The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Classic Car

    Classic Car Senior member

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    Last year, I went to Peninsula centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East. I found the shop quite interesting, then I stepped inside. A man approached me to introduce their shirts. Later, he said he work there part-time to help his wife Carol. There are two bundle of shirt fabric to select, one of them is HK$900 for tailor made 2 shirts. The fabric are quite nice. I asked him if there are any Thomas Mason fabric. He honestly said, if I insisted to use Thomas Mason fabric, it would be around HK$600. I think it is a very good price for retail shop because fabric itself is around $300.- Remaining HK$300 for labour and profit only. He said his wife is a shirt maker before. She opened the shop because she has passion in making shirts.
     


  2. Fishball

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    So, did you try it? If not, why not?
     


  3. Classic Car

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    No.
    I usually keep shirts at a minimum numbers. Just before my shop visited, I had made 4 shirts at King's Tailor in central at a package of $1,000 for 4 shirts (recommended by a friend) . King's tailor also offer a trial shirt, fitting is OK but fabric is not good enough. Btw, I did not need any new shirt at that time, therefore, did not place any order to Collar Season. Moreover, I still have 5 pc of Thomas Mason shirt fabric at home during that time. Whenever I want a fancy designer style shirt, I will consider Season Collars. But for normal dress shirt, I will bring to my shirt tailor who has nailed down my shirt pattern after several orders.
     


  4. Classic Car

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    You are shirt expertise but I am not. Maybe you can visit the shop and teach us.
     


  5. Fishball

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    I am no expert in any field.
    I think I visited that shop many years ago.
    I didn't find anything impressed me, both price and craftmanship, so I pass.
     


  6. Classic Car

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    As I said before, if you need a traditional dress shirt, they are O.K. with reasonable quality and price. Many shops can do that too. King's Tailor in Central may offer even better. Many tailor shops can offer better shirt but their price are much higher. However, I found out during my last visit , they are very patient to listen for cutomers' umcommon request. If someone want a designer type of shirt, it is a good place to go. They are very flexibile and with very good manner.
     


  7. Classic Car

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    Hi Roger,

    I am a local guy but I never heard MyTailor.
    Where is it?
    If they charge you HK$6k, It should be quite famous in here for their good craftsmanship. Maybe they only focus on non-local customers.
     


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  9. Fishball

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    hahaha, I thought you know every tailors in Hong Kong!:lol:
    IIRC, MyTailor is run by Joe Hemrajani, a company mostly focus on tour and online business.
    He is in the business for many years.
     


  10. Classic Car

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    I only know very few tailors in HK.

    Is Joe a good master cutter?

    Have you used him before? If not why?
     


  11. coloRLOw

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    sorry for some off topic

    i have no experience on bespoken yet, but have two pieces of cloth on hand over one year.

    i wonder whether the price that CMT an overcoat is generally higher or lower than that CMT a two-piece suit or a three-piece suit .

    Thanks!
     


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    Usually CMT for a coat equates to CMT for three piece suit.
     


  13. Classic Car

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    Really, as much as I know, most tailors CMT for a normal overcoat equales to CMT for 2 pc.
     


  14. Fishball

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    That is what I know too.
     


  15. coloRLOw

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    haha
    thank you!
    anyway,i have some idea about that
     


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