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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Svenn

    Svenn Distinguished Member

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    ^Very nice.

    I might try Mr. Hui if I'm ever in HK again. Though SF has to be careful not to ruin him like it did WW Chan lol.
     


  2. Classic Car

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    How about Ried & Taylor, Fox Flannel, Johnston of Elgin & London Lounge?
     


  3. add911_11

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    Reid & Taylor - the old go to brand for tweed and jacketing.a ver good mid level brand.

    Fox Flannel - the classic brand for woolen cloth, actually quiet affordable in the pass.

    Johnson of Elgin - specialist on cashmere. Top along with old Crombie.

    London Lounge special - majority of stuff made by Lovat Mill. I will think they are slightly overpriced.
     


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    Does anyone have experience with a 3pc or overcoat with Gordon Yao? What's the entry price range like? And are they touring this year? Their website hasn't update with a new itinerary.
     
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  5. Classic Car

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    How about Holland & Sherry?
     


  6. RogerC

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    I paid HK$11k for a CMT three piece last winter at their shop in HK. YMMV.
     


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    They are getting really expensive now. Crazy price......
     


  8. Classic Car

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    For this price, I will go to H. Baramon.
     


  9. RogerC

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    I've only started onto the HK tailoring market relatively recently, I think my first HK suit came from Peter Lee at the end of 2010. So I couldn't say a lot about pricing at the more upmarket tailors in the good old days. For a 2-piece CMT suit, PL will now charge you about HK$5k, MyTailor is at slightly over HK$6k, while GY asks HK$8,5k. That seems like a relatively plausible price distribution, especially given the fact that GY is in a rather posh location, which is much less the case for PL and MyTailor. To each his own, of course, but I did not have the idea that I wasn't getting good value for money at GY (or any other HK tailor I've patronised).
     


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    O no, don't get me wrong.

    Gordon Yao is a reputable tailor in Hong Kong.

    Considering the business enviornment in Hong Kong, there is rather no surprise in the current increased price.

    Perhaps only me who prefers to meet the cutter, coatmaker and trousermaker at all times. I believe Gordan Yao doesn't do that.
     


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    Thanks for the info!

    How long does it take for H. Baromon or Mr. Hui to finish a suit from start to finish?

    I ask about Gordon Yao because I will be visiting HK towards the end of the year, and in the past WW Chan and Gordon Yao both visit near where I live. I figured I could get measured up, give them a head start then get right to the fitting process when I arrive. I picked Gordon Yao base on the recent discussions in these forums.
     


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    I brought an oversea American friend to Hui a month ago. I recalled Hui took a bit more than a week to give out two fittings then sent the suit by post after all adjustment was made.

    I can imagine Baramon having a quicker turnover rate.
     
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    Haha, why you have this impression?
     
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    I believe H Baramon will have more full time and freelance worker under its team.

    Obviously, if the client request everything at the absolute highest level, turnover rate will be longer and very experienced sifu will be required.

    From what I have heard, Baramon's top sifu doesn't touch the orders of a 'typical' client.

    I went to their shop once with a friend and I find them pretty snobbish, I didn't have the greatest impression on them.
     


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    I heard a lot about them before I commissioned my first suit, and then found out most of what I heard before were not true.

    I think you don't really "know" them.

    I am not saying that they are great, I am just saying that you comment is not based on any experience, and may be mostly out of your imagination.
     
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