The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Kenny Lo

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    The more you know, the more you regret.
     


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    $2365 without the fitting + $200 for fitting
     


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    Please tell me more.
     


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    Thank you. Please post out after you received the finish suit..
     


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    y'know, I'd be curious to know what Isolation's basic measurements - at least shoulders, waist and hips - are. From some of the pictures he sure seems to have a really odd body shape which is going to look a bit off no matter how good the tailor.

    well, that and/or a huge drop right shoulder and/or really awkward posture. it's the combination that's really discombobulating things, I think. :p

    oh, and when you're taking fit pics of a very dark suit (like the Chan), you should crank up the exposure above your camera's auto settings, or we can't really see any details.
     


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    Sometime I don't know the forum is good or bad for us.

    Back to 2011, when I ordered my Fresco 533 Jacket CMT from GY, and pants from another very good pants maker in Hong Kong. It cost me just about $800.
    I bought my cloth directly from HFW.

    I don't know how much a similar suit will cost if I ordered now in house. :brick:
     


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    I envy the days of $750 Chan suits.
     


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    Yes, that is not very long time ago. I think back to 2007, they has special offer for basic VBC below 1,000.
     


  9. Kenny Lo

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    After this unhappy disappointed experience, I asked other opinion and know more about where to buy the fabric and where can found a good sifu. Then I know what they did is horrible. mark up to fabric about 3 fold and the craftsmanship is not that good and cost me a lot.
     


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    We all learn from experience.
     


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    How much did you pay for your Moda suit and with what fabric? Can you tell me , where to buy fabric and find good sifu?
     


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    However, I think it should be fair that tailor shop mark up the cloth is the norm. They act as a service provider, so they charged a service provider price. Just like you buy a lipton tea bag in the wholesale house is cheaper than supermarket, and much much cheaper when you order a cup of tea in a nice restaurant.
     


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    Mark up is a must, otherwise, no tailor shops business can survive. However, if a tailor shop promised customer to supply non fused suit/ jacket but come out a fused one and told the customer to pay $800 more next time in order to get a non fused one. What do you call that kind of behaviour ?.
     


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    Agree
     


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    Black listed tailor
     


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