Originally Posted by Lonneker
I like this much better than your previous PJ commissions, but am not sure it's at the level you were with your previous (HK?) tailor.
IMO, it's pretty damned decent. Am 95% sure if PG said hey guyz this is my new Liverano (or insert big expensive bespoke tailoring house name)
we would need to put towels on the floor to mop up the slop, because that's the way SF rolls - name recognition.
IMO it's better than the Chans for sure, the shoulders were a bit off on those - can't quite put my finger why but that is my impression. Chans were also probably a lot more expensive.
A lot of the folks here get caught up in HKG this and HKG that but forget that there is the added cost of actually getting there
, and actually staying there long enough
to have something decent made with a suitable amount of fittings.
Contrary to popular SF memes HKG/Asia is not really the place it is made out to be for fast, cheap and good tailoring, and most overlook that there is so much bad out there - the classic you can get 2 out of the 3 but not all 3 (i.e. cheap & fast but not good, cheap & good but not fast, good & fast but not cheap, etc).
To some (most) of us, there will almost certainly be a degree of culture shock when dealing with Asian tailors - language difficulties aside, sometimes the customer is not always #1 (or even #10) in Asia, and often stylistic input on the part of the tailor is at best suspect as most Asian tailors are craftsmen not artists.
For the Australian, PJ is a pretty damned decent compromise, and IMO a good options for those who want to dip their toes into the world of custom clothing because while options are limited when compared to bespoke - let's face it the majority of the time the more uncommon options are often... lacking in taste, and the guys (or at least Tom anyway, have not met Patrick yet) make up for it with real passion for what they do...
...which is IMO worth it's weight in gold.