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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

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

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  1. rdsr

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    In terms of fabric probably just wool will be fine.
    Not looking for something too exotic, minimal details, single breast, fly front, smooth back, maybe a velvet collar.
     
  2. GBR

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    Is that you wearing the suit - your ring has disappeared if it is?
     
  3. Isolation

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    I take it off when I sleep so I hadn't put it on. Actually I forgot to put on a white ps too, I keep forgetting stuff before I take pictures.

    By the by, here's my tweed jacket and cord trousers from Moda Republic:

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  4. kingenzo

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    Those from Dreams looks great!
     
  5. Isolation

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    Thanks. Oh this is a second try on a similar fabric as the three piece by dream. This one is slightly looser especially with the trousers.


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    It's a bit dark to see it well unfortunately.
     
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  6. BespokeKiwi

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    @Isolation Congratulations. You've got some fine new garments, made by some well respected HK tailors too. Given your personal style towards hard waist suppression--in the footsteps of Gianni Agnelli--and known shoulder drop issue, the fits are good. We done, man. It looks like your wardrobe refresh is coming together very nicely and your time/expense investments are starting to pay sartorial dividends.
     
  7. BespokeKiwi

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    @Isolation contrasting dark brown horn buttons might have been a better choice for your grey tweed jacket, especially for your above country ensemble. Obviously, buttons are easily changed--so it's not a big deal. Anyway, it's a nice jacket--perfect for your cold UK winters.

    EDIT: I read @rms340 's constructive criticism over on The Noodles thread. He makes some very good points. Here are some additional thoughts:
    - I think the left sleeve creases were caused from your earlier picture to reveal your watch, which you omitted to straighten out by pulling down on the sleeve.
    - Perhaps, you could shorten both sleeves a tad.
    - He might have a point about the buttons stance being a tad too high.
     
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    @Isolation, your Dream suits/garments are excellent. Stick with that. How many fittings were required and over what timeframe.
     
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    I think the button stance is too high as well, but I guess that's a personal preference. The way you pose for pictures seems to exaggerate your shoulder drop. My preference for tweed jackets is that they should be more relaxed and 'farmer', but again that's personal preference.
     
  10. nakky

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    not a tailoring question but does anyone know a place in HK that can install flush metal toe taps for a pair of shoes?
     
  11. dragon8

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    Try the Armoury
     
  12. Chowkin

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    Go to Best Skills in Causeway Bay:

    https://www.facebook.com/bestskillhongkong
     
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    Where in HK stocks a decent collection of briefcases around USD500?
     
  14. nugs

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    Can anyone recommend a tailor with a turn around time of 4-5 days for a price of HKD4000~5000?

    I've read dreambespoke, baron lee and some others might be in the price range, but I can't find much more about the minimum time.

    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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  15. Isolation

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    Simpson Sin does quick turnaround I believe.
     
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    Hey Isolation, great stuff. What were the rough pricing for your suits from Dream Bespoke and blazer / cords from Moda?
     
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    Thanks. I agree, and I would have different colored buttons too but I was a bit short on time and forgot to mention early. I'll probably have them swapped out at some point.
     
  18. deglobas

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    Hi all,

    I'm planning on heading to Hong Kong sometime soon and have come for some advice. I'm looking to have a suit, sport coat and some shirts made, and the sheer number of tailors has me spinning. I visited Sam's tailor years ago when I was 15 to have some casual, band collar shirts made, and was not at all pleased with the experience. I have a couple of constraints/ideas that might guide your advice, should you be kind enough to offer it.

    First, I will most likely be purchasing fabric elsewhere. I'm stopping in Shanghai beforehand and if I find some incredible fabric, I'm likely to buy it. I'm not sure if tailors will typically work with a customer's fabric, but I would certainly prefer it. Second, I'm interested in something a bit more modern; ie slim and shorter jacket, slimmer lapels, slim pants with a light break, etc. For reference, I like the look of J. Crew's Ludow quite a bit (hopefully don't get any flak for that). And finally, as far as price, I would like to spend less than about $750 on the suit (keep in mind I will have already purchased the fabric), and $4-500 on the sport coat. Half canvassed, but ideally full.

    The biggest constraint I'm facing is that I will be in HK for only 4 full days, and I really don't want to deal with shipping.

    I'm an incredibly detail oriented person, so a meticulous tailor would certainly be appreciated. I look forward to hearing any and all thoughts and recommendations you may have.

    On a side note, does anyone have any experience with King's Professional Tailors in the World Wide House in Central? A friend recommended them to me, but I cant seem to find much information.

    Thanks in advance
     
  19. Isolation

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    I've not heard of them. I had a very good experience with dream but they tend to take longer. Simpson Sin do quick turnarounds and are not bad for the price either. They both do CMT.
     
  20. bamboo

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    4 days seems tough, as I heard from this period to Chinese New Year, tailors are very busy.
     

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