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post #2356 of 4316
I've never been to AC, but I'm guessing that like many stores in HK, sometimes the service is a bit inconsistent. I've never considered WW Chan for suits following a visit to their TST shop many years ago when I was made to feel less than welcome. Many have had good experiences with them, but there are plenty of tailors to choose from in HK that I don't have to put up with any nonsense from a particular one.
post #2357 of 4316
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

I've never been to AC, but I'm guessing that like many stores in HK, sometimes the service is a bit inconsistent. I've never considered WW Chan for suits following a visit to their TST shop many years ago when I was made to feel less than welcome. Many have had good experiences with them, but there are plenty of tailors to choose from in HK that I don't have to put up with any nonsense from a particular one.

I think this is fair, and absolutely true. I was unattended the first time I went to WW Chan, but like this AC experience (and hence why I didn't walk out on them), I stuck with them to see the results of the suits - and the suit jackets and jackets are made and fit very well (except for the pants, which they do sloppily imo but no worse than any other tailor that I tried).

WW Chan had been my choice of tailor until they moved to Central - now I'm having my uncle's father help me get some suits made. He was a tailor with Peninsula, Mandarin Oriental and Gordon Yao for the past 50 years (he is now retired) and I've been learning much of the HK tailoring scene from him, much of it I find very surprising. I am hoping that they can make me a suit with clean pants.
post #2358 of 4316
Careful Viktri, you'll have half of SF begging for an introduction to your uncle's father in no time!

Only slightly joking.
post #2359 of 4316
I thought about it, you know.
post #2360 of 4316

Recent creation from a popular HK tailor. I requested a Milanese stitch and received this.

Under my thoughts, isn't a milanese buttonhole a fine stitch boutonnière with silk thread?
Thoughts?
post #2361 of 4316
Definitely not Milanese

Btw the pick stitching is not good enough.
post #2362 of 4316
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Originally Posted by BigbigJohnny View Post

Definitely not Milanese

Btw the pick stitching is not good enough.

Thanks for the feedback. What actual attributes would make it Milanese?
post #2363 of 4316
I'd be up for sharing any questions with him but I wouldn't want to inconvenience him any further than I already do.
post #2364 of 4316

So here are two normal buttonholes and one "Milanese" effort, all from HK tailors within the last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not able to provide a technical description of how the Milanese buttonhole is sewn but you'll see it is raised above the cloth and uses a distinctive silken thread.

 

PS - the PT buttonhole might be good but the rest of the jacket is not.

 

PPS - I can't spell...


Edited by Penfold - 4/29/15 at 5:41pm
post #2365 of 4316
The PT buttonhole looks indeed pretty clean...
post #2366 of 4316

Yeah that looks quite good. Dream promised me Milanese buttonholes but could not deliver. =[ Had no time or something. >.>

post #2367 of 4316

Maybe I'll cut the PT buttonhole out and glue it to something else...

post #2368 of 4316

wow, the PT buttonhole looks nice. 

 

I know tailor would "outsource" (skill that is out of in-house staffs' skill) these task if they are specially requested by customer. 

post #2369 of 4316

There have been whispers for ages of the lady (or is she just a myth?) who makes the Milanese buttonholes here in HK.  

 

I heard that you have to find your way out of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR by the mysterious exit that is marked with just a pentagram instead of a letter, turn around three times while saying the words "Special Gimp, Special Gimp" over and over then click the heels of your shoes together and *poof* she appears and takes three weeks and $350 HKD to sew your buttonhole.

 

But I might be wrong.

post #2370 of 4316

Here is how the buttonholes are made, via Jeffrey D's blog.

 

http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.hk/search/label/Boutonniere%20Milanaise

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