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post #1831 of 3692
Hi guys, two quick questions:

- Any recent recommendations on shirt makers, other than Moda (who I might try) and the famous/infamous Jantzen?

I've had my previous shirts made with TCNY and they're good. However, TCNY usually go about 800-1200 per shirt, so TBH I wouldn't mind a cheaper option for the next 5-10 shirts.

I would probably just replicate the fit of my TCNY shirts as the fit is fine, just looking to save a few dollars. Thanks!

I don't mind buying shirt fabrics myself but that could be a bridge too far for a newbie?

- I remember someone mentioning on this forum that there was a summer sale with one of the better tailors for their tailored suits. I forgot which tailor it was, I want to look that up (and haven't found it on previous pages) - any ideas?

Thanks!
Edited by ebayhtl - 8/11/14 at 3:11am
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Whatever happened to Simon Yu?

post #1833 of 3692
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Hi guys, two quick questions:

- Any recent recommendations on shirt makers, other than Moda (who I might try) and the famous/infamous Jantzen?

I've had my previous shirts made with TCNY and they're good. However, TCNY usually go about 800-1200 per shirt, so TBH I wouldn't mind a cheaper option for the next 5-10 shirts.

I would probably just replicate the fit of my TCNY shirts as the fit is fine, just looking to save a few dollars. Thanks!

I don't mind buying shirt fabrics myself but that could be a bridge too far for a newbie?

- I remember someone mentioning on this forum that there was a summer sale with one of the better tailors for their tailored suits. I forgot which tailor it was, I want to look that up (and haven't found it on previous pages) - any ideas?

Thanks!



It was Tai Pan Row. I think that particular promotion ended.

It is quite difficult to beat Janzen if you choose among budget shirts makers.
post #1834 of 3692
I agree i stupidly tried 2 different tailors than the ones you've mention (where I normally go). I just got suits in the post from lords tailor who also owns charms tailor. They claim to have some 5 star customer service award. Not sure how as their customer service was dreadful, against my better judgment I got 2 suits done......giving them my own zegna fabric....just had them arrive, total rubbish. They have over heated the fabric and melted it so it is all shiny now. Also the suits are not full canvas as they claimed and are at least 4 sizes to big........still waiting for a response to my email asking for reimbursement........maybe waiting a while......stick with the ones that charge a bit more and you wont be disappointed.
post #1835 of 3692
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It is quite difficult to beat Janzen if you choose among budget shirts makers.

Thanks.

Is Graly any good? Seems a few people have mentioned them. I ask because they're close to my work (Jantzen is a little farther). Quoted me 400-500 for a decent shirt.

Also, would any of these places accept me taking fabric over for them to make a shirt with? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post
 
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Originally Posted by bamboo View Post

It is quite difficult to beat Janzen if you choose among budget shirts makers.

Thanks.

Is Graly any good? Seems a few people have mentioned them. I ask because they're close to my work (Jantzen is a little farther). Quoted me 400-500 for a decent shirt.

Also, would any of these places accept me taking fabric over for them to make a shirt with? Thanks.


On Page 122, there is a report of CMT at Glary. 

I tried Glary once.  I chose check and pattern matching was not good so I have not come back since then.  Maybe I should try one more time.  

post #1837 of 3692
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Hi guys, two quick questions:

- Any recent recommendations on shirt makers, other than Moda (who I might try) and the famous/infamous Jantzen?

I've had my previous shirts made with TCNY and they're good. However, TCNY usually go about 800-1200 per shirt, so TBH I wouldn't mind a cheaper option for the next 5-10 shirts.

I would probably just replicate the fit of my TCNY shirts as the fit is fine, just looking to save a few dollars. Thanks!

I don't mind buying shirt fabrics myself but that could be a bridge too far for a newbie?

- I remember someone mentioning on this forum that there was a summer sale with one of the better tailors for their tailored suits. I forgot which tailor it was, I want to look that up (and haven't found it on previous pages) - any ideas?

Thanks!

 

If you're willing to pay around HKD 500, Simpson Sin might be a good choice too. Between them and Jantzen, we would definitely pick the former since we feel that good service is a must for a tailor. In terms of the final product, however, we don't think that Simpson Sin is significantly better than Jantzen, especially when you consider the price difference. So, if you don't care about service and are just interested in getting some shirts made quickly and inexpensively, Jantzen is probably a pretty good bet.

 

FYI, we have some photos of the final products for the two tailors on our blog. Also, over the next two weeks we will be posting our experience at Brown's Tailor as well.

