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luk-cha, which tailor in HK do you recommend for suits?
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
most will try to please and give you what you are looking for other are so set in their ways will not but all expect you not to know anything about tailoring and some hate to be told what you want and how you want you suit to be made!

i would say that the HK tailor that travel less are more than likely to be the better tailors, as they dont need to go oversea's to get the business as they have enough local biz to meet their needs

finding a good tailor in HK sometimes like finding a good resaurant not alway easy but once you have found it you will have a friend for life!

My exact sentiments. The only problem I have though is that most who do not travel overseas to get business are more likely to offer a fused suit (at the lower price point) in order to cater to the local market. For a majority of working class adults in HK, they are unable to tell if a suit is fused or not and will invariably go for less expensive options than to patronize the tailors that are frequently mentioned in this forum .
post #48 of 65
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luk-cha, which tailor in HK do you recommend for suits?

i will not recomend tailors, as i have tried others recomendations and ended up not as sucessful as my friends!

they are plenty but you need to find the right person who is right for me might not be for you!
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My exact sentiments. The only problem I have though is that most who do not travel overseas to get business are more likely to offer a fused suit (at the lower price point) in order to cater to the local market. For a majority of working class adults in HK, they are unable to tell if a suit is fused or not and will invariably go for less expensive options than to patronize the tailors that are frequently mentioned in this forum .

aman hing choeng does not travel etc are they poor??
post #50 of 65
I think the price and time tell the difference.
Those promise to get the suit for you in 2 days, and CMT under HKD3,000. I will bet they are fused.

One more point, even the suit are not fused, most of the HK Tailors use machine to saw the canvas, you can see the cut up suit display at many central tailor shop.
post #51 of 65
Machine padded canvas is the norm, even with Chan, unless you request otherwise. The only place where I have seen hand padded chest pieces as a standard is A-Man Hin Cheong. All of reputable houses attach their collars by machine, but the lapels and collar canvas are handstitched.

If you are in the US, and use or want to use a travelling HK tailor's service, be sure to manage your expectations. All else being equal, suits made without fittings will be markedly different in fit compared to those made in HK with the benefit of multiple fittings. In short, you will not get a real bespoke product from them when they are on the road.
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
aman hing choeng does not travel etc are they poor??

Oh, I think you might have misunderstood my intentions. I'm not saying that those who do not travel out are poor. There are some who get enough work from local orders and feel no need to travel.

I'm just saying that apart from the big names, there are many smaller tailor shops whose clientele base are looking for suits in the cheaper price range and are willing to do so with some compromises to construction and quality as long as it fits well.

I find looking for a tailor is as difficult as looking for a soul mate. I don't think it's specific to Hong Kong, it's rare to find a tailor whose house cut resembles much of what you originally had in mind.
post #53 of 65
Arnold Wong emailed from Chan and said that there'd been a mistake. A two piece suit in Scabal S120 wool and cashmere is HK$10,550 today. That's a bit less than $1,300 USD.
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Arnold Wong emailed from Chan and said that there'd been a mistake. A two piece suit in Scabal S120 wool and cashmere is HK$10,550 today. That's a bit less than $1,300 USD.
You should amend your blog to include this correction.
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You should amend your blog to include this correction.

Already done.
post #56 of 65
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
Arnold Wong emailed from Chan and said that there'd been a mistake. A two piece suit in Scabal S120 wool and cashmere is HK$10,550 today. That's a bit less than $1,300 USD.

Good to know that. Chan are honest merchants.
post #57 of 65
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Good to know that. Chan are honest merchants.

As indeed I already knew from pleasant experience. I knew that $2,300 figure had to be a misunderstanding.
post #58 of 65
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Good to know that. Chan are honest merchants.

The next to last time I ordered shirts from Chan, they discovered one of the fabrics was unavailable and the shirt could not be made. My credit card had already been charged. The matter of the charge for the one shirt slipped through the cracks. When I ordered again a few weeks ago, Chan discovered the error, and credited the amount against the new order. I had forgotten about the matter and didn't realize I was owed a credit.
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Already done.
Somewhat OT but I like the cut of that F&H blazer.

FWIW, I think you look a lot better with a less extended shoulder.

Are you still using Mahon and A&S as well?
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post
Somewhat OT but I like the cut of that F&H blazer.

FWIW, I think you look a lot better with a less extended shoulder.

Are you still using Mahon and A&S as well?

Thanks, I like that coat too. I'm using Mahon for DBs. Those fitting photos will run next week.
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