The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. s14roller

    s14roller Member

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    Has anyone found a tailor that has 100% iron-free fabrics available for shirts? Most seem to use easy-care but I’m looking for something similar to the Charles Tyrwhitt fabrics I have…after washing and drying, they might require a quick touch up but for the most part are ready to wear without touching an iron.
     


  2. Wongtouski

    Wongtouski Senior member

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    Just buy one from Brooks Brothers, I think its like HK $760 and its always on sale (with some credit card promotion).

    I also believe Jantzen does too.
     


  3. blackers

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    I have seen Dream Bespoke advertise "wrinkle-free" cotton shirts. Haven't had one made yet so no idea how effective it is but I'm thinking of getting one soon just to see what it's like.
     


  4. blackers

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    Yeah, linen suits would make a great deal of sense in HK but in a UK or US law firm a linen suit is going to raise eyebrows. Male lawyers all wear woollen suits, although waistcoats are thankfully not common and suit jackets are left in the office for most of the summer and only worn to client meetings and events. Even in summer suit trousers and a cotton shirt, you're still sweating profusely when you get to work in the mornings, unless you catch a taxi door to door. I'm originally from Australia and to be honest suits don't make any sense there in summer either. Ridiculous really that we're dressing as though we were in London. I heard it was sunny and 16C there last weekend and everyone had their shirts off sunning themselves.
     


  5. APAC

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    Hello, I am new to here. Just want to share some for my little experience.

    I had try some shirts which is stated as "wrinkle free".
    They are good for ironing as I don't often have much time for ironing.
    But the fabric is easy to wear out in a few months (p.s. I wear shirt everyday for my work)
    May be I will stick on normal cotton next time.

    ( I use different tailors in TST and Central)
     


  6. s14roller

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    I meant bespoke shirts specifically. Jantzen also advertizes "easy care" fabrics which if I understand correctly, is different than 100% iron free. Easy care I think you still need to iron, just not as long as a regular cotton shirt.

    Please do post how it turns out!
     


  7. handofguido

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    Just like to share with everyone that I picked up an order at Dream Bespoke of some suits and shirts and was very content with the final product, as well as the attentive care Ricky, the owner, provided. Highly recommended!
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    First post to congratulate a supplier? What is your connection with them or did you just get a discount for this post?

    No pictures either or reason why you went there, maybe you are "Ricky"....
     
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  9. handofguido

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    I'm based out of China but travel quite a bit for work and visit Hong Kong often enough that I can take fittings across multiple visits. I picked up my order earlier this week and have been busy with work, but will get the photos up soon. However, since I found Dream Bespoke through this site and thread, I thought I would corroborate what a few posters have already said. Thanks for your gentle reminder.
     


  10. BigbigJohnny

    BigbigJohnny Well-Known Member

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    Actually I have been DB two times after I read some comment here.
    Unfortunately the young gentleman was too busy with other clients and I was just browsing around myself. There are two older tailors and i was told one is cheif cutter (guess his father?).

    Their jackets pretty good looking though I still believe my Chan's better. Maybe i will give him a try later as their price is very competitive.


     


  11. jj970

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    Oops...mis-post...sorry.
     
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  12. handofguido

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    I have seen the work done by Chan, and it's undeniably wonderful. That said, DB does offer a tempting price point which my pocketbook certainly appreciated.



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  13. jj970

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    Wow, finally finished reading this epic thread.

    I still have a question...

    I'm looking at the mid-tier tailors since I think the likes of Chan and Yao charge enough that I might as well go to a local tailor (either in Chicago or LA) if I wanted to spend in that range.

    I'm not totally opposed however...

    Anyway, after careful study, I think I've narrowed it down to Dream Bespoke, Empire International, Lee Baron ,Simpson Sin...

    I am looking to get a tuxedo made for my wedding. I've not seen many referrals or reviews regarding tuxedos and I'm wondering if HK is not the best place for a black tie ensemble to be put together.

    Does anyone have first hand knowledge or recommendations?

    I'm also going to have a 3 pc lighter grey suit made for another wedding I have to go to. This one will be more casual, fitted, but with structure.

    I'll probably get some shirts made too.

    I fly into HK in 2 days (Friday) so any advice/guidance would be much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    J
     


  14. bamboo

    bamboo Senior member

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    Hi. Tuxedo is not a problem at all. I just think people do not make tuxedos often. I made mine 10 years ago and that is my only one.
    If I remember correctly Empire Intl has more mixed reviews than other names you listed above.
     


  15. Isolation

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    Just looking at reviews, it'd seem Dream Bespoke and Simpson Sin are the safer choices, though there ARE a curious amount of people with few posts recommending Dream, there have been close to no negative reviews, so like, I'd assume it's Dream Bespoke asking happy customers to recommend them online more than anything else. A few people have been disappointed by Lee Baron's recent price and quality so there's that.
     


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