(naturlaut @ May 24 2005,18:10)
Originally Posted by DandySF,May 24 2005,16:32
The lapel rolls down to the middle button. Â The top button is virtually behind or within the lapel roll.
Err... and what is the problem of that?
Kind of my first thought about this business as well. There is certainly nothing offbeat about this. My best sport coat (a Ralph Lauren I picked up about 8 years ago, dunno the vendor but made in USA) has this feature.
Well, it is a Neapolitan tradition that many others have caught on (Brioni has a model with this roll-to-second-button lapel). The thing is, not many tailors in Hong Kong know about this, or have the ability to do it, even though it is actually not that difficult. As Patrick is trained as a cutter himself (20 years with the firm, I might add), he has a pretty good eye. If you are seeing him personally, you should definitely discuss what you want while keeping an open ear for his advice. From my experiences, most mistakes come from the workers/tailors upstairs (one floor above the shop). Never have I seen so many mistakes in all my tailoring experiences than the tailors I've used in Hong Kong. Up till now, I haven't received a single commission without some kind of careless mistakes (wrong cuff, wrong pocket, wrong buttoning position, wrong collar, etc.). One thing good about bigger establishments in Hong Kong like Chan or Chang is that they will gracefully correct their mistakes, even when incurring a loss to the firm; other smaller shops will make a big fuss about it. Please note: I am not trying to make a racist remark, but the statistic is really appalling. In conclusion: check your suit/shirt for any mistakes, and check carefully.