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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. hobo_ken

    hobo_ken Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the small area of the back is too tight causing all those creases and not letting the fabric drape smoothly. Also, the pants do look a little long, but that could be due to the shoes or needing to be pulled up. Overall, not bad for 7100hkd.
     
  2. redrock14

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    No, I walked in and six people looked at me and went back to work. Pretty cold reception but if they are as busy as they seem, they won't miss one sale.
     
  3. dragon8

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    Wow. That is poor service.
     
  4. Dib

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    Overall looks good, a few comments: - sleeves look a shade long (but will probably shorten a little as the sleeves wrinkle with wear) - the waist area looks a little too snug at the back, causing pulling. they could quite easily let this out for you though. - personally I would like there to be more waist supression when viewing from the front, but your preference may vary - trousers are too long (assuming your pants are sitting at the correct height on your waist?). See how the fabric on the right leg is pushing out to the right. Again, can be easily fixed by them. All in all it looks pretty decent though.
     
  5. Dib

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    Also, I recently started a first commission with A Man Hing Cheong as I desperately need to find a new HK tailor since Chan's output has become quite inconsistent.

    My first impressions were good and they seemed to have a good understanding of what I was after. Have my first fitting in a few weeks and am looking forward to seeing how it shapes up (particularly as there seems to be a lot less info on the forum about A Man compared to some of the other HK tailors).

    Dib
     
  6. add911_11

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    You have poor understanding of back balance, there is clearly a small collar gap.
     
  7. redrock14

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    I just visited Peter Lee (Lee Baron) and was one of five foreigners in the shop (all very well dressed, which I took as a good sign). I ordered two overcoats, a suit and five shirts and it ran about 2.3k USD. Overcoats were ~$600 each and the suit, fully canvased was $710 with the shirts ranging between $60 and $100 US. Peter said he was VERY busy and based on how many people I saw at his shop it certainly looked that way. He seems to know his business and was very pleasant.

    I also dropped by Zee's and picked up two pair of shoes. I'll post pics of everything when i get them back in a week or so.
     
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    Show me one of your cotton jackets and then we can talk. Granted the back is tighter than ideal, it is still heaps better than some of the fits I've seen on this forum. At the end of the day, it is an acceptable garment to wear. Don't assume you know my reference point or what my knowledge of tailoring is. While your stuck into HK stuff, I've moved on from that. Never assume.
     
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  9. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    Well people asking for improvements, if everyone is not being constructive, how can any OP or myself learns.
    I have never said the garment is not acceptable, and I appreciate your comments.

    I am happy that someone is challenging me, I miss that feeling.
     
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  10. bamboo

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    Thank you very much to everybody who replied.

    Sleeve length is probably more due to short shirt sleeve.
    Trouser length is a tad longer. Yes. They told me fabrics are pre-washed but I thought it is safer to go long rather than short.

    Collar. I know what it means now. I was not careful enough about it. I take this into consideration next time.
    Back. At the second fit, they asked me if I wanted trim further just a bit. Maybe we did it too much.

    I hope this was helpful to members looking around mid-priced HKG tailors.
     
  11. add911_11

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    This is probably the first time I see someone using this tailor. Thanks for the sharing.
     
  12. dragon8

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    Spoon Tailor in SF
     
  13. addedfuel

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    bamboo, all the suggestions here are valid and pretty bold of u to get a cotton suit which turned out awesome. Giving me ideas new time I am at Il Sarto.
     
  14. AdamWill

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    Try posting in a thread called 'San Francisco', not one called 'Hong Kong'? :)
     
  15. TheTukker

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    Please share your experiences; while he has a great rep, there's not much on him here.



    That is a large order; assume you have worked with him before?



    +2; turned out pretty well.
     
  16. bamboo

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    I will post some picture of internal and detail of the suit. It may be of interest to other members.
     
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    No, first time with Peter Lee. I guess large order is relative. I told Peter I was giving him a try and if satisfied, I'd return. If not I'd try my luck elsewhere. I've got my fitting with him this afternoon so I'll get a sense of his work quickly.
     
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    There are some frays, but look generally OK.
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    I am wondering which is the best Hong Kong tailor around that travel to the US. I am curious who does the best work on custom shirts and suits, also the ones with the best fabric and what the prices will be?
     
  20. dragon8

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    Ascot Chang is the best shirtmaker in HK that travels to the US. Shirts range from $150 and up. Gordon Yao and WW Chan are probably the 2 best suit makers and start from $1300.
     

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