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Jantzen: A Glimpse Inside

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by operationexpat, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. operationexpat

    operationexpat Well-Known Member

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    I thought you guys might enjoy seeing Ricky's shop, so I brought a camera on my visit there this afternoon. As many of you know, the shop is about as non-descript as it gets. It's tucked around a corner in a shopping mall--blink and you miss it. I guess there's no need for advertising.

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    A peek inside. This is where the magic happens--or at least, this is as close as I could get to where the magic happens. They do all the cutting and sewing somewhere else.

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    And you thought fabric selection online was difficult...

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    Ricky told me to tell you all hello [​IMG]


    -Sara

    Next week... Chinese Tailors: Adventures on the Mainland ...stay tuned
     
  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    Thanks Sara. Looks like he might do more business locally in suits than in shirts?
     
  3. operationexpat

    operationexpat Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say. Suits are more visible in the store because they're on hangers, finished shirts are folded in bags. I've seen most people there getting fitted for shirts, a handful for suits. I think they just do an extraordinary amount of business in both. The store is almost always bustling. Most clientele seem to be from the expat community.
     
  4. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    For a shirt fitting, no appointment necessary, right?
     
  5. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    For a shirt fitting, no appointment necessary, right?

    Correct. Be prepared to wait, though.
     
  6. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Is it wrong that these photos (and my shirts) make me want to fly half way around the world for the primary purpose of visiting this tiny shop? If it is, I don't want to be right. What's the cheapest you can fly from NY to HK, and when????
     
  7. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    last time i was there Ricky taught me some really really vulgar Cantonese phrases. He fits in so well around here [​IMG]
     
  8. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    If it is, I don't want to be right. What's the cheapest you can fly from NY to HK, and when????

    Around $700 but I'd pay a little extra for Cathay which I believe has 2 daily flights, one non-stop and one via Vancouver. Christmas is high season and summer is unbearably hot and humid, so the the best to go is late fall and after the Chinese New Year.
     
  9. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    But if you go, please tell Ricky to tighten his tie.

    Oh damn, that may have just gotten me blacklisted! Ricky, just kidding around [​IMG]
     
  10. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Dear Chorse:

    Just checked fares on yahoo travel for dates through June. One at 600, a few in the mid 600s, many starting around 700.

    Just think of all the money you'll save....

    PS Cheaper than ticket to Buenos Aires, dammit.
     
  11. CaptChaos

    CaptChaos Senior member

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    Sara, thanks for the pictures. Having ordered a number of shirts from him it is nice to see where all the action happens.
     
  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Hmm. Sounds pretty good. I think it may be doable. Who knows. Fall sounds best.

    Mack, the costs once you get to B.A. are significantly cheaper!
     
  13. pengin

    pengin Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Thanks for the photos! I'm heading over to Asia this summer and wanted to get some shirts + suits made at Jantzen. Anyone have experience with the suits from Jantzen? How much do they run for?
     
  14. cheukert

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    I've ordered a shirt a few days ago. Today, when I visited the website again, I saw they are not taking new overseas orders till May....
    Too bad, I was quite curious and exciting about Jantzen
    Hope they will resume soon
     
  15. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    But if you go, please tell Ricky to tighten his tie.

    Oh damn, that may have just gotten me blacklisted! Ricky, just kidding around [​IMG]

    NO SHIRT FOR YOU!
     
  16. Quirk

    Quirk Senior member

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    Is that an 'H' belt buckle he's wearing? That's pretty pimp for a Ho.
     
  17. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Dear Chorse:

    Just checked fares on yahoo travel for dates through June. One at 600, a few in the mid 600s, many starting around 700.

    Just think of all the money you'll save....

    PS Cheaper than ticket to Buenos Aires, dammit.


    You're telling me!

    Last time I checked coach on AA non-stop MIA to EZE was around $900, in July. God damn it! I want to spend less money, not more!

    Jon.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Hmm. Sounds pretty good. I think it may be doable. Who knows. Fall sounds best.

    Mack, the costs once you get to B.A. are significantly cheaper!


    That's very, VERY true. Seriously, not including shopping (I bought several leather goods items as gifts; by several I mean a lot), I think I spent less on food / misc items last time I was in Argentina (for 3 weeks) than I did for my entire ticket (which was close to $1000). 3000 Argentinean pesos go a LONG way in Bs. As.

    Jon.
     
  19. cheukert

    cheukert Member

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    Website says March, not May.
    you're right, typo[​IMG]
     

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