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post #2581 of 3697
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I think you did know that this flannel is " the fishball special run", didn't you?

 

Yes, I realize and I urge you to organize more... perhaps AW15 as its good timing now. 

 

 

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Big Johnny,

Yes, the heavy Flannel is a considerable factor here.  I'll be sure to inspect more lapels to see consistency :-)

post #2582 of 3697
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Originally Posted by BigbigJohnny View Post

I am looking for a donegal jacket.
Any good suggestions pals?
H&S, w bill? Anything else?

How about Porter and Harding?

post #2583 of 3697
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Originally Posted by BigbigJohnny View Post

Never heard of this before.
Guess have to get it online?
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Molloy and Sons.

They do not have much stock items but you can buy from them.

 

http://molloyandsons.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/molloyandsons/

 

As was suggested P&H are nice too.

post #2584 of 3697
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Originally Posted by BigbigJohnny View Post

I am looking for a donegal jacket.
Any good suggestions pals?
H&S, w bill? Anything else?


I like the W. Bill ones. More of a jacketing feel compared to Molloy. Molly's can be used for a jacket also but it's a tighter weave that's meant for a suit.
post #2585 of 3697
Thanks everyone.
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I like the W. Bill ones. More of a jacketing feel compared to Molloy. Molly's can be used for a jacket also but it's a tighter weave that's meant for a suit.
post #2586 of 3697
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Thanks a lot. Will check with them soon. :)

 

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I would really like some advice about my approach to getting a suit made in Hong Kong, before I move back to the UK at the end of the month. I’m a bit scared of making this big purchase, and don’t really know anyone irl who can offer any advice. On the matter. I’m sorry if what I’m looking for has been covered in previous posts – I have looked through this thread fairly thoroughly, but there is so much information it is quite difficult to put it all together. Any help will be most gratefully received.

 

I’m well aware that there are many many options for getting a suit made in this city. But especially for cheap or mid-range choices, I’m aware that for every positive write-up, there will be a mediocre review, or someone not totally satisfied with what they got. I don’t have enough money to experiment with even a handful of tailors in HK; nor do I have any need for a wardrobe-full of ‘ok’ suits. I only wear suits for work occasionally, but when I do, I don’t want to be thinking about its problems. It’s difficult to enjoy wearing the suit I got made at TCNY last year, when the jacket’s so obviously too short, with such an absurdly high fastening point. I don’t mind paying HKD15,000-20,000 for something that I will almost certainly feel happy wearing for the next few years. But I do mind spending HKD6000 for something that I always feel unhappy wearing – that’d be a waste of money.  

 

My plan is this - to make an appointment with a very reputable tailor, even if  that turns out to be rather expensive: I guess Ascot Chang and WW Chan are really the favourite names around here, though if there’s others in that range I should think about, please do mention. I’ll go in wearing my slightly-unsatisfactory TCNY suit, a few ideas about what I’m so annoyed about, perhaps a few pictures of fabrics and fits, and hope they can work with that to make me look lovely.

 

Am I approaching this right? I feel like I’m being very naive about it all, which I suppose is about right considering I don’t know what I’m talking about.

 

tl;dr VALIDATE MY DESIRES INTERNET STRANGERS 

post #2588 of 3697

If you're in HK and can benefit from multiple fittings, I think you'll get great results from Chan.

post #2589 of 3697
Get the cheapest fabric from Chan if you go that route... while they do have multiple 'fittings' I don't feel like they actually put that much effort in making an immaculate fit, it's more to validate length and stuff. E.g. they're not using ironwork to take out every possible ripple and the like.
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I would really like some advice about my approach to getting a suit made in Hong Kong, before I move back to the UK at the end of the month. I’m a bit scared of making this big purchase, and don’t really know anyone irl who can offer any advice. On the matter. I’m sorry if what I’m looking for has been covered in previous posts – I have looked through this thread fairly thoroughly, but there is so much information it is quite difficult to put it all together. Any help will be most gratefully received.

I’m well aware that there are many many options for getting a suit made in this city. But especially for cheap or mid-range choices, I’m aware that for every positive write-up, there will be a mediocre review, or someone not totally satisfied with what they got. I don’t have enough money to experiment with even a handful of tailors in HK; nor do I have any need for a wardrobe-full of ‘ok’ suits. I only wear suits for work occasionally, but when I do, I don’t want to be thinking about its problems. It’s difficult to enjoy wearing the suit I got made at TCNY last year, when the jacket’s so obviously too short, with such an absurdly high fastening point. I don’t mind paying HKD15,000-20,000 for something that I will almost certainly feel happy wearing for the next few years. But I do mind spending HKD6000 for something that I always feel unhappy wearing – that’d be a waste of money.  

My plan is this - to make an appointment with a very reputable tailor, even if  that turns out to be rather expensive: I guess Ascot Chang and WW Chan are really the favourite names around here, though if there’s others in that range I should think about, please do mention. I’ll go in wearing my slightly-unsatisfactory TCNY suit, a few ideas about what I’m so annoyed about, perhaps a few pictures of fabrics and fits, and hope they can work with that to make me look lovely.

Am I approaching this right? I feel like I’m being very naive about it all, which I suppose is about right considering I don’t know what I’m talking about.

tl;dr VALIDATE MY DESIRES INTERNET STRANGERS 

I'd definitely recommend Ascot Chang for shirts.
post #2591 of 3697
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Originally Posted by theoldentimes View Post

I would really like some advice about my approach to getting a suit made in Hong Kong, before I move back to the UK at the end of the month. I’m a bit scared of making this big purchase, and don’t really know anyone irl who can offer any advice. On the matter. I’m sorry if what I’m looking for has been covered in previous posts – I have looked through this thread fairly thoroughly, but there is so much information it is quite difficult to put it all together. Any help will be most gratefully received.

