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post #2701 of 3698

I visited Grand Tailor the other day. It was very impressive. I watched the tailors draw, cut their own patterns and all buttonhole are sewn by hand. However, they do not know how to do milanese buttonhole. 6k for CMT. They have a good selection of English fabrics but mark up is in line with other tailors in Central. A no name brand English fabric would cost about 9k.

 

We had an interesting conversation. They prefer to fuse the fabric and put a full canvas underneath for Italian fabrics as they are very soft and would need structure. However, for traditional English fabrics would not need to be fused as it will have its own structure.

post #2702 of 3698
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Originally Posted by seferphier View Post

I visited Grand Tailor the other day. It was very impressive. I watched the tailors draw, cut their own patterns and all buttonhole are sewn by hand. However, they do not know how to do milanese buttonhole. 6k for CMT. They have a good selection of English fabrics but mark up is in line with other tailors in Central. A no name brand English fabric would cost about 9k.

We had an interesting conversation. They prefer to fuse the fabric and put a full canvas underneath for Italian fabrics as they are very soft and would need structure. However, for traditional English fabrics would not need to be fused as it will have its own structure.

Did you place an order to Grand Tailor?
post #2703 of 3698

Nope. I think their fabric markup is a bit too high. I rather source my own fabric and do CMT.

post #2704 of 3698
I recently had a bespoke suit made at one of the top HK tailors and I am quite happy with it. When I told the tailor that I planned to get a second suit, he said that fittings wouldn't be necessary since he now has my pattern. Is this customary or should I expect some fittings?
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I recently had a bespoke suit made at one of the top HK tailors and I am quite happy with it. When I told the tailor that I planned to get a second suit, he said that fittings wouldn't be necessary since he now has my pattern. Is this customary or should I expect some fittings?

 

Sadly they do that alot......

Luckily....the outcome of mine is...fine

post #2706 of 3698

The Grand Tailor that is being mention here is the one in 933 3 Salisbury Road?

 

Also does anyone know how long does it usually take for Gordon Yao to deliver after ordering from one of their US tour?

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Originally Posted by hineygate View Post

I recently had a bespoke suit made at one of the top HK tailors and I am quite happy with it. When I told the tailor that I planned to get a second suit, he said that fittings wouldn't be necessary since he now has my pattern. Is this customary or should I expect some fittings?

If you're using similar fabric it should be fine. If you're going with significantly lighter or heavier weight fabric I'd recommend at least one fitting
post #2708 of 3698

The Grand Tailor is in causeway bay. http://www.uppershop.hk/shop/1479/

 

They are quite friendly and you can see the workshop immediately. Worthwhile to go up and take a look.

post #2709 of 3698
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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

If you're using similar fabric it should be fine. If you're going with significantly lighter or heavier weight fabric I'd recommend at least one fitting
thanks for the replies. the fabric is indeed the same, with color being the only variance.
post #2710 of 3698

Hi- I recently posted the following on another thread about Chan, but think this may be a better place to ask the question:

 

Does anyone know if Chan have hiked their prices up in the last couple of years?

 

I've just been quoted quite a bit more for a sports jacket (W Bill Shetland Collection) & 2pc (W Bills Irish Donegals) than I paid for my last 2 pc (Minnis Fresco) 2 years back. I don't think the fabric changes would account for the difference, which seems to be about 50 percent extra.

 

I'll be in HK in Nov/ Dec for the fittings so their trunk show prices don't apply. However, they quoted in USD, so I'm not sure if theres been some confusion.

 

Any information would be appreciated!

 

Cheers

 

If anyone can help at all, I would be grateful. I suspect their pricing has gone up a fair bit since they moved to Central.

 

Thanks!

post #2711 of 3698
Every HK tailor's prices have risen substantially in the past 3 years. HK rents, increased input costs and the dwindling pool of skilled workers have seen to that.
post #2712 of 3698

Hi all, I see this kind of craftsmanship common among those so called bespoke tailor houses in HK. I am quite interested in know that how much you guys are willing to pay for it ?

 

 

 

Btw, lots of users ask me how to get tailoring stuff from Spoon. Sorry that I am swamped and will ask the master tailor later. (Let me make it clear, I am not his agent, instead, I am Spoon's competitor)

post #2713 of 3698
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

Hi all, I see this kind of craftsmanship common among those so called bespoke tailor houses in HK. I am quite interested in know that how much you guys are willing to pay for it ?







Btw, lots of users ask me how to get tailoring stuff from Spoon. Sorry that I am swamped and will ask the master tailor later. (Let me make it clear, I am not his agent, instead, I am Spoon's competitor)

$HK15,000 possibly more for a special cloth
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

Hi all, I see this kind of craftsmanship common among those so called bespoke tailor houses in HK. I am quite interested in know that how much you guys are willing to pay for it ?







Btw, lots of users ask me how to get tailoring stuff from Spoon. Sorry that I am swamped and will ask the master tailor later. (Let me make it clear, I am not his agent, instead, I am Spoon's competitor)

Price should pay ???
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

Hi all, I see this kind of craftsmanship common among those so called bespoke tailor houses in HK. I am quite interested in know that how much you guys are willing to pay for it ?







Btw, lots of users ask me how to get tailoring stuff from Spoon. Sorry that I am swamped and will ask the master tailor later. (Let me make it clear, I am not his agent, instead, I am Spoon's competitor)

Can you provide better pictures?
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