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The Hong Kong BaoTou Tailors and Fabric Shops for CMT Thread

Petey

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Same here. If well executed, it will have a nice slightly enhanced shoulder outline compared to the waist. More of a European flavour like the french and italian

Well I'd very much love to see his take on con rollino if you have photos of it
 

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Happy Easter everyone! Anyone has any WIP tailoring for the S/S2022 season? I'm still looking a simple and light jacket for the freezing a/c. Any suggestions? I already have a light linen safari jacket.

Anyone interested in going to the fabric shops for some recon?
 

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Where to find Fintex, apart from the limited stock in Kwong Hing?

Perhaps they got a new wholesaler in HKSAR?
They got a new dealer in 2021, the same HK dealer also sells a few more British brands. My blog tells already. What interests me most is their British vintage fabrics.
 

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They got a new dealer in 2021, the same HK dealer also sells a few more British brands. My blog tells already. What interests me most is their British vintage fabrics.
May I ask which vintage british fabric are you most interested in?
 

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May I ask which vintage british fabric are you most interested in?
They got many vintage fabrics from different British brands, some brands are long gone. Others are best well-known British brands in the market.

I am not sure how fabric traders call this kind of vintage. I sometime buy tubes for my Hi-Fi system, I call this NOS (New Old Stock), old stocks (new/never been used).

e.g. I have seen "Yates" in the 1970's, and haven't seen this brand since 1980's. I got these last year:
 

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Just saw Ng sifu's Facebook update. This is the first time I see him doing a 3-roll-2 jacket. I am not sure if it's a structural thing or just he pressed too hard when ironing the lapel.
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I think Wong SY sifu has a better execution on 3-roll-2.

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Called Ng the other day. He said that since he can't ship things to China these days, he's doing everything by himself (which I assume includes tailoring), and that means it'll take more time before clients get their fittings.
 

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I was at Wong SY yesterday and he said couriers are finally taking shipments back to the Shenzhen factory but there’s even a quarantine period for overseas parcels! He said to expect a lead time for 2 months for a suit rather than the usual 1 month assuming no more shutdowns.
 

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Has anyone here purchased shirting fabrics from taobao stores / Chknese agents? Am lookkng for some seersucker for the summer at affordable prices
 

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I talked to Ng sifu and Wong SY sifu. Both are shipping their works to Shenzhen workshops. We should expect to receive the products within 3 months. We should not expect 2 months as the logistics time is no guarantee.

Ng sifu said he is doing a few suit works in HK. This is special case because a few customers are leaving HK very soon.

I am also expecting to receive end products from both Ng sifu and Wong SY sifu in early August. British cut by Ng sifu, Italian by Wong SY sifu.
 
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Are any of these baotou able to make a CMT suit without going in for a fitting? Someone I can just send my favorite jacket to replicate the pattern in new materials?
 

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Are any of these baotou able to make a CMT suit without going in for a fitting? Someone I can just send my favorite jacket to replicate the pattern in new materials?
All BaoTou can do that, however, it won't be 100% exactly the same.
All sifu have different cutting.
 

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Has anyone here purchased shirting fabrics from taobao stores / Chknese agents? Am lookkng for some seersucker for the summer at affordable prices
picked a few pcs shirt fabrics lately:
1) Regent Silk: China cotton, around HK$80/yard
2) Nita Fashions (Mody Rd): Egyptian cotton, around HK$80/yard
 

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All BaoTou can do that, however, it won't be 100% exactly the same.
All sifu have different cutting.
But I understand most BaoTou will not handle shipping suits to customers and don't speak english? Any of them as a matter of practice allow customer to send fabric and jacket to copy?
 

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