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Gordon Yao

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dragon8, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want Napoli style suits, go to Naples or be prepared for disappointment.

    i have heard from a little bird that the Japanese can do a neopolitan inspired tailoring quite well, and from some of the pic's i have seen in Mens EX and Mens Club they are pretty close. how they would in fact compare i dont know
     
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    i have heard from a little bird that the Japanese can do a neopolitan inspired tailoring quite well, and from some of the pic's i have seen in Mens EX and Mens Club they are pretty close. how they would in fact compare i dont know

    Neapolitan inspired, yes. It will never be original.
     
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    Neapolitan inspired, yes. It will never be original.

    dui le![​IMG]
     
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    Neapolitan inspired, yes. It will never be original.

    For me, personally, I don't think at this stage in my life I can afford to get a handmade suit from Naples. Just as many go to Hong Kong to make suits, they know they cannot get savile row quality but they are still satisfied for the price they pay.

    I like the soft construction from Naples because it complements my physique well and I don't expect to get the same quality in Hong Kong but if something similar i.e. soft shoulders or no padding and high arm holes can be had for one or two thirds the price of a real Neapolitan suit, wo jiu hen man zu le.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For me, personally, I don't think at this stage in my life I can afford to get a handmade suit from Naples. Just as many go to Hong Kong to make suits, they know they cannot get savile row quality but they are still satisfied for the price they pay.

    I like the soft construction from Naples because it complements my physique well and I don't expect to get the same quality in Hong Kong but if something similar i.e. soft shoulders or no padding and high arm holes can be had for one or two thirds the price of a real Neapolitan suit, wo jiu hen man zu le.


    na me, ni ke yi qu shi yi jian ba! ran hou zai shuo zenme yang! ru guo nni bu shi le, ni yi bei zi jiu bu hui zhi dao!
     
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    HEY! Bring that in English! [​IMG]
     
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    has anyone used Gordon Yao for shirts? how is the quality, and is the price range similar to Ascot Chang? I'm thinking of having a few shirts made at Ascot Chang so I have a "profile" there to facilitate future internet/mail orders, but am also thinking if I should try shirts with Yao as well. I'm thinking I will probably get a suit from Yao, but I'm wondering if its worth it to get some shirts there as well, or just stick with Chang (and some Jantzen thrown in).
    Thanks.
     
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    I don't think Yao makes shirts.
     
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    I don't think Yao makes shirts.

    I remember seeing shirts there but he didn't ask about gettingshirts made and referred me to AC instead.
     
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    I remember seeing shirts there but he didn't ask about gettingshirts made and referred me to AC instead.

    yes from what i have heard from other tailors this is the norm with GY, but cant be bad as AC is perhaps still the best shirt maker in HK! i have heard also they make for Broni too
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    has anyone used Gordon Yao for shirts? how is the quality, and is the price range similar to Ascot Chang? I'm thinking of having a few shirts made at Ascot Chang so I have a "profile" there to facilitate future internet/mail orders, but am also thinking if I should try shirts with Yao as well. I'm thinking I will probably get a suit from Yao, but I'm wondering if its worth it to get some shirts there as well, or just stick with Chang (and some Jantzen thrown in).
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    i am not sure if AC does have or not a min order i seem to think he does!
     
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    i am not sure if AC does have or not a min order i seem to think he does!

    This was several years ago, but in the Beverly Hills AC there was a three shirt minimum.
     
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    This was several years ago, but in the Beverly Hills AC there was a three shirt minimum.

    i think in HK too
     
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    They have a minimum order of 3 but have gotten away with 2 shirts and at a time 1 shirt. If you are in HK go to the Peninsula shop and ask for Nelson. He's very friendly and accomadating.
     
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    fyi. Gordon will be in a number of cities across the U.S. from 2/6/08 to 24/6/08.

    His mobile number while in the U.S. is (848) 468-0697 if you want to arrange an appointment.
     
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    Got my first Gordon Yao Jacket today. It takes three months to make.
    Look great, except the sleeves may be little bit too long (1/8 inch).
     
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    Can you please share a pic of your jacket? Thanks
     
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    so is Gordon Yao back in HK yet? I just graduated, and am vacationing in HK. might spoil myself with my first ever bespoke suit (of course I should really find a job first...)
     
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    Probably. Your best bet is to email him at yaogordon [at] gmail.com. And make sure you keep your priorities straight. Your first bespoke suit before your first job. After all, what are you going to wear to interviews?
     
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    Maybe I can get him to give me the unemployed-student discount [​IMG]
     

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