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post #3316 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

It is about USD 72 for a TM silverline shirt

Which tailor has this price? The minimum AC price I was offered was around 1.2k per shirt iirc - last year.
post #3317 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Viktri View Post

Which tailor has this price? The minimum AC price I was offered was around 1.2k per shirt iirc - last year.
He is no tailor, I go directly to the workshop and buy the shirting directly from the agency, so I cut all the "extra" cost, or save the "profit" of the tailor shop to myself.
post #3318 of 3690
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post
 

 

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 ! :slayer:

@Fishball has covered most of that. My additions:

 

1. (Not for advertising, since I also don't make my shirts from AC.) AC should still be running a referral programme: http://www.ascotchang.com/en/terms-and-conditions-for-ascot-chang-referral-program. So, if anyone wants to go for AC for the first time, I think quite a number of members in this thread can help to refer.

 

2. (Again, not for advertising) AC is also running a "promotion" to give you a custom-made shirt for a custom suit that you order. Can be seen as a "saving" from the requirement of 3 shirts. However, I don't have any basis to comment on the quality (or the price-performance ratio) of AC suits.

 

3. The "premium" fabrics from Albini (e.g. DJA, TM Goldline) still cannot be purchased directly from Albini HK. So, if you really want those fabrics, I think AC is the only channel (correct me if I'm wrong). Of course, others would say that you can go to brands like Alumo that offer similar "premium" fabrics.

 

4. Difference between HKD 1100 (this was early 2015, not sure whether this has gone up further) vs HKD 300 for CMT a shirt: One can argue that the interlining for the collar, the threads used, the buttons and some fine details of workmanship have differences that you can spot, particularly by putting the 2 shirts side-by-side. For me, the highest value that AC has is the advice (and patience) from AC to get your first properly fitted shirt. Once you know what you want (fit, style, etc.) after the first batch of 3 shirts from AC, the value from AC is much reduced.

 

And re the point about cost going up... Yes, point taken. However, I don't feel like paying for the rent of top tier shopping malls (IFC, Elements, Prince's Building, Peninsula) - yes, this is sentimental and I need to disclaim that I did one CMT shirt in AC after their price went up (because I need the shirt within days).

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post #3320 of 3690
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Originally Posted by IsABellyDad View Post

@Fishball
 has covered most of that. My additions:

4. Difference between HKD 1100 (this was early 2015, not sure whether this has gone up further) vs HKD 300 for CMT a shirt: One can argue that the interlining for the collar, the threads used, the buttons and some fine details of workmanship have differences that you can spot, particularly by putting the 2 shirts side-by-side. For me, the highest value that AC has is the advice (and patience) from AC to get your first properly fitted shirt. Once you know what you want (fit, style, etc.) after the first batch of 3 shirts from AC, the value from AC is much reduced.

And re the point about cost going up... Yes, point taken. However, I don't feel like paying for the rent of top tier shopping malls (IFC, Elements, Prince's Building, Peninsula) - yes, this is sentimental and I need to disclaim that I did one CMT shirt in AC after their price went up (because I need the shirt within days).

Agree wholeheartedly with point 4 - I can't actually justify using AC anymore given the shape of the shirts can be made by others at significantly lower cost.
post #3321 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Viktri View Post

Agree wholeheartedly with point 4 - I can't actually justify using AC anymore given the shape of the shirts can be made by others at significantly lower cost.

I agree good shape is most important.
post #3322 of 3690
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post

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 ! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Can AC crank out a full canvas suit in 3 days ?
post #3323 of 3690
No.
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

Can AC crank out a full canvas suit in 3 days ?
post #3324 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

Can AC crank out a full canvas suit in 3 days ?

No
post #3325 of 3690
I used Graly Shirtmaker in Wan Chai last winter and was very satisfied. Very good selection of fabrics at 450 HKD. Turnaround time 4 days. No minimum - in fact, I was discouraged from ordering too much until I saw the fit.


I can't compare to AC, but certainly superior to the "traveling tailors" we see in North America.

The Web presence (and shop itself, for that matter) does not inspire confidence. But I was happy with the product and would order again.
post #3326 of 3690
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Originally Posted by WildeMan View Post

I used Graly Shirtmaker in Wan Chai last winter and was very satisfied. Very good selection of fabrics at 450 HKD. Turnaround time 4 days. No minimum - in fact, I was discouraged from ordering too much until I saw the fit.


I can't compare to AC, but certainly superior to the "traveling tailors" we see in North America.

The Web presence (and shop itself, for that matter) does not inspire confidence. But I was happy with the product and would order again.

Graly is not bad on his price range, just the seam is not as fine as AC. I like his shirt better than Jenzen.
post #3327 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

Can AC crank out a full canvas suit in 3 days ?

No.
post #3328 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post

Can AC crank out a full canvas suit in 3 days ?

No.
post #3329 of 3690
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Originally Posted by Hifilover View Post


Can AC crank out a full canvas suit in 3 days ?

shirt and suit are two different stories, so no way in any sense, but I heard your Tailor Ng can do so :slayer:

post #3330 of 3690
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Originally Posted by hippotamus View Post

shirt and suit are two different stories, so no way in any sense, but I heard your Tailor Ng can do so icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

It maybe a good news for non-locals.
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