 

TMT

post #1838 of 3692

Having lived in HKG and still frequent for my wardrobe acquisitions, I've concluded I'll patronise only Dream Bespoke (where I ordered one sport jacket and 6 shirts) and Il Sarto (~6 suits > 20 shirts).

 

Both Lee Baron suits I made have quality issues as the threads loose and shirt buttons are horribly tight with poor finish. Service was rushed and as of the latest update, 2 piece canvas is in high 5000$HK range which is expensive. Tai Pan Row's style is conservative for my taste and the fused shirts bubble too quickly.

 

Ricky at Dream Bespoke was a charm as he was attentive to detail and accommodated my preference for slim fit. More than a year now, I still love the blazer I made with him. One thing that bugged me at Dream was the chaos inside. It's nicely renovated place but books of fabric were stacked all over that I didn't even have a chance to sit and examine their options further. Messy layout seems to be a common issue plaguing many tailors and it definitely affects the shopping experience.

 

Il Sarto on Queen's Road Central brands itself as Italian style and the store layout is welcoming and encouraged me to shop. They are updated with the latest trends and I love their extreme cutaway collars and spread collar shirts that no other tailor in HK offer. It took me 2 suits for them to get my fit and preference right and even when they mail me the suit nowadays, I have little need for alterations. Suits start at 5K$ HK for house basic fabric to ~7500$ for VBC, which is all I need as I am not picky with fabric.

post #1839 of 3692
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So, if you don't care about service and are just interested in getting some shirts made quickly and inexpensively, Jantzen is probably a pretty good bet.

I've done shirts at Jantzen and would agree…. but only if you are actually in HK long enough to get them done and take them with you personally. Getting any product via mail or ordering through email is a nightmare.
post #1840 of 3692

Can someone elaborate/recommened on how to obtain Thomas Mason fabrics / MOP buttons in HK? 

 

Another poster was able to achieve CMT services for bespoke dress shirts for about $100 a pop, which includes the price of the aforementioned material.    

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Can someone elaborate/recommened on how to obtain Thomas Mason fabrics / MOP buttons in HK? 

 

Another poster was able to achieve CMT services for bespoke dress shirts for about $100 a pop, which includes the price of the aforementioned material.    

 

For TM fabrics you could go check out T Adair & Sons in Sheung Wan. Just FYI for people not in HK, they have a list of their commercial presence worldwide on the Albini Group's site: http://www.albinigroup.com/en/albini-world/commercial-presence.

 

For MOP buttons you might want to take a look in Sham Shui Po, there are a bunch of shops (on Yu Chau St, in particular) that sell trimmings and accessories. We've seen some MOP buttons in a couple of them, but don't remember which one. If you find a good shop, maybe you could give us a heads up!

 

TMT

post #1842 of 3692
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Originally Posted by toomanytailors View Post
 

 

If you're willing to pay around HKD 500, Simpson Sin might be a good choice too. Between them and Jantzen, we would definitely pick the former since we feel that good service is a must for a tailor. In terms of the final product, however, we don't think that Simpson Sin is significantly better than Jantzen, especially when you consider the price difference. So, if you don't care about service and are just interested in getting some shirts made quickly and inexpensively, Jantzen is probably a pretty good bet.

 

FYI, we have some photos of the final products for the two tailors on our blog. Also, over the next two weeks we will be posting our experience at Brown's Tailor as well.

 

TMT

 

Hello, any news on the Brown's post ? 

 

Just saw some shirt and a sport coat / jacket  from one of my colleague from HK and their stuff do look quiet promising.  

post #1843 of 3692
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post
 

 

Hello, any news on the Brown's post ? 

 

Just saw some shirt and a sport coat / jacket  from one of my colleague from HK and their stuff do look quiet promising.  

 

Hey there! We've already pushed our store visit post on the blog, but we're still working on the shirt review which should be up sometime this weekend.

 

TMT

post #1844 of 3692

Some recent excellent works by Browns Tailor with Smith Finmeresco SW2904 and SW2906

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1845 of 3692
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Originally Posted by toomanytailors View Post
 

 

For TM fabrics you could go check out T Adair & Sons in Sheung Wan. Just FYI for people not in HK, they have a list of their commercial presence worldwide on the Albini Group's site: http://www.albinigroup.com/en/albini-world/commercial-presence.

 

For MOP buttons you might want to take a look in Sham Shui Po, there are a bunch of shops (on Yu Chau St, in particular) that sell trimmings and accessories. We've seen some MOP buttons in a couple of them, but don't remember which one. If you find a good shop, maybe you could give us a heads up!

 

TMT

would it be possible to buy enough fabric for one shirt though? 

 

Of course, I would be looking to buy at least 5 shirts, so 5 different fabrics. 

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