The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Jeromesmalls

    Jeromesmalls Member

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    They have 3 official Zegna style books that they showed me from what i remember. Go to their website their style gallery is made up of zegna models. I asked the gentlemen to get me
    a contemporary fit. He explained while flipping through the style book that the modern cut means shorter jackets, a bell shaped curve, and narrow bottom pants. He said that theyl
    have me try on a half finished suit before they finish it, so i can make changes on the spot. - that idea went really well. The zegna promo they had was 5999 HKD for a zegna suit instead of
    the original 12000 + market price. I think the promo should still be on. Talk to the guy named nick- he's nice, threw in a free shirt for me.
     


  2. acidboy

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    pics or gtfo
     


  3. Jeromesmalls

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    gentlemen please relax... I don't mean to start arguments and rage up here.I will get the photos up and you can take a look. I just spoke to my brother and it wasn't WW chans he tried, it was a guy called "Punjab House" or "Apsley tailors"
    Anyways i will get his suit photos up here soon.
    Thanks
     


  4. TheTukker

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    This.


    It's actually not.



    Happy to give you the benefit of the doubt, but confusing WW Chan with Punjab House is not a great start here.
     


  5. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    bullshit
     


  6. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    

    Sorry, that suit on JT fits horribly. But he can get away with it - to an extent - because he's JT. If you think it actually fits well, you might want to learn the basics first.
     


  7. MikeDT

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    What a strange pose. Thinks he's riding a horse?
     
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  8. MikeDT

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    Yeh something that's NSFW.
     


  9. mymaster

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    Any Hong Kong tailor who can mastering Pea Coat size conversion or adjustment
     


  10. Makoto Chan

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    Hi everyone,

    I visited Peter Lee last autumn to buy a suit and a blazer. Now that the weather is getting warmer, I want to order a couple of jackets (without visiting in person).

    I plan on emailing him these questions, but I thought it would be good to hear the opinion of experienced customers in case these are unreasonable requests. I wouldn't want to accidentally pressure him to make the impossible, (or something ugly or weird!)

    1) I feel like the sleeves are a little bit wide. I measured them at 5 1/2" at the wrist. I'm a skinny guy. Can I request to have them made a little slimmer, at around 5" at the wrist?

    2) I seem to have a bit of "collar gap" with the jackets on hand. Can that be addressed with photos over email or phone? Or is that too sensitive or tricky to do without coming in?

    3) The inside button of the trouser attaches at a diagonal. Does that have any benefit? I'd rather ask for a horizontal flap (like most of my other pants) just to spare myself the strange fumbling. It's no big deal of course. Is that a weird request?

    Thanks for your opinions or advice. :)
     


  11. ebayhtl

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    Hi guys,

    I know most of the discussions here are regarding tailors for making a suit, but I was hoping for a recommendation for a tailor for altering suits - specifically, tapering and shortening the sleeves of a suit jacket sleeve. Was hoping for some honest advice from a tailor regarding whether it is do-able or whether I should return it (it's YSL OTR).

    Any recommendations around either the Central or Taikoo area? I can take it back to YSL but I know they're pretty expensive. Thanks heaps.
     
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    Tin Lun alterations on 87, Hollywood. Sheung Wan. Great service specialising in alterations of suits. Lane Crawford, pal zileri, zegna all do their alterations here. They are often surprised to get walk-in customers because it's mostly the stores who bring them the alterations. Fair price and friendly but Cantonese Speaking.
     


  13. ebayhtl

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    Awesome, thanks, will get them a go - I was going to go to YSL directly tomorrow but will try them instead, great timing! I speak Canto so that's no problems.
     


  14. who8mahrice

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    So I'm going to HK this Dec/Jan for about 10 days or and I'm looking in to getting a suit/shirts made. I understand some of the bigger names on SF are Chan, A Man, and Jantzen. Anyone have estimates on current prices? I'd like to stay under $700 if possible, though I understand that is on the low end for bespoke. (I've only been picking up ~$200 OTR suits so far, so it'd be a big jump for me already. Not that I need the suits either, but it's a bit convenient since I'm already there).
     


  15. ebayhtl

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    I'll be writing a review in the next week or so once I get my whole order in, but I recently had a lot of shirts done with, and bought a couple of pairs of pants from, TCNY and I'm very happy with them - the guys there know what they're doing (a spin off of Ascot Chang, the two guys that started it are Ascot Chang's grandson and nephew). http://whiteboardjournal.com/news/fashion/tcny-ascot-changs-subsidiary-brand.html

    Their prices are from HKD5000 to 10000 for a MTM suit (depending on the fabric), so the lower end would be around your price point. The shirts are from HKD550 to HKD1250 (the ones I bought were either HKD650 or 750). If you go and I (or any existing customer) recommended you, it's 15% off at present with the referral program. PM me if you're interested.

    Jantzen start from about HKD400 for shirts. No idea about the other two, but Chan at least would be significantly more expensive.
     


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