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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

chri.89

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Hi all - not really tailoring question but somewhat related: do you know a reliable cobbler who can install metal toe caps on shoes? Thanks!
 

shirtingfantasy

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Try any of these:

Andersen Shoes Repair (Sheung Wan)

Leather Healer (Central)

Best Skill (Causeway Bay)
 

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Just to show a couple of new shirts from shirtmaker Wong (A7, 16/F, Mirador Mansions).

I finally nailed my pattern and construction configurations - a journey started in 2014...


Pattern matching - very much regarded as the norm these days. A few years back it required a special request to your tailor "HKD 1000/3 shirts" - now even tailors at the lower price bracket started to offer such premium (careful making is at a premium, sadly) features as near-perfect pattern matching, side gusset etc.

 

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Hi everyone, been lurking around for a while and just finally getting around to posting.

Will be going to Hong Kong in October for 21 days for a business trip. Finally excited to get my hands on some HK tailoring. May even pop on over to Shenzhen for a suit just to compare haha...

I see a lot of people have mentioned specific tailor shops --- I'm thinking to get around 3 suits, fully canvassed, and a number of shirts (maybe 5 or 6 shirts). Obviously, I want bang - for - buck, and have read a lot of posts about the whole CMT thing. So I'm guessing I will budget around 5000 - 6000 HKD per suit. Haven't thought about shirt budget yet, but have also read on this forum about people hitting up Albini for TM fabric --- anyone know the walk-in price per meter? (I'd ideally go through this route as I have a bunch of shirts made using Cistes fabric, which, I don't think holds a candle to TM according to some posters here).

Do y'all know if Ng Sifu would be willing to commission a CMT for a first-timer? I've scrolled through PekingRoad's (sorry not stalking just researching haha) instagram and pinterest and it seems like most of his work has been commissioned by Ng Sifu. Does Ng Sifu have his own fabrics for walk-ins to choose from or would I absolutely have to go and grab fabric first?

So, anyone know where I can walk-in and purchase suit fabric for CMT purpose in HKG and has the best "bang-for-buck?"

I would love to document my entire tailoring trip so any help with the above concerns of mine would be highly appreciated!
 

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Just wanted to add that I would also consider hitting up the tailor shops, and adjust budget accordingly (so instead of three suits, probably just two). Seems like many people are recommending Dream Bespoke, Prologue... etc.

My suits would be strictly for business purposes...
 

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Hi everyone, been lurking around for a while and just finally getting around to posting.

Will be going to Hong Kong in October for 21 days for a business trip. Finally excited to get my hands on some HK tailoring. May even pop on over to Shenzhen for a suit just to compare haha...

I see a lot of people have mentioned specific tailor shops --- I'm thinking to get around 3 suits, fully canvassed, and a number of shirts (maybe 5 or 6 shirts). Obviously, I want bang - for - buck, and have read a lot of posts about the whole CMT thing. So I'm guessing I will budget around 5000 - 6000 HKD per suit. Haven't thought about shirt budget yet, but have also read on this forum about people hitting up Albini for TM fabric --- anyone know the walk-in price per meter? (I'd ideally go through this route as I have a bunch of shirts made using Cistes fabric, which, I don't think holds a candle to TM according to some posters here).

Do y'all know if Ng Sifu would be willing to commission a CMT for a first-timer? I've scrolled through PekingRoad's (sorry not stalking just researching haha) instagram and pinterest and it seems like most of his work has been commissioned by Ng Sifu. Does Ng Sifu have his own fabrics for walk-ins to choose from or would I absolutely have to go and grab fabric first?

So, anyone know where I can walk-in and purchase suit fabric for CMT purpose in HKG and has the best "bang-for-buck?"

I would love to document my entire tailoring trip so any help with the above concerns of mine would be highly appreciated!

Regarding Ng Sifu: you will need to bring your own fabric and someone who can help you with cantonese language. Some sifu is ok with english speaking people, others less so.

