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post #2821 of 3698

I will dedicate more time to reading this wealth of information over the coming months.  I will be in Hong Kong for 3-4 days next may, followed by 3-4 days in Shanghai. May route back through HK on my return flight.  To the degree it is possible I want to take advantage of the opportunity to fill out my suiting needs.  Would like to get a handful of suits, maybe a coat and a few slacks and ~6 dress shirts.  

 

The last time I upgraded my style sense I went from the department store to Brooks Brothers, so I have a Navy pinstripe, Navy Blazer and a handful of slim fit shirts.  I like a bargain, so looking to spend $800 USD per suit or less to match what I have spent in the past for OTR, but could be convinced otherwise.  Very modern/slim fit doesn't work for my shape overall(broad shoulders/thighs) but I *think* I like a more modern look(natural shoulders, flat front, bias to slimmer).  Young 30's, lift weights, should eat healthier.

 

Nowhere near the experts that you are, and concerned I won't be able to judge quality of work. 

post #2822 of 3698
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Gordon Yao has met requirements well over many years and so there is little purpose to be served by changing: Chan is the only one I might think about.

I like to try Gordon if i can afford in future.
post #2823 of 3698
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Originally Posted by turin39789 View Post

I will dedicate more time to reading this wealth of information over the coming months.  I will be in Hong Kong for 3-4 days next may, followed by 3-4 days in Shanghai. May route back through HK on my return flight.  To the degree it is possible I want to take advantage of the opportunity to fill out my suiting needs.  Would like to get a handful of suits, maybe a coat and a few slacks and ~6 dress shirts.  

The last time I upgraded my style sense I went from the department store to Brooks Brothers, so I have a Navy pinstripe, Navy Blazer and a handful of slim fit shirts.  I like a bargain, so looking to spend $800 USD per suit or less to match what I have spent in the past for OTR, but could be convinced otherwise.  Very modern/slim fit doesn't work for my shape overall(broad shoulders/thighs) but I *think* I like a more modern look(natural shoulders, flat front, bias to slimmer).  Young 30's, lift weights, should eat healthier.

Nowhere near the experts that you are, and concerned I won't be able to judge quality of work. 

I think be generally happy on your trip to HK and SL is more important than worrying to buy the "correct" suit.
post #2824 of 3698
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

I like to try Gordon if i can afford in future.

Can you for once be less negative?
post #2825 of 3698
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Can you for once be less negativ

I am aiming to spend $6500 (US$800)for a new suit. Any suggestion ?
post #2826 of 3698
@ Hifilover

I recall my previous commission with Lai is around that figure.

However, I am not sure now whether Lai is still working under Car's umbrella.
post #2827 of 3698
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@ Hifilover

I recall my previous commission with Lai is around that figure.

However, I am not sure now whether Lai is still working under Car's umbrella.

No. I talked to Lai a week ago. He moved to Jordan and work separately.
post #2828 of 3698
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Can you for once be less negative?

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Haha. I presume "if" itself carries be meaning of possibility. Pretty neutral to me. ;P
post #2829 of 3698
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No. I talked to Lai a week ago. He moved to Jordan and work separately.

So this has been a general and public consensus?

Well actually it is better because now he can visit me in my office at weekday, rather than going to SSP on weekends just for him (and possibly some street snack round the corner).
post #2830 of 3698
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So this has been a general and public consensus?

Well actually it is better because now he can visit me in my office at weekday, rather than going to SSP on weekends just for him (and possibly some street snack round the corner).

Consensus? It is a fact. He even quoted me the new price after released from SSP.

Price lowered. The only drawback is lack of English communication and car's advice if you buy his style.
post #2831 of 3698
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Consensus? It is a fact. He even quoted me the new price after released from SSP.

Price lowered. The only drawback is lack of English communication and car's advice if you buy his style.

Well I can only since I have heard something less concrete, I presume that you are right and more updated.

Also with the cheaper price, you cannot expect sale floor service.

Tailor's cyanide is often overly-stubborn and demanding customer, being in-call service only will kill of most of them.

That means less waiting time for me in future (hopefully).
post #2832 of 3698
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Consensus? It is a fact. He even quoted me the new price after released from SSP.

Price lowered. The only drawback is lack of English communication and car's advice if you buy his style.

How many percent cheaper ?
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

How many percent cheaper ?

I genuinely do not recall. If you get a chance you can ask him.
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How many percent cheaper ?
Should 10% cheaper as I heard?
post #2835 of 3698
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Should 10% cheaper as I heard?

How do you rate lai c-fu craftmanship and value of money ?
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