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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    I would use WW Chan for that request as Patrick would be more in tune with what you're looking for
     


  2. TheTukker

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    mrbitterpants New Member

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    Good to know. Thanks.
     


  4. ruzzi

    ruzzi Senior member

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    can anyone recommend a shirt tailor in hk that will do slim (not skinny) fit, say similar to a RLBL style?

    i've tried jantzen and they banned me as I was too pedantic :)

    looking to pay up to $1000HKD per shirt? i think ww chan would be out of my price range
     


  5. bgk

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    I'm a very satisfied PL customer and re shrinkage, yes he takes into account when the shirt is made up, bit larger, and I believe he said the fabric shinks up rather than in (ie shortens rather than narrows) altho I may have that the other way around. Either way if you consult him on it he can make adjustments to make sure it doesn't happen, although I did get one shirt that shrunk too much on the sleeves. I've had about 15 shirts made from him and three suits.
     


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    bgk, what fabrics did you choose and how much does PL charge for shirts nowadays? I'm considering dropping by when I visit HK this year. Thanks.
     


  7. RogerC

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    Basic house fabrics were still at HKD 280 last time I visited in June. Linen shirts were at around HKD650-700, with other cottons between those points depending on quality.
     


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    Anyone in HK have any recommendations for places to shorten ties?
     


  9. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    How about someone to do nice hand sewn buttonholes please? I had to make alterations to a Borrelli jacket and now need an extra buttonhole put in. The existing ones are super nice and the alterations tailor can't handle it.
     


  10. Makoto Chan

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    What might one expect to pay for a navy blazer at WW Chan, or from Peter Lee? Sorry, I searched around without success!
     


  11. dingdongbell

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    have anyone used William Cheng & Son??
     


  12. effers

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    Also interested for sport coat fabrics such as tweed!
     
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  13. JLibourel

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    Can't speak for Peter Lee, but what you would pay for a navy blazer from Chan would depend on the fabric. For something like VBC 110, probably somewhere around $850. For good British fabrics the prices would probably start in the neighborhood of $1,000 (US).

    You could, of course, e-mail Chan for more precise information.
     
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  14. Makoto Chan

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    Thanks very much for the estimates and your suggestion, JLib! I will email Chan about it.
     


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    I'm not sure about the protocol of posting questions here without contributing first, but I'm off to Hong Kong on Thursday and have some pressing questions. So, sorry in advance.

    I've done some trawling here, and there are indeed some superb threads for advice on Hong Kong tailors. WW Chan appears to be seen as the gold standard, but my circumstances don't really justify going there. I've recently lost about 30 pounds in weight, and thus none of my suits fit me. I'm therefore looking for at least three, and preferably four, suits, plus probably one or two blazers, two overcoats and enough shirts and ties to mix and match with the suits. Alas, while personally, I'd love to go to Chan and get all that, Mrs Angleton will go crazy if I spend HKD10,000-and up per suit when buying in that kind of bulk.

    A friend recommended Lord's tailor, but I couldn't get through. Their sister shop, Charms, said that their suits would be HKD4,500, which is right in my price range. However, I haven't seen either tailor mentioned once on here.

    Jantzen, who I'd really rather go to, haven't responded to an email, so I'm not sure whether they'll be able to complete my order within the seven days I'm there, or indeed, how much they cost these days.

    So, I'm looking for either recommendations within that price range (no more than HKD5,000 per suit), a rough idea on how much Jantsen would charge, or confirmation that Lords and Charms are, indeed, good places to go. I understand that I won't get a Saville Row-quality experience for that, but I do want a good quality suit that represents value for money.

    Again, sorry for taking advantage of your expertise when I'm brand new to the forum, but I have looked through all the threads listed here, and can't see any answers to my questions.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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