pg, thanks for the detailed assessment.
i have an appointment with chan for when they come to san francisco later in november, so will probably just go that route (with a fitting) for now. unfortunately, don't have any justification at present for travel to hk.
also, figured out that your mac is a muji, correct? planning on stopping by their store in nyc next week, assuming that's the case.
btw, nice avatar upgrade--mystery rack?