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 .
The Hong Kong Tailors Thread - Page 138
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?
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...