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post #1951 of 3693
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not a tailoring question but does anyone know a place in HK that can install flush metal toe taps for a pair of shoes?

Try the Armoury
post #1952 of 3693
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Originally Posted by nakky View Post

not a tailoring question but does anyone know a place in HK that can install flush metal toe taps for a pair of shoes?

Go to Best Skills in Causeway Bay:

https://www.facebook.com/bestskillhongkong
post #1953 of 3693
Where in HK stocks a decent collection of briefcases around USD500?
post #1954 of 3693

Can anyone recommend a tailor with a turn around time of 4-5 days for a price of HKD4000~5000?

 

I've read dreambespoke, baron lee and some others might be in the price range, but I can't find much more about the minimum time.

 

Any help appreciated.

Thanks!

post #1955 of 3693
Simpson Sin does quick turnaround I believe.
Edited by Isolation - 10/14/14 at 1:25am
post #1956 of 3693
Hey Isolation, great stuff. What were the rough pricing for your suits from Dream Bespoke and blazer / cords from Moda?
post #1957 of 3693
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

@Isolation, your Dream suits/garments are excellent. Stick with that. How many fittings were required and over what timeframe.

 

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Hey Isolation, great stuff. What were the rough pricing for your suits from Dream Bespoke and blazer / cords from Moda?
 
Thanks guys. These are all CMT so far, and I bought the fabric from Dugdale's website. Dream had a set price of 4200 per suit, 300 for quarter lining 200 for MoPs, 950 for trousers/vests and 3250 for a jacket alone, all are fully canvassed. Moda charges I believe 3k for CMT fully canvassed suits, though they charged me less, I think 2800. I spent 5 weeks in Hong Kong actually to get all the suits made and I needed all that time because I am particularly specific about my fit (wanted it close fitting but not too much so) and my shoulder drop is difficult to account for. I think for someone else it'd take less time, but Dream, knowing I had so many commissions, gave me 5 or so fittings for my first two jackets, one DB and one SB. One we dialed that in, the next jacket was perfect right off and didn't require much if any adjustments.

 

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@Isolation contrasting dark brown horn buttons might have been a better choice for your grey tweed jacket, especially for your above country ensemble.  Obviously, buttons are easily changed--so it's not a big deal.  Anyway, it's a nice jacket--perfect for your cold UK winters.

 

EDIT:  I read @rms340's constructive criticism over on The Noodles thread.  He makes some very good points.  Here are some additional thoughts:

- I think the left sleeve creases were caused from your earlier picture to reveal your watch, which you omitted to straighten out by pulling down on the sleeve.

- Perhaps, you could shorten both sleeves a tad.

- He might have a point about the buttons stance being a tad too high.

 

 

 

Thanks. I agree, and I would have different colored buttons too but I was a bit short on time and forgot to mention early. I'll probably have them swapped out at some point.

post #1958 of 3693

Hi all,

 

I'm planning on heading to Hong Kong sometime soon and have come for some advice. I'm looking to have a suit, sport coat and some shirts made, and the sheer number of tailors has me spinning. I visited Sam's tailor years ago when I was 15 to have some casual, band collar shirts made, and was not at all pleased with the experience. I have a couple of constraints/ideas that might guide your advice, should you be kind enough to offer it. 

 

First, I will most likely be purchasing fabric elsewhere. I'm stopping in Shanghai beforehand and if I find some incredible fabric, I'm likely to buy it. I'm not sure if tailors will typically work with a customer's fabric, but I would certainly prefer it. Second, I'm interested in something a bit more modern; ie slim and shorter jacket, slimmer lapels, slim pants with a light break, etc. For reference, I like the look of J. Crew's Ludow quite a bit (hopefully don't get any flak for that). And finally, as far as price, I would like to spend less than about $750 on the suit (keep in mind I will have already purchased the fabric), and $4-500 on the sport coat. Half canvassed, but ideally full. 

 

The biggest constraint I'm facing is that I will be in HK for only 4 full days, and I really don't want to deal with shipping. 

 

I'm an incredibly detail oriented person, so a meticulous tailor would certainly be appreciated. I look forward to hearing any and all thoughts and recommendations you may have. 

