Originally Posted by Brogue
Hong Kong is one thing, "China" is another. In Hong Kong, you probably get more bang for the buck, as the tailors learned from the English. In China, they make suits with lead paint and embed them with listening devices.
I could be wrong, but I thought Chan made many of his suits in Shanghai. I don't know if manufacturing quality is that much different between HK and Shanghai> I have never been to mainland China and the last time I was in HK, they were still flying the British flag, which I guess was over 10 years ago.
What I am trying to say is we (myself included) tend to generalize about the quality of Made in Italy or Made in China suits, but I am sure there are many quality tailors in China/HK and other sub-par suits that are Made in Italy. I agree though that they are probably exceptions to the rule. I am considering setting up an appointment with Chan during his next US tour though.