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The Hong Kong BaoTou Tailors and Fabric Shops for CMT Thread

dygital

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Does anyone know if there's a baotou that can make a bespoke polo shirt?

I know Ascot Chang offers it, but at about 2K+ for one, I wanted to know if there was a less expensive alternative.

Ideally, I'd want to get something made of cotton/wool similar to the one Simon Cromptom sells. Any idea where to source fabric appropriate for that?

 
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Does anyone know if there's a baotou that can make a bespoke polo shirt?

I know Ascot Chang offers it, but at about 2K+ for one, I wanted to know if there was a less expensive alternative.

Ideally, I'd want to get something made of cotton/wool similar to the one Simon Cromptom sells. Any idea where to source fabric appropriate for that?

Wing on 7/f and Ma on 12/f can make polos IIRC but I don't know if they can make the one-piece collar ones. Sourcing the right kind of fabric may be a bit of a hassle.
 

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Wing on 7/f and Ma on 12/f can make polos IIRC but I don't know if they can make the one-piece collar ones. Sourcing the right kind of fabric may be a bit of a hassle.
Awesome, I will check them out. Do you know if they have any fabric available? Even if it's some random chinese fabric? Maybe I'll see if they know where I could get some fabric suitable for a polo
 

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Awesome, I will check them out. Do you know if they have any fabric available? Even if it's some random chinese fabric? Maybe I'll see if they know where I could get some fabric suitable for a polo
Not that I know of. Look for cotton jersey (平織棉布) online or in Sham Shui Po (near Ki Lung Street). Beware though that some of these fabrics are cotton-elastane blends.
 

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An anecdote: I paid a visit to a shirt sifu ytd (not gonna name who) who's unfortunately stranded with alteration. He literally tossed a shirt onto his table, in his anger, because after 2 rounds of making and remaking, the fitters at the tailor store still failed their job. The makers that this sifu partnered with also effed up some stitching.

Goes to show how tailor stores dig their own graves sometimes, but man that shirt toss scared the crap outta me.lol
 

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That's rather unfortunately;) Can someone suggest a shirt Baotou that make unfused/ unlined collar satisfactorily? Wong Man Hoi?
I don't even know if he makes unfused. If you're asking about guys at Mirador specifically, I only know of one sifu that does. Will PM.
 

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WMH does do unfused collars.
Thanks . Good to know. I've had a couple shirts made by Wing and another city. may post them photos sometime.

BTW, how do you like that unstructured jacket Ng made you last year? I'm thinking of having one made but dunno how much the fabric itself matters... does it have to be really drapey / thick?
 

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Thanks . Good to know. I've had a couple shirts made by Wing and another city. may post them photos sometime.

BTW, how do you like that unstructured jacket Ng made you last year? I'm thinking of having one made but dunno how much the fabric itself matters... does it have to be really drapey / thick?
It was a fun experiment but I probably wouldn't do another one. I did it to make a very casual jacket and hoped that it would make a suit more bearable in the summer. However, even a 330g linen wasn't light enough to make it wearable in the current weather.

If you don't have an unstructured jacket, making one might be fun though. Just do it in some more affordable fabrics and see how you like it.
 

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Hello guys, I just wonder where can i get some Scabal suit fabric at a reasonable price? Better if the shop can provide some catalogue or sample.

I used to wear a Londoner Scabal made by a baotao, but now i have switched to another one and he does not do Scabal fabrics.

Last time i went to Loa Hai Shing and the lady told me Londoner is priced at ~HKD3,000 per meter. Not sure if they are always doing that expensive or they do not prefer selling fabrics to retail customer.
 

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Hello guys, I just wonder where can i get some Scabal suit fabric at a reasonable price? Better if the shop can provide some catalogue or sample.

I used to wear a Londoner Scabal made by a baotao, but now i have switched to another one and he does not do Scabal fabrics.

Last time i went to Loa Hai Shing and the lady told me Londoner is priced at ~HKD3,000 per meter. Not sure if they are always doing that expensive or they do not prefer selling fabrics to retail customer.
Try Samuel Chen in Central. Their Scabal is priced at about HK$700/yard. Very reasonable price. Ng sifu thought it costs more than HK$1K/yard.
 

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Try Samuel Chen in Central. Their Scabal is priced at about HK$700/yard. Very reasonable price. Ng sifu thought it costs more than HK$1K/yard.
I went to Samuel Chen for my Scabal as well. However, know that they have a very very small selection and they don't have a real book. They just have a selection of fabrics bound together in a plastic flipbook. Price is right though!
 

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