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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. bamboo

    bamboo Senior Member

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    About the pulling, they should know how to fix it.

    For the vest, if you change the design it is possible to fix that way indeed.
    I think you are going to do it remotely without actually seeing the fitter, if I were you I would get tailor's chalk and draw the line on the vest to see the best possible line and check in the mirror.
     


  2. Roen

    Roen Senior Member

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    If anyone remembers or cares about my saga with the three tailors, all three tailors were kind enough to stand by their work and provide refunds. I just had to ship the suit back to them, with the exception of Simpson Sin Tailor. That suit will be donated to the Salvation Army or another charity.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Distinguished Member

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    Good advice!
     


  4. GBR

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    That's good to know. Don't let this experience put you off HK tailors, you can certainly get suits which will last you for many years and which will always be a pleasure to wear.
     


  5. Roen

    Roen Senior Member

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    I believe that, I'll just need to be there in person for at least a couple of months.
     


  6. Eucris

    Eucris Well-Known Member

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    Roen, I'm pleased you got a favourable outcome.

    Hopefully other newbies can learn from your experience. There are some that refuse to read this thread in its entirety and get rather surprised when their commission turns out to be a pile of junk.
     


  7. GBR

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    Concentrate on building a rapport with one decent tailor and you will readily get to the point where he can 'make to finish' with complete confidence.
     


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    Hello, fellas! Has anyone recently used Andrew Ho of Kawa Tailors, which is currently run as a by appointment-only operations? I would greatly appreciate some feedback regarding his output as I am considering getting his services.

    As per my research--and as confirmed by Andrew himself via our initial communication--this is the same Kawa Tailors that used to have a store in Prince's Building until the 2010s, when his father, the shop's founder, retired.

    Further, I've read somewhere that his father used to work with AMHC until he broke away from them sometime in the 1970s. Is it reasonable to expect that their house style is similar to AMHC's--that is, more Shanghainese than Cantonese?(Stylistically, does this difference still exist in HK anyway?)

    Also, on an additional note, does anyone know if Ying Tai is still open? Any feedback on their output, including their current house style?

    Thanks a bunch in advance!
     


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