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post #3121 of 3698

yep  definitely not the best part ;)

Also varies a lot depending on the position/pose, this pic makes it look worse

It is not a catastrophe, but still there is something wrong

post #3122 of 3698
@NicoHK I agree the AC looks the worst and the il Sarto isn't much better. The GH OTR looks the best. Why not continue with GH OTR? in HK they're on sale a lot so you should be able to get good deals
post #3123 of 3698

@cchen,

 

2 mains reasons:

 

- choice of fabrics by definition is limited, and all the cuts are not the same, which limits the choice even more.

- what works for me with the jacket does not with pants...

 

I just wonder if (and where) I can succeed in getting a custom made jacket, which looks as good as the GH OTR, and which stays at par or below WW Chan price tag

post #3124 of 3698

@NicoHK I have both Yao (1 two piece suit) and Grand Tailor (2 two piece suits).  I have not seen concave or pagoda shoulders by Yao.  I like the overall fitting of Yao better and price of Fresco 2pcs was HKD14K a couple of years ago.  If you like strong shoulders, it is worthwhile to check out Grand Tailor.  

post #3125 of 3698
If GH OTR is the best fit, it would help if you wear the garment when you get measured, as well as bring pictures of the pagoda shoulder you have in mind. I've had Gordon make me a roped shoulder a few years back and it looked OK. Still wear the suit today.
post #3126 of 3698
Thank you for your kind words @NicoHK

I have no personal experience with Gordan Yao but have indeed seen some garments made by them (few 6-7 years old suit and not recently made).

Those old ones are decent (I don't particular like their sleeve attachment method but nonetheless fits the wearer well), everything else are great (just boring cut although I also consider my suits boring as well)

Gordan Yao's has some old-school hand-work (do not confuse with the overall pick stitching in every seam as originates from high end RTW), but certainly not as clean and detailed as my current Grand Tailor stuff ( e.g. carefully lapped seam (not just ultra thin due to little to nil let-outs) and hand pick stitching).
post #3127 of 3698

Many thanks to all the gents who responded to my question!

 

Super useful leads that are not readily available elsewhere.

post #3128 of 3698

Hello guys,

 

I just arrived here in Hong Kong for a 6 month internship. Unfortunately, I only have a winter jacket and I fear HK's summer. 

So, I would love to have your insights on the matter as I'm not really well informed. 

Context: No need to wear a suit, the style is more smart casual.

First of all, if I want to make a summer jacket, what type of jacket should I wear? a summer suit jacket, a blazer or a sports jacket? 

Secondly, would you know of a tailor who could make me one for a budget of maximum 1500/2000 HKD with a good enough quality.

Finally, I would also like to make a double breasted waistcoat that I could wear with a shirt and a tie in summer, is that a good idea?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Julien

post #3129 of 3698
2000HKD for a bespoke jacket including fabric? Difficult unless you go for the usual TST lot with the touts. You'd be better off just looking at RTW with alterations.
Double breasted waistcoat? What company are you interning in?
post #3130 of 3698
Best idea is just to enjoy your intership and time in Hong Kong.
post #3131 of 3698
That's what the waistcoat is for. It'll make all the difference.
post #3132 of 3698
Quote:
Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

That's what the waistcoat is for. It'll make all the difference.

As long as waistcoat can get laid haha.
post #3133 of 3698
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrju974 View Post
 

Hello guys,

 

I just arrived here in Hong Kong for a 6 month internship. Unfortunately, I only have a winter jacket and I fear HK's summer. 

So, I would love to have your insights on the matter as I'm not really well informed. 

Context: No need to wear a suit, the style is more smart casual.

First of all, if I want to make a summer jacket, what type of jacket should I wear? a summer suit jacket, a blazer or a sports jacket? 

Secondly, would you know of a tailor who could make me one for a budget of maximum 1500/2000 HKD with a good enough quality.

Finally, I would also like to make a double breasted waistcoat that I could wear with a shirt and a tie in summer, is that a good idea?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Julien

Hi.  Lots of office workers even don't wear jackets in summer time. I think sport coat (jacket) is a best bet to look good in your context.  Suit jacket is to be worn with the matching fabric trousers so it limits the use of it.   I think RTW is safer option, at that price point it is quite possible you end up with something unwearable.  It is possible to make something which can pass by but it requires a lot of knowledge, bargaining skills, patience and time.  Unfortunately those things can be learnt only after try and error (with  money spent) , economically it does not make sense in your circumstance.  

 

DB vest with tie is too dapper for me:D so never tried.  

post #3134 of 3698
You should try one. I just got a beige DB waistcoat made up and it works very well with my dark rope stripe suit in a cool office day (which will be rarer in the next month).
Edited by add911_11 - 4/16/16 at 2:31am
post #3135 of 3698
It's really bad on sleeves.


Quote:
Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

From the back, the il Sarto sleevehead/ shoulders look terrible.
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