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post #2836 of 3693
I havent commission from him yet but my coworkers do.
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

How do you rate lai c-fu craftmanship and value of money ?
post #2837 of 3693
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Originally Posted by BigbigJohnny View Post

I havent commission from him yet but my coworkers do.

Are your coworkers happy with lai ? Any other good alternatives at similar price range ?
post #2838 of 3693
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Originally Posted by obama View Post

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.[/quote

I think it will be a saving because many local customers does not need any English for communication
post #2839 of 3693
I have not talked to Lai yet but here are my some observations in respect of Lai's service in the future.

Since Lai will be very likely to work on his own, that will mean:-

1) Price will probably be slightly lower.

2) Customer may enjoy no mark-up for cloth-inclusive services.

3) Communication can be more direct to Lai.


However there will be many drawbacks:-

1) No English assistance

2) Fitting and Measurements had to be done in private areas (e.g. customer's home and office)

3) Nil opportunity to see how the customer's garment is made given his accommodation is not for visit

4) The worst, if he went away that will be another "Darren B" incident.


So I suggest for those who only see the good part, also consider the bad part and see whether you can take it.

In my opinion, Lai's future service are solely catered for previous existing local clients who can provide space (not Lai's home) for fitting.

Perhaps it is the time for those mouth-watering new comers to move on?
post #2840 of 3693
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I have not talked to Lai yet but here are my some observations in respect of Lai's service in the future.

Since Lai will be very likely to work on his own, that will mean:-

1) Price will probably be slightly lower.

2) Customer may enjoy no mark-up for cloth-inclusive services.

3) Communication can be more direct to Lai.


However there will be many drawbacks:-

1) No English assistance

2) Fitting and Measurements had to be done in private areas (e.g. customer's home and office)

3) Nil opportunity to see how the customer's garment is made given his accommodation is not for visit

4) The worst, if he went away that will be another "Darren B" incident.


So I suggest for those who only see the good part, also consider the bad part and see whether you can take it.

In my opinion, Lai's future service are solely catered for previous existing local clients who can provide space (not Lai's home) for fitting.

Perhaps it is the time for those mouth-watering new comers to move on?

Dear Add911,

Base on what I heard, Car got from Lai is rather little for his space and service. Most Lai customers are cmt. Car fabric are mostly cheaper than cut length from merchant. He cannot make much on fabric too. Lai's health is going downwards and can produce very few suits per month. Maybe the true reason is car is getting really too low.
post #2841 of 3693
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

Dear Add911,

Base on what I heard, Car got from Lai is rather little for his space and service. Most Lai customers are cmt. Car fabric are mostly cheaper than cut length from merchant. He cannot make much on fabric too. Lai's health is going downwards and can produce very few suits per month. Maybe the true reason is car is getting really too low.

I can tell easily that the aforesaid is not gathered from the deponent himself.
post #2842 of 3693

New member here, had been lurking for a while.. I moved to Hong Kong in 2004 and has gotten over 8 suits, 4 blazers 3 coats and over 30 shirts made in TST, Admiralty, Wanchai, Lowu and hopefully lend a helping hands to anyone here seeking for information based on my HK/  tailoring  experience.  I still have a lot yet to learn about styles!

 

Here are some notes based on experience:

 

- some indian tailors with touts on Nathan road are not all that bad, the first tailoring shop i went to back in 04' was from a tout who dragged me in.  After all these years, i am still getting my shirts made there.  Suits are generally ok too

- do a lot of research, tailors in HK will go with the minimum, and will not offer suggestions in details

- Always have to be crystal clear with these TST indian tailors.  It always seems like they never even bother to look at the diagram you send them.. Now i put everything in writing and have them sign it to acknowledge

- It seems like tailors in HK like to go with house style (ie skinny suits which is not my cup of tea)

- dont be afraid of hole in the wall tailors, just had a full canvass suit made (copying a ring jacket style) and it was copied to the T!  It was  my first expereince with this tailor, and i have to say i was doubtful at first.  He is 65 and place is really no frills! But the final product turned out to be much better then i expected.  Infact, i went  back today to make 2 more suits.  Again, you have to be very clear on what you want, but he was even able to make the folded neopolitan sholders which i was quite impressed.  I will upload some photos of my suits soon.

- never get anythning done in Lowu, ever.  No sense of customer service 

- dont have expereince with the likes of WW Chan, Ascot Chan etc, cant afford them

- I can never go back to OTR shirts or suits no more, i have to say I am spoiled by living in HK!


Edited by billybats - 10/27/15 at 11:35pm
post #2843 of 3693
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Originally Posted by billybats View Post

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- dont be afraid of hole in the wall tailors, just had a full canvass suit made (copying a ring jacket style) and it was copied to the T!  It was  my first expereince with this tailor, and i have to say i was doubtful at first.  He is 65 and place is really no frills! But the final product turned out to be much better then i expected.  Infact, i went  back today to make 2 more suits.  Again, you have to be very clear on what you want, but he was even able to make the folded neopolitan sholders which i was quite impressed.  I will upload some photos of my suits soon.
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This sounds like a gem; keen to see those pics! nod[1].gif
post #2844 of 3693
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post


I can tell easily that the aforesaid is not gathered from the deponent himself.

Agree, it does sound awkward

post #2845 of 3693
Here is a pic of the suit iImade from the old sifu, full canvassed, Copying a ring jacket iIsaw in the armoury

HKD$800 extra for full canvassed, honestly, i was doubtful that it was only 800 more as I know there are tons of work involved with making it full canvassed and 800 seems very little for all the work involved. But i bit the bullet and gave it a try with a low cost fabric to see his workmanship.

I am still an amatuer in terms of suits (just recently found out such thing as full canvassed!) but final product seems legit and drapes very weell., way better then the suits i made for twice as much. There does seem to be an "floating" canvass in the middle, so i guess it really is full canvassed.





Edited by billybats - 10/28/15 at 8:39pm
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Kissing buttons
post #2847 of 3693

Hi all. New user, and studying abroad in HK.  Admittedly, I know very little about tailoring, but I am doing my best to learn as much as possible and SF has been tremendously helpful in doing so. On a friend's recommendation, I visited Om's Tailor, and got a dark brown suit, with a soft blue stripe. Seems to fit well, and I was pleased with the customer service, but I am curious to get some comments/suggestions for the next time.

 

Appreciate the feedback in advance.

 

 

Cheers. 

 

post #2848 of 3693
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Originally Posted by abrenner210 View Post

Hi all. New user, and studying abroad in HK.  Admittedly, I know very little about tailoring, but I am doing my best to learn as much as possible and SF has been tremendously helpful in doing so. On a friend's recommendation, I visited Om's Tailor, and got a dark brown suit, with a soft blue stripe. Seems to fit well, and I was pleased with the customer service, but I am curious to get some comments/suggestions for the next time.

Appreciate the feedback in advance.


Cheers. 






Trouser looks a bit tight .
post #2849 of 3693
How many suits do you have? It's a bit unusual to start with a brown one (with blue stripes)
post #2850 of 3693
I agree that the pants look tight. The first pic, you should button the coat to give a better assessment
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