Originally Posted by Penfold
The most recent was a poster called @Bloomsbury2k visiting from Chicago over Chinese New Year who was measured and fitted by Gordon Yao, Baroman and WW Chan. IIRC he had to pay a bit of a surcharge owing to the holiday.
Check out some of his posts via http://www.styleforum.net/forums/posts/by_user/id/235193
I'm tagging him in this - apologies if this seems rude - because I think several of us would like to know how it came out. If you're there B2k, indulge some random guys off the internet with an update on your wardrobe please
Penfold, I have yet to post my photos of the tragic outcomes of Gordon Yao and WW Chan. Baromon's was the only suit that came out fine. His white shirts he made me were a little tight around the neck, but otherwise perfect fitting. Baromon's was also the least expensive of the 3. I had only 1 fitting with all of them. Baromon's did the measurements and fitting, as the others, but he also took pictures. His suit was well made when I received it, although I had to pay a $50 customs charge, and I'm not sure how that happened, as I did not with Yao or Chan. However, Gordon Yao sent me a suit that was very tight, as if the chest was 2 to 3 inches too small. I could barely put the damned jacket on. I sent it back with photos, as well as with photos of the much better fitting Baromon's suit jacket for his reference. That cost me $67 to send back to Hong Kong. Gordon Yao sent back the jacket 3 weeks later, and it was as if they did NOTHING to it. Now I have to wait until Gordon Yao comes to Chicago in June to have him correct this. I don't understand how, with 10 photos, sample photos of a correct fitting, he would not make any change, or unnoticeable changes to the jacket. It was not smart to have me go through the trouble.
Chan's (The most costly of the 3 by far) was the worst! They sent me a jacket that looked as though I was wearing a ballerina skirt, when I put it on. I don't know what those young men measuring me all over the place were doing, but it certainly did not produce a well fitting suit jacket. Whereas Chan's suit was not too tight, it was ill-shaped, and much too short, even when I told them during the fitting to make it longer. It was like wearing high-water pants, but for a suit jacket! I could not wear it in public - (this king knows he is naked). I shall never do bespoke again, except for Baromon's. He's the best and the least expensive. When I get the gumption, I'll send pictures to show you guys. It was a very expensive mistake. At least Chan had the wisdom to not have me send the suit jacket back to them in Hong Kong. I'll be meeting them in Chicago in June as well. Also, none of them mentioned reimbursing me financially for the costs and inconvenience. I'm not sure whether this is a Chinese business thing or what. But I find it highly unprofessional. In short, Yes for Baromon, and a resounding NO for WW Chan and Gordon Yao.