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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Absolutely right: You cannot rank Henry Poole, Stephen Hitchcock or Anderson and Sheppard other than as equals, yet their coats let alone trousers are very different: Poole has a very structured style owing a great deal to their military background yet Hitchcock and A&S offer a very soft style.

    You must choose which approach you prefer; the finished products will be equally as good.
     
  2. chobochobo

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    I had a DB linen suit made, in fact my first HK bespoke. It's a bit slouchy and relaxed and so probably not would be to your taste, but I like it.
     
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    Peter Lee's cutting is good.
     
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    I have been seeing a lot of props for Lai Sifu's work but cant, for the life of me, find where his workshop is in this thread. Is anyone able to tell me how I can visit him as well as what his prices are?

    Thanks!
     
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    Here is something new from Mr. Hui

    LL Moss Green Shetland Tweed Sportscoat.

    Fully lined, half belt, action back, four buttoned pockets

    Now ready for final alteration (re-attach sleeve, buttonholes, waist tapper)

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    p.s. I am now also making a 15oz flannel sb 3pc (chocolate chalkstripe by Harrison Burley) and 7oz db 2pcs (navy herringbone by Zegna 15milmil15), I shall make a full review in due course.
     
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    It look pretty good, but IMHO, the belt should be an inch higher.
    And btw, you gain some weight recently ;P
     
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    Haha yes I just notice the belt issue.

    In respect of weight, I want to cry.
     
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    @add911_11: not a fan of the look, but it's well executed and I commend you for your sartorial adventures :bigstar:
     
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    Will you try other top Hong Kong Tailors such as H Baramon, Gordon Yao and AMHC in near future ?
     
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    I understand now everything I like is within the norm of styleforum. However, I suspect there are fans which are more into the structured end of tailoring.

    Thank you for your kind words.



    I have no intention to try with any of the tailors as mentioned above. I knew one of the contractor of AMHC in any event.

    In fact, I believe reviews of H Baramon, Gordan Yao and AMHC are done to death, perhaps they are not located in SF.

    Again, I stress the point that if one try to use these 3rd party review as a bible to Hong Kong tailors then they are making a huge mistake. Best is for you to try it so you can be your own judge.
     
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    Dear add911 ,

    I wish i can afford.
     
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    I see the point of informative reviews (such as those made by JefferyD), however for a consumer point of view the best is to visit the shop and see what they make.

    I am aware that there is a delicate Gordon Yao thread in SF? AMHC can be search online. I am sure some members here who have used H Baramon will be able to say something.

    For learning purposes, I cannot think of a better place then "the Cutter & Tailors Forum" and JefferyD's blog.
     
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    Dear Add_911 ,

    Meanwhile, my financial statement does not permit me to use any of top expensive tailors in Hong Kong.
     
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    I understand not everyone can afford, let alone, a bespoke tailor.

    However, I am suggesting if you want to see what other HK tailors can offer, look through my suggested website and search styleforum will give you a better idea.

    There is nothing to blame for limited means.

    If you truly want to learn about the craft, the aforesaid websites and blogs are well worth a visit, to prepare your next purchase when you can pay for better tailoring work.

    I should inform you that many so called "top expensive tailors" will still dispatch poorly made items as long as the customer is clueless.
     
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    Another fine garment, you certainly have an eye for getting the best out of your selected tailors/cutters.
     
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    Grand Tailor seems to be worth to check out.
     
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    Some of the worst are those on Saville Row - always worth examining the finish of the inside of the coat to judge the finishing.
     
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    Baste Fittting - Grand Tailor ( Mr Hui)

    The fitting was for a 14-15oz brown/grey Chalkstripe flannel by Harrison Burley. The design was a 3pc, with a three button fishmouth coat.

    The Baste Fitting was also very informative, everything was attached for a useful session. Both Sleeves and all pleats are there for discussion.

    From the Baste Fitting, It can be confirmed that the coat and the waistcoat will be fully canvassed. Since the fabric is firm enough on its own, Hui consider that interlining fusing is not needed.

    Please noted that I did not have my dress shoes with me on that day.

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    Another interesting issue is how neat Hui does their collar pad stitching, below is from my green 4- pocket coat.

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