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post #1201 of 2006
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Originally Posted by manlai View Post

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.

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. 

Last year, I went to Peninsula centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East. I found the shop quite interesting, then I stepped inside. A man approached me to introduce their shirts. Later, he said he work there part-time to help his wife Carol. There are two bundle of shirt fabric to select, one of them is HK$900 for tailor made 2 shirts. The fabric are quite nice. I asked him if there are any Thomas Mason fabric. He honestly said, if I insisted to use Thomas Mason fabric, it would be around HK$600. I think it is a very good price for retail shop because fabric itself is around $300.- Remaining HK$300 for labour and profit only. He said his wife is a shirt maker before. She opened the shop because she has passion in making shirts.
post #1202 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post

Last year, I went to Peninsula centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East. I found the shop quite interesting, then I stepped inside. A man approached me to introduce their shirts. Later, he said he work there part-time to help his wife Carol. There are two bundle of shirt fabric to select, one of them is HK$900 for tailor made 2 shirts. The fabric are quite nice. I asked him if there are any Thomas Mason fabric. He honestly said, if I insisted to use Thomas Mason fabric, it would be around HK$600. I think it is a very good price for retail shop because fabric itself is around $300.- Remaining HK$300 for labour and profit only. He said his wife is a shirt maker before. She opened the shop because she has passion in making shirts.

So, did you try it? If not, why not?
post #1203 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

So, did you try it? If not, why not?

No.
I usually keep shirts at a minimum numbers. Just before my shop visited, I had made 4 shirts at King's Tailor in central at a package of $1,000 for 4 shirts (recommended by a friend) . King's tailor also offer a trial shirt, fitting is OK but fabric is not good enough. Btw, I did not need any new shirt at that time, therefore, did not place any order to Collar Season. Moreover, I still have 5 pc of Thomas Mason shirt fabric at home during that time. Whenever I want a fancy designer style shirt, I will consider Season Collars. But for normal dress shirt, I will bring to my shirt tailor who has nailed down my shirt pattern after several orders.
post #1204 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

So, did you try it? If not, why not?

You are shirt expertise but I am not. Maybe you can visit the shop and teach us.
post #1205 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post

You are shirt expertise but I am not. Maybe you can visit the shop and teach us.

I am no expert in any field.
I think I visited that shop many years ago.
I didn't find anything impressed me, both price and craftmanship, so I pass.
post #1206 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

I am no expert in any field.
I think I visited that shop many years ago.
I didn't find anything impressed me, both price and craftmanship, so I pass.

As I said before, if you need a traditional dress shirt, they are O.K. with reasonable quality and price. Many shops can do that too. King's Tailor in Central may offer even better. Many tailor shops can offer better shirt but their price are much higher. However, I found out during my last visit , they are very patient to listen for cutomers' umcommon request. If someone want a designer type of shirt, it is a good place to go. They are very flexibile and with very good manner.
post #1207 of 2006
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

I've only started onto the HK tailoring market relatively recently, I think my first HK suit came from Peter Lee at the end of 2010. So I couldn't say a lot about pricing at the more upmarket tailors in the good old days. For a 2-piece CMT suit, PL will now charge you about HK$5k, MyTailor is at slightly over HK$6k, while GY asks HK$8,5k. That seems like a relatively plausible price distribution, especially given the fact that GY is in a rather posh location, which is much less the case for PL and MyTailor. To each his own, of course, but I did not have the idea that I wasn't getting good value for money at GY (or any other HK tailor I've patronised).

Hi Roger,

I am a local guy but I never heard MyTailor.
Where is it?
If they charge you HK$6k, It should be quite famous in here for their good craftsmanship. Maybe they only focus on non-local customers.
post #1208 of 2006
Isn't this it?
post #1209 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post

Hi Roger,

I am a local guy but I never heard MyTailor.
Where is it?
If they charge you HK$6k, It should be quite famous in here for their good craftsmanship. Maybe they only focus on non-local customers.

hahaha, I thought you know every tailors in Hong Kong!lol8[1].gif
IIRC, MyTailor is run by Joe Hemrajani, a company mostly focus on tour and online business.
He is in the business for many years.
post #1210 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

hahaha, I thought you know every tailors in Hong Kong!lol8[1].gif
IIRC, MyTailor is run by Joe Hemrajani, a company mostly focus on tour and online business.
He is in the business for many years.

I only know very few tailors in HK.

Is Joe a good master cutter?

Have you used him before? If not why?
post #1211 of 2006

sorry for some off topic

 

i have no experience on bespoken yet, but have two pieces of cloth on hand over one year.

 

i wonder whether the price that CMT an overcoat is generally higher or lower than that CMT a two-piece suit or a three-piece suit .

 

Thanks!

post #1212 of 2006
Usually CMT for a coat equates to CMT for three piece suit.
post #1213 of 2006
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Usually CMT for a coat equates to CMT for three piece suit.

Really, as much as I know, most tailors CMT for a normal overcoat equales to CMT for 2 pc.
post #1214 of 2006
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post

Really, as much as I know, most tailors CMT for a normal overcoat equales to CMT for 2 pc.

That is what I know too.
post #1215 of 2006

haha

thank you!

anyway,i have some idea about that

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