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Washington DC maybe?

Relevance here then?
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Hey guys,

Looking to bite the bullet and finally get A black tie set done. Was planning on doing it at WW Chan since they're the shop I've had the best experience with here in HK. Just wanted to check in and see if you guys had any comments / advice / warnings about Chan for a tuxedo. Thanks!
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Hey guys,

Looking to bite the bullet and finally get A black tie set done. Was planning on doing it at WW Chan since they're the shop I've had the best experience with here in HK. Just wanted to check in and see if you guys had any comments / advice / warnings about Chan for a tuxedo. Thanks!

The only warning I can give is for Chan their house style is very Igent these days so if you want to have a more classic shaoe and design make sure you are very technical and detail during the baste fitting... once they moved to the second fitting alot of things could not be changed.
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Anyone have advise for the best tailor to make 1 suit for about $1,000 usd? I'm not sure if I am in the WW Chan or Lee Baron range. I used Jantzen years ago and want to upgrade. Also I will only be in HK for 2.5 days. Much appreciated.

A few tailor shops in TST can make it in 2 days, but you can't expect quality with that.

 

Local people are now going for CMT:

http://suitcmt.blogspot.hk/2015/12/make-suit-in-hong-kong-CMT-save-money.html

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Originally Posted by PekingRoadHK View Post

A few tailor shops in TST can make it in 2 days, but you can't expect quality with that.

Local people are now going for CMT:
http://suitcmt.blogspot.hk/2015/12/make-suit-in-hong-kong-CMT-save-money.html

With luck it might even stay looking vaguely decent for two days as well.
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Is the contact for Lai sifu still the Michael guy posted by Penfold a while back? I speak Cantonese if that helps.

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Is the contact for Lai sifu still the Michael guy posted by Penfold a while back? I speak Cantonese if that helps.

Too late my friend, Lai sifu no longer works for HK clients.
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Too late my friend, Lai sifu no longer works for HK clients.

 

Any recommendations for tailors at a similar price level?

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Where he go?
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Too late my friend, Lai sifu no longer works for HK clients.
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Any recommendations for tailors at a similar price level?

Tailors are very unique and it is not very fruitful to examine them in terms of prices.

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Where he go?

I believe he is now working in Mainland China in as a permanent employee.
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Tailors are very unique and it is not very fruitful to examine them in terms of prices.
 

 

What a wanker.

 

What's the price of this Ferrari?

Ferraris are very unique and it is not very fruitful to examine them in terms of prices.

 

What's the price of this Classic Porsche?

Classic Porsches are very unique and it is not very fruitful to examine them in terms of prices.

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What a wanker.

What's the price of this Ferrari?
Ferraris are very unique and it is not very fruitful to examine them in terms of prices.

What's the price of this Classic Porsche?
Classic Porsches are very unique and it is not very fruitful to examine them in terms of prices.

The well informed individuals don't buy Ferraris and Classic Porches purely based on price-tag, besides that they also buy for the history, running cost, availability of spare parts and anesthetics.

Ferraris and Classic Porsches are also unique items which price tags are often not totally rational and traceable purely on specification.

It is the same with tailors, you should find a style that you like and afford, rather than find one which the general consensus thinks the best. The simple reason is that it may not suit you, no matter how cheap and expensive it is.

I had try very expensive tailors before, and I find out that I much prefer other lower cost tailors given they suits my needs. Therefore, I do not want someone fall into the trap and think that the "general best in this price range" must been something that I like. My personal experience tells me that this ethos is totally wrong.

Thank you for your compliment anyway.
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What a wanker.

...

I have seen a few of your comments here left and right, and each time it's facepalm.gif
post #3029 of 3698
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

The well informed individuals don't buy Ferraris and Classic Porches purely based on price-tag, besides that they also buy for the history, running cost, availability of spare parts and anesthetics.

Ferraris and Classic Porsches are also unique items which price tags are often not totally rational and traceable purely on specification.

It is the same with tailors, you should find a style that you like and afford, rather than find one which the general consensus thinks the best. The simple reason is that it may not suit you, no matter how cheap and expensive it is.

I had try very expensive tailors before, and I find out that I much prefer other lower cost tailors given they suits my needs. Therefore, I do not want someone fall into the trap and think that the "general best in this price range" must been something that I like. My personal experience tells me that this ethos is totally wrong.

Thank you for your compliment anyway.

No I'm generally sick of those POA fuckers or the fact that a simple price per shop map could be done so the person knows which one suits their budget, instead of expecting everyone to be the Mentalist (Patrick Jane) in psychically knowing the price. But I get your point.
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No I'm generally sick of those POA fuckers or the fact that a simple price per shop map could be done so the person knows which one suits their budget, instead of expecting everyone to be the Mentalist (Patrick Jane) in psychically knowing the price. But I get your point.

If u are talking about RTW this will work (as has been done by many website invluding sf and Parisian Gentleman), but bespoke involve fabric choices which fluctuate.

Becuase of this, even one tailor shop will have a range of prices depends on fabrics.

If you have visit tailor shops before, you may notice that tailor general “works within your budget”, namely they will recommend fabric which suits ur wallet.

Tailors (save for the ones who deals with international clients) often quote different starting price to individuals.

In light if this, why not an “expectation” apporach be suitable?
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