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post #886 of 2088
I disagree with you and am with Stiva on this one.. I don't really get how you would want either a longer sleeve or a shorter jacket here...
post #887 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

Charlie

I think the fit, lapels and silhouette are excellent as far as I can see from that picture.

Qualifications: you seem to be leaning a bit to your left for some reason; button stance could be one inch higher; and can't get a feel for the cloth from the photos.

Well done. At the risk of appearing gauche, what price for that garment?

Regards
Stiva

+2; I am (almost) a little surprised we have not heard about them before here. Please share more of your experience with them.
post #888 of 2088
Why surprised? There are hundreds of tailors in HK, and we only tend to discuss about 10 of them here.
post #889 of 2088

my observation is that the jacket is at the longest end of acceptable

&

the jacket sleeves are at the shorter end of acceptable.

 

Both are fine, but with a longer jacket and shorter sleeves it doesn't look good in my eyes.

 

I would bring up the length of jacket about 0.5" to 1" and then keep the sleeve length it will look better.

Or

Lengthen the sleeves as I mentioned before.

 

Thirdly iSurg, you can't see the different length levels of the sleeves on this image, one is clearly longer than the other??

post #890 of 2088
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Why surprised? There are hundreds of tailors in HK, and we only tend to discuss about 10 of them here.

I happened to see an opening of another tailor shop in Central. New shops are being opened by relatively young people who are not tailors themselves ?
post #891 of 2088
Benji:

I can see the uneven sleeve length. However, with his posture in the photo and the quality of the photo, I thought perhaps the jacket was not sitting square given that there is some wrinkling on the left shoulder and some puckering of the right sleevehead. Also, he either has a slant to the left or a dropped shoulder.
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I think the rules are slightly relaxed for odd jacketing c/w suiting. In my recent trip to Milano, quite a few men tended to wear their sportcoat sleeves very very short with more than an inch of cuff showing. I prefer the jacket to cover the back end and thus, I thought Charlie 8's jacket was good for an Italian-styled casual jacket. Maybe your travels to Italia have given you different insights to mine.

Lastly, living in Australia and in Melbourne like yourself, I am not sure "Bespoke in Australia" is a valid way to strengthen your arguments. I have seen some absolute horrors come out of so-called bespoke tailors in Melbourne, and for what it's worth, I think the better bespoke experiences are in Sydney. Would like to see your Germanicos suit at the next aussie members Melbourne meet up, as I am happy to be proven wrong.

Addit: looking at these photos from Germanicos website, I can see how you think Charlie's sleeves are too short... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Edited by iSurg - 12/16/13 at 3:43am
post #892 of 2088

first post to here and wanna share some of my exp.

 

there's one local friend of mine recommend and i've got 2 suits made at Practical in different timing.

thier price is not really competitive and i listened to the gentleman and picked zegna fabric for my suit.

 

both jackets have problems - one is the collar was not sitting well and the other one shoulder not smooth, just like the picture Sitva shown.

guess i did back there for more than 3/4 times for each suit..but not perfect and i lived with it as i am not that praticular...

 

not plan to do any business with them anymore , though the service was excellent.

 

have no idea if this is my body figure problem. but i can say my Chan suit  better than them with no doubt....

 

btw, Chan also do Milanese button holes...

post #893 of 2088

Since a lot of posters have experience with Lee Baron, I thought I'd ask about the process of reordering:

 

- Is email the way to go? I sent one off three days ago, with no reply as of yet. 

- How are suitings chosen? I have a general idea of what I want; are swatches sent?

- How are deposits handled?

- How long does the process take, relative to an order made in person?

 

Cheers!

post #894 of 2088
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Why surprised? There are hundreds of tailors in HK, and we only tend to discuss about 10 of them here.

Good point and that is certainly true, but not a lot of them can produce this type of garment. Frankly, it looks like one of the better ones I've seen here in a while.
post #895 of 2088
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Originally Posted by nomfup View Post

Since a lot of posters have experience with Lee Baron, I thought I'd ask about the process of reordering:

- Is email the way to go? I sent one off three days ago, with no reply as of yet. 
- How are suitings chosen? I have a general idea of what I want; are swatches sent?
- How are deposits handled?
- How long does the process take, relative to an order made in person?

