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post #1186 of 2083
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I went to their shop once with a friend and I find them pretty snobbish, I didn't have the greatest impression on them.

BTW, I do agree with you they are "pretty snobbish"facepalm.gif
post #1187 of 2083
I agree that I have never tried Baramon myself and only have seen a couple of their garments.

However, I did notice diffent methods and finishing levels on their stuff.

I just can't mentally make myself to try them yet. Maybe I should go with you one day to make an order.

Do you know Baramon's workforce?
post #1188 of 2083
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I agree that I have never tried Baramon myself and only have seen a couple of their garments.

However, I did notice diffent methods and finishing levels on their stuff.

I just can't mentally make myself to try them yet. Maybe I should go with you one day to make an order.

Do you know Baramon's workforce?

No, beside the cutter, I don't know their coat maker or trousers maker.
post #1189 of 2083
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I agree that I have never tried Baramon myself and only have seen a couple of their garments.

However, I did notice diffent methods and finishing levels on their stuff.

I just can't mentally make myself to try them yet. Maybe I should go with you one day to make an order.

Do you know Baramon's workforce?

For what I saw in their shops (those suit waiting for fitting or pick up), I don't really see "too inconsistent" in the finishing.
Of course, some sifu are better than others, but for what I saw, they are very "shanghaiese"
post #1190 of 2083
Not 100% related to tailors but does anybody know a good alteration shop in Hong Kong? Fishball, do you know? I know you're a local biggrin.gif
post #1191 of 2083
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Not 100% related to tailors but does anybody know a good alteration shop in Hong Kong? Fishball, do you know? I know you're a local biggrin.gif

Ben,

Most if not all my clothing are bespoke, so the makers do the alteration for me. I do used a lady doing minor alteration for my causal wear.
If you want alteration tailors for your suit. Central Worldwide Plaza and Melboure Plaza have few of them.
post #1192 of 2083
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For what I saw in their shops (those suit waiting for fitting or pick up), I don't really see "too inconsistent" in the finishing.
Of course, some sifu are better than others, but for what I saw, they are very "shanghaiese"

I am always uncertain with the regional distinction. Nowadays different makers with different education works as a team. Does being Cantonese really connotes an inferior garment? Or Does Cantonese tailor can't finish a garment in the 'Shanghaiese' level?
post #1193 of 2083
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I am always uncertain with the regional distinction. Nowadays different makers with different education works as a team. Does being Cantonese really connotes an inferior garment? Or Does Cantonese tailor can't finish a garment in the 'Shanghaiese' level?

hmm.. it is something like "difference school," not because of the tailor himself is cantonese or not, is more on their training.
Of course nowaday most of the HK tailors are "cantonese school," so you won't see much "shanghaiese school" tailoring.

It reflect not only on western men tailoring, it is also true in traditional chinese tailoring, like cheong shum.
post #1194 of 2083

I just came back from HK a little while ago.  I got a suit and a bunch of shirts made at a place in TST East.  The shirt fitting was a new experience for me because they made a shirt template for the shirt fitting.  Don't know if that's a common thing or not.  Their sifu are all in-house and local so turnaround was really good.  I haven't tried any of the more talked about people in this thread though.

post #1195 of 2083
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Originally Posted by manlai View Post

I just came back from HK a little while ago.  I got a suit and a bunch of shirts made at a place in TST East.  The shirt fitting was a new experience for me because they made a shirt template for the shirt fitting.  Don't know if that's a common thing or not.  Their sifu are all in-house and local so turnaround was really good.  I haven't tried any of the more talked about people in this thread though.

I think only the top end shirt makers in Hong Kong has the practice to make a scrap shirt for fitting.

I never ask my tailor to give me baste fitting for shirts, I doubt they will.

Well done on your find and I hope it was a good experience.
post #1196 of 2083
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I think only the top end shirt makers in Hong Kong has the practice to make a scrap shirt for fitting.

I never ask my tailor to give me baste fitting for shirts, I doubt they will.

Well done on your find and I hope it was a good experience.

Good to know.  I didn't ask for it they just automatically had one made to fit me the same time as my suit fitting.  It was a great experience!  Price was good and they had my order done before I left back to the US.  Place is Collar Seasons at the Peninsula Centre.

post #1197 of 2083
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Good to know.  I didn't ask for it they just automatically had one made to fit me the same time as my suit fitting.  It was a great experience!  Price was good and they had my order done before I left back to the US.  Place is Collar Seasons at the Peninsula Centre.

I always wonder how can you guys find these shops.

Even local like me only knew the good old few places.
post #1198 of 2083
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O no, don't get me wrong.

Gordon Yao is a reputable tailor in Hong Kong.

Considering the business enviornment in Hong Kong, there is rather no surprise in the current increased price.

Perhaps only me who prefers to meet the cutter, coatmaker and trousermaker at all times. I believe Gordan Yao doesn't do that.

I have met GY's tailors at odd times and he does some cutting but I know what you mean.
post #1199 of 2083
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Good to know.  I didn't ask for it they just automatically had one made to fit me the same time as my suit fitting.  It was a great experience!  Price was good and they had my order done before I left back to the US.  Place is Collar Seasons at the Peninsula Centre.

I had visited Collar Seasons before. The owner is a lady who specialize in shirts. If people like designer or high fashion shirt, it is a good place because they will make it for you. Price, fabric and craftmanship are reasonable. Last year, they can make you a shirt with Thomas Mason fabric around HK$600.-
post #1200 of 2083
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post


I always wonder how can you guys find these shops.

Even local like me only knew the good old few places.

I wish I can claim credit, but I got the recommendation from my MOM (yikes!) who still lives there year 'round.  She's profoundly picky and only uses the best so I went with it.  It worked out.

 

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I had visited Collar Seasons before. The owner is a lady who specialize in shirts. If people like designer or high fashion shirt, it is a good place because they will make it for you. Price, fabric and craftmanship are reasonable. Last year, they can make you a shirt with Thomas Mason fabric around HK$600.-

Carol is great, nicest lady and extremely hard worker.  The 3 shirt bundle price was under $1200HK.  I think she was saying her costs were going up so she was going to raise prices after the Chinese New Year so I don't know what the price is now.  Can't imagine it's that much higher. 

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