 

On a side note, does anyone have any experience with King's Professional Tailors in the World Wide House in Central? A friend recommended them to me, but I cant seem to find much information. 

 

Thanks in advance

post #1959 of 3693

I've not heard of them. I had a very good experience with dream but they tend to take longer. Simpson Sin do quick turnarounds and are not bad for the price either. They both do CMT.

post #1960 of 3693
4 days seems tough, as I heard from this period to Chinese New Year, tailors are very busy.
post #1961 of 3693
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Originally Posted by deglobas View Post

Hi all,

I'm planning on heading to Hong Kong sometime soon and have come for some advice. I'm looking to have a suit, sport coat and some shirts made, and the sheer number of tailors has me spinning. I visited Sam's tailor years ago when I was 15 to have some casual, band collar shirts made, and was not at all pleased with the experience. I have a couple of constraints/ideas that might guide your advice, should you be kind enough to offer it. 

First, I will most likely be purchasing fabric elsewhere. I'm stopping in Shanghai beforehand and if I find some incredible fabric, I'm likely to buy it. I'm not sure if tailors will typically work with a customer's fabric, but I would certainly prefer it. Second, I'm interested in something a bit more modern; ie slim and shorter jacket, slimmer lapels, slim pants with a light break, etc. For reference, I like the look of J. Crew's Ludow quite a bit (hopefully don't get any flak for that). And finally, as far as price, I would like to spend less than about $750 on the suit (keep in mind I will have already purchased the fabric), and $4-500 on the sport coat. Half canvassed, but ideally full. 

The biggest constraint I'm facing is that I will be in HK for only 4 full days, and I really don't want to deal with shipping. 

I'm an incredibly detail oriented person, so a meticulous tailor would certainly be appreciated. I look forward to hearing any and all thoughts and recommendations you may have. 

On a side note, does anyone have any experience with King's Professional Tailors in the World Wide House in Central? A friend recommended them to me, but I cant seem to find much information. 

Thanks in advance

Search to see if that tailor has been mentioned, it does not ring any bells. If you are obsessed thus, you need a GOOD tailor such a Gordon Yao, he will do CMT though I am not sure why you would want to. Four days is far too short given that there is 70 hours of work in a decent bespoke suit, you might just get to the forward fitting if you are will to forsake the baste fitting (not recommended) but it will have to be shipped to you.
post #1962 of 3693
Hello Gents, first time posting on this thread. i posted on the "show us your chan" thread and received some very helpful observations, thought i would like to seek views from the veteran members here too.

Recently received 2 commissions from Chan, with slightly different configurations. The first is a 3 piece Zegna trofeo sharkskin and the 2nd a 2 piece Harrisons light grey prince of wales with blue overcheck. I have asked for slightly wider lapels and lower buttoning position on the 2 piece for a more timeless look.

Need to get the sleeve length fixed as they are uneven, and there's also some puckering on the shoulder sleeve head .

any other comments and observations welcomed and much appreciated. Thanks!

David

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post #1963 of 3693
Missed out a photo

post #1964 of 3693

@David1028  I think you pretty much nailed it with your own assessment of the fits.

 

2 Piece Lt. Grey PoW:

- Shoulders.  Nice.  Are they roped sleeve heads?

- Lapels.  Nice, especially the high gorges.

- Sleeves.  Yep, small dimples on sleeve heads on both sides and shirt cuffs have asymmetrical lengths.

- Waist.  Yep, either too high waist suppression or your button stance is too low. 

- Trousers.  Can't comment as not visible and your pose skewing fabrics.

 

3 Piece Grey:

- Similar to above, better waist and button stance though.

- Plus: top waist coat button appears to have "X" crease from fabric pulling.  Perhaps too tight or you just ate a big lunch.

 

Anyway, I hope the above feedback was helpful.  With the exception of the waistline/button stance issue, everything else should be relatively easy to have adjusted by Chan.  

post #1965 of 3693
Thanks for the reply Isolation.

How do the Dream and Moda stuff compare? That is a pretty significant price difference of 2K between the two places for suits (I will not be bringing my own fabric so will account for more).
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