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hollandn

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Hi guys, Reupping this legendary thread after reading diligently...

I have a work trip to HK coming up in late April, and would like to explore the HK bespoke options. The target is to make two suits, a sports jacket, and some shirts. Hopefully I can find someone I like and order from them to ship to the US in the future.

Budget: 8-9K HKD per suit, 4-6K HKD jacket, and for shirt I am not sure about the price distribution, but I'd say roughly 800-1K HKD per shirt (mixing good and low-cost ones)? I am happy to commission more than one shop and explore different styles.

About myself and my wardrobe: late 30s, my go-to suit maker has been Samuelsohn (80%+ of my suits)--mostly RTW + good tailoring with a couple MTM, and I have a pretty standard body shape so they fit similarly on me. Shirts are a combination of Brooks Brothers and a few Eton.

I would love to get your advice on where I should go. I read a ton of past threads, and came up with a list. Would like to hear if you have recent experience or updated information about them. Would also love to get new suggestions!

Suit: Dream Bespoke, Brown's Tailor, Tai Pan Row, maybe Empire (WW Chan, Yao, and The Anthology etc. seem to be all above my budget).

Shirt: I am struggling to come up with a promising list here. Ascot Chang (might be above my budget... but I may get a couple of really good ones?), Graly (still in business? can find only very limited online presence), Jantzen (really mixed reviews here... is it better than my BB?), any other options?

Finally, logistical issue--should I try to make an appointment? by phone or email? Can they accommodate my limited time frame in HK (slightly over a week)?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
I have used Practical Tailor for over 15 years and always found them great. I lived in HK for many years and now live in the UK and they make
Suits, jackets, trousers and shirts and ship straight to UK using measurements on file. I think slightly cheaper than TPR. Ask for Andy.
 

Concordia

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Ascot Chang's prices for CMT are quite reasonable if you stay away from high-supers cloth (which take more effort to handle well). I am not sure why, but cotton fabric in HK is really expensive. So if you use one of their in-house cotton poplins to get the pattern right, they will then be able to turn around Bonfanti cloth surprisingly cheaply.
 
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a HK tailor to alter a high end (e.g. Brioni) ready to wear sports coat? I want to avoid giving it to a two-bit hack tailor who might make a mess of it.
 

Nero1626

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Hi guys, Reupping this legendary thread after reading diligently...

I have a work trip to HK coming up in late April, and would like to explore the HK bespoke options. The target is to make two suits, a sports jacket, and some shirts. Hopefully I can find someone I like and order from them to ship to the US in the future.

Budget: 8-9K HKD per suit, 4-6K HKD jacket, and for shirt I am not sure about the price distribution, but I'd say roughly 800-1K HKD per shirt (mixing good and low-cost ones)? I am happy to commission more than one shop and explore different styles.

About myself and my wardrobe: late 30s, my go-to suit maker has been Samuelsohn (80%+ of my suits)--mostly RTW + good tailoring with a couple MTM, and I have a pretty standard body shape so they fit similarly on me. Shirts are a combination of Brooks Brothers and a few Eton.

I would love to get your advice on where I should go. I read a ton of past threads, and came up with a list. Would like to hear if you have recent experience or updated information about them. Would also love to get new suggestions!

Suit: Dream Bespoke, Brown's Tailor, Tai Pan Row, maybe Empire (WW Chan, Yao, and The Anthology etc. seem to be all above my budget).

Shirt: I am struggling to come up with a promising list here. Ascot Chang (might be above my budget... but I may get a couple of really good ones?), Graly (still in business? can find only very limited online presence), Jantzen (really mixed reviews here... is it better than my BB?), any other options?

Finally, logistical issue--should I try to make an appointment? by phone or email? Can they accommodate my limited time frame in HK (slightly over a week)?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Maybe try Prologue?
 

ecachiang

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I have used Practical Tailor for over 15 years and always found them great. I lived in HK for many years and now live in the UK and they make
Suits, jackets, trousers and shirts and ship straight to UK using measurements on file. I think slightly cheaper than TPR. Ask for Andy.
Sharing my perspective here as well. I've had Andy at Practical Tailor (link) make 5 suits for me over the past 6 years. Prices start at ~7k HKD for a VBC 110 fabric 2-piece single breasted suit. Style wise I'd say pretty standard with smaller lapels and tends towards a skinnier and more structured fit, which I liked pre-COVID.

These days, however, I've started commissioning more from Anthology and WWChan for a more comfortable / Italian fit. However, I still wear my Practical Tailor suits often and still find the cut flattering.
 

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