Hi, fist time poster but following this great forum for some time now.
Would love to get your insight on how many tailor I should see on an upcoming trip though HK.
I am planning to upgrade my wardrobe with several new suits, couple of blazers and pants (put on some pounds). Hence an opportunity to try some new tailors.
I have several days in HK on a stopover trip and one day on the way back, which I thought would give enough time to do one or two fittings (most tailors confirmed that this should be possible).
What I am wondering is whether I should go to a few tailors to check out their craftsmanship, kind of build a knowledge base (who I like) for the future or stick to a few and build a relationship with the ones who also travel through where I live even thought they might not be “the best”. I don’t travel to HK too often but some tailors have intl. trunk shows (lots of pro and cons on that topic for a different discussion)
Initially I thought to hit a few more but currently I am considering just sticking to three. Two of the three travel through my country so easy to do follow up orders and the other one is good value and I have had suits made for me before (when I was just starting out in work) which I was happy with. I am also considering to check out in addition one or two more tailors for shirts only (e.g. Janzen, AC) to allow for future online/phone orders.
For what’s worth the suit tailors I am considering are WWChan, Practical Tailor and William Cheng & Sons. All three travel and the first two also visit my country in Europe.
From what I know these three are somewhat different as they cover the mid to high end spectrum. Over time the idea is to move up spectrum as much as possible but e.g. don’t feel like dropping everything to WWC yet…
The other ones I was considering are: Gordon Yao, William Yu, Lee Baron (Peter Lee), Roger Concept, Baron Kay but they are not traveling or visiting my country hence a bit hesitant if the focus is to use them more often if they were to travel…
Any thoughts welcome!