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Show us your Chan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Vintage Gent, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Hifilover

    Hifilover Well-Known Member

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    Do you know Tony Wong own shop name ?
     
  2. beowolf

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    Does William Yu or Y William Yu travel to the US?
     
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  3. dragon8

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    Tony Wong Custom Tailor in TST Kowloon
     
  4. sladejw

    sladejw Active Member

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    So I'm generally happy with my clothes from Chan: A suit and blazer thus far. However, they're both cut very close--has anyone had luck getting them to cut a more relaxed jacket?
     
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    ^A little success, but the closeness was the main reason I decided to branch out a bit. I got ten sport coats/suits from them from, but I kept asking them to make the shoulders a bit extended, the sleeves and body wider. The last couple things fit really well, but the first eight are slightly tight. Patrick and Arnold really like or liked a close-fitting jacket. Their pants are pretty much perfection, at least imo.

    Since then I've tried P. Johnson, Formosa through NMWA, Luxire, and Eison. They're all a bit looser than Chan, but nothing's perfect yet. Of all of those, I've gotten the most things, and probably the most success with Luxire, since every detail can be changed. They've made me a few deconstructed jackets (no canvasing, padding, sleeve lining, etc. so the jackets are machine washable) that I really enjoy. Chan also wouldn't make a totally deconstructed jacket. But maybe they would now.
     
  6. AlexE

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    Yea my suits have a close and more structures cut i would say. No problem for me since this is what i prefer.

    If you are seeking a relaxed classic American
    fit I would probably look somewhere else since forcing a tailor to deviate too much from the house style is not a formula for success.
     
  7. bamboo

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    I personally do not own Chan suit, but close to body fitting is quite common among Hong Kong tailors isn't it? I have Gordon Yao and some other tailors and good fitting one tends to be closer to the body and once you ask to make it more relaxed fit, it tends to look boxy. I also see sometime quite agressive shaping(tapering) of waist and back of the jacket to follow the wearer's body shape. It is based on my limited experience and observation only.
     
  8. teddieriley

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    It's crazy to see my SF join date of 2006 - over 10 years ago! And you, JLibourel, a good dozen. In my early journey going with Chan, I found your feedback quite helpful. And if I recall correctly, I wouldn't have pegged your vintage in your late mid/late 70s (back then), let alone mid-80s now. I'm sure along with your friends, family, and the rest of SF, I hope you stick around for quite a while longer!

    Personally, it's been a few years since I've ordered from Chan. Mainly because their prices have gone up appreciably, and I don't wear suits as often. I'm itching for a new sport coat or two, but I may consider going with less expensive options.
     
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    I think you misunderstood me when I said I am in the middle of my eighth decade. I will be 75 next month. I had lived for seven decades when I turned 70 in 2012. Should I make it to 80, I'll be starting my ninth decade. Your original assumptions about my age were correct.
     
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    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Ha! Probably should have spent another second or two thinking about my awful math. Was thinking how is this guy 85 now?
     
  11. 9thsymph

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    greetings all,

    anyone know if chan travels with abraham moon options to choose from?

    thanks!
     
  12. AlexE

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    Send a quick email, they will tell you incl. pricing
     
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    I think most tailor shops in Hong Kong to provide one mirror only . The customer has no way to see how the back of jacket and trouser look like . Since most customers prefer slim . Tailors will try to make the front as slim while the back are loose or baggy to allow for movement of the arms . Of course , you can ask tailors to take photos of your back by phone . But it allows the tailor to give the jacket a pull which makes jacket looks much better . I will not go to any tailors without two mirrors plus i will ask my tailor to cut tiny loose in the front upper arms and tighter on thr back arm shoulder blades which get most wrinkle of a jacket .
     
  14. AlexE

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    While your information might be correct about "most tailors in Hong Kong", it is definitely posted in the wrong thread since W.W. Chan has plenty of mirrors in his fitting rooms and you can indulge in looking at your garment from any possible angle. And this has been the case at both the old and new location. I myself checked the back of my Chan coats and trousers very carefully and consider them clean.

    Also there is no doubt that W.W. Chan will go out of its way to make sure you are totally satisfied. E.g. when I pointed out that stripes were not matching perfectly at the backseam of the jacket of one of my commissions, I was asked to send the item back and they fixed it without charge for work or shipping.
     
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    How about their trunk shows ? More than one mirror ?
     
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    I hear after 11 commissions they introduce fun house mirrors to test your savvy and understanding of the bespoke process. Most will never reach this level.
     
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    :foo::foo::foo:
     
  18. AlexE

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    Never cared since I only order at trunk shows, but do not do fittings there (and completed garments I can check easily at home after delivery). Nevertheless, that might depend on the individual location, but I am sure they allow BYOM (bring your own mirror...also recommended in case that you suspect HK tailors to alter mirror accuracy to prevent customers from seeing how their garments look).
     
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    I just suspect tailor shops in Hong Kong always don't provide mirrors to let customers see how the fit of the suit at the back ?

    I agree Chan shop in HK provides a lot of mirrors to let customers to see from different angles , especially for the back , is excellent .
     

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