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Trompe - I agree with what you say, to an extent.A tailor shoud be able to tell if the trousers are gathering at the back even if the client points it out or not. Further, a lot of the cheaper HK tailors crank out awful looking suits even for customers who know what they are talking about (I've seen many examples in HK).I do agree with your general sentiment though: not knowing much about bespoke tailoring + unrealistic expectations + using cheapest tailors = recipe for...
Oh, i forgot to add, you can't lower the button stance on a completed suit - the button holes have already been cut
OP - i appreciate you are a student and funds are limited at the moment, but I honestly think you have an unrealistic view of what the bespoke process actually involves. Often, even with accomplished tailors, you need to commission more than one suit to gradually improve the product and get to a suit you are happy with. Bespoke by its nature is an iterative process and involves a great deal of trial and error. It can be a risky process, even moreso if your budget is...
This is exactly why I say going to one of the cheaper tailors in HK is a false economy - almost every example I have seen has produced sub-par results. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for - at this price point I think most people are better off going RTW and then using a tailor to make alterations. OP - the jacket doesn't look horrendous when buttoned but looks less good when unbuttoned. It should definitely be longer and could do with more waist...
Marks & Spencer suits are very average quality - surely the OP can get suits at the same price/quality ratio in Paris?
Also, I recently started a first commission with A Man Hing Cheong as I desperately need to find a new HK tailor since Chan's output has become quite inconsistent. My first impressions were good and they seemed to have a good understanding of what I was after. Have my first fitting in a few weeks and am looking forward to seeing how it shapes up (particularly as there seems to be a lot less info on the forum about A Man compared to some of the other HK tailors). Dib
Overall looks good, a few comments:- sleeves look a shade long (but will probably shorten a little as the sleeves wrinkle with wear)- the waist area looks a little too snug at the back, causing pulling. they could quite easily let this out for you though.- personally I would like there to be more waist supression when viewing from the front, but your preference may vary- trousers are too long (assuming your pants are sitting at the correct height on your waist?). See how...
I'm not sure how you reach the conclusion that it "shouldn't be this pricey". A tailor (or any other business) is going to charge whatever the market is willing to pay for the product and service they provide. Your subsequent post indicates Lee charges 4,900 for a CMT suit. Trust me, you will struggle to find anyone in HK who will make a suit for much less than that if you want it to be of an acceptable quality.In any case, I hope your suit turns out well, please do post...
I will do - thanks a lot!
Sorry Fishball, I'm getting my HK tailors mixed up!! I'm actually trying out A Man Hing Cheong later this week, not Baroman!! But will also consider doing something at Baroman further down the line (depending on how my A Man suit turns out)
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