Cheers!

- PL is sometimes slow in responding. Just try again.
- Swatches are sent or scanned and e-mailed
- When reordering, balance is paid on completion, before shipping
- About three weeks to a month.

All of this based on personal experience.
post #896 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

Charlie

I think the fit, lapels and silhouette are excellent as far as I can see from that picture.

Qualifications: you seem to be leaning a bit to your left for some reason; button stance could be one inch higher; and can't get a feel for the cloth from the photos.

Well done. At the risk of appearing gauche, what price for that garment?

Regards
Stiva

Thanks Stiva. I went for Hardy Minnis Fresco cloth. Jacket at HKD 5,000. I also agree with you on the button stance...I'm 5.11, I thought my lower and longer body would balance the proportion. If I get the chance, I shall stand straight and take a snap in the open!
post #897 of 2088
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Originally Posted by BenjiRob View Post

You're sleeves look too short, do the jacket sleeve buttons work or fake?

Appreciate feedback. All buttonholes handsewn and working. Cheers
post #898 of 2088
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

+2; I am (almost) a little surprised we have not heard about them before here. Please share more of your experience with them.

Thanks TheTucker. I'm planning to make a suit with them and will be sure to let you guys know how that goes.

Regarding the blazer, I was pretty impressed with all the handiwork that went into the jacket. Standard here include, hand sewn full canvas, arms and buttonholes, horn buttons, and very neat hand folds and handsewn seams throughout the jacket body (I went for half lining). I also requested for softer tailoring, but not too soft and happy with how it turned out. FYI, I was also given the option for a shirt sleeve shoulder, with pick stitching, in Neapolitan style, like many of the ISAIA odd jackets, but I went for the more classic look.

I caint compare with the 100s of tailors that RogerC mentioned, but my colleagues are sporting WW Chan suits, which are just as well made. I was told that only a handful of tailors have the above as standard in Hong Kong.
post #899 of 2088
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Originally Posted by BigbigJohnny View Post

first post to here and wanna share some of my exp.

there's one local friend of mine recommend and i've got 2 suits made at Practical in different timing.
thier price is not really competitive and i listened to the gentleman and picked zegna fabric for my suit.

both jackets have problems - one is the collar was not sitting well and the other one shoulder not smooth, just like the picture Sitva shown.
guess i did back there for more than 3/4 times for each suit..but not perfect and i lived with it as i am not that praticular...

not plan to do any business with them anymore , though the service was excellent.

have no idea if this is my body figure problem. but i can say my Chan suit  better than them with no doubt....

btw, Chan also do Milanese button holes...

I guess I need to commission a Chan suit! Fortunately I didn't share the same experience. I only went for one fitting as I was out of town and really needed the blazer ready. Andy from Practical insisted that I wait for at least for a second fitting, but I had to resist. He took pictures to compensate and he coped well to translate that to his team, given the outcome.

I agree that the service was excellent, not sure if my colleagues referral made the whole experience better, but they seem like good guys.

As mentioned, I am looking to make a suit here, will let you guys know how it goes. Do you have any idea on the price difference between a Chan suit and PT suit with the same fabric? Ballpark figure.

Cheers
post #900 of 2088
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Originally Posted by Charlie 8 View Post

Thanks TheTucker. I'm planning to make a suit with them and will be sure to let you guys know how that goes.

Regarding the blazer, I was pretty impressed with all the handiwork that went into the jacket. Standard here include, hand sewn full canvas, arms and buttonholes, horn buttons, and very neat hand folds and handsewn seams throughout the jacket body (I went for half lining). I also requested for softer tailoring, but not too soft and happy with how it turned out. FYI, I was also given the option for a shirt sleeve shoulder, with pick stitching, in Neapolitan style, like many of the ISAIA odd jackets, but I went for the more classic look.

I caint compare with the 100s of tailors that RogerC mentioned, but my colleagues are sporting WW Chan suits, which are just as well made. I was told that only a handful of tailors have the above as standard in Hong Kong.

Many thanks - please let us know how that goes here. If the suit comes out anywhere close to the blazer, I think you have a winner here.
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