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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Silk, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting and helpful
     
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  2. zackyh

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    hi guys, anyone has good recommendations for shirts in HK? Seen some reviews on Jantzen saying its decent but poor customer service etc. Targetting budget around 3 for ~1.3k
     
  3. chobochobo

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    If you are in HK and can speak Cantonese, Janzten will be ok.
     
  4. zackyh

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    thanks chobo. yes i'm able to speak Cantonese..any other tailors go for around same price with decent house fabric for the shirts?
     
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    Average usd55 per custom made shirt, how decent of the fabric can you get ?
     
  6. chobochobo

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    @zackyh, it's been a while since I've been to Janzten. I've tried LeeBaron and Sun May (cheaper but perhaps not as nice); my current shirtmaker takes ages.
     
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    Thank you for all of your comments on my review. I very much enjoyed writing it and it acted as an excellent past time.

    Most of the comments pertained to the trousers. And, I agree that the trousers (especially, the back) is a bit of a mess (I tried to convey this modestly in my post by alluding it as the area that needs 'most improvement'). As such, Ng sifu definitely did not do an ideal job on this pair; though, to be fair, my legs are quite athletic, and idiosyncratically thick in the upper thighs -- in fact, good fitting trousers has often a problem for me. Nonetheless, the onus is on the tailor. However, Michael and Ng sifu have kindly agreed to take another look at the trousers, hopefully they can be much improved. So, I hope to report back soon.

    Now, very briefly: as for the length of the jacket, I reckon it is on the shorter side but, I think, still very much within 'standard' range (if there is such a thing). And, where it lies within this range is solely to do with preference. Perhaps, to be more in line with my age and the proportion between my upper and lower body, I usually prefer a shorter jacket. Similarly, the jacket is indeed on the tighter side, but again it is a matter of preference. I hope my tastes do not appear atrociously misguided to you.

    Thanks!
     
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  8. burgerkong

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    Oops again!
     
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    Both tailor (Ng sifu and Michael) should not have let you walk out with that trousers.......

    If you never posted online, would they "offer" to fix it ???????
     
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    Yes, the onus was certainly on them.

    Also, in response to your previous question (sorry I forgot to answer), the jacket is full canvas and it is also a canvas vest. I hope that helps.
     
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    Great I remember Tailor Lai does canvas vest, which is quite rare in these days, great the new Tailor is keeping this nice custom
     
  12. zackyh

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    Thanks BurgerKong. Wow didn't know they stopped doing Shirts thought they were famous for that...anyone else got any recommendations?
     
  13. Hifilover

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    Tailor Lai use wool canvass for vest.
    Tailor Ng use cotton twill canvass for vest.
     
  14. TheTukker

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    Don't think this is correct, unless very recent.
     
  15. burgerkong

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    Ooops!
     
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  16. Chowkin

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    Why would they abandon their core competence? Makes no sense at all.

    I just called them up and yes, they still make shirts
     
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    I didn't think Jantzen would be so silly as to give up making shirts. It's much easier an operation to manage compare to making suits in comparable quality. Also more volume as shirts get worn out much quicker than suits.
     
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    My bad, seems like my dad mixed it up with another tailor, deleted original comment as I personally just called as well. Apologies fellas!
     
  19. Timyan89

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    I'm about to head to Hong Kong soon and I've always heard a lot about the great deals in custom tailoring. I'm looking for something pretty Italian, lightweight, soft shoulders, unlined or quarter lined. Is there anyone on the Kowloon side that specializes in suits like this?
     
  20. GBR

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    Yes, people like Gordon Yao are good at making a fair impression of such things. However avoid the Asian touts near Star Ferry in TST, they will promise you what you want to hear and deliver you a rag. You will easily recognise them, they are the ones who don't shout 'copy watch' at you.
     

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