Cheaper than USD10 (otherwise I would buy from Tie Bar / Gilt etc). I usually pay USD20-40 per square but getting a bit sick of that.
Ebay has CN sellers selling for USD4 but they don't ship to HK for some reason.
Hey all, I read the past couple pages but I do have some questions.
I will be coming to hk for 3 weeks, and i am looking in grabbing a couple custom suits. I want to grab one that is good quality, fair price (like 4-5k for jacket and 2x pants if that is possible) and the second suit of around 1-1.5k. Also looking to buy several shirts as well. I guess I am also wondering what is the difference between bespoke, mtm, rtw, etc. And if you guys can guide me in finding some decent places that can finish within 3 weeks.
Would it help that I am a hk citizen as well?
Hello, I have not posted much on this forum but I though I would share my experience with Jantzen since they seem to be one of the more popular tailors.
I have gotten 3 different shirts from there, and while the quality seems good to my untrained eye, the customer service there must have been one of the worst I have ever experienced. Maybe I simply did not have a big enough order. By bad customer service I mean that they do not really seem to notice it
when you walk in the store, they do not suggest anything, but simply answers the questions I have. When I suggest some additional space in the shoulders, because I could barely move, they simply say (and by say, I mean almost scream it) "No, no". Even with insisting on more space, the shirts were way too tight,
resulting in that I had to give away one of them. The tailors at Jantzen did not agree though, and insisted they fit perfectly, and actually said I had been lifting too much weights between fittings (4-5 days). And if that was not enough, the tallest tailor there made several sarcastic jokes, clearly having no respect at all
for his customer, and it honestly seemed like he wanted to get rid of me more than anything. Overall, it was a terrible experience and I have two other friends who also though they were extremely rude. The shirts was honestly not worth putting up with these people for.
Does anyone else have some of the same impression? Or did I expect too much?
After this, I went to Kings Tailor, which was extremely different, with a tailor who took his time and made perfectly fitting shirts (or atleast as good as my body allows for). I also have a tough time seeing a difference in quality, but I am not an expert in this, and have not washed either shirts several times yet.
I am glad to see that I am not the only one with this impression.
And Petepan, I do also think their sizes are strange, to say the least. One of my shirts was supposed to be a copy of another one. And according to the tailors at Jantzen, it was exactly a copy, centimeter for centimeter, but when I tried the shirts on I could feel the difference. One of the shirts was pulling under the arms, while the other one did not. This, the tailors attributed to a heavier fabric, but I am not sure the type of fabric could really make a shirt tighter?