The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    If you haven't already seen it, suggest you read this thread...
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/311868/critiqu-my-600-mtm-hong-kong-suit
    Critiqu My 600$ MTM Hong Kong Suit ...it's not good.

    You're right $500 is not a lot to work with.



    You should probably avoid Baron Kay for a start, unless you want a sartorial disaster.
     
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  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Everyone needs that mistake once in their life.
     
  3. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Yup ... and that's how some of those "bespoke tailoring" Nigerians, Indians and Pakistanis in HK earn their living.
     
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  4. ColdEyedPugilist

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    In addition to what others have said about the tightness, the shoulders are too narrow; this is very un-flattering as it accentuates the size of his head.
     
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    Decent fabric will cost that much, you will need to up your budget to get a decent suit.
     
  6. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Senior member

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    I know the place that I go to, TCNY (which I'm a big fan of), their MTM suits start at about HKD5,000 (to about HKD12000), and other decent places have quoted similar.

    So you probably have to up your budget, but not necessarily by heaps - if you can spare USD700 (which is about HKD5500 at the moment) you could definitely get something decent, esp. if you are going to wear it regularly.

    If you're really stuck for cash, go to Playlord (a chain store here) - obviously a number of steps down in terms of construction/material, but I find their cut to be decent (got me through first couple of years of working at a law firm) and I think it's still sale season there right now, so you can get a suit there for about USD225.
     
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  7. Diego Cuenca

    Diego Cuenca New Member

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    has anyone tried bonham strand? any opinion on these tailors? looks like a social venture with all items made in HK

    http://bonhamstrand.hk/

    They just opened in april. looks like its for a good cause and the prices are right...but looking for anyone that has seen their work.
     
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    add911_11 Senior member

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    No
     
  9. hxh_killua

    hxh_killua Senior member

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    Thanks for the insight.

    Would it actually better to get a suit off the rack then?
     
  10. RogerC

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    Unless you can afford at least HKD 6000, go SuitSupply and have it tailored.
     
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    I made a thread about getting some tailored shirts and was directed to this thread.

    Anyways I will be in Hong Kong in about a weeks time and I want to get some shirts made up since I struggle to find shirts off the rack which fit me nicely.

    I am willing to spend ~HK$1000 per a shirt, which i assume will last and be good quality.

    Since I am new to this I guess I am looking for advice to go about this since it is something I've never done before and recommendations of places which are good.
     
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    For $1000 HKD you should go with Ascot Chang. You won't be able to choose Alumo or the like but you'll be able to choose some good basic fabrics
     
  13. Apollotrader

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    What city do you live in now?
     
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    I currently live in Sydney, Australia.

    Thanks for the recommendation for Ascot Chang, will research them more.
     
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    I don't think Ascot Chang's shirts go as low as $1000 HKD. I believe their TM Silver line shirts start in the $1600+ HKD range. They may have some cheaper fabrics, but probably few under $1500 HKD.
     

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