Hong Kong Bespoke

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  1. fedora

    fedora Member

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    I was reading an old AskMeFi post and would like to know your experience. Are the tailors in HK really bespoke a la English Cut? Or are they merely made-to-order?

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  2. whoopee

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    Some are, like the oft mentioned troika of WW Chan, Baroman, and A-Man Hing Cheong. They cut an individual pattern for each customer and if one is available, a full set of fittings is available. They will do most everything one requests, instead of sticking stubbornly to a certain house style. Chan's trips abroad, though, function more like MTM in that there are usually no subsequent fittings prior to the garment's completion.

    Others are not bespoke, but MTM - they alter preexisting patterns instead of creating anew.
     


  3. chorse123

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    And I would say few are really made-to-order, which I believe is a term used for one-offs of standards (i.e. I'd like a 15.5/34 shirt in white with french cuffs)
     


  4. fedora

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    And I would say few are really made-to-order, which I believe is a term used for one-offs of standards (i.e. I'd like a 15.5/34 shirt in white with french cuffs)

    chorse123, I don't understand what you said. Please elaborate.

    Another question: How does WW Chan compare to a Saville Row bespoke?
     


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    Thanks, josepidal, but I read that thread and the word "bespoke" never came up.
     


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