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post #346 of 1877
Can only speak for TCNY, but they generally quote 2 weeks to make a suit, so that might not work with your schedule. They're in Central though (Wellington St), pricing would fit around your budget, solid selection of fabric, nice people, and they do good work. If I refer you, you get 10% off your first MTM order.

RTW dress shirt - I just buy Massimo Dutti. For MTM, you could go to Jantzen, who can make shirts within a couple of business days - also in Central, and have a big variety of fabrics.
post #347 of 1877

Following all the excellent advice I've read whilst lurking around these parts, I was in HK last week and visited Lee Baron to order a suit, a tweed jacket (using my own cloth from Trefriw Mills in Wales) and 6 shirts.

 

I am absolutely delighted with the service and quality of Peter's shop. I was measured around 6pm on Thursday, had a first fitting on Saturday, a second fitting on Monday, and collected the finished items on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Whilst I realise that other HK tailors might be of an even higher standard, compared to the one other HK establishment I've used (I don't even want to say the name, but they're the ones with the free beer and loads of self-publicity!), the service at Lee Baron is night and day.

 

Incidentally, also following advice on the forum, I visited Zee's Leatherware in the same building, and now have 3 pairs of wonderful shoes, made in exactly the same timescale as the clothes (just one fitting though). The service there was just as unhurried and relaxed as at Lee Baron.

 

Both establishments thoroughly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Nerdy Norm - 10/21/12 at 3:50am
post #348 of 1877
Great to hear you had a nice experience with Peter Lee / Lee Baron! Speaking of which I need to email him about ordering a few shirts...
post #349 of 1877

It has been great to read Styleforum members knowledge about tailoring in Hong Kong. I have been travelling to HK for more than 10 years, but never dared to buy anything from the tailors here, I was too afraid to go with the wrong guys. Last month I tried some shirts from a tailor in TST, they are OK but not perfect - I wanted slim fit but the sleeves are definitely not slim. So after this I was still worried. But after reading here in SF and talking to my friend who lives in HK i decided to try Jantzen for shirts.

 

Thursday I went to Jantzen for some shirts - today I picked them up - they are great. One of them seems to have some loose thread that is running, so I will go back to them tomorrow, to ask them to fix, and then also buy some more shirts :-)

 

Thursday I also went to a tailor suggested by a friend I have who is living in HK. He said this guy was same quality as Lee Baron, just with better prices (I cannot judge because I never tried any tailor before). Anyway Thursday I went to the tailor, got measured up, and today I got my first fitting, next fitting will be on next Saturday as I have to go to China for the week.I am really excited about this :-)

 

Anyway if it wasn't for all the information I have read on Styleforum, I doubt that I ever would have tried a Tailor in HK.

 

Shirts from Jantzen:

post #350 of 1877

Hi all - hate to revive this thread but I've read through this entire thing and I must say it's been extremely informative. I'm actually leaving for Hong Kong in 2 weeks and will be trying to get a suit - I was ready to drop around 1k-1.3k depending (USD) but I've been e-mailing people for quotes and it seems a lot higher than in the past? So far I've gotten an e-mail back from Gordon Yao and he says it starts around 1.2k and goes from 1.5-2.5k depending on material. 

 

Anyone have any recent updates from these guys?

post #351 of 1877
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Originally Posted by statuskuo View Post

Hi all - hate to revive this thread but I've read through this entire thing and I must say it's been extremely informative. I'm actually leaving for Hong Kong in 2 weeks and will be trying to get a suit - I was ready to drop around 1k-1.3k depending (USD) but I've been e-mailing people for quotes and it seems a lot higher than in the past? So far I've gotten an e-mail back from Gordon Yao and he says it starts around 1.2k and goes from 1.5-2.5k depending on material. 

Anyone have any recent updates from these guys?

WW Chan and Yao both start in the $1200USD range
post #352 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Playlife View Post

It has been great to read Styleforum members knowledge about tailoring in Hong Kong. I have been travelling to HK for more than 10 years, but never dared to buy anything from the tailors here, I was too afraid to go with the wrong guys. Last month I tried some shirts from a tailor in TST, they are OK but not perfect - I wanted slim fit but the sleeves are definitely not slim. So after this I was still worried. But after reading here in SF and talking to my friend who lives in HK i decided to try Jantzen for shirts.

Thursday I went to Jantzen for some shirts - today I picked them up - they are great. One of them seems to have some loose thread that is running, so I will go back to them tomorrow, to ask them to fix, and then also buy some more shirts :-)

Thursday I also went to a tailor suggested by a friend I have who is living in HK. He said this guy was same quality as Lee Baron, just with better prices (I cannot judge because I never tried any tailor before). Anyway Thursday I went to the tailor, got measured up, and today I got my first fitting, next fitting will be on next Saturday as I have to go to China for the week.I am really excited about this :-)

Anyway if it wasn't for all the information I have read on Styleforum, I doubt that I ever would have tried a Tailor in HK.

Shirts from Jantzen:

Good luck with the suit and hope it turns out well!
post #353 of 1877
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WW Chan and Yao both start in the $1200USD range

Thanks! Sorry if that was a thread jack <_< I don't post on these things much so I apologize if it was off topic. I've also e-mailed Peter Lee (baron.hk) and I'm thinking about TCNY as options! I'm crossing my fingers that a week is enough time...

post #354 of 1877

Just got a quote from Peter Lee and he said a full canvassed suit will start at 5500 hmm - leaning towards that direction - thank you all for the information you guys have put through these 20 + pages!

post #355 of 1877
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Thanks! Sorry if that was a thread jack <_< I don't post on these things much so I apologize if it was off topic. I've also e-mailed Peter Lee (baron.hk) and I'm thinking about TCNY as options! I'm crossing my fingers that a week is enough time...

One week is enough time for a suit.
post #356 of 1877
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Just got a quote from Peter Lee and he said a full canvassed suit will start at 5500 hmm - leaning towards that direction - thank you all for the information you guys have put through these 20 + pages!

I just corresponded with Peter Lee in August 2012 and full canvassed suits started at 4200$ HK (fused start 3200$). I am shocked if his prices as increased so much in the past 3 months.

post #357 of 1877

That's a bit concerning....

post #358 of 1877
Any photos from the Chan visits this November? biggrin.gif
post #359 of 1877
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Originally Posted by statuskuo View Post

Just got a quote from Peter Lee and he said a full canvassed suit will start at 5500 hmm - leaning towards that direction - thank you all for the information you guys have put through these 20 + pages!

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Originally Posted by addedfuel View Post

I just corresponded with Peter Lee in August 2012 and full canvassed suits started at 4200$ HK (fused start 3200$). I am shocked if his prices as increased so much in the past 3 months.

Please be assured that Peter has a fix price and doesn't rip off his customers. I've been a regular customers (two suits, four sportscoat and one shirt) of his patron and found the price is quite consistent. It may be that the price increase has just happened recently.
post #360 of 1877
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Originally Posted by addedfuel View Post

I just corresponded with Peter Lee in August 2012 and full canvassed suits started at 4200$ HK (fused start 3200$). I am shocked if his prices as increased so much in the past 3 months.

Rents are high in HK, and always increasing.
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