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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

Grand tailor is the tailor shop close to QRC 100 ?

Add911_11's Grand Tailor is another shop at CWB, not the one in Central
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In my opinion, I don't think the tailors mentioned can effectively execute Napoli Tailoring (esp Ambrosi, crazy hand stitching work) because Napoli Tailors make coat quite different from Chinese Tailors.

But, I find Brown Tailor is quite good at copying style, though you can't expect the same level of needle work (which is the soul of Napoli Tailoring).

And WWchan provides the best craftsmanship among the tailors you listed because their company has strong QC checking and requirements to their workers.

Lai, which I mentioned several times, is a good tailor on doing traditional shanghai tailoring. Hand stitching is very good in my opinion. He also tried to do something more modern. But I don't think he is opened and capable to substantially reengineer his coat making method unless another overseas trained tailor (which is very very very hard to find as most of good fashion guys joined RTW industry in HK) teach him.

And Dream Bespoke, which is quite tricky to me. Based on their work I saw and my visit, I think they modified traditional pattern commonly used in HK, some of the adjustment like trimming supplies are very good. I admire the shop owner's commitment on doing something special. But it seems overrated especially in another local famous forum.

Generally speaking, HK tailors are not trained under Italian system. Even though some of them can make coat look similar from outside (eg Neapolitan shoulder or Milanese buttonhole). You won't feel the same when you wear the coat. Just because the coat is done in different way. It is not a good to ask the tailor here to copy other countries' styles. Why HK can't do tailoring like Korea and Japan ? They structure own tailoring techniques and establish their country style.

If you are a local customer saving every cent for a decent suit, who is the tailor from above will you select and why?
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If you are a local customer saving every cent for a decent suit, who is the tailor from above will you select and why?

Serious this kind of question should be banned and dismissed because such if answered will only bring disrepute within the HK tailoring society.

There is no best tailors, only ones that suits your need the most.

So I think one should always go and check out themselves rather than asking all kinds of useless questions.
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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

In my opinion, I don't think the tailors mentioned can effectively execute Napoli Tailoring (esp Ambrosi, crazy hand stitching work) because Napoli Tailors make coat quite different from Chinese Tailors.

I agree. However I have seen some Napoli tailoring (Liverano, Solito, NSM) and do not impress me on the needle work.

On the other hand, Camps De Luca is turly impressive.
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Liverano is Florence
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If you are a local customer saving every cent for a decent suit, who is the tailor from above will you select and why?

 

Bespoke tailoring is done by the communication between the customer and the tailor. A knowledgeable customer (like add911_11) will be more able to say what he needs and eventually gets a better product.

 

What you need is not a tailor, but knowledge. 

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This is true, but I think some tailors are more helpful for people new to suits than others.

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Originally Posted by Gatsbyu View Post

Bespoke tailoring is done by the communication between the customer and the tailor. A knowledgeable customer (like add911_11) will be more able to say what he needs and eventually gets a better product.

What you need is not a tailor, but knowledge. 

It is true if the tailor is good. If the tailor is lousdy, i do not think so. Btw, there is a long way for me to learn.
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Would it still be worthwhile buying cloth in Hong Kong? I'm planning a trip in Dec and would be interested in getting some cloth if they are worth the effort.

 

I've seen a few mentions of fabric houses like Saviero and Loa Hai Shing. Is there a list of fabric houses available? The search function isn't the easiest to use to filter results... still getting used to it.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Would it still be worthwhile buying cloth in Hong Kong? I'm planning a trip in Dec and would be interested in getting some cloth if they are worth the effort.

I've seen a few mentions of fabric houses like Saviero and Loa Hai Shing. Is there a list of fabric houses available? The search function isn't the easiest to use to filter results... still getting used to it.

Thanks in advance.


Why? HK is almost the last place I would go for just buying cloth.
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Why? HK is almost the last place I would go for just buying cloth.

 

I'm going there on a holiday with my family so I thought might as well see if there's anything worth getting from there. Not going there specifically for cloth.

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Fabric choices will be similar to Singapore.
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Instead of fabrics, does anyone source trimming supplies ? I find HK difficult to buy good canvas and thread.
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I'm going there on a holiday with my family so I thought might as well see if there's anything worth getting from there. Not going there specifically for cloth.

I lived in HK for a while. IME if you're buying cloth you're getting it from the tailor for a suit. Even in those situations however, there is so much counterfeit selvedge cloth in HK one must be very knowledgable and careful as to what one is buying. For example, many know Western Market in Sheung Wan and the wholesalers there, but a ton of that shit is fake Zenga, Scabal, Loro etc.
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

Fabric choices will be similar to Singapore.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post


I lived in HK for a while. IME if you're buying cloth you're getting it from the tailor for a suit. Even in those situations however, there is so much counterfeit selvedge cloth in HK one must be very knowledgable and careful as to what one is buying. For example, many know Western Market in Sheung Wan and the wholesalers there, but a ton of that shit is fake Zenga, Scabal, Loro etc.

 

Thanks for the info... Guess I'll stick with looking for fabrics in Singapore then.....

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Originally Posted by arcfire View Post

I'm going there on a holiday with my family so I thought might as well see if there's anything worth getting from there. Not going there specifically for cloth.

I lived in HK for a while. IME if you're buying cloth you're getting it from the tailor for a suit. Even in those situations however, there is so much counterfeit selvedge cloth in HK one must be very knowledgable and careful as to what one is buying. For example, many know Western Market in Sheung Wan and the wholesalers there, but a ton of that shit is fake Zenga, Scabal, Loro etc.

 

Somebody posted a list of fabric shops in this thread.  I believe you can search.  Those shops are not really for retail walk-in, so do not expect you be treated like a king.

I would not go to Western market to buy suit cloth.  

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