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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by whoopee
I think they open around 11 AM. Doesn't seem early enough to avoid the crowds.

A-Man are priced a biit above Chan. ~10%. Their stocked bolts are mostly English whereas Chan's are predominately Italian, if that matters.

Thanks, I feel better prepared already. However, if the pricing structure rings true, Jantzen might be the better choice. I want something that fits, looks better than most American OTR stuff, and is inexpensive...

I have been taking small steps to get to the point of bespoke, and this is the next one in the line.
post #17 of 24
Jantzen fit your criteria. I grew up and spent/spend much time in Taipei and HK so PM me if you have any questions
post #18 of 24
Just went to both Chan and Jantzen two weeks ago -- got a Chan suit and several Jantzen shirts.

The turn around at both places was very reasonable, but with Chan I opted for three fittings over the course of one full week.

I didn't ask about Jantzen suits, but they are quite different operations, IMO. Jantzen is crowded and a bit rushed. If you go for a suit, be insistent that you get the time you need for proper measurements and to spec it out to your satisfaction. With 1 or 2 fittings, the precision of initial measurements may be less of a concern.

The shirts I got there I love. If you can get a suit done well there for HK $4K in a decent fabric to boot, then the price is far superior to Chan -- that said, I looked at the workmanship on suits hanging in the Jantzen shop, and nothing I saw in HK compared to the elegance and exquisite detail of Chan workmanship.

My two cents: If you're looking for a sweetspot in price compared to top Italian and English tailors, then Chan is the one -- if you're looking for a sweetspot in price compared to pricey OTR suits of a non-fully hand made ilk (i.e. Kiton / Oxxford), and time is of the essence, then Jantzen may be your find.

BTW: if I were having an Jantzen suit made, I'd insist upon Rikey being there to measure me. He has an assistant, but for a suit (rather than shirts) I'd personally want to go with the main man.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by new obsession
Thanks, I feel better prepared already. However, if the pricing structure rings true, Jantzen might be the better choice. I want something that fits, looks better than most American OTR stuff, and is inexpensive...

I have been taking small steps to get to the point of bespoke, and this is the next one in the line.

Yep -- Jantzen may be the one for you.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Girardian
My two cents: If you're looking for a sweetspot in price compared to top Italian and English tailors, then Chan is the one -- if you're looking for a sweetspot in price compared to pricey OTR suits of a non-fully hand made ilk (i.e. Kiton / Oxxford), and time is of the essence, then Jantzen may be your find.

BTW: if I were having an Jantzen suit made, I'd insist upon Rikey being there to measure me. He has an assistant, but for a suit (rather than shirts) I'd personally want to go with the main man.

You hit it on the head. And I will make an appointment to ensure that Ricky is there.

Chan will be my next visit, in a few years.
post #21 of 24
Does anyone else have any experience of suit-making by Jantzen?
post #22 of 24
I am reviving this old thread.

Does anyone have any idea what's the latest price of a suit by Jantzen?

I searched the forums and the the most recent price of a suit (in Jun 2006) was 4,500 Hong Kong Dollars and that included 3 shirts too.

All help appreciated.
post #23 of 24
Hi folks, I am in Hong Kong now and the going price is HKD3,800 for - 1 suit - 1 pants - 1 shirt
post #24 of 24
Kicking up an old thread, anyone have a recent price?
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