As for the fabric for CMT, depends what you want. A good place to start is PekingRoad website which lists a few fabric shops.
 

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Regarding Ng Sifu: you will need to bring your own fabric and someone who can help you with cantonese language. Some sifu is ok with english speaking people, others less so.

As for the fabric for CMT, depends what you want. A good place to start is PekingRoad website which lists a few fabric shops.
Thanks for the reply!

Okay for Ng Sifu, got it, need to bring my own fabric. Cantonese is no problem for me, but I may ask one of my HK buddies to come with me to check out / see fitting / etc.

Is his price still 2800 HKD for Full Canvas Shanghai workmanship? (sorry for asking so many price related questions, I'm obsessive about numbers and budgets and preparation as to how much cash to carry since I doubt I can swipe my CC at his workshop so... yeah).

Does Ng Sifu offer a "made in HK option?" It seems most HK Baotou outsource the sewing and construction to Shenzhen...
 

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Thanks for the reply!

Okay for Ng Sifu, got it, need to bring my own fabric. Cantonese is no problem for me, but I may ask one of my HK buddies to come with me to check out / see fitting / etc.

Is his price still 2800 HKD for Full Canvas Shanghai workmanship? (sorry for asking so many price related questions, I'm obsessive about numbers and budgets and preparation as to how much cash to carry since I doubt I can swipe my CC at his workshop so... yeah).

Does Ng Sifu offer a "made in HK option?" It seems most HK Baotou outsource the sewing and construction to Shenzhen...
I will say 99% of tailor in HK outsource the sewing & construction to Shenzhen. Even WWChan has its own workshop in SZ.
 

chri.89

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Thanks for the reply!

Okay for Ng Sifu, got it, need to bring my own fabric. Cantonese is no problem for me, but I may ask one of my HK buddies to come with me to check out / see fitting / etc.

Is his price still 2800 HKD for Full Canvas Shanghai workmanship? (sorry for asking so many price related questions, I'm obsessive about numbers and budgets and preparation as to how much cash to carry since I doubt I can swipe my CC at his workshop so... yeah).

Does Ng Sifu offer a "made in HK option?" It seems most HK Baotou outsource the sewing and construction to Shenzhen...
Still 2800 hkd CMT
 

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I will say 99% of tailor in HK outsource the sewing & construction to Shenzhen. Even WWChan has its own workshop in SZ.
Ah I see... @dennistsang would you happen to know of any reputable Shenzhen tailor shops over in Luohu Commercial Centre? I will be traveling back and forth between Luohu and HKG for business so I do plan on hitting it up and checking out what is there.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with any of the following tailors:

Dal Duca
Empire Tailors
A Man Hin Cheong

Have used William Cheng several times but wondering whether it is worth paying to step up to any of these listed. (I'm aware of WW Chan being the leader but wondering about alternatives).

Other good quality bespoke tailor suggestions also appreciated. In need of new suits and blazers.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with any of the following tailors:

Dal Duca
Empire Tailors
A Man Hin Cheong

Have used William Cheng several times but wondering whether it is worth paying to step up to any of these listed. (I'm aware of WW Chan being the leader but wondering about alternatives).

Other good quality bespoke tailor suggestions also appreciated. In need of new suits and blazers.
Dal Duca: purportedly Italian made with commensurate high price - Paone for full bespoke or Canali for RTW/ MTM makes more sense?

Empire Tailors: really an upgrade?

AMHC: grossly overrated - like Turnbull & Asser, you pay for fading glory...

To upgrade in price is easy. To upgrade in quality needs careful research...
 

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Dal Duca: purportedly Italian made with commensurate high price - Paone for full bespoke or Canali for RTW/ MTM makes more sense?

Empire Tailors: really an upgrade?

AMHC: grossly overrated - like Turnbull & Asser, you pay for fading glory...

To upgrade in price is easy. To upgrade in quality needs careful research...
Sounds like the answer is that I should just bite the bullet and spend HKD $20k at WW Chan!
 

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