Originally Posted by KaibigansaCgo
Hi. I'm new to this forum and decided to jump in because it caught my interest as I will be going to Hongkong in August and have decided to commission Chan for several business suits. My question, and please pardon my ignorance, who is Patrick? Is he the head cutter of Chan's? If Patrick is unavailable during my visit, is there any other cutter that I should look for and make an appointment with prior to my visit?
Patrick Chu is the head cutter and general manager (I believe) at Chan. He will be back from his U.S. tour by August. I am sure they have other personnel that can competently handle these matters in his absence. Perhaps those with familiarity with Chan's HK operations can advise you on this.
It's probably imprudent to commission several suits with Chan (or any other bespoke tailor, for that matter) on your first try. I'd limit your acquistions to one suit. Once Patrick has had a chance to see the completed effort and tweak your pattern, subsequent efforts will be appreciably more satisfactory. Of course, this may be less of an issue since you are going to be in HK and can get multiple fittings with each garment.