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Peter Lee - latest pricing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dwarfer, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer Active Member

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    Just got an email from Peter lee with his latest quote:

    "The basic VBC full canvassed (2pcs.) suit from HK$7,800 and (3pcs.)suit from
    HK$9,500."

    Thats almost $1k USD for the 2pcs.

    Considering his basic suits used to start from $700 USD about a year or so ago (or so I am told)...isn't this quite a massive jump?

    I understand fabric price has increased quite a bit last year...but...this is close to 30-40% jump

    Jus wondering whether I am missing something..
     
  2. mrclam

    mrclam Senior member

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    that sounds like it has indeed jumped quite a bit. I suspect a lot of the traffic driven to a few select tailors by the internet has contributed to the increase in price. At that price level I don't know if I would consider that good value.
     
  3. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Not sure whether you are comparing apples to apples - same fabric, same construction, etc. - but fabrics and other tailors pricing have indeed gone up quite a bit recently, sometimes by as much as 20%+.
     
  4. RogerC

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    Also: property boom in HK may increase overhead. Now I like Peter, he's done a number of great suits and jackets for me, but I'm not convinced he's the only tailor in Hong Kong doing that level of quality at that price point. It's just that no-one yet has talked about them on SF.
     
  5. Eason

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    Whoa, basic suits for $700? I paid less than that for mine (not canvassed).
     
  6. GBear

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    Not too sure about suits but the full canvas sportcoats cost just about double that of half canvassed. Those prices look like a big increase from what it was when I was there around Christmas and New Years though...
     
  7. mrclam

    mrclam Senior member

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    agreed
     
  8. Dwarfer

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    Yes - I've been doing some research and asking quotes off a few HK tailors (planning for a trip later). Across the board prices have gone up consistently (dramatically?), to the point that tailors like PL are charging almost what the WW Chan would be charging a few years ago.

    Similarly, the WW Chan/Gordan Yao is now on at least $1200 USD for a entry level (Basic VBC) 2 piece suit.

    I suspect this has a lot to do with the recent publicity they have received from these forums.

    Given the relative minor pricing difference (on that scale), I probably would just go WW Chan for the slightly better reputation etc.

    Or seek out some lesser knowns and have an little try-out (potential disaster)
     
  9. Dwarfer

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    I wonder whether prices are different when it's an emailed quote, versus walk-in?

    If so, I would not engage with these firms - I don't like that practice. It's not like I'm buying a car here.
     
  10. RogerC

    RogerC Senior member

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    Can't answer about other tailors, but Peter has always been very consistent with his pricing for me. Also, if you have a half-canvassed suit, you'll pay about 1500 HKD less.

    We need to get more people in Hong Kong to post about more tailors. Always good to have more competition.
     
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  11. RogerC

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    Also, I dug this up from another thread, if anyone can get updated prices, we'll have a better idea of exactly how much the difference is

     
  12. mrclam

    mrclam Senior member

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    I think people have found that sharing and posting information makes their tailors popular, and therefore less available and more expensive.
     
  13. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    Any update on shirt and jacket pricing?
     
  14. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    Shirts 280.
     
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  15. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    im getting quotes for pants starting at 1,200 HKD... basic details, no frills

    not sure if i should go for HY pants instead...
     
  16. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    If HY pants fit you well, they're well made of great materials, so sure.
     
  17. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Howard Yount trousers are the bomb diggity. Have two pairs; want a closet full.
     
  18. fox81

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    Best to ask for CMT prices, just to be sure for the comparison. If there is a massive markup for the fabric, source it yourself and go CMT.
     
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  19. shoeguyjhu

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    Shirts are 380 HKD now
     
  20. bboysdontcryy

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    380 for what? CMT or inclusive of fabric?
     

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