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One of the pleasures of a growing business, new customers who can't be bothered to research.

Well, I can be of service when it's just questions of 'how much, and colors?' whenever - but I can't turn a sample into three different shades with a stroke of a wand, don't have any readily available Ken doll fits with various items to make hypothetical outfits, or know how a shoe last matches with a pair of pants... redface.gif Photoshop is a good substitute for the imagination though, I guess....
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Drew, what do you prefer -- the T-1 or T-3?

Has anyone ordered either yet?
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Good Cantonese is my main goal, then dim sum, egg tarts and those tapioca desserts. Anything that's gonna be better/cheaper than Tokyo
Under $100 person including drinks + tip
Just trying to get away from this awful weather

$100/head is baller status in HK if you're eating Chinese food and can resist the expensive/way overpriced imported Japanese seafood, should be easy for us since it's not that impressive at the markup. Market price for really good shark's fin starts at like $450HKD/4500Y (that's for huge shark's fins with strands almost as thick as angel hair pasta, at a storied restaurant), Japanese fresh awabi is way too expensive for what it is down there. The stir fried dishes and local seafood are all steals, so get those, a good Cantonese meal could be some dumplings and some stir fried dishes to eat with rice, shouldn't set you back hardly anything.

Are you going with the JTI deals they keep running online? I almost got 4 days in HK for two last night at 59,000Y, airfare and hotel. I'm tempted to go again in May.

The Sweet Dynasty (I don't know the name for this place in Japanese or Cantonese but they have had a shop on Aoyama-dori for a long time) is a huge hall that's open late in TST for those fruit/tapioca desserts. It's touristy as hell but it's good if you're in TST and you want those sweets late night, and they have some food too, long menu. You won't spend more than like, $50 in there. It's really cheap, everything is like $3.

Lung King Heen is probably the baller status Chinese food to go for, but you should reserve plenty ahead of time. I couldn't get a reservation because I tried going and reserving the day before everything and I went to Sun Tong Lok instead. The former has held onto 3 michelin stars and the latter had 3 stars just for last year. Andy Hayler said something about Sun Tong Lok being 1 star and somebody at the Michelin guide getting their star key locked up and accidentally putting 3 stars in, lol. It's not bad though, the shark's fin is to be had, and the stir fried dishes are interpretations of what you know but better preparations. You can get a bunch offood at Sun Tong Lok for a reasonable price, like the beef shortribs, the baked prawns, etc. Drink baijiu or beer, the wine list is stupid at Chinese food places. It's half Chateau Lafite and then half wines with 'Lafite' in the name. lol.

I have been to Hong Kong like 3 times now, mainly to eat - next time I go I want to get more into curry, wantan soup, and eat pho at Nha Trang again in lieu of a trip back for American pho. Other than that, all Chinese food, all the time. Really wanted to eat some Hunanese and some Sichuan food but had no time.

If you can do $100/head more often then I recommend going out to Macau and eating at the Joel Robuchon in the Grand Lisboa, it's great. Lunch menu is a good price and you can add any more plates for like 1000Y a piece, so if you hold the line on wine it's a stunning deal. You could have like 6-7, maybe 8 plates for 10,000Y. A lot cheaper than the one in Tokyo, maybe by half.
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Thanks for the quick replies Drew. Payment sent biggrin.gif
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^ Trousers have been copped. "You're a believer" /Davy Jones

These pants are gonna go out a little faster than jackets or whatever, the place making them has 6 people on staff and they turn stuff out at a quick pace.
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Drew, what do you prefer -- the T-1 or T-3?
Has anyone ordered either yet?

They're both good and probably better for different people, but I like the design aspects of the T-1 myself, both are Levi's jackets but the pleats in the T-1 translate to suede in a really cool way, it's 3D and the figuring really goes to the next level in the lamb suede. Whoever posted that pic of the $8000 Visvim one with the single chest pocket had the right idea.
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If you're in HK and you wanna try out curry, you definitely need to head out to Yuen Long and pick out a place run by Indians...
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Mother of god, EMS shipping is fast as hell
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Will be ordering tomorrow, its my birthday!
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i assume trousers are dry clean only? what about their inseam?

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yeah they're dry clean, nothing different from them and any other trousers except for the elasticized construction.

As for inseams, I think we're gonna make them unhemmed and staggered, starting from 32" at the smallest waist size working their way up to 36" on the largest waist sizes, like starting at 32" for the first few sizes, going up gradually to around 34" for the middle, and then more still to around 36" for the largest few. The leg taper is pretty straight towards the bottom so when people go to hem to them to the precise length in person, the hem widths will not differ greatly. It's just that the small waists won't need extremely long inseams, so this way the taper remains accurate through the sizes.
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What are some good places to eat in HK?
edit: while wearing ToJ

http://www.dintaifung.com.hk/
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yung kee roast goose.

http://www.yungkee.com.hk/whatsnew/whatsnew-e.html

one of the best supposedly.
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yeah yung kee is famous, I can't keep track of all the cantonese names for famous places, can't for Japanese places either for that matter.

Din Tai Fung is not a bad establishment and I don't want to unleash some sort of Taiwanese food discussion here, only for the fact that I've never been to Taiwan yet, but DTF to me is kinda like the McDonald's of dimsum - they have it everywhere, I think they have it in Seattle where nicelynice came from to begin with. Hong Kong has no shortage of dimsum, obviously. Like I said, you can eat baller status Chinese food for less than a bill, so if you're short on time and just a tourist looking for a couple great meals, go for something big where the service won't sneer at you for living, the 'authentic' places IMO are for when you have thicker skin and more time on your hands. Sun Tong Lok has dim sum, they supposedly make the dumplings with the correct number of folds as predicated by some sort of antiquated guidelines (!!!) so that's something, at least. The jumps in quality are never not worth it, when it comes to cheap food.

Also, forgot to say - take taxis everywhere in HK - so much cheaper than Japan, it will spoil you. It's hard to get to like, the equivalent of Japan's 710Y meter drop if you're in HK, I think 1000Y took me from the Peninsula all the way to Victoria Peak. Also, the best part of HK coming from northerly Asia is the light shows at night on the harbour, and then the skyline itself - so enjoy some of the rooftop bars and lounges at night. A lot of them only go til midnight-1am, so plan to eat and then go hang out at a rooftop place. I liked Sevva, Cafe Gray at the Upperhouse, and then are a few in TST that are good and have great clear views of HK. Those really make the trip.
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Well, I can be of service when it's just questions of 'how much, and colors?' whenever - but I can't turn a sample into three different shades with a stroke of a wand, don't have any readily available Ken doll fits with various items to make hypothetical outfits, or know how a shoe last matches with a pair of pants... redface.gif Photoshop is a good substitute for the imagination though, I guess....

Those aren't bad, try having to explain, why you don't have every colour and type of wood and upholstery in stock, when there's 90 different pieces and like 1.000.000 different colours and upholstery and why you can't source 6 bespoke chairs with in 24 hours, when there's an 8 week lead time and the customers wont understand. baldy[1].gif
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