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post #91 of 162
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Hi all, I am planning to get my first bespoke (navy) suit in HK (I am a local). I have been surfing around the forum reading HK tailors review, you guys really rock (!!) and helped me to narrow down my options to Simpson Sin and Lee Baron. I got a quotation from Simpson Sin, full-canvassed suit starts from HK$5,500 and that's exactly my budget. As I am a damn newbie (please pardon my ignorance~), what kind of fabric do you experts think Simpson will offer? Is that possible to get VBC 110? Or any other nice fabric you guys will suggest with the HK$5,500 budget? Trillion thanks ahead!

If you do not have many suits, as a newbie, I would recommend you to have half canvass plus an extra trousers in order to stay within your budget. Trousers wears out much faster than jacket especially for the weather in HK..
post #92 of 162
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Originally Posted by kingenzo View Post

Hi all, I am planning to get my first bespoke (navy) suit in HK (I am a local). I have been surfing around the forum reading HK tailors review, you guys really rock (!!) and helped me to narrow down my options to Simpson Sin and Lee Baron. I got a quotation from Simpson Sin, full-canvassed suit starts from HK$5,500 and that's exactly my budget. As I am a damn newbie (please pardon my ignorance~), what kind of fabric do you experts think Simpson will offer? Is that possible to get VBC 110? Or any other nice fabric you guys will suggest with the HK$5,500 budget? Trillion thanks ahead!

I recently found out a fabric shop in HK selling VBC110 at HK$300 per yard. HK$1,000 is well enough for 3.3 yd fabric which can make one 2 pc suits . If you go to Simpson Sin, tell him your budget is HK$5,500 and you want VBC110 fabric. I highly think he will make a full canvass 2 pc suit for you.
post #93 of 162

I asked and Simpson Sin's CMT price for 3 piece suit is 3600, and I think it's 200-400 more for full canvass (forgot exactly how much), and of course less for 2 piece, so yes, definitely possible.

post #94 of 162
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post

I recently found out a fabric shop in HK selling VBC110 at HK$300 per yard. HK$1,000 is well enough for 3.3 yd fabric which can make one 2 pc suits . If you go to Simpson Sin, tell him your budget is HK$5,500 and you want VBC110 fabric. I highly think he will make a full canvass 2 pc suit for you.

I suspect vbc110 fabrics at hk$300 per yard are probably those light weight version with 2x1 weaving, and may not be made in italy.
post #95 of 162

Classic car or anyone here know how much a meter of VBC Revenge 5 range go for in HK?

post #96 of 162
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Originally Posted by aton View Post

I suspect vbc110 fabrics at hk$300 per yard are probably those light weight version with 2x1 weaving, and may not be made in italy.

The latest VBC 110 is different from old version which is 2 x 2 weave. It is stated "Made in Italy" , but some people say the low end VBC fabric range are woven in Korea and send back to Italy for finishing. I do not know the rules for Italy government .
Afterall, VBC offer very good value fabrics according to their price.
post #97 of 162

Thank you all for the feedback.

 

I have some Paul Smith OTR suits (all half-canvassed) so I will not dress the bespoke suit that often (probably once a week). I have researched a bit on Dream Bespoke and wrote a note to Ricky for a quotation, let see what he replied. Will keep you posted.

 

Thanks again and have a good weekend too.

post #98 of 162
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Well it's just what I've read on these forums.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Well it's just what I've read on these forums.

That maybe true for visitors but not local people. Local people usually buy fabrics from shops with long history of honestly.
post #99 of 162
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Classic car or anyone here know how much a meter of VBC Revenge 5 range go for in HK?

If you Italian cloth, Loro Piana is a good choice too.
post #100 of 162
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Zegna is usually more expensive isn't it? Well the ones I picked were anyway.

Zegna is famous, a lot of money has go to promotion, not quite good for value of money.
post #101 of 162
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Originally Posted by Classic Car View Post


The latest VBC 110 is different from old version which is 2 x 2 weave. It is stated "Made in Italy" , but some people say the low end VBC fabric range are woven in Korea and send back to Italy for finishing. I do not know the rules for Italy government .
Afterall, VBC offer very good value fabrics according to their price.

 

    Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code 

Article 24

Goods whose production involved more than one country shall be deemed to originate in the country where they underwent their last, substantial, economically justified processing or working in an undertaking equipped for that purpose and resulting in the manufacture of a new product or representing an important stage of manufacture.

So presumably VBC can slap a "made in Italy" label if they can justify that the finishing process in Italy is the last, substantial, economically justified processing.

 

post #102 of 162
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

    Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code 

Article 24



Goods whose production involved more than one country shall be deemed to originate in the country where they underwent their last, substantial, economically justified processing or working in an undertaking equipped for that purpose and resulting in the manufacture of a new product or representing an important stage of manufacture.



So presumably VBC can slap a "made in Italy" label if they can justify that the finishing process in Italy is the last, substantial, economically justified processing.



 


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Classic car or anyone here know how much a meter of VBC Revenge 5 range go for in HK?

Another Italian fabric brand "REDA" is similar or even cheaper than VBC, also stated "Made in Italy".
post #103 of 162
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I asked and Simpson Sin's CMT price for 3 piece suit is 3600, and I think it's 200-400 more for full canvass (forgot exactly how much), and of course less for 2 piece, so yes, definitely possible.

Can you check out what Simpson Sin CMT price for full canvass and tell us here.
post #104 of 162

I am fairly sure it's just $200-400 more for full canvass they usually do half canvass, but I'll let you know.

post #105 of 162
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I am fairly sure it's just $200-400 more for full canvass they usually do half canvass, but I'll let you know.

I think the full canvass they are talking about is just putting a piece of canvas in, no shaping at the chest, no padding at lapel. facepalm.gif
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