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I've certainly got the idea now that tailoring in mainland PRC is rarely a good deal. They really gouge on the prices of materials, because they're frequently a luxury import(usually Italian or British) and therefore command high prices, plus the fit and construction can be an uncertain factor as well. Their main customers are likely new money types, maybe wearing a 200,000-300,000 yuan Rolex and so 6,000 on a tailor made blazer is almost nothing....hello Xi Jinping....I'm...
Don't remember the ads, Sure I had a jacket made from "Trevira" once, remember seeing that name on the label...."Trevira by ICI"...Imperial Chemical Industries.What was it actually, a trademark for polyester? I know there was something called "Crimplene" as well, which was polyester. My father had a Crimplene blazer, and that was most definitely 100% man made fibres.EDIT:Wikipedia on "Trevira" redirects to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is a type of...
I see an outline of Elvis Presley's head. That's weird.
Probably where much of your 6k yuan would be going, into making the shop look nice and as well as paying the rent.
......and my other car is a Procshe. What do ya think of that?
There's a couple of threads about tailors in the mainland, but not too much though, and one ends on an unanswered "any good ones in beijing?"...to that and from what I've seen, I would assume the answer is a resounding NO!! .. ..and the ones that are there, are for the gullible tourists and unwitting expats. http://www.styleforum.net/t/140691/tailors-in-china-not-hk http://www.styleforum.net/t/219746/bespoke-beijing-updated-with-photos Sure most mainlanders just don't in...
Yes buy.
I've never got anything from a mainland tailor, and the only one's I've really noticed were in Sanlitun, Beijing, in the clothing market, with names like Sally Tailor or Lisa Tailor. There's been some discussion here on SF about mainland tailors though, think the overall opinion was...avoid them....there's a lot of knock-off cloth...and anything genuine they charge one hell of a premium for it. We have local tailors here in Inner Mongolia, but they mainly do the...
OK I won't do it on SF....promise. ...however I bet almost everyone else around you calls you "laowai". You're not Han are you, or Xi'an has some exception? FYI "laowai" is not necessarily derogatory, most of the time it's just an informal way of saying "foreigner"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaowaiOT: BTW this is a go to site for me...has a lot of useful expat stuff.http://www.lostlaowai.com/
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