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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
for the kinda suit that J will put out most place in TST will cost you 2.5-3K HKD and you are talking what super 150 itailian cloth


What are the names of some of these places? Just for future reference.

At first, Jantzen quoted me 4300 HKD for just the suit w/ extra pair of trousers. I managed to get them to include a shirt as well. I didn't really have much bargaining power, given that there were several customers waiting in line after me.
post #17 of 31
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What are the names of some of these places? Just for future reference.

At first, Jantzen quoted me 4300 HKD for just the suit w/ extra pair of trousers. I managed to get them to include a shirt as well. I didn't really have much bargaining power, given that there were several customers waiting in line after me.

walk up and down nathen road for 10 minutes and you can take your pick the only place i would stear clear of is Raja Fashions as they are utter crap! and sell fake fabric too

same product just half the price!
post #18 of 31
There are hundreds of tailor inside the Mirador Mansion, Nathan Road.

They said they are super 150's Italian, but they may not be super150's Italian, Luk-cha.
post #19 of 31
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There are hundreds of tailor inside the Mirador Mansion, Nathan Road.

They said they are super 150's Italian, but they may not be super150's Italian, Luk-cha.

including J they all get their fabric from the same source whether it is suiting or shirting anything thats say it is itailian might say made in italy style which is chinese!
post #20 of 31
Thanks for posting your experience. Questions about Jantzen's non-shirt products are relatively frequent with few accounts of first-hand experience. I have a couple pairs of odd trousers from them that I would classify as just barely wearable but very inexpensive.
post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
walk up and down nathen road for 10 minutes and you can take your pick the only place i would stear clear of is Raja Fashions as they are utter crap! and sell fake fabric too

same product just half the price!

luk-cha, doesn't your experience with Raja Fashions suggest on obvious risk in just walking up and down the street and picking someplace at random?
post #22 of 31
save yourself these headaches and depending on your style, get an Isaia or Brooks Golden Fleece suit on sale for $600-700.
post #23 of 31
You get what you pay for...
post #24 of 31
If it weren't for that collar, I'd say you got a decent enough deal for $500.
post #25 of 31
Take it to a competent tailor and from what it looks like in the pics raise the collar and square the shoulders, and you'd be able to get a better fit.
post #26 of 31
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luk-cha, doesn't your experience with Raja Fashions suggest on obvious risk in just walking up and down the street and picking someplace at random?

i went to Raja Fashions because they were reveiwed in Esquire or GQ so i had just return back to HK so i thort i'd give them a try, for 2K HKD is not to much dosh to worry it if it was bad or not. and the reason i said about the fake fabric is that they tried to sell it wholesale to my friends store saying it was real.

walking up and down TST or learning about J from an internet fora it about the
same and untill you try you are not gonna know
you are prabably better going to sam's at least famous people go there so you have the power to be able to name drop

for twice the price you'd be better off going to any one of the big three in HK or like ED say wait for the sales!

in HK you get what you pay for. i you will wear the suit for a year or two fine but for an extra 2K HKD you can get something that will be wearable for a lot longer - "Less is More!"
post #27 of 31
Anybody try Baron Kay?
post #28 of 31
I tried Sam's Tailor in Admiralty. They are ok, pretty much the same as any other tailor in HK, you'll have to be SPECIFIC and make sure they note down everything. When you have a copy of what you want and what you expect them to do on paper, thats a completely different deal.
post #29 of 31
Toiletduck,

I don't know that Sam has a shop at Admiralty. Do they used difference name?

I agreed with you that when you deal with Hong Kong tailor, made sure they get down every details, otherwise you should expert some suprise. Even when they write it down, they still "always" get something wrong or missing.
post #30 of 31
I did try Baron Kay's when I was in HK in October. It was a good experience. Staff was attentive. They had a basted fitting ready for me 3 1/2 hours after my initial visit. The suit was sent by mail and arrived approximately 2 weeks after my fitting.

I purchased a 2-button, peak lapel gray with tan pinstripe suit. At the time of my fitting I gave them advertisements from Men's Vogue that showed Corneliani and Canali 2-button peak lapel jackets. Based on the ads, Baron Kays's raised the button position a little and narrowed the lapels. My suit has a slightly suppressed waist and roped shoulders. I think it was a very successful translation of the Corneliani and Canali look.

As an aside, when I arrived at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas for a reception during the Consumer Electronics Show, the valet parker said, "Nice suit" as I exited my car. Cost for the suit was $618 including postage. I would certainly recommend them--especially if you will be in HK.

Jeff
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