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post #511 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Crowtservo View Post

Thanks guys!


I'm really looking for some specifics. It will literally fall apart after 5 minutes? Or just won't look great? Specifically how does it compare to one that costs $1000 (from Hong Kong)?

all of the above... in addition to the fact that many "luxury" fabrics in HK (Loro, Dormeuil, etc) that you'll be overcharged for are actually counterfeit having been made in China. I've cut samples, selvedges, done comparisons and tests (burn, fiber, etc) to confirm this not only for myself but on the advice of a few trusted tailors I've known for some time who admit that this happens often.
post #512 of 1861
My mystery shirtmaker:

My paper pattern:


The shirt:


It was made by TM silverline shirting, and the total cost of the shirt was less than USD60. smile.gif
post #513 of 1861
where are they located?
post #514 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

My mystery shirtmaker:

My paper pattern:


The shirt:


It was made by TM silverline shirting, and the total cost of the shirt was less than USD60. smile.gif

You are breaching your own policy aren't you? :-)
post #515 of 1861
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

You are breaching your own policy aren't you? :-)

No, not at all, I won't tell people who he is.
Anyway, the shirtmaker is busy as crazy.
It took two months to complete my repeat order, so I don't think those overseas has chance to make up the shirt by him.
He don't do internet, don't speak english, and he don't have shop front, so he will remain as mystery. smile.gif
post #516 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

No, not at all, I won't tell people who he is.
Anyway, the shirtmaker is busy as crazy.
It took two months to complete my repeat order, so I don't think those overseas has chance to make up the shirt by him.
He don't do internet, don't speak english, and he don't have shop front, so he will remain as mystery. smile.gif

The plot thickens.
post #517 of 1861
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

My mystery shirtmaker:

My paper pattern:


The shirt:


It was made by TM silverline shirting, and the total cost of the shirt was less than USD60. smile.gif

Wtf!
post #518 of 1861
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Wtf!

Actually, a few posters here won't share their tailors. The fear is for some is that everyone will rush to use them and then the price skyrockets.
post #519 of 1861
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post


Actually, a few posters here won't share their tailors. The fear is for some is that everyone will rush to use them and then the price skyrockets.

This forum is about sharing. People who don't share the name of their finds are *X*X*X SELFISH!

 

There is fear by some of an influx of new clients driving up prices and slowing the service just by mentioning the name any business.  

 

I am sure the owner will thank you for a referral and they have the right to refuse the business if they can't handle the business.  Telling the world about an impeccable service and value without sharing the name is selfish.

post #520 of 1861
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Originally Posted by addedfuel View Post

This forum is about sharing. People who don't share the name of their finds are *X*X*X SELFISH!

There is fear by some of an influx of new clients driving up prices and slowing the service just by mentioning the name any business.  

I am sure the owner will thank you for a referral and they have the right to refuse the business if they can't handle the business.  Telling the world about an impeccable service and value without sharing the name is selfish.

The flip side to that is that these members take all the risk of trial and error and $$$$ until they find the right tailor.

Never seen a HK tailor refuse business
post #521 of 1861

We all have made mistakes and that's what the forum is about, sharing mistakes and giving recommendations so others can make a better decision.

 

When members are withholding a business merely for the benefit of himself, that's SELFISH. 

 

Anyways I am sure there are many local HKG tailors who are capable of delivering a suit but as other reviewers have said, some tailors deliver specific cuts that may not appeal to everyone and the general time frame is 3 weeks for a suit.

post #522 of 1861
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Originally Posted by addedfuel View Post

We all have made mistakes and that's what the forum is about, sharing mistakes and giving recommendations so others can make a better decision.

When members are withholding a business merely for the benefit of himself, that's SELFISH. 

Anyways I am sure there are many local HKG tailors who are capable of delivering a suit but as other reviewers have said, some tailors deliver specific cuts that may not appeal to everyone and the general time frame is 3 weeks for a suit.

Well, can't say that, each to their own.
Agree that there are many 'hidden' capable local HK tailors. One of the issue why it is hidden because they are mostly accessible only for Cantonese speaking community.
post #523 of 1861
Hahaha, people just want free ride!

I actually sharing information here, telling people that if you try hard, it is still some bargain in town.

In fact, many pals used to sharing useful info here, but they give up eventually.

In 2009, Ascot Chang just charged HK$350 for CMT a shirt, but after the "sharing" the info on the web, many pals bring in the shirting to CMT their shirts, then they raise up their price to HK$750 per shirt in just two years!
post #524 of 1861
Personally, I have no issue with someone not giving away secret fab tailor info for the reasons of increased customer base, price, waiting time, etc.
However, I do find it obnoxious and distasteful, at the least, to come to a forum, speak about the tailor(assuming this is a positive case) and then not divulge the info.
Either keep it to yourself, completely, or share.
Don't be a bloody tease.



Also, telling people 'if you look around, there is an amazing, cheap, perfect tailor' is a completely dick move. That is not sharing at all.
I think people should put in some effort for their quests(as I stated to a lazy, noob OP earlier) but this statement is absurd.
There is a difference between asking people to learn something and telling them to reinvent the wheel.


Keep it to yourself or tell everyone.

Thought A Chang stopped doing CMT. Plus, it is HK, exponential price increases are not limited to Chang's shirts. Not that I doubt the phenomenon of web pub, mania and fuck off prices for the original customers. It is a definite and unfortunate. But then have some discipline and keep your pie hole shut.
post #525 of 1861
I just find out a Pearl report on the bespoke tailoring in HK, check it out if you like:
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