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post #2386 of 2394
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Originally Posted by Bloomsbury2k View Post
 


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.

 

Cheers, Bloomsbury2k

 

Thanks for the sharing. Look forward to your photos to see how Kenny @ Baroman nailed that (and how GY and Chan messed that). I forgot... did you do at least 1 fitting in each of them?

 

I'm still trying to find time to go to Baroman to make a suit (made 2 pairs of pants there previously) - probably in June.

post #2387 of 2394
French style DB (hihg collar, concave shoulder, close quarter)

Cloth by Harrison Burley All Wool Worsted
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post #2388 of 2394
NIce, might try that next time. Sans the cuffs on the sleeves.

Edit: no vents?
post #2389 of 2394
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

NIce, might try that next time. Sans the cuffs on the sleeves.

Edit: no vents?

Yes no vents and full turnback cuffs
post #2390 of 2394
Sharp stuff Add911_11. Good to see that different shoulder construction is no problem for our pixellated pals from the 'Po. Got a fitting on Wednesday for a stronger-shouldered tweed jacket with a half-inch shoulder pad instead of the usual.
post #2391 of 2394
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

French style DB (hihg collar, concave shoulder, close quarter)

Cloth by Harrison Burley All Wool Worsted

 

Thanks for the sharing. Is the waist suppression a bit too much?

post #2392 of 2394
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Originally Posted by Bloomsbury2k View Post


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.

Cheers, Bloomsbury2k

Thanks for the feedback. I might give baromon a go. Kenny does seem to be a pleasant guy to deal with.

Also thanks Penfold for tagging B2k smile.gif
post #2393 of 2394
6x2 Double Breasted Suit (soft, minimally padded and roped shoulders, milanese buttonhole): H Lesser 8/9ozs 31356
by Dream Bespoke









post #2394 of 2394
A bit late to talk about Milanese buttonhole by Hong Kong tailors:

Here are three examples:

1. WW Chan


2. Dream Bespoke(specially long version)




3. Brown's Tailor



Don't trust the myth of the so called hidden lady. All of the above Milanese buttonhole are done by their in house staff respectively.
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