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Hong Kong Suit & Shirt Tailors Recommendation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by andycx, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    May 24, 2002
    Is Ying Tai Ltd. at the Peninsula Hotel still in business?
  2. mrphrog

    mrphrog Senior member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Hong Kong
    Speaking of Jantzen shirts, I've been to the store once, and it was packed as expected. There were literally piles of fabric books and they had no description like the website's, it's just impossible to go thru all of them cuz there were just so many.

    Which books do you recommend? I'm looking for some stripe / plain fabrics that feel thick and smooth. (There are other threads about Jantzen fabrics, but they are about the ones on the website, and most of them are out of stock already.)

  3. guyverjt

    guyverjt New Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    I didn't know there are so many HK members here, perhaps Kolecho could arrange another gathering.

    If this is your first order, it doesn't really matter who you go to. Rather, the important thing is the instructions you give to the tailor. You need to give VERY detailed instructions for these people, and never assume anything. Every one of us is going to tell you our own favourites, but that's probably because we all have been working with our favourite tailors for quite a while. Your first result from my favourite tailor is probably not going to be as great as what I am getting from the same guy. I (together with one or two other members here) use a tailor in TST almost exclusively, partly because he listens to us and is willing to go a long way in accomplishing what we have in mind (such as a particular construction, styling, etc.).
    That said, (trying not to be subjectively bias) Chan, Sam's, Gordon Yao, are all great value for the money. Ascot Chang does a fine shirt, and charges for it; I think they have a minimum order of three to start with, so that may not be what you're looking for. Start with Jantzen on shirts.

    Hi Naturlaut II,

    I'm going to Hong Kong in about 2 weeks time, and intend to spend a couple of days looking for a good tailor. Aside from the main guys (Chan, Sam, Gordon Yao, Etc), who is that tailor in TST that you mentioned?

    Thank you!
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  4. insolito

    insolito New Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    I just returned and I would highly recommend SAM's on Kowloon side - Burlington Arcade K-1, 94 Nathan Road.
    I got a TUX for about 500 US and a suit for about 450 US - Both of them are outstanding and were completed in 4 Days.
    Absolutely fantastic. I have also found that a lot of the tailors will do a set of three shirts for around 900 HK or about 130 US.
    I got my shirts done at ZEN in Hong kong near Central for that price and they are as nice or nicer than the $200+ dress shirts
    I buy in the states. Sam offered to ship the TUX to me for free if it wasn't able to be completed in time. They have also been there for a very long time and are reputable. THE COST - Well, that all comes down to the material. My suit is not the highest end material they have but it is in the upper folds of high quality - If you want a cheaper suit you can get one for $300. My brother works for the US Gov. in HK and the guys in his office recommended SAM's... I have to say, now that they have my measurements, I will buy my suits from them and have them shipped to the states.

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