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post #316 of 1814
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Originally Posted by hxh_killua View Post

I'm going to be visiting Hong Kong for a week and want to have a suit made for =<$500. (I know it's not a lot to work with.)

If you haven't already seen it, suggest you read this thread...
http://www.styleforum.net/t/311868/critiqu-my-600-mtm-hong-kong-suit
Critiqu My 600$ MTM Hong Kong Suit ...it's not good.

You're right $500 is not a lot to work with.

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Originally Posted by hxh_killua View Post

What are some notable tailors you guys would recommend?

You should probably avoid Baron Kay for a start, unless you want a sartorial disaster.
post #317 of 1814
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Originally Posted by hxh_killua View Post

I'm going to be visiting Hong Kong for a week and want to have a suit made for =<$500. (I know it's not a lot to work with.)
What are some notable tailors you guys would recommend?

Everyone needs that mistake once in their life.
post #318 of 1814
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Everyone needs that mistake once in their life.

Yup ... and that's how some of those "bespoke tailoring" Nigerians, Indians and Pakistanis in HK earn their living.
post #319 of 1814
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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

In addition to what others have said about the tightness, the shoulders are too narrow; this is very un-flattering as it accentuates the size of his head.
post #320 of 1814
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Originally Posted by hxh_killua View Post

I'm going to be visiting Hong Kong for a week and want to have a suit made for =<$500. (I know it's not a lot to work with.)
What are some notable tailors you guys would recommend?

Decent fabric will cost that much, you will need to up your budget to get a decent suit.
post #321 of 1814
I know the place that I go to, TCNY (which I'm a big fan of), their MTM suits start at about HKD5,000 (to about HKD12000), and other decent places have quoted similar.

So you probably have to up your budget, but not necessarily by heaps - if you can spare USD700 (which is about HKD5500 at the moment) you could definitely get something decent, esp. if you are going to wear it regularly.

If you're really stuck for cash, go to Playlord (a chain store here) - obviously a number of steps down in terms of construction/material, but I find their cut to be decent (got me through first couple of years of working at a law firm) and I think it's still sale season there right now, so you can get a suit there for about USD225.
post #322 of 1814

has anyone tried bonham strand?  any opinion on these tailors?  looks like a social venture with all items made in HK

 

http://bonhamstrand.hk/

 

They just opened in april.  looks like its for a good cause and the prices are right...but looking for anyone that has seen their work.

post #323 of 1814
No
post #324 of 1814
Thanks for the insight.

Would it actually better to get a suit off the rack then?
post #325 of 1814
Unless you can afford at least HKD 6000, go SuitSupply and have it tailored.
post #326 of 1814

I made a thread about getting some tailored shirts and was directed to this thread.

 

Anyways I will be in Hong Kong in about a weeks time and I want to get some shirts made up since I struggle to find shirts off the rack which fit me nicely.

 

I am willing to spend ~HK$1000 per a shirt, which i assume will last and be good quality.

 

Since I am new to this I guess I am looking for advice to go about this since it is something I've never done before and recommendations of places which are good.

 

post #327 of 1814
For $1000 HKD you should go with Ascot Chang. You won't be able to choose Alumo or the like but you'll be able to choose some good basic fabrics
post #328 of 1814
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Originally Posted by ABC1604 View Post

I made a thread about getting some tailored shirts and was directed to this thread.

 

Anyways I will be in Hong Kong in about a weeks time and I want to get some shirts made up since I struggle to find shirts off the rack which fit me nicely.

 

I am willing to spend ~HK$1000 per a shirt, which i assume will last and be good quality.

 

Since I am new to this I guess I am looking for advice to go about this since it is something I've never done before and recommendations of places which are good.

 


What city do you live in now?

post #329 of 1814

I currently live in Sydney, Australia.


Thanks for the recommendation for Ascot Chang, will research them more.

post #330 of 1814
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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

For $1000 HKD you should go with Ascot Chang. You won't be able to choose Alumo or the like but you'll be able to choose some good basic fabrics

I don't think Ascot Chang's shirts go as low as $1000 HKD. I believe their TM Silver line shirts start in the $1600+ HKD range. They may have some cheaper fabrics, but probably few under $1500 HKD.
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