a serger, tailoring a T-shirt down is a matter of ten minutes' work, which includes threading the serger.
posted by Mars Saxman at 1:29 PM on November 23, 2011


What if you mail it to "Everything About T, Jatujak Market, Near Phahonyothin Rd., Bangkok"? Include a prepaid addressed envelope for them to send you the replacement shirt. And bear in mind that you will almost certainly receive nothing.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:30 PM on November 23, 2011


...and if you don't have a friend with a serger, a tailor can do it - should cost about $20.
posted by Mars Saxman at 1:31 PM on November 23, 2011


Are you positive the stall was called "Everything About T"? I found a vendor at that market who has "everything about t-shirts" in their slogan but is called EETEE (their Facebook page).

Looking at the map of the market and their supposed location (Section 23, Soi 32/5) it's not really where you mentioned. Sorry, I'm sure it's a long shot but here's hoping!
posted by dayintoday at 1:47 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks dayintoday. It may not be her but I'll e-mail them anyway. The location is close. This place had a distinctive logo (a red lower case t). The map was helpful too.
posted by Xurando at 2:59 PM on November 23, 2011


Addresses in developing countries are not always as formalised as what we're used to. I've had people write their address as things like "Green door, half way down lane opposite police booth near the old market".

If all else fails, try getting somebody to write out (in Thai) "in the clothes section on the aisle closest to Phahonyothin Rd. about 500 meters from the train stop. I think it was a corner stall with a walkway leading out to the Rd."
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:55 PM on November 23, 2011


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