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post #286 of 2088

They have 3 official Zegna style books that they showed me from what i remember. Go to their website their style gallery is made up of zegna models. I asked the gentlemen to get me

a contemporary fit. He explained while flipping through the style book that the modern cut means shorter jackets, a bell shaped curve, and narrow bottom pants. He said that theyl

have me try on a half finished suit before they finish it, so i can make changes on the spot. - that idea went really well. The zegna promo they had was 5999 HKD for a zegna suit instead of

the original 12000 + market price. I think the promo should still be on. Talk to the guy named nick- he's nice, threw in a free shirt for me.

post #287 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Jeromesmalls View Post

WW Chan is extremely expensive.. my brother had a suit made from them, it was fabulous but really nothing that different from my suit..

pics or gtfo
post #288 of 2088

gentlemen please relax... I don't mean to start arguments and rage up here.I will get the photos up and you can take a look. I just spoke to my brother and it wasn't WW chans he tried, it was a guy called "Punjab House" or "Apsley tailors"

Anyways i will get his suit photos up here soon.

Thanks

post #289 of 2088
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post

I am sorry but that suit looks two size too small on him. I don't know if any decent tailor would let you walk out the door looking this.

This.
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

This is obviously a matter of taste; the above suit fits him like a second skin--a very proportional, very confident cut--and is one I prefer. It's cut close to his frame while not appearing exaggerated (as most skinny/slim cuts do) and that's the skill of the tailor at work.

It's actually not.
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Originally Posted by Jeromesmalls View Post

WW Chan is extremely expensive.. my brother had a suit made from them, it was fabulous but really nothing that different from my suit..
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Originally Posted by Jeromesmalls View Post

gentlemen please relax... I don't mean to start arguments and rage up here.I will get the photos up and you can take a look. I just spoke to my brother and it wasn't WW chans he tried, it was a guy called "Punjab House" or "Apsley tailors"
Anyways i will get his suit photos up here soon.
Thanks

Happy to give you the benefit of the doubt, but confusing WW Chan with Punjab House is not a great start here.
post #290 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Jeromesmalls View Post

gentlemen please relax... I don't mean to start arguments and rage up here.I will get the photos up and you can take a look. I just spoke to my brother and it wasn't WW chans he tried, it was a guy called "Punjab House" or "Apsley tailors"
Anyways i will get his suit photos up here soon.
Thanks

bullshit
post #291 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

This is obviously a matter of taste; the above suit fits him like a second skin--a very proportional, very confident cut--and is one I prefer. It's cut close to his frame while not appearing exaggerated (as most skinny/slim cuts do) and that's the skill of the tailor at work.

Sorry, that suit on JT fits horribly. But he can get away with it - to an extent - because he's JT. If you think it actually fits well, you might want to learn the basics first.
post #292 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Satorialist View Post

This is the exact cut i'd like to replicate; high armholes, skinny arms, natural shoulders, etc.,
The waist isn't suppressed--hard to say for certain b/c it's unbuttoned and he's sitting--but the jacket appears to be cut along the natural lines of the torso--closely hugging the torso--this is what I had in mind when I said "cut to the bone." No fabric is draping, it's hugging.
Is it possible to achieve something like this with the aforementioned tailors? I'm not sure how to best communicate this vision...
447

What a strange pose. Thinks he's riding a horse?
post #293 of 2088
Yeh something that's NSFW.
post #294 of 2088

Any Hong Kong tailor who can mastering Pea Coat size conversion or adjustment

post #295 of 2088
Hi everyone,

I visited Peter Lee last autumn to buy a suit and a blazer. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I want to order a couple of jackets (without visiting in person).

I plan on emailing him these questions, but I thought it would be good to hear the opinion of experienced customers in case these are unreasonable requests. I wouldn't want to accidentally pressure him to make the impossible, (or something ugly or weird!)

1) I feel like the sleeves are a little bit wide. I measured them at 5 1/2" at the wrist. I'm a skinny guy. Can I request to have them made a little slimmer, at around 5" at the wrist?

2) I seem to have a bit of "collar gap" with the jackets on hand. Can that be addressed with photos over email or phone? Or is that too sensitive or tricky to do without coming in?

3) The inside button of the trouser attaches at a diagonal. Does that have any benefit? I'd rather ask for a horizontal flap (like most of my other pants) just to spare myself the strange fumbling. It's no big deal of course. Is that a weird request?

Thanks for your opinions or advice. smile.gif
post #296 of 2088
Hi guys,

I know most of the discussions here are regarding tailors for making a suit, but I was hoping for a recommendation for a tailor for altering suits - specifically, tapering and shortening the sleeves of a suit jacket sleeve. Was hoping for some honest advice from a tailor regarding whether it is do-able or whether I should return it (it's YSL OTR).

Any recommendations around either the Central or Taikoo area? I can take it back to YSL but I know they're pretty expensive. Thanks heaps.
post #297 of 2088
Tin Lun alterations on 87, Hollywood. Sheung Wan. Great service specialising in alterations of suits. Lane Crawford, pal zileri, zegna all do their alterations here. They are often surprised to get walk-in customers because it's mostly the stores who bring them the alterations. Fair price and friendly but Cantonese Speaking.
post #298 of 2088
Awesome, thanks, will get them a go - I was going to go to YSL directly tomorrow but will try them instead, great timing! I speak Canto so that's no problems.
post #299 of 2088
So I'm going to HK this Dec/Jan for about 10 days or and I'm looking in to getting a suit/shirts made. I understand some of the bigger names on SF are Chan, A Man, and Jantzen. Anyone have estimates on current prices? I'd like to stay under $700 if possible, though I understand that is on the low end for bespoke. (I've only been picking up ~$200 OTR suits so far, so it'd be a big jump for me already. Not that I need the suits either, but it's a bit convenient since I'm already there).
post #300 of 2088
I'll be writing a review in the next week or so once I get my whole order in, but I recently had a lot of shirts done with, and bought a couple of pairs of pants from, TCNY and I'm very happy with them - the guys there know what they're doing (a spin off of Ascot Chang, the two guys that started it are Ascot Chang's grandson and nephew). http://whiteboardjournal.com/news/fashion/tcny-ascot-changs-subsidiary-brand.html

Their prices are from HKD5000 to 10000 for a MTM suit (depending on the fabric), so the lower end would be around your price point. The shirts are from HKD550 to HKD1250 (the ones I bought were either HKD650 or 750). If you go and I (or any existing customer) recommended you, it's 15% off at present with the referral program. PM me if you're interested.

Jantzen start from about HKD400 for shirts. No idea about the other two, but Chan at least would be significantly more expensive.
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