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Thank you for all the feedback. This will be my 4th suit (two blue, one dark grey and all three solids). Point taken with the pants, as I asked the tailor to take them in slightly from the original fitting, but I will be more conservative next time. Below is another picture with the button done.

 

Thank you again, and excuse my ignorance/inexperience. 

 

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Originally Posted by abrenner210 View Post


Thank you for all the feedback. This will be my 4th suit (two blue, one dark grey and all three solids). Point taken with the pants, as I asked the tailor to take them in slightly from the original fitting, but I will be more conservative next time. Below is another picture with the button done.

Thank you again, and excuse my ignorance/inexperience. 



I prefer the jacket to be a bit longer.
post #2853 of 4288
These photo's aren't very useful. Jacket isn't buttoned, so difficult to assess button stance and balance. Arms are crossed, so difficult to evaluate sleeve placement and pitch. Back needs to be cleaned up and trousers should hang a lot straighter.
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Understood, does the picture that I posted above clarify? Also when you say that the trousers should hang straighter...in order to get them to do so, can the trousers be simply tailored, or does it have to do with the construction and build of the trousers?

 

Thanks for the critique...really appreciate it. 

post #2855 of 4288
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

Trouser looks a bit tight .

There are quite a few problems with the fit of the coat.
You have a low right shoulder that was not cut for. Hence the drag lines on the back right of the coat as well as the collapsing of the chest front and pull at the button. You also have square shoulders that were not accounted for and is causing the problems at you neck/collar. Finally, the coat is out of balance... The fronts are too long and the back too short. Hope this helps
post #2856 of 4288
This has probably come up, but do we know who the tailor was on this soft navy 3pc?
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

This has probably come up, but do we know who the tailor was on this soft navy 3pc?

I knew the guy from the photo in life. He is nice bloke practicing medicine in Hong Kong.

I believe those suits and jackets are either made in Dream Bespoke, Brown's tailor.

I don't think those are from WW Chan or other travelling tailors.
post #2858 of 4288

Could anyone recommend me a few places to pick up thick and good quality MOP buttons in HK? Heard that Sham Shui Po have a couple of buttons shops but have no idea which to pay a visit. Are there any other alternative places beside Sham Shui Po?

 

Planning to pick some up there when I am there next week.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by zander86 View Post

Could anyone recommend me a few places to pick up thick and good quality MOP buttons in HK? Heard that Sham Shui Po have a couple of buttons shops but have no idea which to pay a visit. Are there any other alternative places beside Sham Shui Po?

Planning to pick some up there when I am there next week.

Thanks!

Really the best one you can find are from the B&S thread in this forum.
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Originally Posted by zander86 View Post
 

Could anyone recommend me a few places to pick up thick and good quality MOP buttons in HK? Heard that Sham Shui Po have a couple of buttons shops but have no idea which to pay a visit. Are there any other alternative places beside Sham Shui Po?

 

Planning to pick some up there when I am there next week.

 

Thanks!


 You can take a look at Hung To Button Company. It was recommended by Penfold in the HK Shirt Maker fourms: http://www.styleforum.net/t/405608/hong-kong-shirt-makers/15. I went there and bought a gross myself. They seem to understand a bit of English. Just specify you want MoPs. I have seen Lai and other tailor using their buttons. My 3mm MoPs were $250 per gross.

 

I found a new tailor shop in town called Suit Access (http://suitaccess.com/shop/). When I saw some of their pictures on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/suitaccesshk/), I was very skeptical whether they can deliver that level of quality. I visited the shop in person and I can say that the quality of their suits was superb. The most impressive aspect of their suits is their finishing - it is simply the best I have ever seen in HK.

 

The thing that irritates me the most about HK tailors is that you need to specify everything to them. If you don't, you would most likely receive a fused, half canvased suit. From what I've seen, Suit Access only does non fused (pad stitching) and full canvas suits, which is awesome. The only fused suits I've seen in their shop is their dummy suits. They make a dummy suit for every customer to make sure the cutting is satisfactory before they cut the actual fabric you ordered. Pretty impressive stuff. 

 

Pad stitching:

 

Lapel roll

 

Milanese buttonhole:

 

 

Finishing on the buttonholes are superb:

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Yep agree 100% with you on the comment about HK tailors, they hate customers who know, even a little, about suits.  They can sense what kind of customer you are once you walk in.  If you dont specify, they will most likely recommend you a suit that is "house style", and say "this is the most in this season, looks good on you" bull shit.  They will never suggest that there is something as "canvassed" suit, and make the suit that is most easy for them to make.

 

Again put everything in writing, and get them to sign it.  Better yet, get the shop rep's wassap if they have, send them all the details you want in writing.  Have them acknowledge it, and pay the minimum in deposit.  Incase something goes wrong, you got everything in writing.  I find out if you do this, they take your suit alot more seriously.

