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Thank you. I went into dream bespoke on my way home and I think I am going to have my morning suit made there. I got on well with them and I think they understood my requirements. It doesn't seem like a bad deal for 85,000

85,000??? worship2.gif
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8500 hkd. Oops.
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I'd like to be your tailor... biggrin.gif

Good luck.  FWIW I think those wider stripes from Lesser work very well.  I used Smiths 8860 I think and that's worked out very well.  

Will be interested in seeing how it all pans out so do post photos at the end please.

Allow me to recommend a shirt like one of the white collared ones here http://www.styleforum.net/t/405608/hong-kong-shirt-makers/30#post_7740702

Beautiful shirt thanks.
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Thanks for your reply. I spoke with a few place in Admiralty and was just quoted circa 12,000. I thought this was quite steep. Is that what I should be expecting?

At least if it is to be of good quality.
post #2300 of 3700
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In some extend, I find Lai's cut too slimming to be unsuitable for real work wear.

 

How can i get in touch with Lai sifu? I cannot seem to find much info in this thread except he used to work for Peter Lee & is not contracted by Canali.

About how much is a suit from him? He doesn't provide any fabric?

post #2301 of 3700

Hi,

 

How much is a typical suit from Grand Tailor? I think I read 430USD on their website?

post #2302 of 3700

There's a website for "Grand Tailors" at www.grandtailors.com.  Their address is somewhere in Star House over in Kowloon.  You're welcome to give them a try but the strong impression I get from their website, their marketing and their pricepoint is that they would be a front selling fused suits cut and made in Shenzhen. 

 

There is a small outfit in Causeway Bay called Grand Tailor which is a no-frills tailor.  Their CMT prices are $4400 HKD for a jacket and $1600 HKD for trousers.  They may be able to provide you with fabrics - I don't know what their mark-up is like.  I'm told they are better at a "harder", more structured jacket with quite stiff canvassing and padding.  Whether this is pure "Shanghai" craftsmanship or whether the coat is both canvassed and fused in some way isn't clear to me.  However I think they are legit, especially if you want a more British shape.

 

Lai Sifu works out of a mezzanine in Sham Sui Po, about four or five minutes walk from exit A1 at SSP MTR.  You need to contact his business partner Michael to arrange an appointment.  Prices are $3800 HKD for a jacket and $1200 for trousers.  They have some bolts of Minnis Fresco and a few other cloths in the store which Michael will retail at about $400 per yard.  Business is a little slow for them right now but they have a backlog of orders.  My first order was turned around quickly, my second could take much longer. 

 

For comparison on CMT prices Y William Yu is $5700 for a jacket and Gordon Yao is $7500.  Chan don't accept CMT.

 

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FWIW Michael's on WhatsApp.  Once he starts...

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Mezzanine. That's flash.
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For comparison on CMT prices Y William Yu is $5700 for a jacket and Gordon Yao is $7500.  Chan don't accept CMT.

 

 

Gordon Yao now charges HK$7500 for CMT a jacket?

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^ 1G for a jacket?
post #2307 of 3700
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^ 1G for a jacket?

I think that's for a suit.
post #2308 of 3700

Don't know if you've heard but here in Hong Kong they have something called 'rent'. 

 

Those prices were both quoted just after CNY 2015 in response to an email from me asking about CMT prices for a sports jacket.

 

 

 

 

As I've stated elsewhere Gordon Yao charges more for a fresco suit than WW Chan.  

 

The days of Hong Kong being a place to get better-than-average suits made quickly and cheaply are definitely over.  The skills are dying out as the old master tailors retire, and the younger generation don't want to learn to do intricate manual work for low wages.  There's less demand for suits these days (though there is obviously a large luxury market in Asia and many very well-dressed men) and costs (labour, rent, raw materials) just go up and up.  Meanwhile people can walk into a high end shopping mall and buy quite good RTW clothing of industrial manufacture that carries a recognised brand name, and to 90%+ of customers that matters far more than anything else.

 

Really anyone who dreams of turning up in Hong Kong with three days and US$500 in their pocket, and wants to walk away looking good, is in for a rude awakening. That party is pretty much over.

post #2309 of 3700

Not that there aren't other reasons to come to the 852...

 

post #2310 of 3700
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There is a small outfit in Causeway Bay called Grand Tailor which is a no-frills tailor.  Their CMT prices are $4400 HKD for a jacket and $1600 HKD for trousers.  They may be able to provide you with fabrics - I don't know what their mark-up is like.  I'm told they are better at a "harder", more structured jacket with quite stiff canvassing and padding.  Whether this is pure "Shanghai" craftsmanship or whether the coat is both canvassed and fused in some way isn't clear to me.  However I think they are legit, especially if you want a more British shape.

 

Lai Sifu works out of a mezzanine in Sham Sui Po, about four or five minutes walk from exit A1 at SSP MTR.  You need to contact his business partner Michael to arrange an appointment.  Prices are $3800 HKD for a jacket and $1200 for trousers.  They have some bolts of Minnis Fresco and a few other cloths in the store which Michael will retail at about $400 per yard.  Business is a little slow for them right now but they have a backlog of orders.  My first order was turned around quickly, my second could take much longer. 

 

 

@Penfold - any comment / pic of Lai's and Grand Tailor 's work ? 

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