Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Silk, Apr 6, 2007.
Is that Simpson Sin? I've heard some good things about him. Anyone on the forum any experience?
I have heard he does similar job and work as Lee Baron. But price wise is a bit lower.
Obviously if you are a local, there are more choices if you are patient.
Yes, if you read upthread I gave a bit of experience.
Multi post on Fitting thread.
Il Sarto. Kerry Knoll Summon cotton 2 pc. Half lining. I appreciate any comment.
Did I trim too much on the back?
Their starting price for 2pc is HKD 5200. Full canvas +600. Mine is total HKD 7100 due to fabric.
Back balance can be a little bit better. The collar can bite into the shirt more. Everything else looks alright.
This is cotton fabric. Part of the charm are the creases. Doesn't have to be super clean like wool. My take is that robot poses don't show how well a jacket wears because it's a totally artificial setup. I think the jacket looks good and I would wear that like a muthaf'er. Well done, bamboo. Good choice.
Are the sleeves a tad long to give allowance for when they crease? The pants look longish though.
I just dropped in to W.W. Chan & Sons (26 April 13). First, it took someone about five minutes to notice me (I felt like a green bug wandering around). When I did get someone's attention I was surprised to find my 2 piece suit from Zenga material was quoted at $2.2k USD. In asking about an overcoat, I was given a range of $2k to 8k USD. Their shirts start at $168 USD. They did say they were very busy and that might be why prices are up. Perhaps it was becuase I arrived without an appointment but I wasn't overwhelmed with great customer service.
I've been able to get some really nice Brioni/Armani suits at myhabit.com for about ~$500-700 (I then take them into my tailor for slight adjustments). These price escalations are really putting a cramp on my Hong Kong shopping expectations
I think I'll try Gordon Yao and then on the mid-range, Lee Baron. Hopefully I'll find one that will work.
Prices are up because raw materials and wages have gone up as well. GY is priced similar to Chan. I'd give Simpson Sin a shot if you're looking in Baron Lee.
Odd that they would ignore you for 5 minutes. Was it busy?
Looks like the small area of the back is too tight causing all those creases and not letting the fabric drape smoothly. Also, the pants do look a little long, but that could be due to the shoes or needing to be pulled up. Overall, not bad for 7100hkd.
No, I walked in and six people looked at me and went back to work. Pretty cold reception but if they are as busy as they seem, they won't miss one sale.
Wow. That is poor service.
Overall looks good, a few comments: - sleeves look a shade long (but will probably shorten a little as the sleeves wrinkle with wear) - the waist area looks a little too snug at the back, causing pulling. they could quite easily let this out for you though. - personally I would like there to be more waist supression when viewing from the front, but your preference may vary - trousers are too long (assuming your pants are sitting at the correct height on your waist?). See how the fabric on the right leg is pushing out to the right. Again, can be easily fixed by them. All in all it looks pretty decent though.
Also, I recently started a first commission with A Man Hing Cheong as I desperately need to find a new HK tailor since Chan's output has become quite inconsistent.
My first impressions were good and they seemed to have a good understanding of what I was after. Have my first fitting in a few weeks and am looking forward to seeing how it shapes up (particularly as there seems to be a lot less info on the forum about A Man compared to some of the other HK tailors).
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