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The Hong Kong BaoTou Tailors and Fabric Shops for CMT Thread

PekingRoadHK

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Out of curiosity, would it be considered rude if I was to bring a suit for a BaoTou tailor to replicate? I would be coming as a first-time customer but also a referral/friend of a regular customer.
definitely, they CANNOT replicate your Tom Ford suit.
they can copy the style and the size, but different cutting.

have your baotou to make measurement for you, they can make good suits.
tell your baotou what you need in the beginning , and make adjustments during fitting process.
 
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Probably a beginner's question, but what is the difference between Shanghai and Guangdong workmanship?
 

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Probably a beginner's question, but what is the difference between Shanghai and Guangdong workmanship?
I am not an expert to tell the difference. The blog quoted from a tailor explaining the difference, the traditional Shanghai workmanship is time consuming. Nowadays, Shanghai workmanship is much simplified, not too much difference, say only a little more details. Some say no difference as they are all made in Shenzhen.
 

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Suit fabric for the summer:

Wool is one, many brands offer wool for the summer.

Mohair: Dugdale bros, Huddersfield, Dormeuil, Standeven , Schofield, etc.

Cotton, the character is soft and comfort. Many fabric shops in HK offer similar suit cotton for around HK$150 / HK$200 per yard.

Linen, the character is similar to fresco. Many fabric shops in HK offer linen for different prices from around HK$300 to over HK$600 per yard. e.g. Italian linen for around HK$300 per yard.

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linen:
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Which shop did you get Cabalane from - I am looking to order
 

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Which shop did you get Cabalane from - I am looking to order
Hung sifu said Cabalane comes from Sanwa Woollen. Many fabric shops offer linen.
 

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I have the regular number for Sanwa but would you know if they have WhatsApp or WeChat?
Many fabric shops in HK offer linen fabric from different brands. You have to contact them directly for details.
 
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