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JLibourel

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I have never heard of "John Cooper" fabrics before. Despite the "English" sounding name, given this outfit's prices, it is almost certainly a Chinese fabric. At those prices, $299 or $349 for a supposedly "bespoke" suit, I'd hazard that you are not likely to be getting a high-quality garment. You may or may not be getting more for your money than at Macy's sale, but that's about all I can say.
 

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I emailed them, and the representative said that their suits are fully canvassed and that they have a workshop in Hong Kong and a factory in china.
When asked about fabrics, the rep said that they also have have zenga, scabel, loro piana.
 

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I would have been more favorably impressed if they had told you the suit was fused. That way you would have been more likely to get honest value for your money.

A few thoughts:

The best Hong Kong tailors--W.W. Chan, A-Man Hing Cheong, H. Baroman, Gordon Yao--will typically charge you $1,100 to $1,500 for a two-piece suit, depending on the fabric chosen, more for really expensive fabrics. That should get you a very fine suit, and I believe they are excellent values compared to equivalent product in the USA, Britain or Continental Europe.

Those familiar with Hong Kong tailoring generally state that it is possible to get a decent, serviceable suit for somewhere between $500 and $700. Jantzen is sometimes mentioned favorably in this price range, sometimes not so favorably. I saw quite a handsome suit from Baron Kay posted on one of the fora that was around $700, as I recall.

With those pricing parameters in mind, consider these two maxims:

"You get what you pay for."

"If a thing sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

Consider also that those knowledgeable about HK tailoring invariably counsel shunning the really low-priced Indian tailors. (I assume from the name "Taj" the outfit you are dealing with is Indian.)

That said, I have no specific knowledge about this operation for good or ill. If you are keen to try them, $300 is not a lot to spend on a suit these days. They may be a superlative value (although I kind of doubt it). Hopefully, the suit you get will be no worse than if you had dropped the same sum at Macy's or Jos. A Bank. If you do elect to go that route, by all means keep us posted on how it turns out.

As a postscript, it might be helpful if some of our members who live in HK would weigh in on this.
 

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Originally Posted by JLibourel

"You get what you pay for."

"If a thing sounds too good to be true, it usually is."


That pretty much sums it up.
 

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I was able to find out more information about John Cooper fabrics. Apparently these are fabrics made in London for IAG under the H. Freeman label
 

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You should post some pics here so we could see the quality. If it's really any good, I'm sure at that price point, more people would check it out
 

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how suspicious ^
 

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Originally Posted by ranjhaa4heer
I have bought 3 shirts from www.tajtailors.com.hk two months ago. The shirts seems gd. and then i order a john cooper suit. it arrived after 2 weeks and it has john cooper label in inside of jacket. the suits looks gd too.

Before ordering a suit online i was worried about a fit. i ask them many questions. i requested for real working buttons, hand pic stitch on the lapel and light padding on shoulders. The suit arrived with all things i have requested.

I have asked them if suit is made of fussed canvas or full canvas and they replied fussed canvas.

Honestly i am happy with there customer service and there garments.