W.W. Chan and Peter Lee Tailor Report in HK - Part Deux

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  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Hi Guys,

    After another few rounds in Hong Kong on business I figured it was time to post some of the results. My first round can be seen here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=151781. Now that the snow has started to melt and it's a gorgeous day it seemed like the perfect time to be outside. All of these items were purchased over the course of a few trips this Fall/Winter. I'm very happy with the results. Are things perfect? Nope. As I've mentioned before, I've come to accept the fact that perfection in tailored clothing does not exist. I do think that all of these items are both incredibly comfortable and sharp looking. Tough to ask for more.

    Keep in mind I have a more relaxed pose in all the photos. I don't do the robot look too well so I wanted to show these off more like how I would actually wear them. For that reason there might be a few more cloth bunchings than normal, but I figure this gives off a better representation of the true nature of the clothes on me. Onto the garments. I'll be brief and let the photos do the talking.

    As I think you'll see, I highly recommend both tailors.

    Peter Lee

    First is a DB jacket I had made in the Holland & Sherry bright Navy fresco fabric to go along with my SB of the same cloth. I love the fabric and since it's now discontinued I figure I might as well go for it.

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    The next item I had made the first round, but it had some intense alterations that I decided to post it again. Plus the Harrisons corduroy fabric looks so good in outdoor light.

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    The final item from Peter Lee is a sportcoat with 3 patch pockets, 3-2.5 roll and topstitching made from Minnis Flannel. At first it was made bigger than my previous jackets (per my silly request), but Peter did a good job of taking it all in after I wasn't too excited about the way it looked at the basted fitting. It still has a few flaws, but it is incredibly comfortable and softly tailored which makes up for them. In case anyone is interested I have 2 meters of this I was planning to sell at some point at my cost. I was originally thinking of getting a 3-piece suit made, but then realized I'd very rarely wear it as such.

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    W.W. Chan

    Next up are a few items from W.W. Chan. I must say that I am incredibly happy with the way they come out. While some people say they've had mixed results with things they've ordered from the tour, having a full basted fitting with Patrick in HK proves amazing results.

    First is a Smith woollen merino flannel DB with a boat shaped breast pocket. This is the same cloth Vox has in his DB. I went blind into this fabric not having seen a swatch based on high recommendations from Vox and Manton. I couldn't be happier. Exactly what I was looking for.

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    Finally, a very fun sportcoat I just had made the other week from Breanish shetland. I saw this in a book and a light went off immediately that I would get this made. I love it when that happens as opposed to agonizing fabric selections for weeks. Spectacular and distinctive fabric. I had it made in a 2 button, hip patch pockets, shirtsleeve shoulders and a boat shaped welt breast pocket. The color is a bit more rust-like in real life.

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    David, everything looks terrific. I really like that flannel DB.
     
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    Looks nice. Might have to give Peter Lee a try this September when i'm in HK.
     
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    Those double-breasted suits look great! Love the flannel especially.
     
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    Great stuff! The WW Chans looks spectacular! Peter Lees look good too, but if I may be really picky, they need to have the back near the armpits taken in and something funny is going on with the vents. The DB looks fine though.
     
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    Thanks guys! Glad you find them appealing.

    musicguy - I think what you're seeing, especailly on the corduroy, is more a funtion of that split second when the photo was taken. I noticed those points as well and will keep an eye on them.
     
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    Thanks guys! Glad you find them appealing.

    musicguy - I think what you're seeing, especailly on the corduroy, is more a funtion of that split second when the photo was taken. I noticed those points as well and will keep an eye on them.


    Ah, that makes sense. Awesome stuff again!
     
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    Really looks great. I am in HK next week and I am fighting the temptation to see Peter Lee. I am going to have a few shirts made but was trying to hold off on doing more, but...

    Did you just go in yourself or did you get any help from the HK mafia? I have heard Lee, in particular, needs some coaching.
     
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    First is a DB jacket I had made in the Holland & Sherry bright Navy fresco fabric to go along with my SB of the same cloth. I love the fabric and since it's now discontinued I figure I might as well go for it.

    What?! Has the Holland & Sherry Crispaire been discontinued?
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Douglas - Like any tailor, Peter can certainly use direction on what you want. Just be as specific as possible and I'm sure everything will work out. If you'll be there for around 4 days he should be able to get a jacket for you no problem. His in-house fabrics aren't the best, but he does have some very nice linens.

    Vintage Gent - They are coming out with a new Crispaire book this Spring. Some items in the old book will be discontinued such as this Fresco and I know a Crispaire in medium blue with orange and red stripes (yfyf has this) which I grabbed a few meters of before it left for good.
     
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    Slew - that Chan DB is fantastic. My favorite one.
     
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    I am increasingly impressed by Chan's work.
     
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    these all came out well, look forward to seeing them IRL
     

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