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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

GBR, try not to be sanctimonious.  My question was very specific, and not really molded for SF groupthink.  

A search on SF reveals the same damn names- Gordan Yao, WW Chan, S William Yu, A Man Hin Cheong, and God Forbid Sam's. HK natives will laugh at you (behind your back) if you mention these names.  The reason: well, think of your typical touristy town, and think of the touristy names. Hong Kong natives will smile warmly on you, 'cos ignorant gwei lows keep the rice bowls on their tables.

For example, everyone on SF refers to Ricky when talking about Jantzen.  Do you know that there is an old guru tailor in the shop who speaks no English?  I bet you dont unless you have visited the shop more than once. 

Phillycheese, can you PM me with details?  If you understand Cantonese, "ng koi la, to je sai!"

I have close friends from HK, and whilst they do think that some of these tailors are pricier than others (though not by much in comparison to the good and lesser-known HK tailors that locals frequent), nobody doubts the quality of these suits, 'laugh at you (behind your back)', or reckon it's foolish that one uses these guys because they're 'touristy'.

Many of these guys have a significant local customer base as well and friends tell me that a couple of these guys go to law firms to fit and take orders. So that bold-ed statement is quite blatantly untrue.

Furthermore, I find it puzzling why you'd think that foreigners (gwei los) who don't have to count their pennies, and have decided to use well-reviewed and established tailoring houses (AMHC< Chan etc), and who don't speak the native language are, as you write, 'ignorant', to shun local names where tailors only converse mainly in Cantonese.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 5/13/13 at 1:01am
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I have close friends from HK, and whilst they do think that some of these tailors are pricier than others (though not by much in comparison to the good and lesser-known HK tailors that locals frequent), nobody doubts the quality of these suits, 'laugh at you (behind your back)', or reckon it's foolish that one uses these guys because they're 'touristy'.

Many of these guys have a significant local customer base as well and friends tell me that a couple of these guys go to law firms to fit and take orders. So that bold-ed statement is quite blatantly untrue.

Furthermore, I find it puzzling why you'd think that foreigners (gwei los) who don't have to count their pennies, and have decided to use well-reviewed and established tailoring houses (AMHC< Chan etc), and who don't speak the native language are, as you write, 'ignorant', to shun local names where tailors only converse mainly in Cantonese.


Well said, I fear Petepan really does make a fool of himself and would do well simply to back his own judgement and not ask here.
Edited by GBR - 5/13/13 at 3:30am
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