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Irene Fashion - women's branch of WW Chan - my wife rates them highly


Checked them out online looks like they would could do the specific dress my sister would would want . Thanks for the suggestion. Was wondering what your wife had done there just out of curiosity .

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FYI....Ascot Chang's CMT price has just gone up..
post #2058 of 3700
I think many are planning price rises for the New Year/ Chinese NY
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BTW guys... I think I finally want to try an award-winning global tailor....

Any suggestion? Only looking for a travelling HK tailor.
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BTW guys... I think I finally want to try an award-winning global tailor....

Any suggestion? Only looking for a travelling HK tailor.

What you mean by "award winning" ?
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Posted over on The Tailor's Thread about being disappointed by the chest canvas of my first Y William Yu suit.  The cloth I chose is pretty awful as well - poor body and that exaggerates the defect of the make.  No lesser authority than @Despos called it "sub-par, below entry level" and I told myself that mucking around in the mid-range over in TST was a false economy and in future I would bite the bullet and pay Chan prices for Chan workmanship.

 

However I'd already commissioned another suit from YWY, this time in a 13 oz Holland & Sherry worsted.  I'd gone there in the first place because I was under the impression that the first suit would always be a learning curve for salesman, tailor and customer alike, and that StyFo wisdom is to "develop a relationship with your makers". Hence two mid-priced suits commissioned six months apart rather than one top-priced one. 

 

So I collected the second suit yesterday after two fittings, taking back the coat from the first suit to see if the chest could be improved.  I was ready to nit-pick but damn it, when the things are freshly pressed and put on for the first time in the dressing room I just can't see the faults.  Bathroom selfies come out pretty good too. 

 

 

So now I'm stuck again.  This suit cost $9000 HKD, so very much mid-range.  YWY were pretty good at doing a plain vanilla CBD suit using a cloth that is more forgiving of tailoring defects and whilst I had two fittings before the final fitting/collection I sense their process is more akin to good MTM than pattern-drawing bespoke.  Chan is probably going to be nearly twice the price but with a proper pattern drawn up (and kept) as well as far more adept at style and detailing. My wishlist for 2015 is as follows:  a hopsack blazer, a donegal tweed s.c., two pairs of spongebag trousers cut very high to match two double-breasted morning suit waistcoats and a new dinner jacket.  So go with Chan and demand perfection (which is very hard to guarantee) in exchange for $60k+ or carry on taking "nearly-good-enough" in the mid-range for 2/3s or less of that price? 

post #2062 of 3700
Sorry, if I'm misconstruing what you're saying, but you're happy with that suit?
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Yes, I am happy with that suit at that price for my body.  I'm a difficult fit and I don't think any tailor in the world is going to make me look like a catalogue model any time soon, unless they pay for the liposuction themselves as part of the deal. But I welcome feedback and would appreciate constructive criticism and advice.  

 

I suppose I'm nervous about going to Chan, going through the iterative process of having pieces made and improving the fit  at considerable cost - twice the price but perhaps not twice the product...

post #2064 of 3700
Front looks good, back could be better.
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How would you communicate the importance of high armhole to your tailors? Anyone has experience doing this in HK? It seems that a lot of tailors shy away from this sort of request.
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Mine have been high by default.
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What you mean by "award winning" ?

i mean the really expensive tailors.
post #2068 of 3700
LOL
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Dream has been having massive delays lately. I've been waiting 3 months for some if my stuff now.
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Really? They've been okay for me. I should have been in for a fitting a few weeks ago but I've been too busy. But it is Christmas/ NY/ CNY time, so a busy time.
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