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post #136 of 1897
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Originally Posted by mrbitterpants View Post

Of the HK Tailors recommended in this thread, would any particular one of them be better for a more modern silhouette like a Thom Browne or Dior (fitted, skinny lapel, sharper angles)? From what I've seen most of them seem to be a little more traditional.

 

Also, would any of them be recommended for knocking off blazers from some more avant garde labels (eg, Rick Owens, _Julius, etc) especially as it relates to the more unusual fabrics these brands tend to use?

 

Thanks in advance.


I would use WW Chan for that request as Patrick would be more in tune with what you're looking for
post #137 of 1897
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post #138 of 1897
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post



I would use WW Chan for that request as Patrick would be more in tune with what you're looking for


Good to know. Thanks.

post #139 of 1897
can anyone recommend a shirt tailor in hk that will do slim (not skinny) fit, say similar to a RLBL style?

i've tried jantzen and they banned me as I was too pedantic smile.gif

looking to pay up to $1000HKD per shirt? i think ww chan would be out of my price range
post #140 of 1897
I'm a very satisfied PL customer and re shrinkage, yes he takes into account when the shirt is made up, bit larger, and I believe he said the fabric shinks up rather than in (ie shortens rather than narrows) altho I may have that the other way around. Either way if you consult him on it he can make adjustments to make sure it doesn't happen, although I did get one shirt that shrunk too much on the sleeves. I've had about 15 shirts made from him and three suits.
post #141 of 1897
bgk, what fabrics did you choose and how much does PL charge for shirts nowadays? I'm considering dropping by when I visit HK this year. Thanks.
post #142 of 1897
Basic house fabrics were still at HKD 280 last time I visited in June. Linen shirts were at around HKD650-700, with other cottons between those points depending on quality.
post #143 of 1897
Anyone in HK have any recommendations for places to shorten ties?
post #144 of 1897
How about someone to do nice hand sewn buttonholes please? I had to make alterations to a Borrelli jacket and now need an extra buttonhole put in. The existing ones are super nice and the alterations tailor can't handle it.
post #145 of 1897
What might one expect to pay for a navy blazer at WW Chan, or from Peter Lee? Sorry, I searched around without success!
post #146 of 1897
have anyone used William Cheng & Son??
post #147 of 1897
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

What might one expect to pay for a navy blazer at WW Chan, or from Peter Lee? Sorry, I searched around without success!

Also interested for sport coat fabrics such as tweed!
post #148 of 1897
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post

What might one expect to pay for a navy blazer at WW Chan, or from Peter Lee? Sorry, I searched around without success!

Can't speak for Peter Lee, but what you would pay for a navy blazer from Chan would depend on the fabric. For something like VBC 110, probably somewhere around $850. For good British fabrics the prices would probably start in the neighborhood of $1,000 (US).

You could, of course, e-mail Chan for more precise information.
post #149 of 1897
Thanks very much for the estimates and your suggestion, JLib! I will email Chan about it.
post #150 of 1897

I'm not sure about the protocol of posting questions here without contributing first, but I'm off to Hong Kong on Thursday and have some pressing questions. So, sorry in advance.

 

I've done some trawling here, and there are indeed some superb threads for advice on Hong Kong tailors. WW Chan appears to be seen as the gold standard, but my circumstances don't really justify going there. I've recently lost about 30 pounds in weight, and thus none of my suits fit me. I'm therefore looking for at least three, and preferably four, suits, plus probably one or two blazers, two overcoats and enough shirts and ties to mix and match with the suits. Alas, while personally, I'd love to go to Chan and get all that, Mrs Angleton will go crazy if I spend HKD10,000-and up per suit when buying in that kind of bulk.

 

A friend recommended Lord's tailor, but I couldn't get through. Their sister shop, Charms, said that their suits would be HKD4,500, which is right in my price range. However, I haven't seen either tailor mentioned once on here. 

 

Jantzen, who I'd really rather go to, haven't responded to an email, so I'm not sure whether they'll be able to complete my order within the seven days I'm there, or indeed, how much they cost these days.

 

So, I'm looking for either recommendations within that price range (no more than HKD5,000 per suit), a rough idea on how much Jantsen would charge, or confirmation that Lords and Charms are, indeed, good places to go. I understand that I won't get a Saville Row-quality experience for that, but I do want a good quality suit that represents value for money.

 

Again, sorry for taking advantage of your expertise when I'm brand new to the forum, but I have looked through all the threads listed here, and can't see any answers to my questions.

 

Thanks in advance.

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