The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

  1. PISQUARE

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    I have a delivery tomorrow. Let's see... Proof of the pudding... However that said I am tired of paying a premium for expensive storefronts in Central, which is most often the case.
     


  2. bamboo

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    Thanks. Looks like I went to the right one. It matched the description of what I had been told. Let's see.
     


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    Thank you for sharing your experience. Looking forward to see your photos of finished suits and honest comments. I do not like to pay too much premium for store front as well.
     


  5. dragon8

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    Y William Yu is the better tailor of the two but have never bought anything from either of them. They are related in same way IIRC.
     


  6. BigRock

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    Why Y William Yu is better than William Yu? What are the better areas?
     


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  8. lucanehk

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    Hello gentlemen,

    I just had my first bespoke suit & shirts made (in HK) and would like for opinions on how you all think it turned out. Personally I am very pleased as it fits me well and feels great - but I am very new to the sartorial world and have much to learn.

    3 piece full canvas suit, dove grey fresco 8/9 oz 100 wool, made in England. Dark brown horn buttons for the suit and thick MOP for the shirts (except for the white one I am wearing in the pictures below, as the buttons are hidden).

    Shoes are black cap-toe oxfords from C&J.

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    By the way, I seem to have some sort of a strange lean going on, perhaps part of my uneven shoulders.
     
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  9. BigRock

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    Good enoguh for me, who is the tailor and how much did you pay for it?
     


  10. bamboo

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    Hi.
    It just looks to me jacket could be a touch longer especially in front. It is my personal preference but looks to me trousers should be cuffed in this case.
    BTW, if you feel you stand straight and actually you don't, I think there is a chance of medical condition. I do not mean to scare you but I have a reason to fear neulo stuff myself. (I may be just paranoia.)
     
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  11. Stiva

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    Your stance is fine. But the jacket could be a touch longer. I also think a three piece fresco is a contradiction. You get fresco to be cooler, and the waistcoat defeats that purpose - but perhaps that makes it more versatile.
     


  12. BigbigJohnny

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    Most of my suits are from Chan.

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  13. BigbigJohnny

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    Looks pretty well. From Chan or Yao?
     


  14. GBR

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    IT is not bad but the coat is too short and the trousers would hang better if they had turn-ups - the cloth is too light to be self sufficient without. Did you ask for such a short coat?


    Who made it?
     


  15. lucanehk

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    It seems that I made a classic mistake for a first timer - going against the advice of the tailor. Yes during the first fitting I requested the coat to be made a little shorter, I believe it was taken up 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch, at which point the tailor said he would not take it up any further.

    This will double as a wedding suit for myself so the tailor advised against cuffs for the trousers.

    Suit was from Dream Bespoke - I am very pleased with both the result and whole process.
     


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