Hey guys, I figured it is probably time to give back, given all the valuable advice and knowledge I have collected from each of you over the past few years. I was recently over in Hong Kong as part of an extended vacation and decided to get some suits/shirts/trousers made (motivated by numerous WW Chan posts and Slewfoot's Peter Lee/Lee Baron posts). My good friend from university and I had the fortune to take a week off from work together and travel out there. I don't know how many posts I will make, but I will try to show pics from my visit to WW Chan, Peter Lee, my friend's visit to Katas Custom Tailors and Maxwell's. I'd appreciate any constructive comments you may have. I took the approach of having a few things made out there with the intent to tweak and then order a lot more in the future, so I won't be offended! For my first post, I will focus on Peter Lee. Peter operates out of a small shop in Kowloon right next to the Sheraton HK (shop is called Lee Baron). Don't let the shop fool you, Peter is a great guy and is more than willing to work with you to create a beautiful garment. Peter Lee - Grey suit The first suit Peter made for me was a lighter (in color) grey suit from one of his house wool fabrics. I don't know what make the fabric was (HS, Minis, etc - I am very new to that level of detail) but as I understand, most HK tailors stock these "standard" fabrics. If anyone can shed any light on that for me, I'd appreciate it. To the eye it looked more than acceptable and felt like something I could wear year round (I live in NYC). When picking fabrics at Peter's, he has just reams and reams of this stuff all around. You really have to dig but there are some nice "house" fabrics in there. I also found it helpful to ask his opinion on durability, seasonality, etc. He was very helpful and happy to help. These pictures are from the last fitting at Peter's and some I took at home. I had 3 with him (first was basted - one arm attached, second was more constructed - with the lining in, and this one we made minor tweaks and it was complete). Some changes I feel might need to be made, and please let me know if you agree/disagree: -\tJacket could be 1 inch longer on the body -\tI feel there might be some extra room in the area around my chest (pecks), maybe tighten that up? -\tThe back near the arm, is that bunching up too much? -\tShould I go more waist suppression? -\tI feel the trousers fit well Overall I am very happy with the suit as my first suit. I welcome your comments (please no making fun of the lining, b/c it is amazing and you are jealous!). Peter Lee - Linen suit I have always wanted some linen clothing, just couldn't find anything that worked for me. I really enjoyed the linen fabrics Peter had in stock (his house fabrics) and decided to go with a full linen suit b/c of the versatility (the trousers can be worn to work on a Friday just casually, and the jacket can be worn as a blazer with a nice dark pair of jeans) and because I was flying straight to southern France for a few weeks and need something like this. I really do love this suit, but haven't really found my stride wearing it all together; probably need a nice knit tie or something! Some changes I feel might need to be made, and please let me know if you agree/disagree (similar comments to the grey suit): -\tJacket could be Â½ and inch longer on the body -\tI feel there might be some extra room in the area around my chest (pecks), maybe tighten that up? You can see it here more than the Grey suit -\tSlight bunch on the back arm? -\tShould I go more waist suppression? -\tI feel the trousers fit well I hope you like the lining on this one! Peter had a beautiful blue linen blazer hanging up for another customer and I stole his lining style (couldn't help it, it looked great). It is half lined Peter Lee - formal dress shirt (for work) I had Peter make me a number of shirts. Before I say anything more, let me just say that I have been a customer of Carl (CEGO) since 2007. Carl has made ~ 11 or so shirts for me, all of which are still in excellent condition. However, one of the great things about HK is that certain things are much cheaper. This shirt from Peter was USD$43 with MOP buttons (which are a HK$50 add on - and are nice thick buttons). This is the style I prefer for a "work shirt." It is in a nice light blue and looks really clean cut in person. I had him cut it a little shorter b/c I wanted to have some flexibility to wear this out at night or on the weekend. It is the shirt I am wearing in the suit pics above. (sorry, forgot to button the cuffs, but they fit well, and yes I am wearing jeans) My thoughts: -\tThe sleeves near the arm hole do this bunching thing, which I am not certain what he has to do to correct -\tShrinkage might have cause the stomach area to tighten up, or maybe it is just too tight on me? -\tOther than that I really do like the shirt. One thing I may have him do (which Chan does) is launder the shirting fabric first and dry it in a dryer. While I usually hang dry, this would probably remove any shrinkage from the shirt. Upon wearing and laundering the shirt here in NYC, the shirt has shrunk a little. Three pics below but I am wearing this shirt in a number of the grey suit pics: Peter Lee - 2 casual shirts Only one of them in the picture but I got one seersucker and the other linen (both from house fabric). These 2 shirts are a little more expensive than the house cotton, but not more than USD$50/60. The seersucker is a light blue stripe and the linen (not pictured) was a nice off white color. Please excuse the pins in the back of this, Peter made a slight change to the shirt before it was done. My thoughts: -\tSame sleeve problem as my "work shirt" -\tNext time I might get the color points a little shorter -\tIf you get this, have him launder it, mine has shrunk considerably, still fits, but not like this. I plan on getting another seersucker Peter Lee - Cotton trousers I got these more as Friday office trousers/when I have to go to something that requires a "khaki" type trousers. I'm a terrible shirt tucker, btw. I'll make another post here shortly of the garments my friend had made from Peter. I hope to make another post in the near future of a shirt and suit I got from WW Chan (more pics of the fittings, forgot my camera at my first fitting at Peter's).