I have been absent from the forums for a while, but I will definitely give Gordon Yao a try sometime soon and post my findings. (I am based in HK at present)
I have had a VBC 3 piece SB made from WW Chan in HK previously. While the suit is very well constructed, I was not particularly ecstatic about the fit or the service. With regards to fit, the jacket seemed a bit too stiff and the trousers quite wide fitting. Perhaps this was my own inability to voice the exact look I was hoping for (something slightly more contemporary). The suit will have its fair share of wears through the years, particuarly for formal business occassions. As for service, I was mainly handled by a junior sales staff and a fitter who did not speak any English. Again, in retrospect I should have specifically asked for Patrick.
From the thoughts posted on this thread, it appears that Yao may be able to provide a less-classic SR, more modern Italian style cut. While I do NOT want a Dior rip-off, I do want something more fluid, particularly along the lines of Attolini (with a heavy, heavy lapel roll).
Any pics of Yao's work by chance or will I need to be the sacrifical lamb?