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Hong Kong Tailor Report - Peter Lee, Chan, Jantzen, Zee's and Tassels

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Slewfoot, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    I think Peter Lee can source H&S in HK without problem.
    The most popluar "high end" fabrics in HK are LP, Zegna, Scabal, H&S and Dormeuil
     


  2. Simon4rings

    Simon4rings Well-Known Member

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    How is Baron's range of shirtings like? I was rather disappointed with the fabric quality of my Jantzen shirts, and have communicated with Peter to visit him when I'm in Hong Kong in a couple of weeks' time.
     


  3. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It's like walking into Toys 'R' Us for the first time - bolts of shirting fabric all over, and he has many other books also. These are house fabrics though, not sure if he has 'branded' ones.
     


  4. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I like all your choices, but the brown cord suit is pretty dang cool.


    +1 very Carnaby St...as I remember it for someone then so young[​IMG]
     


  5. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Very nice! Thanks for posting. It was really kind of the HK guys to show you around. I hear they are very generous in that way. And I hope to make a similar report in the next year or so.
    - only to the few that have passed the iTHUG test.. [​IMG]
    Very nice haul. The Zee's case looks pretty good as well!
    - better than Saddleback.. [​IMG]
    Thanks for this post; very interesting not least because I have lived in HK 7 years and never heard of Baron. Can any HK customers report on his fabric stock and how much for say a blazer and suit using his fabrics?
    - see what happens when you do not know the iTHUG..
    - PL has a lot of cloth on hand & like all tailors has access to the branded stuff, just ask.. But please do not ask for the secret iTHUG stash..
     


  6. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Thanks for the great report. I have had a suit made at Jantzen (cord, just for fun, cheap) and I was not particularly pleased with the results, and thought that Chan was pretty much the way I had to go. Thanks for the steer on Peter Lee, whom I shall have to try on my next visit - January!

    Hope the HK iTHUGs will be amenable to a beer.
     


  7. Ataturk

    Ataturk Senior member

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    Looks like you had a hell of a trip.
     


  8. apropos

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    Looks like you had a hell of a trip.
    +1
     


  9. TC11201

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    David - great report. Having seen that Moonbeam jacket in person, it's a terrific piece - you definitely got the most out of the HK trip.
     


  10. gazman70k

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    - PL has a lot of cloth on hand & like all tailors has access to the branded stuff, just ask.. But please do not ask for the secret iTHUG stash..

    I have asked that Peter hide all the secret iTHUG stash which he left lying around at the front of his shop.

    The first rule about iThug is that you don't talk about iThug. Sheesh! No Miss Japan and Miss Trinidad sex tape for you!
     


  11. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    A brilliant report David. Looking forward to you visiting again. The cord turned out spectacularly as did the H&S fresco. Congratulations.

    Love the Moonbeam too. A great fabric.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. Dwn2Race

    Dwn2Race Well-Known Member

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    Awesome suits! How long does it take to get suits made? Im planning on a trip next year to the Philippines, and was planning a week trip over to HK.


    John
     


  13. dragon8

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    Awesome suits! How long does it take to get suits made? Im planning on a trip next year to the Philippines, and was planning a week trip over to HK.


    John


    a week in HK should be enough to get you some suits
     


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    Nice. I'm a little curious as to what is going on in the waist area of your jackets. With some jackets they seem to ripple in the area where it is taken in, and some, giving you the illusion of larger hips. I think some of the latter is from the camera angle, but not sure about the waist of the jackets.
     


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    Nice. I'm a little curious as to what is going on in the waist area of your jackets. With some jackets they seem to ripple in the area where it is taken in, and some, giving you the illusion of larger hips. I think some of the latter is from the camera angle, but not sure about the waist of the jackets.

    I am not a tailor, but I believe that is being caused by his dropped shoulder. The diagonal folding of the cloth in the back is also a sign that this is a possible cause.
     


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