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New to the forum and looking for some reviews of Mozart Bespoke. I think this is the best thread to post in and get a response.



Address
Unit 1103, 11/F, Printing House,
6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong


Recently I've researched Tai Pan Row Tailors in IFC and found a disturbing notice online (which I feel is bad business practice nonetheless) regarding the tailors at Mozart Bespoke that were prior employees at Tai Pan Row.

Curiously I find more info regarding why there may be talented tailors and salesmen that have stemmed from TPR and now doing their best work at there own operation in Central.

Does anyone have experience within the last year from TPR that has had a positive or negative product?

The owners of Mozart are ex-employees named:
Alan Cheung
Mike Yeung
Non ex employee who is at Mozart Bespoke is their cutter/tailor

Recently I have stopped into the shop to see a few pieces and asked for prices on VBC, Loro Piani, Thomas Mason, and Scabel. The range was 9,000-12,500 and seem competitively priced for the fabric where as for super130 LP at A Man Hing Cheong is priced at 16,000.

I am looking only for constructive reviews and customers that have helpful response and indeed not here to produce negativity. Thank you.
post #2312 of 4290
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FWIW Michael's on WhatsApp.  Once he starts...

hahahahaha......
BTW, Michael was an ex-member of this forum aka Classic Car, who's account was banned by the admin.
post #2313 of 4290
Mmmhmmm.
post #2314 of 4290

Anyone heard of an outfit called Hiras, based at the Austin Commercial Centre in Kowloon?

 

They're doing a trunk show/fitting in Sydney this week.

 

Any good?

post #2315 of 4290
^ I have this vague recollection in seeing their ads all the time in the local English newspaper. Always seemed like a place to avoid in my book.
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hahahahaha......
BTW, Michael was an ex-member of this forum aka Classic Car, who's account was banned by the admin.

hi @Fishball , mind sharing what has been going on ? 

 

Met this chap in a tailor shop 2 weeks ago, he did mention about some mess one cloth merchant using the local HK forum to promote their own brand......something related to this ?

post #2317 of 4290

SF has strict rules about using the forum to promote commercial ventures.  Either pay up to become an Associate Vendor or get banned.

 

That the HK tailoring scene has its politics and personality clashes as well shouldn't surprise anyone - there are livelihoods and businesses at stake, plus the whole concept of 'face'.  There are at least two sides to every story after all.

 

Seems the classiest thing to do would be to ignore it and move on.

 

FWIW the only cloth merchant in HK who engages with communities and social media in any meaningful way would be Merino Brothers, and fair play to them for it.  Until the Harrisons website recently got a makeover their Facebook page was a pretty important point of reference for all the fabric nuts out there.

 

 

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Full disclosure - I have been a paying customer of: Y William Yu, Gordon Yao, WW Chan, Practical Tailors, Lai sifu, Zee's, Jantzen and Graly.  I've never received any discounts or free merchandise from any of them.  

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Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
 

SF has strict rules about using the forum to promote commercial ventures.  Either pay up to become an Associate Vendor or get banned.

 

That the HK tailoring scene has its politics and personality clashes as well shouldn't surprise anyone - there are livelihoods and businesses at stake, plus the whole concept of 'face'.  There are at least two sides to every story after all.

 

Seems the classiest thing to do would be to ignore it and move on.

 

FWIW the only cloth merchant in HK who engages with communities and social media in any meaningful way would be Merino Brothers, and fair play to them for it.  Until the Harrisons website recently got a makeover their Facebook page was a pretty important point of reference for all the fabric nuts out there.

 

 

*********************************************************************

 

Full disclosure - I have been a paying customer of: Y William Yu, Gordon Yao, WW Chan, Practical Tailors, Lai sifu, Zee's, Jantzen and Graly.  I've never received any discounts or free merchandise from any of them.  

 I see I see, so different thing at all, I am more confused but as suggested, lets move on

 

love the disclosure :slayer:

post #2319 of 4290
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There are at least two sides to every story after all

I like that!nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Penfold View Post

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Full disclosure - I have been a paying customer of: Y William Yu, Gordon Yao, WW Chan, Practical Tailors, Lai sifu, Zee's, Jantzen and Graly.  I've never received any discounts or free merchandise from any of them.  

That's why your contributions are so appreciated here; undiluted insights bigstar[1].gif
post #2321 of 4290
So not a soul here knows Mozart Bespoke?
post #2322 of 4290
Where, and how can I get any special discount or free merchandise from those tailors? bounce2.gif

I will say, sometimes tailors will give small discount to their old customers or volume discount, it is nothing special.
post #2323 of 4290
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So not a soul here knows Mozart Bespoke?

Never heard of.
post #2324 of 4290
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post

hi @Fishball
 , mind sharing what has been going on ? 

Met this chap in a tailor shop 2 weeks ago, he did mention about some mess one cloth merchant using the local HK forum to promote their own brand......something related to this ?

haha, you can use the search to find out yourself.

I will say his comment is just "sour grape".
post #2325 of 4290

Hi,

 

I'm going to HK for about six days and would like to get a tuxedo made for playing in my local community orchestra.  I emailed a few tailors and while some caught my eye, WW Chan for example, a tux from them is way over my budget.  I'm not really knowledgeable on menswear, so I've been reading through the forums and trying to nail down the style I want and have a budget of about $1000-2000 USD.  I will be wearing the tuxedo two times a year, and would like something that lasts. 

 

Here's a little info about me:

5/9", 180 lbs.  slim build with a bit of a gut (working on losing that!) and broad shoulders

 

Here's what I'm thinking at the moment:

 

Jacket • fully canvassed  • black • Single button • Grosgrain covered buttons • Single breasted • Peaked lapel, grosgrain
 

Pants • black • Suspenders buttons • Grosgrain braid • Flat front
 

Shirt • white • piqué bib • Turndown collar • horn buttons • French cuffed
 

Vest• black grosgrain
 

Bow tie • black grosgrain • semi-butterfly
 

suspenders • black

 

Pocket square • White silk?

 

Grosgrain may be out of my budget based on the few tailors I have contacted, but if possible, I would like to get it.  I'm hoping to get everything made at once so the fabrics will match.  Any suggestions for a fabric for mild California weather?  I tend to sweat a lot so something lightweight but durable is desired.

 

I'm currently thinking about visiting Lee Baron, who I believe can make me a tuxedo within my budget.  Any suggestions for a first time bespoke experience?  Any tailor recommendations?  If there's a decent tailor who can make a tuxedo for cheaper, even though quality may suffer a little bit, I'm open to any suggestions.

 

Thanks!

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