Originally Posted by hippotamus
Agree Browns can do quiet a large range of style, I think their shop-man does a good job in sorting out the style.
WW Chan still gives me an old school cut, but correct me if I am wrong. Never a customer but from their IG (even those from the son;s) they still look quiet traditional to my eyes.
Never heard of Spoon... they have a shop front in HK ?
Look at the trousers draft on the right, those are not the parameters used for shanghai cut, more like western cutting (not Japanese cutting and Korean for sure, I guess it is from Germany).
The end of shoulder are little bit fallen down, this is common in one Germany cutting. Introverted sleeve but vertically set, also very common in Germany cut. (Surprisingly, the sleeve is set little bit back)
Also, the coat is quite straight, not common in shanghai cut.
Spoon tailor is a HK tailor with operation in US. In HK, they do accept customer order, restricted to referral. From the picture, the side panel and forepart keep the same vertical distance from waist to hip. Not like the skirt cut in traditional shanghai cut.
Very good iron work. You can't find it from many middle tier tailors this thread mentioned, because most of them outsources CMT to the factories in China, those factories don't do diligent work.
When I read this thread, I saw many people want to make suit in HK. However, it is very time & money consuming to try tailor made suits one after another. People rely on feedback from the others. Unfortunately, those feedback is more like marketing from what I see.
From a tailor point of view, many local tailors do very good craftsmanship, much better than those "middle tier tailors" mentioned here, like british textile, e-rave, luxe tuxedo.