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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Roen

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    Feedback requested!

    The first front facing closed jacket picture includes a credit card wallet and a phone in each interior jacket pocket. The second front facing closed jacket picture has empty interior jacket pockets. The first set is the suit commissioned from Empire International Tailors ($4976). The second set is the suit commissioned from Simpson Sin ($5500). The last set focuses on the complimentary shirt commissioned from Empire (Reg Price $399). I leave all my proper shoes at work so I will be taking the pictures with runners on. Please tell me if you think I have massively overpaid for these suits. These are my first two custom tailored suits. I have one that Ascot Chang is working on and will post to me once it is completed. All three suits had one baste fitting. Empire's suit took four days to complete. Simpson Sin's suit took five days to complete. Ascot quoted 5 weeks for theirs. Empire is half to 3/4 canvas. Simpson Sin is barely half canvas. Ascot is fully canvassed. Also, please tell me what cut (English, Italian, American) these suits most resemble.

    Empire Suit. Suit was pressed, then worn for a full work day two weeks ago before I put it on today. Pictures taken after another full work-day and dinner event, which involved sitting with the jacket on. Hopefully you can ignore the wrinkles caused by the day and just focus on where the suit fit could be improved.

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    Simpson Sin Suit. Suit was pressed, then worn for a full work day one week ago before I put it on for these photos.

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    Empire Shirt. Shirt was laundered in a washing machine after receipt, then dried in the dryer in dress shirt mode. No ironing. Shirt was worn under jacket for a full work day.

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  2. MrBergschrund

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    Thanks for the pictures and info. I think there are couple of reoccurring issues on the shoulders and back for both suits. Some of the parts are too tight. You might want to bring it back to get it fixed up if possible. 512EBDFA-033A-4C47-ACB3-B30FE49FEA79.jpeg 6C551D4B-FCDA-4E47-A17C-2BF7A83BF61C.png A6F21911-2F92-488D-A197-68670A4F98E5.png

    In addition, what is empire’s half to 3/4 canvas?

    In term of shirt, you might have better luck with jantzen or graly.
     


  3. cchen

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  4. Roen

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    The canvas extends further down than Simpson, but is not fully canvassed.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I've left HK and was a newbie when buying these suits. If I do go back, I'll request that they fix it. The suits did fit me better than OTR so I was happy regarding that. I wasn't really expecting perfection first time around, so I'm still learning as I go. I'll repost pictures after I get these suits pressed again, as well as when I get my Ascot suit pressed.

    I will say that the divoting looks very bad from the side angle, but isn't that bad from the front or back angles. I wonder if someone has pictures of a perfectly tailored suit that shows no divoting, from the front, side and back angles. Still, if I do get a chance, I would ask them to fix it.
     
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