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Fabrics in Hong Kong for CMT

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by benjamin831, May 22, 2008.

  1. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Distinguished Member

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    I'm looking to purchase some 9.5/10 oz English fabric around Hong Kong for A-Man's or Chan's CMT service. Do any of the Hong Kong members know where I can procure some lightweight Holland & Sherry. I need to have a suit made for my job at Citi, but I'm not willing to pay the premium some of these tailors charge for the brand-name fabrics.
     


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    Im also interested in this.

    But just fyi, Chan doesnt do CMT anymore.
     


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    Try Y William Yu. A tailor shop but they have been known to sell H&S and also Lesser. At the very least you could browse the books and then order from the UK.
     


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    Do you know what book you want?
    I know where to buy or order.
    Target book will be great for you, I think.
    Chan doesn't do CMT.
     


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    If you pay retail for the fabric, will you really be saving by doing CMT?
     


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    10oz isn't lightweight in HK.
    Zenga tropical is just 7 oz!
    If you order H&S directly from UK, it will cost you GBP70-80/m, plus shipping.
    I got my 3m Crispaire last month for HKD2,275.
     


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    Sure! Concordia.
    And the question is you don't have to pay retail. You save more!
     


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    Maybe a little off topic, but Fishball, I recall you posting recently that you were trying a new tailor.

    Curious how the results turned out...
     


  9. Fishball

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    good memory, sweep.

    The suit turn out so-so. The workmanship and price is ok. But the cutting is not really my taste.

    Grodon's suit still waiting, just have the 2nd fitting last week, it seems promising.

    I found out that the best and cheapest way to do CMT is:
    bring a good fitting pants and 1.2m cloth to a normal tailor to make the pants, it cost under HKD300.
    bring the remained 1.8m cloth to A-man or other good tailor shop to make the jacket. It cost around 4000.
    it end up: 2,500 for farbics and 4,300 for CMT. Total:less than HKD 6,800.
    It is less than USD900 for a Scabal or H&S super 100's suit.
    Is it sound great?
     


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    So is the conclusion here that it is best to buy the fabric separately or to just use what the tailor shop has? It seems to be GBP 210-240 if you buy the fabric separately.
     


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    If you're going with HK tailor, it may be best to do a trial-run with in-house fabric before bringing your own fabric. Even things that you thought you had specified multiple times, they may get wrong.

    Fishball, that's a pretty good way to go. But CMT trousers I've found are priced closer to $600-$800 for "normal" tailors. Still, I may try your suggestion for the next suit. Thks.
     


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    Benjamin,

    Do a search for Hong Kong fabrics. There was a post a while back (not sure how long) about a wholesale fabric shop in TST on Cameron Rd that was fairly priced and had a decent selection. I visited once and I remembered their selection was ok.
     


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    it end up: 2,500 for farbics and 4,300 for CMT. Total:less than HKD 6,800.
    It is less than USD900 for a Scabal or H&S super 100's suit.
    Is it sound great?


    very good idea, I'm going to make my way over to Yu to check the H&S pricing. I fear that they will be expensive, tho.
     


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    Maxxed,

    pm me if you know what number of H&S you want, I can check the price for you from my source.
     


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    sweep,

    your "normal" tailor based at Central or TST shopping malls?
    Mine are based at non commercial area.
    HK tailor is good to copy things, esp pants.
    Since most pants are made by machine, the difference of workmanship is min.
    I supplied my own butttons and buckles, it turn out fine.
     


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