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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    I don't know why if they pin the shirt or suit, then they are not bespoke. Although most of the tailors I used use chalk most of the time, but few of them did use pins once in a while.
     
  2. Classic Car

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    He said he got the fitting from a sample shirt and sample suit. If the sample shirt and suit are not the fabric which he ordered, it seems they are not bespoke. He did not described very clearly which leads to a confusion.
     
  3. Classic Car

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    I think you can but people can tell the difference easily. Btw, people will know it is not a Tom Ford suit.
     
  4. AdamWill

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    The thing with the Tom Ford style is...it doesn't make a whole lot of sense on its own merits. It's 'the Tom Ford style'. If you have a suit that looks like that but clearly isn't a TF suit (as Classic Car says, people will know), no-one's going to look at it and think 'hey, that's an interesting cut suit'. People will look at it and think 'hey, that's a TF copy'. It's just kinda...too much its own thing. If you want a TF suit buy a TF suit, otherwise do something else. Never mind the question of copying in general, copying the TF style has its own issues.
     
  5. Wongtouski

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    Agree, I brought my RING JACKET MTM to PL to imitate, it's........like 80% there.

    It's not bad at all.
     
  6. Classic Car

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    Ring Jacket is different level as Tom Ford. Tom Ford has quite unique cutting style plus higher level construction method such as slight pagoda / rope shoulder, bigger sleevehead into a small armhole. Tons of hand works involve. Tom Ford had worked in Anderson and Sheppard before, he used similar method to make his own label suit. If you like Tom Ford style with better fitting to your body, go to Anderson and Sheppard. I doubt any tailors in HK can really make a nice copy of Tom Ford suit.
     
  7. Wongtouski

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    Well of course you're correct, TBH if they had any of the A&H skills they wouldn't be copying anyone else's stuff. But if you're just shooting for a similar silhouette then I don't think its a big deal.

    Plus if you can afford a TF suit WTF are you doing getting your other suits copied?
     
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    Very bold words Mr car.

    I worn Tom Ford before and I can confirm that their shoulder is just classicly roped without any curve.

    Actually there are places that can make the special silk buttonhole in Hong Kong. It is possible to have a 'bespoke' Tom Ford at Hong Kong.
     
  9. Classic Car

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    Maybe your tailor, Mr Hui can make it?
     
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    Haha, Mr Hui can't make those special buttonholes. However, I knew the contractor lady at WW Chan and Dream Bespoke (I have seen it in their Facebook) can make those nice buttonholes at a reasonable extra.

    I have seen Chan copied a Tom Ford classic bas A peak lapel before and it actually looks even better than the real Tom Ford.

    Recently, I have asked Hui and he can provide those stiff canvass for the trouser waistband.

    I personally never convert the fit of RTW into bespoke, this is because RTW looks pretty 2D and does not move as fluid as a good bespoke.

    However, I do understand and believe it is a good idea to convert design features from RTW to bespoke e.g. cut of lapel, area of pick-stitching...etc
     
  11. Classic Car

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    Hi add911, can you show us some photos wearing your Tom Ford suits? It may help me to understand 2D.
     
  12. Classic Car

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    Can you show us the copy of Ring Jacket by PL? How much does PL charge?
     
  13. Wongtouski

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    I'll try to snap some pics tonight.

    More info, I practically gave them my RJ suit, told them to make a Wool / Cotton / Seersucker suit (3 total)

    I remember the cost being the same as a regular CMT fully canvassed price....like 5K+ HKD

    Again it's not perfect as they were apprehensive about copying some details exactly i.e. label width.
     
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  14. Classic Car

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    Thank you so much, highly appreciated.
     
  15. Classic Car

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    Yes.

    My latest information is HK$8.5K (approx USD1.1K) for 2 pc.
     
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    Just a follow up from my post a few weeks ago. I have finished my first suit at Dream Bespoke and I am very pleased with the result.

    It is a navy blue chalk stripe suit in Harrison's Frontier fabric. $6,800 for 2 piece, I got an extra pair of trousers for $8,700 total.

    The fit is perfect, I had four fittings in total although the last two were very minor tweaks. The back is absolutely smooth, soft shoulders, fairly conservative style. I would post photos but to be honest I am a bit scared to. I'm pretty confident in it though.

    I was particularly pleased with my choice of Harrison's Frontier. I'm moving to Melbourne, Australia later this year and went for this fabric with the idea that it would be a good weight for that climate almost all year around and judging by the finished product I was spot on. I wore it last week in Hong Kong in 20-something degree thunderstorms and it was perfect - a nice medium weight and warmth. It is a slightly rough fabric to the touch, which I like, somehow seems more English as opposed to those sleek shiny Italian fabrics. It seems super durable. I will probably get my next suit in this fabric too as my existing suits are all fairly lightweight.

    Ricky's service is just impeccable. This guy was born to sell suits, and I mean that in a good way. He is friendly - he remembers your name on your second visit. He is knowledgeable and willing to spend time to show you his work - he showed me the canvassing and examples of the various stages of construction. He offers opinions on style but also listens to your instructions.

    Lastly I can assure you I am not a DB shill - if only DB would offer hefty discounts for SF feedback - just a happy customer.
     
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    Lol, I am having the same one made by him in a couple of weeks. Just gotta get my buddy to deliver him the fabric that is sitting in my closet.
     
  18. AdamWill

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    blackers: we'd love to see pics, don't be afraid - people in this thread are nice :)
     
  19. Xancatrius

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    Hi Guys, do you know which AC shop to head to that has the best service/who I should look for?

    Read in the thread a while ago that some posters didn't have very good experiences with certain AC employees.

    Also, what would be the minimum lead time for an AC shirt? I understand there is a 3 shirt minimum order.
     
  20. Classic Car

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    Regarding the special lapel buttonholes similar to Tom Ford. I had talked to one lady who hand made button holes for top end tailors in HK. She said it will takes over 2 hours to make one. Therefore, she charge $100 for one buttonholes.
     

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