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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I can't keep up with the speed of the posts in that forum
     


  2. Isolation

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    Haha I picked that up ridiculously cheap on sale (as a suit) and had it altered, but I like the look enough that I might be tempted to get one similar made by a tailor. I liked the idea of using the color as a different way to play with brown/earth tones, it suddenly makes the entire outfit a bit more modern/urban and less country-esque, I think.

    I can't wait to get back to HK and get a billion things made.
     


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  4. add911_11

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    I think the series of post over there tells you how to buy things cheap, but not how to enjoy things.

    I must admit there are lots of bargain there.
     
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    Definitely for shoes. Attract many local people because of bargains when buying in groups.
     


  6. Isolation

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    Anyone got info on custom shoes in Hong Kong? Price ranges, makers/locations, time it takes, styles/options? Are there quality notably better than I would get buying just online (been getting Loakes).
     


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    Alex-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi Originaljy881, could you post pics of your product for us to see?
     


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    Hi Isolation, I just read your review. Thanks again for the kind words. I just wanted to mention that we do have basic shirts that start at HK$350 which is the same ones that Jantzen sells. Our $400 ones just include more customization options and better fabric. Thanks again for the favorable review and I look forward to having other members come visit us as well! Thanks
     


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    Hi, guys. First off, what a great topic...I ended up reading through the whole thread in the last 3 days and I went from not knowing where to start, to a pretty good idea of where I want to go.

    My first search on the internet told me to go to Sam's, which judging by this thread, is a pretty mixed bag at best.

    I was wondering if you could help me hone in on the specs I'm looking for. I don't wear suits daily, just to weddings, banquets, and interviews. Currently the nicest fitting suit I have is from Hugo Boss (red label) from Bloomingdales which was a $800 suit that I got for $450.

    The question is, would I be able to get a better fitting suit in nicer material than that HB baseline, from a tailor such as Peter Lee, Empire, Simpon Sin, or Dream bespoke? Those are the 4 that I have narrowed it down to in order to fit a reasonable budget. I will be in HK for a week, so assume I can go to 2-3 fittings, so I'm just trying to see if it's worth getting a suit while there.

    Thanks a lot.
     


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    Hi S14roller just fyi most people will be on holiday for Chinese new year, if you're planning on coming in the next 1-2 weeks.
     


  12. Isolation

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    Mind the holidays, but yes. In general I think fit is more important than material at a certain point, anyway, but I think you can definitely get a better suit. Hugo Boss is kind of not liked here. I personally haven't owned an item from them ever, I just don't like Nazis, but you know.
     


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    Hello everyone.

    keep an eye for my two new projects.

    4x1 db vintage brown multistripe fresco.

    3r2 3pc midnight chalkstripe dugdale New Wool collection.
     


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    Thanks, guys. I’ll be going after CNY.

    I’ll get the tailor’s reco on what would be a step up in material compared to what I have. For my first bespoke, trying to keep it reasonable like many others starting out, so I’m hoping around $500-600 will be good. In terms of the tailors I mentioned, is there one that seems a bit better in tailoring a slim cut suit? I have an athletic frame (5’9, 150 lbs, single digit body fat) so I have a small waist but wider shoulders. Really looking for something that fit/look wise, people will be able to tell it’s a very well cut suit. I understand the Chan’s of the world may have better construction, but as long as my first custom suit is better than the Hugo Boss I have, I’ll be happy. Can’t quite get my head around close to $1K for one just yet!
     


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    Thanks, guys. I’ll be going after CNY.

    I’ll get the tailor’s reco on what would be a step up in material compared to what I have. For my first bespoke, trying to keep it reasonable like many others starting out, so I’m hoping around $500-600 will be good. In terms of the tailors I mentioned, is there one that seems a bit better in tailoring a slim cut suit? I have an athletic frame (5’9, 150 lbs, single digit body fat) so I have a small waist but wider shoulders. Really looking for something that fit/look wise, people will be able to tell it’s a very well cut suit. I understand the Chan’s of the world may have better construction, but as long as my first custom suit is better than the Hugo Boss I have, I’ll be happy. Can’t quite get my head around close to $1K for one just yet!
     


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