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HK tailor that lets you bring in outside fabric?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Svenn, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Dib

    Dib Senior member

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    I bought directly from H&S last time 3-4 yrs ago, they charged me GBP70/m for "snowy river." and "sablecash"(9oz) GBP70x3=GBP210=USD340.
    You can get it cheaper (about 30%off) if you could buy it from a local cloth suppliers.


    How did you manage to buy direct from H&S? The last time i called them in London to enquire about prices, they said that they only sold wholesale/trade and not to private individuals...
     
  2. HKTenor

    HKTenor Senior member

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    I know WWChan and Gordon Yao tour the US. Does A-Man do US tours?

    I don't believe that A-Man travel at all. Not sure why, frankly.
     
  3. Fishball

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    How did you manage to buy direct from H&S? The last time i called them in London to enquire about prices, they said that they only sold wholesale/trade and not to private individuals...

    I just sent them email. The email address of the sales person is on my old computer, so I don't have it on hand. Just try to email them: enquiries"at"hollandandsherry.co.uk

    I do have swatch and quotation few yrs ago with me, it said: #290101 GBP69/m, #739522 GBP75/m.

    And yes, A-Man don't travel. They have enough business, no need to travel.
     
  4. sixpaq

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    I'm stopping by AMHC this Monday. Does anyone know what they're charging for CMT these days?

    Trying to decide whether or not to lug my wool up from Singapore.
     
  5. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    All the good HK tailors are in the region of each other, some slightly cheaper than others, but probably not by much. Just go there and ask -- it's only a couple of days away.
     
  6. add911_11

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    AMHC charges over HKD10000 for a two piece CMT. But they do like quoting different price to different people
     
  7. marburymadison

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    Check with them. They do take a very long time to get their suit ready.
     
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  8. sixpaq

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    Thanks for the tips. I did try calling them today but was told (somewhat curtly) to just come in to talk it over next week in person.

    HKD 10K-ish sounds possibly less than what Yao is charging these days but not enough of a difference to really matter. My last CMT suit with Yao was HKD 5500 in 2009, believe it or not. This will be my first experience with AMHC, CMT or otherwise.
     
  9. add911_11

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    Yep, for some reason Yao charges even more, but if I need to choose between them, I will go for AMHC because they have more structured cut.

    For those who prefer to rely on big HK names, I strongly encourage Baramon, CMT price is far cheaper and their cut is certainly better than the other two mentioned here. But note they are not flexible.
     
  10. Classic Car

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    CMT price is like seafood price, Baramon maybe little cheaper but not too much. Baramon is very famous for old Shanghai.
     
  11. Classic Car

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    Moreover, tailors who do their job in old fashion way are limited and over 60's. I will opt for Baramon because they are less busy. AMHC is good because because they do not travel and take orders. Each tailor shop has their own rule to make a suit. If Baramon still remain their old way, it maybe the most work put into the suit. If I want italian style, I will go for Chan.
     
  12. Dib

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    Could you elaborate on the above? How does their cut differ from AMHC?
     
  13. Classic Car

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    If I am below 50 years old and I can afford, I will go to Chan. Chan use to cut a short and tight jacket which young men prefer., If budget is a matter, I will go to Peter Lee.

    If I am over 50's, I will go to AMHC. AMHC service many high level government officials.

    If I want a typical high quality Shanghai tailor, favours traditional style, I will go to Baramon, they put most work into the suit.

    For me, I will go to Baramon.
     
  14. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    My mentor! I miss you so much! How are you and the business doing?
     
  15. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    I am fine, my business just start for a very short time and is building up slowly.
     
  16. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Excellent, I hope the business goes well.
     
  17. add911_11

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    Excellent, I hope the business goes well.
     
  18. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    When will you return?
     
  19. add911_11

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    I will be back in early June, that my current plan.
     
  20. sixpaq

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    Placed my CMT order today at AMHC and paid HKD 8500 which seems pretty reasonable. Will be back next week for a fitting.
     

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