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post #1 of 16
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So i'm going to Hong Kong for about over a week and looking for a Hong Kong Tailor who can provide decent products as a reasonable price.

Before I get flamed, I want to stress that I've done a lot of search through this forum and I'm having a hard time finding something that's a good fit for me. VW Chan and Gordon Yao seem to provide excellent suits at decent prices but too expensive and not really my lifestyle.
I've read about places like Jantzen and Sam's tailors and it seems like they don't really care about customer service and their products but more about marketing their things.

I heard that there are a lot of good tailors in Hong Kong like in Admiralty or Central Market who can make relative quality suits and stuff for reasonable prices.

The PROBLEM HERE IS that there's so many frauds and sleezes that I need help sorting them out. My target is about no more than 900 USD for 1 suit (400 max), 2 blazers, couple shirts and pants.

If anyone can help chime in, that would be really great.

Thanks,
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by clothesrus View Post
So i'm going to Hong Kong for about over a week and looking for a Hong Kong Tailor who can provide decent products as a reasonable price.

Before I get flamed, I want to stress that I've done a lot of search through this forum and I'm having a hard time finding something that's a good fit for me. VW Chan and Gordon Yao seem to provide excellent suits at decent prices but too expensive and not really my lifestyle.
I've read about places like Jantzen and Sam's tailors and it seems like they don't really care about customer service and their products but more about marketing their things.

I heard that there are a lot of good tailors in Hong Kong like in Admiralty or Central Market who can make relative quality suits and stuff for reasonable prices.

The PROBLEM HERE IS that there's so many frauds and sleezes that I need help sorting them out. My target is about no more than 900 USD for 1 suit (400 max), 2 blazers, couple shirts and pants.

If anyone can help chime in, that would be really great.

Thanks,

Ok I'm still a noob on this thread. First of all, its WW Chan, not Volkswagen Chan. But I digress.

I've had a suit at Jantzen made, I wouldn't compare them to Sam's at all. Sam's horrible. With Jantzen u get what u paid for.

As always, you'll hear people recommend Peter Lee from Lee Baron.

In all honesty though, you need to research some more dude.
post #3 of 16
I'm in HK next week for a couple of days. To keep things easy, I'm just going to one of those nice Indian guys near Chungking Mansions, TST, they seem to know all about suits.
post #4 of 16
Sorry, I think your budget is unrealistic (900 USD for 1 suit, 2 blazers, couple shirts and pants) for any quality products. You get what you pay for.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post
I'm in HK next week for a couple of days. To keep things easy, I'm just going to one of those nice Indian guys near Chungking Mansions, TST, they seem to know all about suits.

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
Sorry, I think your budget is unrealistic (900 USD for 1 suit, 2 blazers, couple shirts and pants) for any quality products. You get what you pay for.

I generally agree, but I have reservations about saying so after some guy put up a thread lastweek with solid mall-stall suits in the 250 range. I do wonder if they hold up to close inspection though.

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post #7 of 16
I had a suit MTM from william cheng in tst. I also had a couple shirts made at 270 hkd each(around 35usd). I hated the fit of both the suit and the shirts and no longer wear the suit or the shirts. (weekly wearing of the shirts wore them out after 6 months) I moved on to jantzen, and now peter lee for shirts. Will be using gordon for suits in the future. take fishball's advice, you get what you pay for - increase your budget or buy fewer things/get nicer quality. do it right, do it once.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by clothesrus View Post
So i'm going to Hong Kong for about over a week and looking for a Hong Kong Tailor who can provide decent products as a reasonable price.

Before I get flamed, I want to stress that I've done a lot of search through this forum and I'm having a hard time finding something that's a good fit for me. VW Chan and Gordon Yao seem to provide excellent suits at decent prices but too expensive and not really my lifestyle.
I've read about places like Jantzen and Sam's tailors and it seems like they don't really care about customer service and their products but more about marketing their things.

I heard that there are a lot of good tailors in Hong Kong like in Admiralty or Central Market who can make relative quality suits and stuff for reasonable prices.

The PROBLEM HERE IS that there's so many frauds and sleezes that I need help sorting them out. My target is about no more than 900 USD for 1 suit (400 max), 2 blazers, couple shirts and pants.

If anyone can help chime in, that would be really great.

Thanks,

If you have family or friends in HK ask them about suits and shirts. You have to develop a relationship with a tailor to develop great results for that price range.

Yao and Chan will always deliver solid results but it comes with a price.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by mrclam View Post
I had a suit MTM from william cheng in tst. I also had a couple shirts made at 270 hkd each(around 35usd). I hated the fit of both the suit and the shirts and no longer wear the suit or the shirts. (weekly wearing of the shirts wore them out after 6 months) I moved on to jantzen, and now peter lee for shirts. Will be using gordon for suits in the future. take fishball's advice, you get what you pay for - increase your budget or buy fewer things/get nicer quality. do it right, do it once.

I thought William Cheng is a pretty decent tailor.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
I thought William Cheng is a pretty decent tailor.
I think the construction was ok, but the fit was horrible. Over time, I'm sure it could get better, but I don't plan to have too many suits, so I don't want to bother with too many $400 experiments.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
I generally agree, but I have reservations about saying so after some guy put up a thread lastweek with solid mall-stall suits in the 250 range. I do wonder if they hold up to close inspection though.

Here

honestly, i wouldn't mind those type of suits or blazer

it prolly at least equal the 1k plus i would pay in Toronto for a MTM anyways

plus, i like to dress decently and fitted well but not someone who styled up so much.
kinda ferraris, porche and etc are greating looking cars but I don't feel comfortable driving them
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
I thought William Cheng is a pretty decent tailor.

i'm actually thinking about william cheng too. i would be looking for a long-term relationship with mid-range tailor. i don't mind if there's minor issues with a suit as long as the overall suit is good

another analogy is haircuts, I don't want the $8-13 ones because they usually really bad (RTW, allter suits) but I don't want the expensive ($45-70) cuz there's a huge premium. The $20-30 range is tricky cuz u could still get a bad haircut (your sam tailors, raja), but once i find one I like, i stick with her ($28 + $5 tip each time).
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by clothesrus View Post
My target is about no more than 900 USD for 1 suit (400 max), 2 blazers, couple shirts and pants.

If anyone can help chime in, that would be really great.

Thanks,

Not going to happen. For a decent suit, aim at about 700 USD at least, blazer about 400 USD, shirts about 35/pop, trousers about 100.
post #14 of 16
Try David Chow of D.C.Mohex Fashions.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
If you have family or friends in HK ask them about suits and shirts. You have to develop a relationship with a tailor to develop great results for that price range.

Yao and Chan will always deliver solid results but it comes with a price.

that's a good point there about building good long-term relationships and about risks vs rewards.

how about william yu, lee baron and william cheng? Their prices seem higher-end and you may get ok results since they cater to tourists and such.
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