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Not all Hong Kong tailors are good.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Robert Bowron, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Robert Bowron

    Robert Bowron New Member

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    Don’t be a fool like me and buy from Hi Mark Martin Tailors Hong Kong who come to town from time to time. Both Aroon (Aaren) Mahtani and Sushil (Sam) Kumar are charlatans.
     
  2. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    pics or no cigar

    Lemme guess... Nathan Road??
     
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  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    How true. The decent HK tailors have long been identified here - there are a few middle of the road ones but these can be variable and there are many dreadful ones as well.

    Tourists are fools, misled by what they read and thus assuming that any tout peddling cheap suits outside a shop front on Nathan Road or elsewhere is offering something that will not disintegrate after one wearing.
     
  4. cdmoore1855

    cdmoore1855 Senior member

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    All the Indian tailors in HK are dodgy, stay away
     
  5. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    This place was it?
    [​IMG]
     
  6. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    That was my impression.
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    at least you can have a few beers there :D
     
  8. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    there are more bad tailors than good in hong kong fwiw. just think- there are only a handful of hkg tailors being discussed here, while the tst district is chock full of sam's tailor clones.
     
  9. MikeDT

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    ..oh don't forget the hashish as well. Those HK Indian tailors can be useful for some things.
     
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    Is this Peter Lee's arcade, or is the next block? I remember going in here.
     
  11. ginlimetonic

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    Peter Lee is nearby on Middle Rd arcade
     
  12. AlexE

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    There are plenty of bad tailors in Hong Kong. They usually follow me on Nathan Road and can be recognized by using following standard line "Sir, how are you ... wait a moment ... I make you very nice suit for good price in 24 hours". Typically they run around with their friend/brother/cousin who always asks "Sir, fake rolex? Looks 100% real."
     
  13. NelzC

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    How come they are charlatans? I'm actually thinking about buying a suit from them based on their "groupon" ad. When you say they are charlatans, can you please elaborate? Did they not send you your suit when you ordered it? Did the suits fall apart after wearing it only once? You can't just call someone a charlatan without elaborating why they are. I'm seriously thinking about buying a suit from Hi Mark Tailors because their groupon deal is really cheap. Can you please give me 3-5 reasons why I should not fork over my hard earned money to Hi Mark Tailors. Why are they so bad to do business with?
     
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    Good luck!!! TBH that inspires about as much confidence as getting a suit from some Indian geezer on Nathan Road.
     
  16. curzon

    curzon Senior member

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    Excellent Indian canteens throughout the place. Nigerians will sell you smack, too. You may find a decent flying carpet. But don't use Indians and Nigerians for your tailored clothing.

    Avoid the pitfalls of shopping while white.
     
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  17. radish33

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    Did you end up buying a suit from them? there is another wag jag out there to buy their suits.... To be honest this is the only forum that I found negative responses about the suits.
     
  18. Fraiche

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    Indian guys who feel like they have to change their name to sound white are generally shadier.
     
  19. SirGrotius

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    I like that about a third of the posters here (including the OP) have one post to their name.
     
  20. genie66

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    I just received the suit I'd ordered for my teenaged son (he went and got measured for it). It was a Wagjag, $399 for a 100% British Wool suit, 2pc, with shirt as well. Valued at $1500. I thought, what a deal! It arrived, and felt cheap. Took it to the dry cleaners to get it pressed, they said it is NOT wool. It also looks a little too small for my son (pants shorter than they should be, and a little tight in the bum). Am currently trying to get in touch with them and Wagjag. Shouldn't all suits, even if custom-made, have something on them saying what they are made of?
     

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