The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Spurious

    Spurious Senior member

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    Yeah, I am probably way off here and will forget about it completely.
     


  2. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Cheap-ass.
     


  3. Fishball

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    I do disagree.
    I surely can find a place that offer the same if not better pair of custom trousers below HK$950.
    Many tailors in HK don't know english, and they don't do tourist business, and they are not at the CBD or not even near the MTR stations. Those small shop can make a basic pair of pants at HKD300 level for CMT. If you want better quality, around HKD500 also for CMT. If you know the place to buy the fabric, a basic chino shouldn't cost more than HK450. Of course, it is not as convenience as you just walk in a tailor shop and they take care with everything. BTW, I don't thing pants has fusing, the waistband is alway canvassed.

    I may post some of my pants photos when I have time. You can see the quality of a HK500 CMT pants.

    Sorry, pals, Please DON'T PM me who is my tailor, he don't want new customers, he don't speak english, and I don't want to wait for a long time to get a pair of pants made. It used to take 1 week to make a pair, now is 1 month. Last year it charged just 450, now 500. Too much business cost problem.
     
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  4. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    lol!

    in the good old days i know of place that would do CTM for 35 RMB, cloth would for 15 RMB for cotton twills in SZ but this was over 10 years back and they would provide any buttons and zippers
     


  5. dragon8

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    LOL!!!!!!
     


  6. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    My pants maker at HKD500 level, CMT.

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    beautiful hand stitching:
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    The craftmenship is on par if not better than my AMHC trousers. AMHC charge around HKD2000 for CMT pants.
     
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    Hi guys,
    I had my third fitting today at Lee Baron and there are still few more things they need to alter so I am going to have my forth fitting next week.
    Things need to alter include:
    1) the front colin is not smooth so the master said he will take a bit more in for me.
    2) the trousers is still too short and they have to length 1 inch on each side.
    Thank god I am not in a hurry or I will be pretty upset for the quality this time. I am sure I will try Gordon or go back to Ascot Chang for suit again.
     
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  8. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Believe me, Gordon is much better than AC on suit.
     


  9. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I hear Gordon Quick by the lucky money is good- but be careful, he rolls with the Luminous Path.
     
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  10. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Very true!
     


  11. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    The pricing of the Hong Kong tailors is going up and up.

    2 years ago, I got my jacket made by Gordon at HKD3,700. Pant made by other tailor at 450, the total CMT charge = 4,150.
    3m of Minnis Rangoon, about HKD800, total cost for a suit, HKD5,000. Less than USD650. A good deal, right?
    or if I used regular H&S super 120's Target, around 2,850, so total was HKD7,000, or less than USD900. Still not bad, right?
    Now you still can got a suit made up for less USD1,000, (may be basic Scabal 100's) but it is getting harder and harder.
     


  12. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Not from Chan or Yao.

    I saw Yao on his recent trip and almost everything except for VBC cloth was at least $1600USD and up.
     
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  13. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    I'm curious if demand is really going up or if they're just awkwardly adjusting their prices for inflation at odd intervals.
     


  14. dragon8

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    I think its alittle of both.
     


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    I'm new here and also completely clueless about custom-tailoring :S, but I'm also looking for a suit that's less traditional. I'm a 2nd year student and can't spend over $10000HKD on a suit from WW Chan.
    Any other tailors in HK that would satisfy my request at a lower price range?
    Thanks!
     


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