The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. BespokeKiwi

    BespokeKiwi Senior member

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    @TheTukker Below is my understanding of what @BigbigJohnny was trying to point out. That is, the present out of alignment and "unacceptable" placement of the shirt button holes by Moda Republic, the HK tailor of @AchtungBaby07 .

    Edit: Any graphic designers in our SF community will know instinctively what @BigbigJohnny took offence too.

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    If Lai sifui customers like to post their fitting jacket or suits, they are welcomed to do so but it is not my responsibilty.

    Lai sifu use which kind of canvass and where to source the canvass is not my concern except for my personal orders. I am happy with the canvass which he put on the jacket.

    Afterall, I would not suggest him to buy anything from Merino Brothers.
     


  3. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    LBD from Harrison
     


  4. phphl

    phphl Active Member

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    Thanks! :)
     


  5. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Thanks BK - so the buttonhole should be centered between the two vertical white lines? Not sure that that makes much of a difference...:confused:
     


  6. uniesse

    uniesse Senior member

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    Why not?
     


  7. Merino Bros

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    we are selling LBD-Harrisons canvas.

    The following link is a review of LBD -Harrisons canvas by cutter and tailor
    http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=887

    usually, we suggest T1275 and T1294 for body canvas. Dream Bespoke has been using both of them for months. They treat them as an option for experienced clients who specially request.

    The list price of them are HKD110 and 150 per yard(including delivery). In order words, you can buy them easily through us below 120 per yard after discount. There is no minimum length order too.
     


  8. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Senior member

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    I'm sorry I'm late to this thread. I used Peter Lee a few years ago and loved his work. Who is Lai Sifu? Was he Peter Lee's tailor? If I go back to Peter Lee, will his quality be the same as it always was or is he using a different maker now?

    Sorry if this has already been answered. I couldn't find it.
     


  9. BespokeKiwi

    BespokeKiwi Senior member

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    @TheTukker from my perspective, its about attention to the finishing details and visual symmetry for the sake of an overall harmonious appearance. Otherwise, things start to look askew or just plain off.

    Having said that, I do accept that ensuring button holes are symmetrically aligned with shirt fabric patterns may appear to be overly fussy to some -- aka "majoring in the minor details". However, the same principle of visual symmetry can be applied elsewhere too, e.g. ensuring that striped shirt fabric patterns line up at the seams etc.
     
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  10. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Many thanks BK - in fact, I take it back: I just checked a bunch of my shirts (by different makers) and realized they actually have this detail. Clearly, I have not been able to fully appreciate their work. :embar:
     


  11. phphl

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    Thanks for the info! So I suppose what you implied is that LBD's are better than DB's default canvas, which I suppose is RJW's? [​IMG]
     


  12. aton

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    Phphl, do you know which tailor shops in hk use english canvas as default?
    I doubt db (and most tailor shops in hk) would use rjw canvas as default. Other members may wish to clarify.
     
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  13. BigbigJohnny

    BigbigJohnny Well-Known Member

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    tailor Lai used to work for Peter Lee and now he step out and open his own.

    I think the quality should be the same and you can check with Classic Car.


     


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    I will watch the results with considerable interest. You are the customer - you can't be a "nuisance" if he is focussed upon you. What prompted you to change?
     


  15. add911_11

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    There is no particular reason really.
     


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