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post #1291 of 1919

Or try Moda! I want someone to be the guinea pig before I do it.

 

They do have very competitive CMT price and price in general fwiw, and since they are starting out their prices are quite competitive. The suits I've seen seem decent, but I'm still anxious to see what it'll be like as I plan on having at least 2 suits made by them on my next trip.

post #1292 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post

As a local guy, I would recommend Simpson Sin more than Empire Intl.

Mmmh. Why that?
post #1293 of 1919
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Originally Posted by dolama View Post

Mmmh. Why that?

Generally speaking, Hong Kong Tailors are relatively good value when compare to other big cities. Locals always know better values than touriest or visitors. Simpson Sin business has certain local customers. Empire Int is mainly target foreign visitors.
post #1294 of 1919

Hey guys, I would love to welcome you guys to visit my store even if it's just for shirts just to build some awareness around my tailor shop! We're situated in the heart of Central on 9 Li Yuen Street in Li Dong Building on the 9th floor. If any of you whether living in HK or visiting HK are interested in seeing what we have to offer, feel free to drop by and you can let me know beforehand as well! If you're from Styleforum, I'm happy to give you guys a discount on shirts as an introductory offer. Let me know! 

 

https://www.facebook.com/modarepublic

 

Thanks guys! 

post #1295 of 1919
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Generally speaking, Hong Kong Tailors are relatively good value when compare to other big cities. Locals always know better values than touriest or visitors. Simpson Sin business has certain local customers. Empire Int is mainly target foreign visitors.

Thanks Classic Car,

I will try with Simpson Sin first.

post #1296 of 1919
I've used Chan years ago and now my HK friends are all telling me they raised their prices. I'm thinking about getting a 2-piece done in Fresco/Crispaire. Anybody know what that will clock in nowadays?
post #1297 of 1919

This doesn't answer your question, but as an owner of a suit in both fresco and crispaire, I prefer the fresco. Crispaire feels more flimsy and less hardy, although it is definitely less scratchy.

post #1298 of 1919
Couldn't say about Chan, but a Fresco suit at Gordon Yao will set you back around US$1800.
post #1299 of 1919
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Originally Posted by lysandar View Post

This doesn't answer your question, but as an owner of a suit in both fresco and crispaire, I prefer the fresco. Crispaire feels more flimsy and less hardy, although it is definitely less scratchy.

It seems like everybody prefers fresco over crispaire. I might give it a try. I initially went for crispaire due to the softness in comparison to fresco. I can't stand scratchy pants. Either way, I will stick with either of these fabrics for a while.
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Couldn't say about Chan, but a Fresco suit at Gordon Yao will set you back around US$1800.

Thanks!
post #1300 of 1919

I thought the swatch felt fine, but when made up into a suit I found that the softness was accentuated everywhere. Didn't like it much.

 

In the same ballpark (lightweight travel cloth), I found that Smith's finmeresco hit my sweet spot. Lightweight but substantial, with good drape.

post #1301 of 1919
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post

I've used Chan years ago and now my HK friends are all telling me they raised their prices. I'm thinking about getting a 2-piece done in Fresco/Crispaire. Anybody know what that will clock in nowadays?

I just commissioned a 3-pc Minnis Fresco for $2365 and believe the 2-pc was $1650 or $1750.
post #1302 of 1919
Do you do canvassed suit?
Frankly I saw my younger coworker (yeh, i am a 50+ guy) wearing your suit which is glued. I am afraid that can't reach the standard here.
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Originally Posted by Chris-ModaR View Post

Hey guys, I would love to welcome you guys to visit my store even if it's just for shirts just to build some awareness around my tailor shop! We're situated in the heart of Central on 9 Li Yuen Street in Li Dong Building on the 9th floor. If any of you whether living in HK or visiting HK are interested in seeing what we have to offer, feel free to drop by and you can let me know beforehand as well! If you're from Styleforum, I'm happy to give you guys a discount on shirts as an introductory offer. Let me know! 

https://www.facebook.com/modarepublic

Thanks guys! 
post #1303 of 1919
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Thanks Classic Car,
I will try with Simpson Sin first.

My pleasure
post #1304 of 1919

Hey Guys,

 

Would you happen to know where I can purchase some shirting fabrics? Not too keen on the branded types as I believe the hassle of inspecting if its authentic is too troublesome than beneficial. I'm more interested in what the local tailors would use as their house fabrics. I purchased some shirtings from Sham Shui Po the last I visited HK and the results were not too pleasant. Mostly the fabrics were too thin but I'm hoping this time round I could get a better try! 

 

Any other shops or buys would you guys recommend to tourists of HK? I heard of Zee's and have bought MOP buttons from SSP which were a great find for me. Thanks in advance!

post #1305 of 1919
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Originally Posted by Nayr- View Post

Hey Guys,

Would you happen to know where I can purchase some shirting fabrics? Not too keen on the branded types as I believe the hassle of inspecting if its authentic is too troublesome than beneficial. I'm more interested in what the local tailors would use as their house fabrics. I purchased some shirtings from Sham Shui Po the last I visited HK and the results were not too pleasant. Mostly the fabrics were too thin but I'm hoping this time round I could get a better try! 

Any other shops or buys would you guys recommend to tourists of HK? I heard of Zee's and have bought MOP buttons from SSP which were a great find for me. Thanks in advance!

There are a couple of wholesale shirting shops but they are not welcome retail customers, their major business is to supply tailor shops.
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