- Dec 14, 2015
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now, it's low season, many BaoTou are available. I am sure you can find the right BaoTou for lower cost in Mirador Mansion. Doesn't matter Shanghai or Guangdong workmanship, when you are looking for a fused jacket.The price for a CMT safari jacket quoted from some workshops in Mirador Mansion is from HKD2000 all the way up to HKD3200. This price seems to be unreasonable to me for a simple fused safari jacket when the price for a full canvas suit is around HKD3000.
Price in general in Mirador Mansion:
Guangdong workmanship CMT price for a suit (2 pcs): fused HK$1k – HK$1.3k, full canvas HK$1.8k - HK$2.2k
Shanghai workmanship CMT price for a suit (2 pcs): fused HK$1.3k - 1.6k, full canvas HK$2k – HK$3k.
what is the difference between a fused jacket of Guangdong workmanship (HK$1.3k) and Shanghai workmanship (HK$1.6k) in the above situation? HK$1.3k : fused canvas from China. HK$1.6k : fused canvas from Italy or Korea.
Some say :
Cutting and fitting:
Cutting and fitting in HK by HK baotou, no difference between Guangdong and Shanghai workmanship for cutting, they are all the same, the difference is those “old HK” sifu have better cutting skills.
All made in Shenzhen workshops, not much difference or no difference between Guangdong and Shanghai workmanship. Some say Shanghai workmanship requires a bit more on details, that’s all. We see different quality as they come from different Shenzhen workshops. However, we (consumers) cannot pick the Shenzhen workshop, BaoTou pick the Shenzhen workshop, and we (consumers) pick the right BaoTou.
“Old HK” sifu in Mirador Mansion , they have long long years working for expensive bespoke in HK.
I also asked a baotou for his opinion. He said, many years ago, there were suit baotou for suits, and safari jacket baotou for safari jackets. CMT price for a safari jacket costs about 60% 70% CMT price of a 2 pcs suit, ie. almost the same CMT price of a suit jacket. Nowadays, there is no more safari jacket baotou. You have to find your suit baotou to make safari jacket for you. Because there is no more safari jacket baotou, suit baotou are charging 100% up price of a 2 pcs suit. I suggest to go for fused jacket instead of full canvas jacket.