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Loro Piana in Hong Kong

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After a couple years on the site, last March and April I figured it was time to use the knowledge I had obtained from all the excellent posts and set off to Thailand and Singapore in search of a tailor made blazer and shirts. After trying most of the more widely known shops I started trying some of the more more botique options. In Hong Kong my search led me to Peter So's shop. Now that I've been able to wear the suit and shirts Mr. So prepared for me for a good six months I feel comfortable recommending him (and his wife Wendy who runs the shop with him) to anyone visiting Hong Kong. Not only do they really provide excellent service, but they use very high quality materials. I went with the Loro Piana lightweight wool as I spend most of the year in Singapore so staying cool is an important priority. I paid approx. $1,100 for the blazer and another $130 for the shirts. They are really excellent and I've received a number of compliments on them and have had a better year in my line of work wearing Peter's creations this year. Attached are some links showing Peter and his shop last April. He had just moved and the shop was in the final days of construction before opening, but you can see how nice it is. I don't receive anything from Peter for recommending him...just want to give back after all I've taken from the site. Finding a good tailor in Thailand, Hong Kong (and Singapore) can be an extreme lesson in patience and persistence...hopefully this helps narrow your search if this is the type of tailor you're looking for.







 

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$1,100 - so about HKD8K for the jacket, did you get a pair of pants made? i.e. 2 piece?

having 1 item commissioned from a tailor is pretty much hit and miss. You got to have more experience for your comments to be credible...
 
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I did not get a pair of pants made, but I did also have the two shirts at $130 each which I am happy with. All three items have held up very well.

I definitely agree with you on both counts of tailors being hit and miss and that I don't have much experience posting on the site. As much as looking for tailors was fun for me, to a certain extent it was really tiring and time consuming after awhile. I'd just like to share my experience as I wasn't working much during the two months I was in Thailand and Hong Kong so I was able to visit quite a few and in my humble opinion I was happy with the one I choose and am still happy six months later. I don't see this tailor mentioned much, if at all, on the forum on the internet so I'm hoping my post can add to the forum versus my usual position of someone who takes a lot of information without contributing. Of course, there are many factors that go into selecting a tailor, or any service, but maybe this information will help some people. I'm sure there are many other excellent services available, this is just another one to consider.
 
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My apologies. Please allow me to elaborate.

The jacket I had made was of Loro Piano wool, which I grew fond of while living in Milan over the summer of 2009. This shop had more Loro Piano wool options available than any other I visited over the two months in Thailand and Hong Kong and I was also pleased with the pricepoint and quality of preparation. If you're looking for Loro Piano wool in Hong Kong you will be able to find it.
 

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Originally Posted by shark_eighteen
My apologies. Please allow me to elaborate. The jacket I had made was of Loro Piano wool, which I grew fond of while living in Milan over the summer of 2009. This shop had more Loro Piano wool options available than any other I visited over the two months in Thailand and Hong Kong and I was also pleased with the pricepoint and quality of preparation. If you're looking for Loro Piano wool in Hong Kong you will be able to find it.
1. it would be good if you could post pictures of the jacket/ shirts on you to enable us to assess the fit 2. Please also include close up shots of the jacket ( button holes , lapels, lining etc ) 3. Close up shots of the shirts , buttons, etc is also appreciated.
 

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Originally Posted by shark_eighteen
My apologies. Please allow me to elaborate.

The jacket I had made was of Loro Piano wool, which I grew fond of while living in Milan over the summer of 2009. This shop had more Loro Piano wool options available than any other I visited over the two months in Thailand and Hong Kong and I was also pleased with the pricepoint and quality of preparation. If you're looking for Loro Piano wool in Hong Kong you will be able to find it.




Loro Piana fabric is not some rare entity. Any decent tailoring house will carry it.
 

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The shop display looks nice, may I ask for the address and check the place out myself?
 

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