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Bespoke or MTM? Simpson Sin and William Cheng & Son


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Dec 10, 2013
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Hi all,

I will be heading to Hong Kong next year and am considering picking up a few suits from either Simpson Sin and William Cheng & Son. The reason why I chose these two is because of my price range of $500-$700/suit. I have done a ton of research into HK tailors and the difference between bespoke/MTM, but I had a few questions that I hope the learned members of SF can help me with.

1) From my understanding, William Cheng & Son is an MTM tailor with measurements taken on the first day, and subsequently 2 fittings afterwards (correct me if i'm wrong) - http://bkarmstrong.blogspot.ca/2010/11/bespoke-for-first-time-my-hong-kong.html.

Is Simpson Sin a bespoke or MTM tailor? from what i've read, they also do 2/3 fittings but they have a baste fitting (as it appears to me anyway from some blogs i've read - http://bambooscaffolding.tumblr.com...son-sin-tailor-i-knew-about-various-hong-kong).

2) I have an athletic build, wide shoulders, which really makes it difficult for me to find suits that fit. Is it better for me to go the MTM route at the tailors I mentioned, or the bespoke? I am just worried about the shoulder and getting an annoying crease that my current suit has.

Thank you all!


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Apr 14, 2014
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This is an old post, however, I have had a suit made from both Jantzen and William Cheng. The Cheng suit was significantly cheaper, however the quality is also significantly cheaper. It also did not wear well in one year. I wouldn't recommend Cheng for suits. I do, however, like their suits, which are quite cheap.

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