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Nhan’s Tailor Shop in the Asian District

Tailor's Shop

Juki Sewing Machine Tailor Shop

Juki Sewing Machine | Nhan’s

The first time I went to Nhan’s Tailor Shop was in 1999. I was working as Director of Public Relations for the Oklahoma Arts Council at the time and I was killing time during my lunch hour. I was looking for a cheongsam for Juliette. I’d bought one at Dillard’s and I wanted her to have one for some pictures we were having taken.

Busy Tailor Shop

I ended up finding one in jade green at Nhan’s. She’d made it herself.

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Walking into Nhan’s that day reminded me of some of the shops I visited during a trip to Belize City in 1988. Nhan’s has not changed a bit in 15 years.

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Nhans Tailor Shop ClassenThis week she tailored my son Sullivan’s first suit. His First Communion is this Sunday. We’re all very excited about it.

pin cushion full of pins

Nhan’s Pin Cushion

When I started going to Nhan’s in 1999, the Asian District had not yet been redeveloped. All the shops still catered entirely to the predominantly Vietnamese community. A whole lot has changed in 15 years.

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communion 4I’m glad Nhan was my son’s first tailor. Her husband, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, told me she was the best tailor in town — highly revered for her dressmaking skills. I believe it!

Boy in a tailor shop

I’m so proud of my son Sullivan. I hope he’ll remember Nhan when he gets older and the tiny enclaves of culture I tried to expose him to throughout Oklahoma City.

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Here are some pictures I took last Sunday in the Asian District. This was during the 39th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. It’s such a sad anniversary, but the event makes me so happy. I love to see the old South Vietnamese blowing in the wind next to the U.S. and Oklahoma flags. The event always reminds me that the sacrifice of the 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam was not in vain.

 

Army Officer | Former Republic of South Vietnam

Army Officer | Former Republic of South Vietnam

Members of the former South Vietnamese Army Republic

Members of the former South Vietnamese Army Republic

OKC Asian District

OKC Asian District

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DSC_1404Check out this wonderful review of Nhan’s Tailor Shop in the Asian District on Yelp.

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