The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. Isolation

    Isolation Senior member

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    Or try Moda! I want someone to be the guinea pig before I do it.

    They do have very competitive CMT price and price in general fwiw, and since they are starting out their prices are quite competitive. The suits I've seen seem decent, but I'm still anxious to see what it'll be like as I plan on having at least 2 suits made by them on my next trip.
     


  2. dolama

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    Mmmh. Why that?
     


  3. Classic Car

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    Generally speaking, Hong Kong Tailors are relatively good value when compare to other big cities. Locals always know better values than touriest or visitors. Simpson Sin business has certain local customers. Empire Int is mainly target foreign visitors.
     


  4. Chris-ModaR

    Chris-ModaR Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey guys, I would love to welcome you guys to visit my store even if it's just for shirts just to build some awareness around my tailor shop! We're situated in the heart of Central on 9 Li Yuen Street in Li Dong Building on the 9th floor. If any of you whether living in HK or visiting HK are interested in seeing what we have to offer, feel free to drop by and you can let me know beforehand as well! If you're from Styleforum, I'm happy to give you guys a discount on shirts as an introductory offer. Let me know!

    https://www.facebook.com/modarepublic

    Thanks guys!
     


  5. dolama

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    Thanks Classic Car,
    I will try with Simpson Sin first.
     


  6. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    I've used Chan years ago and now my HK friends are all telling me they raised their prices. I'm thinking about getting a 2-piece done in Fresco/Crispaire. Anybody know what that will clock in nowadays?
     


  7. lysandar

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    This doesn't answer your question, but as an owner of a suit in both fresco and crispaire, I prefer the fresco. Crispaire feels more flimsy and less hardy, although it is definitely less scratchy.
     


  8. RogerC

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    Couldn't say about Chan, but a Fresco suit at Gordon Yao will set you back around US$1800.
     


  9. benjamin831

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    It seems like everybody prefers fresco over crispaire. I might give it a try. I initially went for crispaire due to the softness in comparison to fresco. I can't stand scratchy pants. Either way, I will stick with either of these fabrics for a while.


    Thanks!
     


  10. lysandar

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    I thought the swatch felt fine, but when made up into a suit I found that the softness was accentuated everywhere. Didn't like it much.

    In the same ballpark (lightweight travel cloth), I found that Smith's finmeresco hit my sweet spot. Lightweight but substantial, with good drape.
     


  11. Limniscate

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    I just commissioned a 3-pc Minnis Fresco for $2365 and believe the 2-pc was $1650 or $1750.
     


  12. BigbigJohnny

    BigbigJohnny Well-Known Member

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    Do you do canvassed suit?
    Frankly I saw my younger coworker (yeh, i am a 50+ guy) wearing your suit which is glued. I am afraid that can't reach the standard here.

     


  13. Classic Car

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    My pleasure
     


  14. Nayr-

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    Hey Guys,

    Would you happen to know where I can purchase some shirting fabrics? Not too keen on the branded types as I believe the hassle of inspecting if its authentic is too troublesome than beneficial. I'm more interested in what the local tailors would use as their house fabrics. I purchased some shirtings from Sham Shui Po the last I visited HK and the results were not too pleasant. Mostly the fabrics were too thin but I'm hoping this time round I could get a better try!

    Any other shops or buys would you guys recommend to tourists of HK? I heard of Zee's and have bought MOP buttons from SSP which were a great find for me. Thanks in advance!
     


  15. Classic Car

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    There are a couple of wholesale shirting shops but they are not welcome retail customers, their major business is to supply tailor shops.
     


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