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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. PermanentDmg

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    I've visited Baromon and Brown's. Baromon is a bit out of my price range so I'll pass on him unless there's an ultra convincing argument to choose him over my alternatives. I really liked my visit to Brown's so he's my default for now. DB is closed, and I haven't visited Peter Lee or GT so I'll have to see them after.
     


  2. MrBergschrund

    MrBergschrund Senior Member

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    Did you also get a chance to check out Gordon yao, prologue, ww Chan, and suitaccess?
     


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    I didn't. Are they worth checking out with a 10k limit?
     


  4. MrBergschrund

    MrBergschrund Senior Member

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    Check them out to widen your views and options. Pricing .... depends on the fabric but wwc dependently over ur limit. CMT for gy might do the magic. The other two are within your limit.

    If you think brown is good and pricing comes first, then the alternative offereings are refinery and fascino.
     


  5. bamboo

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    AFAIK, GY does not accept CMT for the first commission and CMT price is above HKD 10,000. That is what I heard from GY about 2 years ago.
     


  6. plainweave

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    Thank you for responses, Fishball. I found your knowledge quite helpful.

    I was wondering if you can help me further. When you were a customer at Kawa, were you able to get to know / ever serviced by the propretor's sons? As I previously recounted, I stumbled upon the website (http://www.kawa-tailors.com), Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/kawatailors/) and Instagram (@andrewhokawatailors) page of Andrew Ho who seems to have revived / continued the Kawa Tailors name. I have e-mailed him and he confirmed as much.

    I was wondering if, from past experience, Mr. Ho's sons were able to produce suits for you that were of the same quality as their father's? I am asking as I am considering getting his services when I next go to HK. Any leads / inputs on this would be much appreciated. Thank you!

     


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    how would you rate Refinery and Fascino? I reckon they are probably not on par with houses like Brown's or Dream, but how far are they from Dream and Brown's?
     


  8. galileo

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    The price has reflected the difference. Mostly the attention to details and fitting - esp Refinery starts from half canvas, while Dream/Brown full canvas.

    Not to mention the house cut of Fascino is kind of trendy or, in local wording, MK/Korean.

    Note: I have personal contact with Refinery & Dreams and never got paid.
     


  9. MrBergschrund

    MrBergschrund Senior Member

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    for what i know at the present time, brown is not on par with dream. and all i am saying if one thinks brown's is good, he might want to check out refinery and fascino for cheaper pricing with similar offering, because, i dont really see a big difference between those 3.
     


  10. IsABellyDad

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    Hm... "There is an exception to every rule." If you are referred to GY by an existing customer, there is a chance that GY will do CMT even for the first commission. And, if I remember correctly, CMT price for a 2-piece should be roughly HKD 10,000. I did only a jacket in Apr 2017 and thus cannot really confirm the price for a 2-piece now - another new year has passed (and thus price may have gone up again...).
     


  11. bamboo

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    I am not surprised that he accepts CMT order based on referral. There always is a special treatment.
    I had more "walk-in" type customer in mind. It would be roughly around HKD 10K, but should be no less. especially we passed CNY.
     


  12. bamboo

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    My impression is the same as galileo's one. It is surprising news to me that DB>Brown's and Brown's=Refinery&Fascino.
     


  13. MrBergschrund

    MrBergschrund Senior Member

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    I’d thought you have more of a “walk-in” type customer in mind ;)
     


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    Surprising and a very blunt statement.

    Comparing Browns with Refinery and Fascino ? really....
     


  15. galileo

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    Well I was kind of walk-in when I commissioned at Dreams and the old The Hackney lol
     


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