- May 5, 2005
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I am contemplating having a Mao suit made. I would wear it primarily as a costume, not really as serious wear. I have a friend in Shanghai who can have a tailor make one to my measurements. He expects it would cost less than RMB 300. Those of you in Shanghai, is there a low cost tailor you would recommend? Including shipping, the cost to me would be less than USD 100, which is quite reasonable. What material is typically used, cotton or wool? I suppose olive is the archetypal color. I generally think of the Mao suit as more flattering for a portly fellow; would it work for a svelte person? Perhaps my perception of that is heavily influenced by images of Mao, who was quite plump through most of his life. He was slender in his earlier years:Sun Yat-Sen also looks quite dapper here:It really has a very military quality to it. The four pocket design is not unlike the M65 which, when well-cut, is an excellent streetwear jacket.