I’m well aware that there are many many options for getting a suit made in this city. But especially for cheap or mid-range choices, I’m aware that for every positive write-up, there will be a mediocre review, or someone not totally satisfied with what they got. I don’t have enough money to experiment with even a handful of tailors in HK; nor do I have any need for a wardrobe-full of ‘ok’ suits. I only wear suits for work occasionally, but when I do, I don’t want to be thinking about its problems. It’s difficult to enjoy wearing the suit I got made at TCNY last year, when the jacket’s so obviously too short, with such an absurdly high fastening point. I don’t mind paying HKD15,000-20,000 for something that I will almost certainly feel happy wearing for the next few years. But I do mind spending HKD6000 for something that I always feel unhappy wearing – that’d be a waste of money.  

My plan is this - to make an appointment with a very reputable tailor, even if  that turns out to be rather expensive: I guess Ascot Chang and WW Chan are really the favourite names around here, though if there’s others in that range I should think about, please do mention. I’ll go in wearing my slightly-unsatisfactory TCNY suit, a few ideas about what I’m so annoyed about, perhaps a few pictures of fabrics and fits, and hope they can work with that to make me look lovely.

Am I approaching this right? I feel like I’m being very naive about it all, which I suppose is about right considering I don’t know what I’m talking about.

tl;dr VALIDATE MY DESIRES INTERNET STRANGERS 

I would like to remind you that TCNY and Ascot Chang is same company but different brand.

Go to Chan should be a save choice when price isn't an issue
Edited by Fishball - 8/3/15 at 12:39am
post #2592 of 3697

All I heard from TCNY is negative so far

*Visited the shop but never commit to anything

post #2593 of 3697

Thanks for the comments everyone. 

 

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Originally Posted by Svenn View Post

Get the cheapest fabric from Chan if you go that route... while they do have multiple 'fittings' I don't feel like they actually put that much effort in making an immaculate fit, it's more to validate length and stuff. E.g. they're not using ironwork to take out every possible ripple and the like.

 

I have to say, this is the kind of comment that makes me nervous about ever buying tailored clothing! This doesn't sound like a very positive experience. 

 

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If you're in HK and can benefit from multiple fittings, I think you'll get great results from Chan.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post


I would like to remind you that TCNY and Ascot Chang is same company but different brand.

Go to Chan should be a save choice when price isn't an issue

 

Price is still an issue, however, I don't mind paying more for a good investment. Thanks for the encouragement. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post
 

All I heard from TCNY is negative so far

*Visited the shop but never commit to anything

 

I wouldn’t say everything is wrong with my TCNY suit, and maybe for some people it would be exactly what they wanted – I’ve seen plenty of 18-22 year old HKers wearing cheapo suits in the same cut. However this really isn’t what I want, and it seems to be more to do with their house style than not taking instructions. 

post #2594 of 3697
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I would really like some advice about my approach to getting a suit made in Hong Kong, before I move back to the UK at the end of the month. I’m a bit scared of making this big purchase, and don’t really know anyone irl who can offer any advice. On the matter. I’m sorry if what I’m looking for has been covered in previous posts – I have looked through this thread fairly thoroughly, but there is so much information it is quite difficult to put it all together. Any help will be most gratefully received.

I’m well aware that there are many many options for getting a suit made in this city. But especially for cheap or mid-range choices, I’m aware that for every positive write-up, there will be a mediocre review, or someone not totally satisfied with what they got. I don’t have enough money to experiment with even a handful of tailors in HK; nor do I have any need for a wardrobe-full of ‘ok’ suits. I only wear suits for work occasionally, but when I do, I don’t want to be thinking about its problems. It’s difficult to enjoy wearing the suit I got made at TCNY last year, when the jacket’s so obviously too short, with such an absurdly high fastening point. I don’t mind paying HKD15,000-20,000 for something that I will almost certainly feel happy wearing for the next few years. But I do mind spending HKD6000 for something that I always feel unhappy wearing – that’d be a waste of money.  

My plan is this - to make an appointment with a very reputable tailor, even if  that turns out to be rather expensive: I guess Ascot Chang and WW Chan are really the favourite names around here, though if there’s others in that range I should think about, please do mention. I’ll go in wearing my slightly-unsatisfactory TCNY suit, a few ideas about what I’m so annoyed about, perhaps a few pictures of fabrics and fits, and hope they can work with that to make me look lovely.

Am I approaching this right? I feel like I’m being very naive about it all, which I suppose is about right considering I don’t know what I’m talking about.

tl;dr VALIDATE MY DESIRES INTERNET STRANGERS 

I will shy away from Chan for your "first and only" good suit, since I have not seen any impressive Chan's stuff for a very long time.

I suggest if you are willing to pay your stated price, wait for BnTailor for their truck show in Hong Kong. If you like their style, that will be a good choice.

Otherwise, I have used Lai sifu for a good amount of time and I will strongly recommend him, that is if you are willing to travel to non-CBD part of Hong Kong for your consultation/fittings.
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Originally Posted by theoldentimes View Post

I have to say, this is the kind of comment that makes me nervous about ever buying tailored clothing! This doesn't sound like a very positive experience. 
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That makes sense, but bear in mind that most, if not all, RTW will not carry Svenn's seal of approval, so if you stick with his expectations, you will have to go bespoke.
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