Suit is a different story, and again, don't focus too much on face value.....
This goes to lots of business in HK from my observation. The Chinese rich market is making shop front lazy with money floating in. With a basic supply and demand relationship price shoots up eventually.
Not only tailor shop but I heard fabric shop are benefiting from this situation. And I agree, this is sad.
But it is free market and I am sure other shops will focus their target to the locals, I am sure the locals has found their gems. However, for foreigner / tourist like us, the choice is limited.
By giving up, I hope you find your gem and dump AC but not give up bespoking......
Totally agree, for short time stay or tourist, AC can crank out a few shirts in 2 or 3 days, I personally feel it is super important as I want to make sure they fit happily before I take them away.
Very jealous of the locals, what can I say, ENJOY !