Regarding buttonholes, I use a girl in Paris who takes approx. 200 USD for all buttonholes (front, sleeve and lapel). All are absolutely perfect and equivalent to the highest French quality (Cifonelli, Smalto and so on).
It does make the jacket much more expensive but it also improves it by a great deal.
I'm starting to do the following a lot:
- Order fabric on eBay at a fraction of the price (there are some good sellers)
- Commission a copy of an existing bespoke jacket with a HK-based tailor (and soon with Luxire to test) but without any buttons holes
- do the finishing in Paris
Basically, I'm usually off with 600 USD for a stellar fully canvassed and hand-finished jacket
It is a bit annoying to do this whole process but it's worth it according to me as I get a jacket very similar to what I would pay 1200 USD+ in Paris
Interesting approach. Which HK tailors have you been using for this? thx