Ok, I'm new here, so please bear with me. I've been reading threads for a month or so (mostly HK tailor threads), but this is my first post. I'm not really sure of the rules of posting, so I'm probably going to leave some pretty basic things out, if so, please accept my apologies in advance...
So, I moved to HK almost a year ago. I knew about the famed HK tailors so I planned on getting a suit made. This worked especially nice since I am an exchange student and this is my final year; job hunting is in the very near future for me. I want to look my best and not spend a complete fortune on a suit(W.W. Chan, Ascot Chang, etc.), so after doing a lot of research I settled on either Simpson Sin Tailors or Empire Int'l Tailors, both in TST.
I stopped at Sin first because he was my first choice. I told myself I wouldn't go over my 4,000HKD budget. A basic suit from Sin was just over the 4k I was planning on spending. Add the extra 300HKD for canvassing and it was not a price I was willing to pay. I stopped at Empire Int'l next. They had a few suit packages that were very tempting (I had a friend with me who was also interested in a suit). I ended up splitting the middle package(of 3 available) with my buddy: 2 suits, 4 shirts, 4 ties for about 9,000HKD(if I remember correctly). A little over budget, but I was happy to get free canvassing, other specifics I mentioned for free, as well as 2 shirts.
I am fairly happy with the quality. Nothing that blows me away, but nicely made stuff. I'm actually quite happy with the shirts, but the suit is lacking. I had it fitted 3 or 4 times and finally took it home with the intention of sleeping on it, and continuing to try it on and look at it in an attempt to figure out why I'm not fully pleased. I don't know what exactly I don't like about it(other than the generic idea that I don't like the jacket fit), so I hope one of you suit gurus can help me out with some suggestions.
As I mentioned above, I'm really not very happy with the jacket fit, but I don't know what to say/ask for from them. The look I'm going for is a slim cut suit. Specifically, I told them I wanted it to remain classic(so I can wear it for longer than a few years), but with a slightly trim cut to it. As a bigger guy(in the shoulders as well as the stomach), I wanted it to be slimming as well. I don't really think I got either. The jacket looks boxy to me. There is no flow to it(specifically in the waist to hip area) and I feel like my shoulders are a mile wide while I have virtually no waist. The shoulders fit me(like I said, I've got very wide shoulders), so I don't think they messed up there at all, I think it has to do with my chest area and below. I know there is only so much you can do to give a slimming appearance to a guy with a slight gut, but I think there is certainly more that can be done than this. I haven't even gotten around to critiquing my slacks; too much with the jacket to focus on for now.
Please give me your honest suggestions. I've got a little less than a month left in HK before I head back to the US and I'd like to take advantage of the free alterations I get on the suit while I'm still here. Photos below(sorry for the shoes). Please let me know if there are any other angles that could prove useful. Thanks in advance!