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@add911_11: very nice clean back!
post #2237 of 3700
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Just be warned Lai's waiting list is very long now For new orders.
 

 

Well I have two months  till our first baby is due here in HK, then two more months waiting to get her British passport sorted, then we'll go back to the UK between August and October.  Remains to be seen if we then do another six months from mid-Oct till the end of Q1 next year.

 

Sounds like four months might be pushing it for Lai.  

 

Thanks for your advice on Lai and on trousers, proportion etc.

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Well I have two months  till our first baby is due here in HK, then two more months waiting to get her British passport sorted, then we'll go back to the UK between August and October.  Remains to be seen if we then do another six months from mid-Oct till the end of Q1 next year.

Sounds like four months might be pushing it for Lai.  

Thanks for your advice on Lai and on trousers, proportion etc.

Big congrats on becoming a father very soon, wish you all the joy in a few months time.

Although I don't think 4 months is adequate time, I suggest to place your order before July will give Lai adequate time to finish your order before you leave Hong Kong.
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Thanks.  I hoped to use the two pairs of odd trousers and the navy blazer to get a pattern worked out with Lai before getting a flannel suit, a tweed suit and some odd jackets but if we're looking at 6-8 month lead times that might not be practicable.  2-3 months fine, 4 at a push but longer than that is a stretch.

 

Will see what Lai and Car have to say. 

 

If I did decide to go for a "harder" style of jacket - more shoulder structure, swelled chest and so on - is there any tailor in HK you think does it better?  A-Man is sometimes said to be more "British" but I've never seen much of their work and am getting sick of paying $$$$ for tailors who serve the tourist/business market (i.e. higher prices to reflect speed and locations in Central etc). 

post #2240 of 3700
Got sniped on a couple of Canali suits a fortnight ago at crazy prices, and I've been cut up about it since baldy[1].gif

That reminds me that I actually would like to go get a couple of suits made, in more summer fabrics (bright / light blue etc) - likely not for work wear, more for going to weddings and functions etc.

Has anyone had experience with any tailors in HK that do a good suit for HKD5000 or so? It seems Simpson Sin and Moda Republic are both somewhere near that pricing.

Otherwise I will just keep scouring random labels for discounted suits and go from there...
post #2241 of 3700
Simpson Sin prices will rise quite quickly if you start specifying canvas construction and better fabrics AFAIK. Not many on this forum seem to have used them for a long time, or at least wanted to write about the experience.

HK doesn't have much to offer at that price range these days. I saw a fellow expat's $4000 suit from Lapel that didn't seem so bad and would do if you wanted to play around with a fancy-dan colour and didnt mind fused construction and off-brand fabrics.
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Simpson Sin prices will rise quite quickly if you start specifying canvas construction and better fabrics AFAIK. Not many on this forum seem to have used them for a long time, or at least wanted to write about the experience.

HK doesn't have much to offer at that price range these days. I saw a fellow expat's $4000 suit from Lapel that didn't seem so bad and would do if you wanted to play around with a fancy-dan colour and didnt mind fused construction and off-brand fabrics.

SS did a canvassed suit for me for the same price of IIRC $4800HKD but that was years ago.
post #2243 of 3700
Who are some of the better pantmakers in Hong Kong? I'd love to get something made for this summer.
post #2244 of 3700
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Originally Posted by Penfold View Post

Simpson Sin prices will rise quite quickly if you start specifying canvas construction and better fabrics AFAIK. Not many on this forum seem to have used them for a long time, or at least wanted to write about the experience.

HK doesn't have much to offer at that price range these days. I saw a fellow expat's $4000 suit from Lapel that didn't seem so bad and would do if you wanted to play around with a fancy-dan colour and didnt mind fused construction and off-brand fabrics.

Thanks. In terms of pricing anyway, I'm always thinking how to compare tailors against buying RTW (and then getting a tailor to do the adjustments) - RTW (on sale of course) just seems to be the way to go these days...

Still, might give Moda a shout.
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The last I heard, Dream Bespoke did CMT at ~HKD4000 for a two-piece. Their products are usually good value and Ricky is an amiable chap who ensures customer satisfaction: multiple fittings, alterations on the finished product etc are par for the course. Even if you were to use their fabrics which will necessarily result in a higher price, I would suggest trying them before Simpson Sin.


Edited by waterampage - 3/23/15 at 2:56am
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Originally Posted by Penfold View Post

Thanks.  I hoped to use the two pairs of odd trousers and the navy blazer to get a pattern worked out with Lai before getting a flannel suit, a tweed suit and some odd jackets but if we're looking at 6-8 month lead times that might not be practicable.  2-3 months fine, 4 at a push but longer than that is a stretch.

Will see what Lai and Car have to say. 

If I did decide to go for a "harder" style of jacket - more shoulder structure, swelled chest and so on - is there any tailor in HK you think does it better?  A-Man is sometimes said to be more "British" but I've never seen much of their work and am getting sick of paying $$$$ for tailors who serve the tourist/business market (i.e. higher prices to reflect speed and locations in Central etc). 

I put my bet totally with GT if one wants hard tailoring. they got my pagoda shoulder prefectly.
post #2247 of 3700

GT = typo for Gordon Yao, or am I being dumb?

 

Something like this but with a roped shoulder is my aim.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234481/gordon-yao-bespoke-tailors-official-affiliate-thread/240#post_5981398

 

Just the cost to grumble about... but at least I'm closer to a dialled-in pattern with Gordon now. 

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GT = typo for Gordon Yao, or am I being dumb?

Something like this but with a roped shoulder is my aim.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/234481/gordon-yao-bespoke-tailors-official-affiliate-thread/240#post_5981398

Just the cost to grumble about... but at least I'm closer to a dialled-in pattern with Gordon now. 

No GT stands for my usual tailor Grand tailor in Causeway Bay

In terms of hard it cannot get better than this:

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Still, might give Moda a shout.

 

Do you mean Moda Republic? I dont mind them but just try to avoid the young chap measuring you, seriously did a shitty job. 

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For everyone's interest, they also do something like this:

This is a mao influenced suiting
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