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post #1 of 40
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Just got an email from Peter lee with his latest quote:

 

"The basic VBC full canvassed (2pcs.) suit from HK$7,800 and (3pcs.)suit from
HK$9,500."

 

Thats almost $1k USD for the 2pcs. 

 

Considering his basic suits used to start from $700 USD about a year or so ago (or so I am told)...isn't this quite a massive jump?

 

I understand fabric price has increased quite a bit last year...but...this is close to 30-40% jump

 

Jus wondering whether I am missing something..

post #2 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dwarfer View Post

Just got an email from Peter lee with his latest quote:

"The basic VBC full canvassed (2pcs.) suit from HK$7,800 and (3pcs.)suit from

HK$9,500."

Thats almost $1k USD for the 2pcs. 

Considering his basic suits used to start from $700 USD about a year or so ago (or so I am told)...isn't this quite a massive jump?

I understand fabric price has increased quite a bit last year...but...this is close to 30-40% jump

Jus wondering whether I am missing something..

that sounds like it has indeed jumped quite a bit. I suspect a lot of the traffic driven to a few select tailors by the internet has contributed to the increase in price. At that price level I don't know if I would consider that good value.
post #3 of 40
Not sure whether you are comparing apples to apples - same fabric, same construction, etc. - but fabrics and other tailors pricing have indeed gone up quite a bit recently, sometimes by as much as 20%+.
post #4 of 40
Also: property boom in HK may increase overhead. Now I like Peter, he's done a number of great suits and jackets for me, but I'm not convinced he's the only tailor in Hong Kong doing that level of quality at that price point. It's just that no-one yet has talked about them on SF.
post #5 of 40
Whoa, basic suits for $700? I paid less than that for mine (not canvassed).
post #6 of 40
Not too sure about suits but the full canvas sportcoats cost just about double that of half canvassed. Those prices look like a big increase from what it was when I was there around Christmas and New Years though...
post #7 of 40
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Also: property boom in HK may increase overhead. Now I like Peter, he's done a number of great suits and jackets for me, but I'm not convinced he's the only tailor in Hong Kong doing that level of quality at that price point. It's just that no-one yet has talked about them on SF.

agreed
post #8 of 40
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Also: property boom in HK may increase overhead. Now I like Peter, he's done a number of great suits and jackets for me, but I'm not convinced he's the only tailor in Hong Kong doing that level of quality at that price point. It's just that no-one yet has talked about them on SF.


Yes - I've been doing some research and asking quotes off a few HK tailors (planning for a trip later). Across the board prices have gone up consistently (dramatically?), to the point that tailors like PL are charging almost what the WW Chan would be charging a few years ago. 

 

Similarly, the WW Chan/Gordan Yao is now on at least $1200 USD for a entry level (Basic VBC) 2 piece suit.

 

I suspect this has a lot to do with the recent publicity they have received from these forums. 

 

Given the relative minor pricing difference (on that scale), I probably would just go WW Chan for the slightly better reputation etc. 

 

Or seek out some lesser knowns and have an little try-out (potential disaster)

 

post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by GBear View Post

Not too sure about suits but the full canvas sportcoats cost just about double that of half canvassed. Those prices look like a big increase from what it was when I was there around Christmas and New Years though...

 

I wonder whether prices are different when it's an emailed quote, versus walk-in?

 

If so, I would not engage with these firms - I don't like that practice. It's not like I'm buying a car here. 

post #10 of 40
Can't answer about other tailors, but Peter has always been very consistent with his pricing for me. Also, if you have a half-canvassed suit, you'll pay about 1500 HKD less.

We need to get more people in Hong Kong to post about more tailors. Always good to have more competition.
post #11 of 40
Also, I dug this up from another thread, if anyone can get updated prices, we'll have a better idea of exactly how much the difference is
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post

FYI, these are Lee Baron's prices for various garments. I took a shot for my personal reference.
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hm weird. not sure why it's horizontal. i might try to rotate it later.
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Can't answer about other tailors, but Peter has always been very consistent with his pricing for me. Also, if you have a half-canvassed suit, you'll pay about 1500 HKD less.
We need to get more people in Hong Kong to post about more tailors. Always good to have more competition.

I think people have found that sharing and posting information makes their tailors popular, and therefore less available and more expensive.
post #13 of 40
Any update on shirt and jacket pricing?
post #14 of 40
Shirts 280.
post #15 of 40
im getting quotes for pants starting at 1,200 HKD... basic details, no frills

not sure if i should go for HY pants instead...
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