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Any benefit of buying Ascot Chang in HK vs. NYC?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by phatonycmu, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. phatonycmu

    phatonycmu Member

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    Hello,
    As always thanks for the wonderful advice on this forum. I've done my due diligence with previous posts, but can't seem to find an answer...

    Are there any significant differences (cost, quality, fabric selection, etc...?) in buying an AC shirt in Hong Kong vs. the AC NYC store? All the current threads seem to offer compare quality / price point / value with Chan, Peter Lee, and Jantzen, but no mention of any difference between the AC shops themselves.

    I'm going to be in Hong Kong for a few days and was thinking about stopping in to get measured and place a small order (as well as testing out a few of the other more "value priced" shirt makers). I live in NYC and can go to AC's Midtown store at my leisure. I'm just curious if there is some benefit I'm unaware of in heading to their HK location(s).

    Thanks!
     
  2. phatonycmu

    phatonycmu Member

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    FWIW to answer my own question, I spoke with Ricky at AC near the Mandarin in HK yesterday. Shirts are approximately 25% cheaper at the HK locations vs. the NYC store. If you order them in HK and get them shipped to you in the US you may end up with customs fees as well as shipping so this may end up knocking that down or negating it completely.

    Fabric selection is the same across all the stores and I have to assume the quality is equivalent as well. For folks in the US, it may be worth it if you are in HK regularly to buy it and pick up there, but I'm not sure if I'd start calling up the HK store to order vs. their NYC location (depending on how close you are to the NYC store).
     
  3. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Shirts are cheaper in HK and if I'm not mistaken its still cheaper with the fees and shipping.
     

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