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for Maple Leaf,Hi guys,
I recently graduated from college and am being sent to Shanghai on a due diligence project on behalf of a firm in Toronto. I'm currently unemployed but am optimistic. Considering my flight there is free, I was considering going to Beijing, Hong Kong and perhaps Taiwan afterwards. I have no rush for returning back in Toronto.
My wardrobe is all clothes from Indochino, primarily because I get an additional 30% off. I've gained a bit of weight though and my pants don't fit comfortably. I was considering buying a suit, an extra pair of pants and a few shirts from a tailor in Hong Kong but from reading, prices can be 15K HK for a suit alone from the well known shops here. That's wildly out of my budget.
Can anyone recommend a few shops that would be more in my budget? I'm happy to pay for quality craftsmanship and materials but I need to strike a balance considering I'm a mostly poor college kid.
Appreciate the guidance,
I don't think tailoring shops usually mark up 100% at all for CMT, at least the ones I know of, excluding the hustly ones. They also handle a bunch of logistics, replacements, refunds, and trimmings. It seems a bit unfair to throw that number out there without substantiating it.
They do charge markup for using their own cloth, of course.
I was a long time customer at AC since 1990's when I was a high school student back then.
But I stopped commission shirts from them around 2012-3, when their price going up and up and I can't justified to buy a shirt that expensive.
I don't have any complaint about their product or service, which are first class most of the time.
Which is just too expensive for me.
Now I used an ex-AC shirtmaker at Mirador Mansion, I agreed that you need to have time to adjust your pattern to get good result (after 2-3 commission), and it take a really long time. (AC can make me a shirt in 3 days but this Sifu in Mirador take 3 months!), but after your pattern is set and done, the shirt is 95% as good as AC IMHO. and I pay around 1/3 of price (if not cheaper) of what AC charged.
All in all, I think it is not really practical for a visitor from oversea to use my Mirador shirtmaker. But if you have time and paitence, I think it is a very good value.
BTW, don't PM me to ask who is my shirtmaker. You know who you should ask for But I can't guarantee he can give you the right answer!