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Nice to know a person like who has excellent knowledge in classical menswear who lives in Hong Kong.
post #32 of 37

SK, I was in your situation too.  Wanted a bespoke, didn't know where to go.  Did some internet research and found SF.  Looked at what qualities made a good suit and then went searching for tailors and doing research.  Talked to them and decided to go with one who I thought knew what I was after.  The fact a friend recommended them also helped.  Trusted my instincts and ordered a suit.  Now a very satisfied bespoke suit owner.  You live in HK, get out there and do your own research.  Relying on the internet will not get you that last step before you pull the trigger.  Most people here only exposed to HK tailors through their overseas trip.  That makes their experiences somewhat irrelevant to your situation.  Why?  because you can go back for multiple fittings, be a lot more picky and can actually work with a tailor to get you what you want, and you probably speak the language. Because there are a number of good tailors that do not go overseas and charge less than the top ones.  Trust your instincts, and find that tailor who you feel comfortable with. If you feel they're leading you where you don't want to go, leave.  It doesn't matter if they are Yao or Chan or whoever gets great reviews here.  Pay what you can afford and what it is worthwhile to you. 

post #33 of 37
Are you sure you want to go to a HK tailor for a "Napoli" style suit? I mean i know WW chan does a soft shoulder model from pics posted up here but it might be asking a bit much to get them to make you a pure napoli suit like what you get from rubinacci and NSM.
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Hi Philycheese, sage words of advice.  I guess I need to study a little more on what I want, but ultimately just take the leap of faith at some point. 

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Jeff, haha not "sure" but definitely want to try it at some point.  Perhaps I should wait for "Napoli" for when I take a trip there? (or when they visit)

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Jeff, haha not "sure" but definitely want to try it at some point.  Perhaps I should wait for "Napoli" for when I take a trip there? (or when they visit)

Well to be honest WW Chan does cut a pretty nice suit, but then again I've never seen them try an attempt a full on Naples style one. It might be too far out of their comfort zone, but in the end its really up to you if you want to risk it. Tailors are trained in a certain style, which is why you see all the A&S alum (mahon, steed, hitchcock) still cutting their suits similar to A&S but with slight deviaitons. My advise to you is if you really want a Naples style suit rather than gamble $2000+ on something that might come out horribly wrong, just go straight to the source. When i got my suit made at NSM the prices were not that far off to warrant me risking it. Another thing is a suit could have the details of a naples suit meaning it would have the wider lapels, higher gorge, 3 roll 2, etc but it won't feel like a naples suit which for me is the biggest draw. I never really liked how they looked because imo they make your head look big and the jackets are short (probably my own fault here but i told mina i wanted a standard naples suit), but i love the way they feel on you, and a HK tailor might not be able to duplicate that.
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Well to be honest WW Chan does cut a pretty nice suit, but then again I've never seen them try an attempt a full on Naples style one. It might be too far out of their comfort zone, but in the end its really up to you if you want to risk it. Tailors are trained in a certain style, which is why you see all the A&S alum (mahon, steed, hitchcock) still cutting their suits similar to A&S but with slight deviaitons. My advise to you is if you really want a Naples style suit rather than gamble $2000+ on something that might come out horribly wrong, just go straight to the source. When i got my suit made at NSM the prices were not that far off to warrant me risking it. Another thing is a suit could have the details of a naples suit meaning it would have the wider lapels, higher gorge, 3 roll 2, etc but it won't feel like a naples suit which for me is the biggest draw. I never really liked how they looked because imo they make your head look big and the jackets are short (probably my own fault here but i told mina i wanted a standard naples suit), but i love the way they feel on you, and a HK tailor might not be able to duplicate that.

I agree. Naple style are better for those body structures like south italian. It does not mean it will look good on everybody. If people with big head, very sloppy shoulders, tall and slim with long legs and arms, Naples style may not look good.
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