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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. tzedekh

    tzedekh Member

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    To your assessment, I'd add:

    Coat: Button stance at least three inches too high.

    Trousers: Rise three to four inches too low.
     
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  2. MSchapiro

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    I have to disagree with people here in some regards.

    You were going for a young professional's suit and that is what you got. It looks very stylized to me, but once you pull the pants up will be much better. There shouldn't be a pucker below the shoulders so you should work on getting that fixed. Stiva is right in regards to the sleeve lengths. Button stance is too high for my personal preference, but it depends on what you like.

    Frankly one of my first MTM suits looks the same way. I wear it on days when I have to give presentations but it has the potential to rain. Ironically its the suits I get the most compliments on because, while not classic, it shows off my build well and the lines are clean.

    Get what Stiva mentions fixed and you'll have a nice suit to wear outside of a board room or out with friends.
     
  3. chobochobo

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    @justintime88

    I think you need to pull up the pants properly and stand naturally, and take more photos. The back does look a mess from behind, and that side view is odd - do you really have that much lumbar lordosis?
     
  4. GBR

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    Yes I must agree, that belt peaking out when the coat is fastened is awful.
     
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  5. jfk368

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    Gordon Yao or WW Chan will do you right in Hong Kong. I think you get what you pay for with these two.

    Jantzen for shirts, can't beat the price.
     
  6. BigbigJohnny

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    Agree!
    I would take this if this Is MTM.
    Guess and suppose it is cheaper than full bespoke?


    Thank you for your reply. Is it really that bad? I'd like to think that it looks better than my Boss OTR suits.
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    Quote:Wow no kidding? What fabric at HK$8K (though the color seems very nice)?
     
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    Thank you very much for your comments! I really need a second suit, but in light of your comments & advice, I am definitely gonna give TCNY a miss. I just booked an appointment with WW Chan next week. Should have gone to someone like Yao/WW Chan straightaway. Damn...8000 bucks down the drain because I fell for TCNY's marketing..

    Edit: Who is, in your opinion, the better to guide a complete newbie through the bespoke process? WW Chan or Gordon Yao? I saw some pictures of WW Chan suits on this forum and they look amazing. Yao is slightly cheaper though. A bit undecided...
     
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    I personally thinks it depends... do you have slopy shoulder?

    You like a good strong shoulder?
     
  11. Classic Car

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    For a young guy, I would recommend WW Chan.
     
  12. justintime88

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    Yes, I do like a somewhat stronger should. Looks very nice in the Yao suit below.
    But the Chan suit also looks very nice.

    Really undecided between the two...what do you think? Is GY suitable for a 24-year old?

    Since I don't have experience with bespoke I'd need the tailor to provide a lot of guidance and advice.


    [​IMG] (GY)

    [​IMG] (WW Chan)
     
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  13. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    PMed you on the relevant matter
     
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  14. Maccimus

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    Nothing wrong with GBR's comment. Too many adjustments need to be made to make it a wearable suit, possibly cost you another suit.
    The dents on the shoulders are there not because the shoulders are too wide. I bet they will still be there if you take in the shoulder.
     
  15. 1up

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    I'm in Hong Kong for a few days at the end of the month is it possible to go to Gordon yao for one fitting and have them mail that suit to me

    they assured me they can do this but I was under the impression I would need several fittings
     
  16. blackers

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    Interesting... what is causing those dents then?
     
  17. blackers

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    This may be a silly question as I can't find any threads dealing with it on Style Forum but do any tailors in Hong Kong make jeans? Is it just uneconomical to tailor jeans? I must have an unusual waist to leg length ratio as I always have trouble finding decent fitting jeans, something that is right in the waist without cutting off circulation to my crotch and/or being too long in the leg.
     
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  18. Wongtouski

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    I've been to TCNY, went through the Fabric selection, they do have nice fabrics like Zegna which will cost you nearly 10k. Sounds like a great deal until they "measure you" which basically means wearing different sizes of the OTR stuff in the store and making alterations here and there. The problem is that it's not a tailor doing this, it's just the lady in the shop, so the approach doesn't really consider the ramifications of how altering one area will impact the other. I'm no suit expert but after that process, I didn't go on further. I just didn't really feel the vibe.
     
  19. GBR

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    I would personally suggest Gordon Yao, very much the father figure I think that he would be easier given your knowledge. I think marginally the better suit as well.
     
  20. GBR

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    With just five posts and no experience of reputable tailors I hardly think that you are in apposition to speak. The point you miss is that, sadly, more and more first time buyers are coming here with things produced by so-called tailors who are good at marketing but nothing more. They then convince the inexperienced that whatever rag they have produced is the best that could ever be. The inexperienced fall for it and then come here when the doubts start to gather.

    I see that in this instance the OP was not measured and merely tried some RTW garments and a sales assistant (not an experienced tailor) determined the changes needed. Enough said.
     

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