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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Add911_11's Grand Tailor is another shop at CWB, not the one in Central
     
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    If you are a local customer saving every cent for a decent suit, who is the tailor from above will you select and why?
     
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    Serious this kind of question should be banned and dismissed because such if answered will only bring disrepute within the HK tailoring society.

    There is no best tailors, only ones that suits your need the most.

    So I think one should always go and check out themselves rather than asking all kinds of useless questions.


    I agree. However I have seen some Napoli tailoring (Liverano, Solito, NSM) and do not impress me on the needle work.

    On the other hand, Camps De Luca is turly impressive.
     
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    Liverano is Florence
     
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    Bespoke tailoring is done by the communication between the customer and the tailor. A knowledgeable customer (like add911_11) will be more able to say what he needs and eventually gets a better product.

    What you need is not a tailor, but knowledge.
     
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    This is true, but I think some tailors are more helpful for people new to suits than others.
     
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    It is true if the tailor is good. If the tailor is lousdy, i do not think so. Btw, there is a long way for me to learn.
     
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    Would it still be worthwhile buying cloth in Hong Kong? I'm planning a trip in Dec and would be interested in getting some cloth if they are worth the effort.

    I've seen a few mentions of fabric houses like Saviero and Loa Hai Shing. Is there a list of fabric houses available? The search function isn't the easiest to use to filter results... still getting used to it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Why? HK is almost the last place I would go for just buying cloth.
     
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    I'm going there on a holiday with my family so I thought might as well see if there's anything worth getting from there. Not going there specifically for cloth.
     
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    Fabric choices will be similar to Singapore.
     
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    Instead of fabrics, does anyone source trimming supplies ? I find HK difficult to buy good canvas and thread.
     
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    I lived in HK for a while. IME if you're buying cloth you're getting it from the tailor for a suit. Even in those situations however, there is so much counterfeit selvedge cloth in HK one must be very knowledgable and careful as to what one is buying. For example, many know Western Market in Sheung Wan and the wholesalers there, but a ton of that shit is fake Zenga, Scabal, Loro etc.
     
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    Thanks for the info... Guess I'll stick with looking for fabrics in Singapore then.....
     
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    Sorry about this mistake, my bad :-(
     
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    On the otherhand, tweed or heavy weight fabric search is often fun in Western Market.
     
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    Has anyone ever had a double breasted suit made at Peter Lee? DB is a lot harder to execute well than SB, particularly in the shaping of the lapels, and so I'd appreciate some examples of his work. Alternatively, which HK tailor would be able to produce a decent rendition of the Anderson and Sheppard/Prince Charles classical English style?
     
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    I must have a look, I have not noticed, which stall?
     

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