The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. AdamWill

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    Quote:Oh man, is there any you know of that sells cut lengths to individuals? Is my best bet then still Sham Shui Po and any stores to recommend in the district there? I have a local fabric retailer that I heard sources their fabric from Hong Kong which are rather decent. Thanks for the info!
    Quote:Yea, I buy from Acorn too but its those kind of a holiday shopping thing for me. Haha
     


  3. Wongtouski

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    There's one shop that I know that will sell to you, but they ONLY have Zegna shirting because they're primarily a suiting distributor.
     


  4. Pierre Marc

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    David shirt has two location one in TST and one in Central and both have the same owner. The main one is in TST, however when I went last time the owner wasn't there and regretfully I didn't feel the man handling the shop was knowledgeable enough so I headed back to central where I had my shirt done the previous time. The guy remembered me (even though I only bought 2 shirts last time) and even remember the exact fabric I chose so I felt comfortable. Shirt I not cheap by no means they are around 1300 HKD, but I have to say the craftsmanship is excellent and the main difference is the material. The fabric is just much better and looks much better ( threading) than the one you find for 350 -500 HKD. Because of the price range I usually have 2 done there and another bunch done at William Cheng and Son in TST which does a decent job.

    This time I also had a suit done at David shirt and I am going for my first fitting on the 16th. I will post pictures when the suit is completed.

    I also had shirts done at Lee Baron, one for 550, one for 780 and one for 880 ( three different fabrics) and a suit, also going for first fitting on 16th and will put comparison pictures for suits and shirts, as well as for my suit ordered from Charms tailor.
     


  5. Pierre Marc

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    I can't talk about Simpson Sin, but I had suit done at empire before. The suit were a good fit, the craftsmanship is decent but I can't explain why there fabric didn't last me as long, might be just my choice of fabric though. Also get ready to make two suits since there price are higher but they will give you a second suit at 50% most of the time so one suit could cost you 6000 KD but two suits 9000 HKD therefore making it reasonable at 4500 HKD each.
     


  6. Pierre Marc

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    About Zee's its a good place for tailor made shoes. I had two pair of shoes done 4 years ago and I still wear them today! They are on there last miles though so i just ordered two new pairs last week and will pick them up next week. The guy does a good job and the soles are of very good quality. The only downside is you won't find top notch Italian leathers or French leathers to choose from so you get a nice styled and durable shoes in a decent leather fr around 1700 - 1800 HKD. For me its a no brainer since a good pair of Italian leather shoes cost me around 350-400 USD so much more expensive and tend to scratch more easily.
     


  7. Classic Car

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    Zegan shirt fabric may start at HK$500 per yd, complete different with SSP can offer.
     


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    I just had a basted fitting for a DB linen suit at Hemrajani. Looks good so far, pictures to follow.
     


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    Hello RogerC...

    May I ask whether Herajani HK has any connection with Herajani Bond Street UK?
     


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    Hi Pierre Marc,
    Thanks for your help.
    Do you happen to remember exactly what kind of fabric was that?
     


  11. Classic Car

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    Do you know the construction of the suit made by empire? Is empire own and run by Indians?
     


  12. Pierre Marc

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    Yes it was Vitale Barberis a Italian wool most tailor keep in Hong Kong
     


  13. Pierre Marc

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    I think they normally do full canvass suit, and no the people who were there when I went were Hong Kong people. I"d be honest they do a relatively good suit for 4500 HKD but you can"t expect to have a top suit at that price. Hong Kong bespoke seen is now more and more expensive and for a good made suit you can't really get under 7000 HKD.

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  14. Classic Car

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    I agree. The rent and living cost in HK are not low at all. HK$4,500 is reasonable for a relatively good suit.
     


  15. Classic Car

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    Another tailor shop in the same area call Beaux Tailor. It may worth to take a look.
     


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