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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. BigbigJohnny

    BigbigJohnny Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not Milanese

    Btw the pick stitching is not good enough.
     
  2. baromatic

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    Thanks for the feedback. What actual attributes would make it Milanese?
     
  3. Viktri

    Viktri Senior member

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    I'd be up for sharing any questions with him but I wouldn't want to inconvenience him any further than I already do.
     
  4. Penfold

    Penfold Senior member

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    So here are two normal buttonholes and one "Milanese" effort, all from HK tailors within the last year.

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    I'm not able to provide a technical description of how the Milanese buttonhole is sewn but you'll see it is raised above the cloth and uses a distinctive silken thread.

    PS - the PT buttonhole might be good but the rest of the jacket is not.

    PPS - I can't spell...
     
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  5. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    The PT buttonhole looks indeed pretty clean...
     
  6. Isolation

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    Yeah that looks quite good. Dream promised me Milanese buttonholes but could not deliver. =[ Had no time or something. >.>
     
  7. Penfold

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    Maybe I'll cut the PT buttonhole out and glue it to something else...
     
  8. hippotamus

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    wow, the PT buttonhole looks nice.

    I know tailor would "outsource" (skill that is out of in-house staffs' skill) these task if they are specially requested by customer.
     
  9. Penfold

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    There have been whispers for ages of the lady (or is she just a myth?) who makes the Milanese buttonholes here in HK.

    I heard that you have to find your way out of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR by the mysterious exit that is marked with just a pentagram instead of a letter, turn around three times while saying the words "Special Gimp, Special Gimp" over and over then click the heels of your shoes together and *poof* she appears and takes three weeks and $350 HKD to sew your buttonhole.

    But I might be wrong.
     
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    I just rofl~~
     
  12. BigbigJohnny

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    Would you mind tell us more about those three tailors apart from button hole?
    I did try GY and happy with it though a bit old fashioned cut.
     
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    Sorry to interrupt the button hole topic. Has anyone got some recent experience with Baromon and a quote for a two-piece with their house fabric? Thanks.
     
  14. chobochobo

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    There are people who can make really nice buttonholes in HK. I asked Lee Baron to put an extra set of buttonholes the sleeves of a Kiton Jacket, and they (or whoever they sent it to) did a great job.
     
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    So I went to Lee Baron yesterday and got measured and fitted. They showed me two fabrics and I chose VBC 2209 92, a 310 g. black wool & mohair. They asked me to come back at 4 pm for fitting. They seem to be working hard to get the tuxedo finished before I leave and still allow me to get a couple fittings in; very thankful for that. They asked me many questions during the fitting, but I'm afraid I was pretty out of it due to jet lag. I usually asked what they suggested and deferred to them, trusting that they would make me look my best. I asked to have natural shoulders with no padding, but they suggested minimal padding. I'll see how it looks on my fitting on Saturday and will take pictures then, but I'm feeling very confident in their abilities.

    Will update in a couple days.
     
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  16. Penfold

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    Minimal padding is probably better than no padding, especially for the first time they've ever tried to fit your body. Should allow for a cleaner shoulder line and to cover up any bumps.

    Fabric sounds like a good choice - 10oz mohair/wool ought to be the sweetspot.

    Did you go with a three-piece in the end?

    Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
     
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    Pen fold,

    Yes, got the vest, and per your suggestion, got the cummerbund also. A couple of options never hurt anyone. :)
     
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    I think the DJ is the one jacket that you'd really want a bit more padding/ structure in.
     
  20. Penfold

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    The most recent was a poster called @Bloomsbury2k visiting from Chicago over Chinese New Year who was measured and fitted by Gordon Yao, Baroman and WW Chan. IIRC he had to pay a bit of a surcharge owing to the holiday.

    Check out some of his posts via http://www.styleforum.net/forums/posts/by_user/id/235193

    I'm tagging him in this - apologies if this seems rude - because I think several of us would like to know how it came out. If you're there B2k, indulge some random guys off the internet with an update on your wardrobe please [​IMG]
     

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