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Originally Posted by seferphier View Post


 You can take a look at Hung To Button Company. It was recommended by Penfold in the HK Shirt Maker fourms: http://www.styleforum.net/t/405608/hong-kong-shirt-makers/15. I went there and bought a gross myself. They seem to understand a bit of English. Just specify you want MoPs. I have seen Lai and other tailor using their buttons. My 3mm MoPs were $250 per gross.

I found a new tailor shop in town called Suit Access (http://suitaccess.com/shop/). When I saw some of their pictures on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/suitaccesshk/), I was very skeptical whether they can deliver that level of quality. I visited the shop in person and I can say that the quality of their suits was superb. The most impressive aspect of their suits is their finishing - it is simply the best I have ever seen in HK.

The thing that irritates me the most about HK tailors is that you need to specify everything to them. If you don't, you would most likely receive a fused, half canvased suit. From what I've seen, Suit Access only does non fused (pad stitching) and full canvas suits, which is awesome. The only fused suits I've seen in their shop is their dummy suits. They make a dummy suit for every customer to make sure the cutting is satisfactory before they cut the actual fabric you ordered. Pretty impressive stuff. 

Pad stitching:



Lapel roll



Milanese buttonhole:






Finishing on the buttonholes are superb:


Nice.
Price ?
Did you order something?
post #2863 of 4288
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Originally Posted by seferphier View Post


 You can take a look at Hung To Button Company. It was recommended by Penfold in the HK Shirt Maker fourms: http://www.styleforum.net/t/405608/hong-kong-shirt-makers/15. I went there and bought a gross myself. They seem to understand a bit of English. Just specify you want MoPs. I have seen Lai and other tailor using their buttons. My 3mm MoPs were $250 per gross.

I found a new tailor shop in town called Suit Access (http://suitaccess.com/shop/). When I saw some of their pictures on their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/suitaccesshk/), I was very skeptical whether they can deliver that level of quality. I visited the shop in person and I can say that the quality of their suits was superb. The most impressive aspect of their suits is their finishing - it is simply the best I have ever seen in HK.

The thing that irritates me the most about HK tailors is that you need to specify everything to them. If you don't, you would most likely receive a fused, half canvased suit. From what I've seen, Suit Access only does non fused (pad stitching) and full canvas suits, which is awesome. The only fused suits I've seen in their shop is their dummy suits. They make a dummy suit for every customer to make sure the cutting is satisfactory before they cut the actual fabric you ordered. Pretty impressive stuff. 

Pad stitching:



Lapel roll



Milanese buttonhole:






Finishing on the buttonholes are superb:


If you look at the photo they posed at their website, The suit is mostly machine made!
I won't called it "craftmanship" since no craftman involved, it was just factory made!
post #2864 of 4288
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Originally Posted by billybats View Post

Yep agree 100% with you on the comment about HK tailors, they hate customers who know, even a little, about suits.  They can sense what kind of customer you are once you walk in.  If you dont specify, they will most likely recommend you a suit that is "house style", and say "this is the most in this season, looks good on you" bull shit.  They will never suggest that there is something as "canvassed" suit, and make the suit that is most easy for them to make.

Again put everything in writing, and get them to sign it.  Better yet, get the shop rep's wassap if they have, send them all the details you want in writing.  Have them acknowledge it, and pay the minimum in deposit.  Incase something goes wrong, you got everything in writing.  I find out if you do this, they take your suit alot more seriously.

Why not just save the hassel and find someone you actually trust?
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

If you look at the photo they posed at their website, The suit is mostly machine made!
I won't called it "craftmanship" since no craftman involved, it was just factory made!

I am sure at least they hamd finish the pick stitchings and lapel hole.

When view them under the MTM aspect, their product is actually pretty good.
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Originally Posted by abrenner210 View Post


Thank you for all the feedback. This will be my 4th suit (two blue, one dark grey and all three solids). Point taken with the pants, as I asked the tailor to take them in slightly from the original fitting, but I will be more conservative next time. Below is another picture with the button done.

Thank you again, and excuse my ignorance/inexperience. 
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I suspect it all depends what you are looking after, but I think their cut is not very flattering in the first place.

I noted that the cutter had virtually left the coat unbalanced, The back is slight shorter than the front (maybe due to too much back waist tapering)

Ironing work is bad as well as they managed to give no shape to the lapel (fused suit also can have nice lapel if proper ironing work is used)

The trouser crouch area is terrible when stand straight, I cannot image how uncomfortable will be when you are sitting down.

I am not going to comment on the jacket's length and trouser's fit since that greatly subject to one's taste.

Overall, no matter how low cost it is, I would search for other tailor pursuant to "buy best you can" ethos.
Edited by add911_11 - 11/5/15 at 2:08am
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