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post #16 of 30
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Sorry, didn't have a chance to take up close pics, will do this weekend.

To answer some questions:

- These are fully canvased, no fusing, Peter does not fuse (most of the Indian spots on Nathan road do, but the also sell "copy watch, fake rolex")
- Grey suit was around $600/500 or so, maybe a little more with the real horn buttons
- The timing depends on what you want to do: I had 6 days in Hong Kong and I worked with Peter to get the fit down on the grey suit for about 4 days or so (1st day picked fabric, 2nd day basted fitting, 3rd some tweaks, 4th further tweaks). I ordered the Linen suit after we had completed the 3rd fitting and that was done within 2 days (minor tweaks to the jacket to get it right 24 hrs after the selection of fabric). So he is much faster than Chan, but you are looking at 2 days all in if you are getting your subsequent suits/shirts. I think you could get a suit and shirt done in 4 days with Peter, he can work within your timeline, I'd go for it.
- Shirt timing is one day for my subsequent shirts. Shirt fabric was all house fabric. He has some really nice ones in there, but you literally have to dig into all the rolls to find the good stuff.

Thanks for the comments on the jacket. Lowering the button stance, how much more would you lower it? Definitely going to lengthen the jacket by 1 inch to be the same length as my Chan one.

I'll post a Chan thread next week. Until then, keep the comments coming on Peter. I would like to order some new items soon.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by Jaygatsby28 View Post
These are fully canvased, no fusing, Peter does not fuse (most of the Indian spots on Nathan road do, but the also sell "copy watch, fake rolex")

Thanks JG - I am actually under the impression that fused was standard and you can get canvass for a small surcharge. A few comments on your grey suit: both the sleeve pitch and the back need work. From the pictures at the last fitting, the back looks far from clean across. It's somewhat hard to tell from the quality/distance of the pics, but it almost seems that the suit was more flattering at the last fitting than at home. Perhaps you can take some additional back shots to show how that looks now? I would also leave the chest area alone for now and, from the fitting pics, don't see much need for a lower button stance (although that seems different from the pics taken at home).
post #18 of 30
Does anybody know Peter Lee's email address? I had a couple of pants made last time I was in HK, but I forgot to ask for his contacts.
post #19 of 30
Thanks. Looking forward to the next stops!
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
Does anybody know Peter Lee's email address? I had a couple of pants made last time I was in HK, but I forgot to ask for his contacts.

It's on his web site
post #21 of 30
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Some close ups:

Grey Suit:










Linen Shirt:


Seersucker Shirt:



Linen Suit:








post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
The gray jacket's sleeves and back could use some adjustments. Linen one looks good. I agree that the jackets could be longer. I'd also open the quarters and lower the button stance.

Why don't you post pics on Foo's foofing thread. He'll give you good advice.

I love the one shirt I got from PL, btw.

It's actually not the sleeves and back, its the pitch of the shoulders that causes this. There's nothing you can do at this point to change that.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by someotherstyle View Post
It's actually not the sleeves and back, its the pitch of the shoulders that causes this. There's nothing you can do at this point to change that.

What is shoulder pitch?
post #24 of 30
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What is shoulder pitch?

clearly you are not worthy of internet itailorism.
post #25 of 30
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Originally Posted by maomao1980 View Post
clearly you are not worthy of internet itailorism.
Lol. Nice. Shoulder pitch is the angle at what your shoulders sit (ie. more of a sloped shoulder, more of a square shoulder etc.). You can add or take away a bit of the shoulder padding after the garment is made and address a bit of this, but not to the same extent while making a jacket (at least to my understanding). In this case, the OP's shoulders are more sloped than the jacket is made, causing the shoulders to sag, and has a lot to do with the bunching through the back
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by someotherstyle View Post
Lol. Nice. Shoulder pitch is the angle at what your shoulders sit (ie. more of a sloped shoulder, more of a square shoulder etc.). You can add or take away a bit of the shoulder padding after the garment is made and address a bit of this, but not to the same extent while making a jacket (at least to my understanding).

In this case, the OP's shoulders are more sloped than the jacket is made, causing the shoulders to sag, and has a lot to do with the bunching through the back

Thanks, my Grey suit was the first one he made. The linen came second. I feel the back of the linen looks a lot better than the Grey. If it still needs adjustment, I am wondering how it would be best to communicate that to him, as I won't have a chance to return to HK for some time.

Appreciate the comments.
post #27 of 30
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Here are some pics of my friend's acquisitions over at Peter Lee's place.

Trousers, sports coat and shirt









The sports coat is more the color in the first pic (my camera failed me on the other pics, but you get the idea):


















post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Jaygatsby28 View Post
The back of your friends is quite a bit cleaner than yours, I take it this is not his first commission from there? I'm guessing they take a few tries to get the fit to this level? Not sure if it's a trick of the light or is there a very slight hint of a horizontal roll across the upper back?
post #29 of 30
Informative. Thanks for the photos.
post #30 of 30
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It was a first commission for both of us. Think that might be a trick of the light. I do agree his came out better than mine.
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