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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Silk, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Silk

    Silk Active Member

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    Seeing how there has been much discussion involving Hong Kong tailors, I have decided to categorize everything. Hopefully, it would be of some help to me when I visit Hong Kong. And I hope it's useful to you too.

    Tailors Touring the US
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=30244
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=32118
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=23091
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=7860

    WW Chan Suits
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=30766
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=25814
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=28857
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=28092
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=15359
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=10452
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=13154

    WW Chan Shirts
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=9355

    Jantzen Shirts
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=15640
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=20117
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=18376
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=12389
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=12253
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16950
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16232
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=9260

    Waiting for Jantzen Shirts
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=33389
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=5263
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=32620
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=30466
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16958
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=16385
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=10847
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=14485

    Jantzen Suits
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=15016
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=24204
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=17079

    General Shopping & Tailoring in Hong Kong
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=31234
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=27285
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=26493
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=23924
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=19001
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=18573
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=12493
     


  2. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    Good idea. You might consider adding links for A-Man, Y William Yu, Gordon Yao, Ascot Chang, and Hemrajani as they are all from HK and have been discussed here, too.
     


  3. lsquare

    lsquare Senior member

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    Good idea man!
     


  4. misterjase

    misterjase Senior member

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    I agree - the list should be made as comprehensive as possible. There has been discussion of quite a few tailors/shirtmakers in Hong Kong who rate as amongst the best. As a starter: Gordon Yao Suits http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=30425
     


  5. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    My first out of 2 fittings in a made to measure suit, a mid-grey colored Dormeil 130s worsted and cashmere suit. As you can see, it's half-canvassed, at a competitive price point HKD4,500 for 2 pc. I'll going to ask the tailor to do a fully canvassed if its possible.

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Also making some vicuna blend pants.. the tag the tailor pinned on the shirt is misleading.

    More pictures on my second fitting next monday.
     


  6. theAlex

    theAlex New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for this forum and for the great advices. I've read many good reviews about HK tailors.
    From what I understood, A-Man, Y William Yu, Gordon Yao seem the best places to hit for suits.
    However, they are way out of my budget and I couldn't find any recommendation for a good and cheaper tailor [​IMG]

    I'm looking for 500 USD / suit and if the tailor is good, I'll probably get two.

    Any place to recommend for this budget ?

    thanks lots
     


  7. dbc

    dbc Senior member

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    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for this forum and for the great advices. I've read many good reviews about HK tailors.
    From what I understood, A-Man, Y William Yu, Gordon Yao seem the best places to hit for suits.
    However, they are way out of my budget and I couldn't find any recommendation for a good and cheaper tailor [​IMG]

    I'm looking for 500 USD / suit and if the tailor is good, I'll probably get two.

    Any place to recommend for this budget ?

    thanks lots


    Prefer one good US$1000 suit to two average $500 ones.

    Bespoke- check out Peter Lee of Lee Baron. Otherwise, the guys at The Armoury have a made-to-measure thing with Ring Jacket going on in April.
     


  8. mrclam

    mrclam Senior member

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    Prefer one good US$1000 suit to two average $500 ones.

    Bespoke- check out Peter Lee of Lee Baron. Otherwise, the guys at The Armoury have a made-to-measure thing with Ring Jacket going on in April.


    Would ring jacket be within his budget? They seemed to be in the ~1000 range for RTW on the website. If you don't know exactly what you want, I suspect you really get what you pay for with the HK tailors.
     


  9. dbc

    dbc Senior member

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    Would ring jacket be within his budget? They seemed to be in the ~1000 range for RTW on the website. If you don't know exactly what you want, I suspect you really get what you pay for with the HK tailors.

    No, but the way I see it, he's willing to spend US$1000. He might as well buy a good one rather than two.

    You can get a fully canvassed two-piece from Peter at US$700 onwards and the RJ stuff at about US$1000.

    IMO, that's way better than picking something off some tout at Nathan Road.
     


  10. JTA

    JTA Senior member

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    I may be incorrect but you can also get under $1k at Gordon Yao (CMT).
     


  11. dbc

    dbc Senior member

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    I may be incorrect but you can also get under $1k at Gordon Yao (CMT).

    Funny enough, I just emailed them asking for the starting price of their suits.

    Will update when I get a reply.
     


  12. mrclam

    mrclam Senior member

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    No, but the way I see it, he's willing to spend US$1000. He might as well buy a good one rather than two.

    You can get a fully canvassed two-piece from Peter at US$700 onwards and the RJ stuff at about US$1000.

    IMO, that's way better than picking something off some tout at Nathan Road.



    I'm with you, do it right, do it once. I've made the mistake of not doing that too many times.

    BTW, Gordon Yao was about 700 even for CMT before chinese new years, my understanding was that prices were going up another 10% or so after.
     


  13. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    ASW did a nice comparison on house styles of Yao, Chan and Baromon.
     


  14. Franky12

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    That's a great idea you had there, you thought just like a genius. Now wew have all the Hong Kong tailor threads in a single place.

    Thanks a lot.
     


  15. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for this forum and for the great advices. I've read many good reviews about HK tailors.
    From what I understood, A-Man, Y William Yu, Gordon Yao seem the best places to hit for suits.
    However, they are way out of my budget and I couldn't find any recommendation for a good and cheaper tailor [​IMG]

    I'm looking for 500 USD / suit and if the tailor is good, I'll probably get two.

    Any place to recommend for this budget ?

    thanks lots


    Why not Chan? They certainly have a devoted following in this forum, including yours truly.
     


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