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post #2971 of 4045

I personally just use Luxire for things that don't need as precise tailoring. I am getting Moda Republic to make shirt jackets though.

post #2972 of 4045

Hi I am flying to Hong Kong Any buddy refer me to good tailor ?

 

Thanks

 

Regards

 

Junaid  

post #2973 of 4045
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Originally Posted by junaid View Post
 

Hi I am flying to Hong Kong Any buddy refer me to good tailor ?

 

Thanks

 

Regards

 

Junaid  

 

Potential answers.

 

1. Are you really asking this question?

2. Have you taken a look at past posts of this thread?

3. There is no such a thing.

4. We have to define what "good" means.

5. Just go to Armoury or WWChan.

6. Walk around Nathan Street, they will find you.

post #2974 of 4045
Should check this thread and won't spend you more than 2 days. Worth it
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Originally Posted by junaid View Post

Hi I am flying to Hong Kong Any buddy refer me to good tailor ?

Thanks

Regards

Junaid  
post #2975 of 4045
Any good recommendations for a tailor to add working buttonholes to a sport coat? Chinese speaking is not a problem but just need someone who can finish in 2 days and will do a good job. Thanks in advance.
post #2976 of 4045
This thread is getting tedious. A newcomer who cannot be troubled to read it, talk about creating button holes...
post #2977 of 4045
I know you are not referring to me GBR. I am hardly a newcomer, check my join date. I have had many suits/sports coats commissioned by Chan. I thought this thread was a source for knowledge, as someone who does not frequent HK but for maybe once every other year, I was asking for help from some more knowledgable residents.
post #2978 of 4045
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Originally Posted by hobo_ken View Post

I know you are not referring to me GBR. I am hardly a newcomer, check my join date. I have had many suits/sports coats commissioned by Chan. I thought this thread was a source for knowledge, as someone who does not frequent HK but for maybe once every other year, I was asking for help from some more knowledgable residents.

Why wait to go to Hong Kong? Get them done at home.
post #2979 of 4045
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Originally Posted by hobo_ken View Post

I know you are not referring to me GBR. I am hardly a newcomer, check my join date. I have had many suits/sports coats commissioned by Chan. I thought this thread was a source for knowledge, as someone who does not frequent HK but for maybe once every other year, I was asking for help from some more knowledgable residents.

So now ordering enough suits from Chan means knowledgeable?

Have you consider local tailors? The tailors that you have used in Hong Kong?

I would think those are better choice rather than going to someone totally new.
post #2980 of 4045
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Originally Posted by hobo_ken View Post

Any good recommendations for a tailor to add working buttonholes to a sport coat? Chinese speaking is not a problem but just need someone who can finish in 2 days and will do a good job. Thanks in advance.

Two days is a bit short.
post #2981 of 4045

I was in Hong Kong earlier this week, and got a shirt tailored at Jantzen and am very happy with the end results.   And at HKD450 a pop, the price is quite reasonable as well (I forget the weave - I think it was Egyptian cotton, 100/2... really soft and feels great).   I ordered 2 more before leaving, which are going to be delivered to me in a couple of weeks.

 

Another data point for the thread.

post #2982 of 4045
Another one to recommend: Hong Kong Manhattan Tailor
http://www.hongkongmanhattantailor.com

A friend of mine recommended this place to me after I moved here to HKG from Singapore where I used to have all my suits and shirts tailor made.

Gotta say, it's much better experience here at Manhattan Tailor. The owner was extremely friendly and spent loads time walking me through a wide selection of fabrics and styles they offer. Also made some good suggestions according to my body type. Decided to make 2 suits and 10 shirts and it turned out the price was surprisingly reasonable compared to quality of shirts and service.

I have brought friends there who visit from overseas and they find it a wonderful experience as well.

Go have a look for yourself.
post #2983 of 4045
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Originally Posted by kermit the frog View Post

Another one to recommend: Hong Kong Manhattan Tailor
http://www.hongkongmanhattantailor.com

A friend of mine recommended this place to me after I moved here to HKG from Singapore where I used to have all my suits and shirts tailor made.

Gotta say, it's much better experience here at Manhattan Tailor. The owner was extremely friendly and spent loads time walking me through a wide selection of fabrics and styles they offer. Also made some good suggestions according to my body type. Decided to make 2 suits and 10 shirts and it turned out the price was surprisingly reasonable compared to quality of shirts and service.

I have brought friends there who visit from overseas and they find it a wonderful experience as well.

Go have a look for yourself.

Advertising yourself? Web site inspires little confidence.
post #2984 of 4045
I posted this in the cloth thread too, but will duplicate here so anyone with knowledge can chime in:

What kind of interlining have you guys used on commissioned fresco/crispaire jackets?

I ordered a full canvas jacket from a new operation a few months ago and just went to the first fitting. I noticed the interlining they were using was black, which is not something I am used to. When I asked about it, they said it was a 100% wool canvas made in Italy and used by Brioni and Zegna (sounds like marketing bs). They said that they couldn't use the typical natural colored canvas because it would show through the fresco weave.

I'm not sure I'm OK without using a canvas with any horsehair content. Also, ironically, they were still using horsehair canvas for the collar. I would be really uncomfortable asking them to redo the canvassing at this point (even though it appears that they have done it the lazy way, by machine).

But I'm curious whether anyone here has experience with this type of interfacing.


post #2985 of 4045
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Originally Posted by xizenta View Post

I posted this in the cloth thread too, but will duplicate here so anyone with knowledge can chime in:

What kind of interlining have you guys used on commissioned fresco/crispaire jackets?

I ordered a full canvas jacket from a new operation a few months ago and just went to the first fitting. I noticed the interlining they were using was black, which is not something I am used to. When I asked about it, they said it was a 100% wool canvas made in Italy and used by Brioni and Zegna (sounds like marketing bs). They said that they couldn't use the typical natural colored canvas because it would show through the fresco weave.

I'm not sure I'm OK without using a canvas with any horsehair content. Also, ironically, they were still using horsehair canvas for the collar. I would be really uncomfortable asking them to redo the canvassing at this point (even though it appears that they have done it the lazy way, by machine).

But I'm curious whether anyone here has experience with this type of interfacing.



If you insist on not using interlining you should have let them know.

Those are common for difficult lightweight fabrics... I just think fresco it is not strictly necessary.

However, if the tailor will attach a canvass as well, then the interlining will give an extra stiffness to the shape.


It seems that your tailor had stitched the interlining, this is strange and probably that will be the "floating canvass", good luck.
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