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Questons about Chan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by montmorency, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. montmorency

    montmorency Senior member

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    I have a special event coming up in March that I want to buy a new suit for. I was going to have a suit made for me locally, but Whoopee's post on his recent suit and sportcoat from Chan got me interested in trying them out. I have a couple of questions I was hoping someone here could help me out with:

    If I order a suit from Chan in November on their US tour, when can I expect to receive it?

    I am concerned about using a traveling tailor who only takes measurements and there are no fittings while the suit is being made. My one experience with a visiting Hong Kong tailor came about twenty years ago and was not good. So, what are the chances that Chan will get the first suit made for me right?
     
  2. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    If I order a suit from Chan in November on their US tour, when can I expect to receive it?

    Late February.

    I am concerned about using a traveling tailor who only takes measurements and there are no fittings while the suit is being made. My one experience with a visiting Hong Kong tailor came about twenty years ago and was not good. So, what are the chances that Chan will get the first suit made for me right?

    My first Chan suit arrived with some fairly significant issues, which can be seen in the attached thread:

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...highlight=Chan

    To his and his firm's great credit, Patrick rectified the concerns. But getting the pattern down took a de facto fitting on Chan's March tour. Below is the same suit after the alterations.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    You should certainly get your suit in time for a March event. If you stress that you have a deadline, Chan will try to accommodate you.

    My first suit from Chan does not have quite the perfection of fit that my subsequent orders display. That still doesn't keep it from being by far the best suit I own in terms of fit and quality.

    My stepson's half-brother just got a suit from Chan on the strength of my recommendations. He was delighted with it, said it was the best-fitting suit he'd ever had. (And he could buy and sell me many times over!)
     
  4. drake

    drake Senior member

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    That's a real nice suit VG [​IMG])

    Late February.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    montmorency, answered your q's on the other thread.

    Obviously, I like Chan, and I imagine I've brought them some decent business. However, if you need a suit that you really think fits and looks well by March, I would suggest you stick with your local option - if they are bespoke and provide fittings. Chan are a long term choice; your third and fourth suits will be considerably better than your first and second. One needs to start with the slightly imperfect at some point to reach the perfectly satisfactory level, but if this occasion requires something better than the former, I cannot suggest ordering from the tour.

    PS V. Gent's and some other posters' results on their first suits are better than mine. Some I've seen are worse.
     
  6. montmorency

    montmorency Senior member

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    Whoopee, thanks for the honest and informative reply. You have properly reined in my enthusiasm for the moment. I still want to order a suit from them at some point and get to the level of where you are with them.
     
  7. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    That's a real nice suit VG [​IMG])

    Thanks, Drake. [​IMG]
     

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