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post #181 of 249
Anyone know what his US Touring schedule is this year or next year?
post #182 of 249
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Originally Posted by cincinnatus2 View Post
Anyone know what his US Touring schedule is this year or next year?

Check Ascot Chang US tour schedule, he come with AC.
post #183 of 249
I am giving him a try tomorrow or Monday and will get his US tour schedule while at the shop.

Based upon the reviews here, I am taking a leap of faith and using him on a suit.

Most likely Scabel Blue Label fabric (hope that is spelled right) in a pin stripe. I use A-Man (AMHC) usually, but trying to broaden my tailors.
post #184 of 249
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I am giving him a try tomorrow or Monday and will get his US tour schedule while at the shop.

Based upon the reviews here, I am taking a leap of faith and using him on a suit.

Most likely Scabel Blue Label fabric (hope that is spelled right) in a pin stripe. I use A-Man (AMHC) usually, but trying to broaden my tailors.

Any chance you can share your experience here?
post #185 of 249
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Got basted fitting by Gordon here in HK yesterday. I was quite impressed, I'll report back when the final product is done. I asked for him to take out the shoulder padding and make the scye softer, and he slipped the padding right out of there in front of me (I'd heard it was hard to get him to make a soft shoulder). I also asked him to move the scyes closer inwards towards the center of my body, since I believe that increases shoulder mobility (he knew what an Anderson and Sheppard type shoulder was). Armsyces weren't ultra-high and tight like I've seen on Fred Astaire, but that's fine and I was told in another forum that it's not good to ask a tailor to deviate too much from what he's used to. Overall it draped very nicely, I was stunned in fact... maybe a lot of that has to do with the fact I had it made up in 21 oz Huddersfield worsted

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I ordered three suits from Gordon during his recent US trip. I received them last week and they fit very well. I asked for less padding in the shoulders than he normally puts in and he was happy to oblige. The suits came in the mail. I just had to have them pressed and now I've started wearing them. Gordon is a skilled tailor, honest and a gentleman.

How much is he charging for a suit now?
post #186 of 249
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How much is he charging for a suit now?

Starts at $1200 USD and $710 for CMT
post #187 of 249
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Starts at $1200 USD and $710 for CMT

Thanks!
post #188 of 249
Thought this thread finally needed a pic, these aren't the best, but here's a Yao suit in 21 oz Huddersfield with WW Chan shirt. Both fitted in HK. Area below the waist ('quarters') are a little roomier than I'd like, a few other minor problems here and there, but it's still a great deal.
post #189 of 249
Thread Starter 
Looks good Svenn!!!
post #190 of 249
Looks great. Any word on Yao's upcoming US tours?
post #191 of 249
That's a nice look. Pardon my asking, but how wide are those lapels?
post #192 of 249
Well done Svenn.
post #193 of 249
^Thanks all. I had my initial misgivings with Yao because I didn't get the perfect armscye I wanted, and there was a fairly major problem in the hips/small of my back... but now that I've 'broken in' the suit more I'm actually fairly pleased with it. And at $700 it's a great deal... just don't expect a Savile Row level of bespoke. I never had a suit from Chan but from pics I've seen here (the infamous Shanghai thread) and what I've heard, Yao might do a better, cleaner look than they do, but I can't confirm. Chan's shirt however is very nice... I like rigid collars and cuffs, and they did a good job of making it the style I was looking for.


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Originally Posted by xingby View Post
That's a nice look. Pardon my asking, but how wide are those lapels?

3.5 inches... it was the widest Gordon would 'recommend' I go (he is opinionated). I'm 5'11'' if it's scale you're trying to figure out.
post #194 of 249
I commissioned Gordon to make a Scabal suit last year and by and large was pleased with the result. I was in HK on Saturday and pushed the button on another. There were some minor issues with the first suit which I discussed with him and hopefully will be corrected with the second (I brought the first along to show him), but generally, I'm following same tailoring style. Fitting in early October and pick up in late November (which is driven by my visits to HK). He holds opinions on most things and is not shy about expressing them (this can take some getting used to), but obviously is prepared to defer to the client's wishes.
post #195 of 249
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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post
^Thanks all. I had my initial misgivings with Yao because I didn't get the perfect armscye I wanted, and there was a fairly major problem in the hips/small of my back... but now that I've 'broken in' the suit more I'm actually fairly pleased with it. And at $700 it's a great deal... just don't expect a Savile Row level of bespoke. I never had a suit from Chan but from pics I've seen here (the infamous Shanghai thread) and what I've heard, Yao might do a better, cleaner look than they do, but I can't confirm. Chan's shirt however is very nice... I like rigid collars and cuffs, and they did a good job of making it the style I was looking for.

3.5 inches... it was the widest Gordon would 'recommend' I go (he is opinionated). I'm 5'11'' if it's scale you're trying to figure out.

Svenn,

I think for a first bespoke suit of a new tailor, it look pretty good.
A mid-hi price SR suit cost GBP2,000 or USD3,000. I think it is not fair to compare a product just about a quarter price. In fact, I will think is a SR suit wroth 3 time more than an Yao suit.
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