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WW Chan's March Tour

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dragon8, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    No appointment yet, but I'm thinking of ordering a light grey suit. Any suggestions for fabric? I'm thinking 8-10 oz, light grey with good visual interest (flecks, etc).
    If you're looking for a summer suit, the light grey Minnis Fresco is really nice. Enough variegation to be interesting.
    Just curious if anyone has received their orders from the November tour...
    Friday, I received my basted suit for fitting during the March tour.
     
  2. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Just curious if anyone has received their orders from the November tour...

    I have received 2 out of 4 shirts. The remaining shirts have been shipped from HK on Friday. I also ordered a suit, which is supposed to arrive in March.
     
  3. wqvong

    wqvong Senior member

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    Just curious if anyone has received their orders from the November tour...

    I got one shirt from them.
     
  4. bigchris1313

    bigchris1313 Senior member

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    Just curious if anyone has received their orders from the November tour...

    My basted suit arrived last week. And to think I was skeptical that it would arrive before March 13.
     
  5. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Just curious if anyone has received their orders from the November tour...

    If you're looking for a summer suit, the light grey Minnis Fresco is really nice. Enough variegation to be interesting.



    Friday, I received my basted suit for fitting during the March tour.


    I got one shirt from them.

    My basted suit arrived last week. And to think I was skeptical that it would arrive before March 13.

    Does it take that long to get suits on tour now? Wow, business is booming I guess.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What do Chan shirts run?

    Are they MTM or full bespoke?
     
  7. pvrhye

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    Someone should get a suit done in shell cordovan. Sure it isn't very mobile, but it will add 2 to your armor class in the event you are beset by bandits.
     
  8. dragon8

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    What do Chan shirts run?

    Are they MTM or full bespoke?



    They are bespoke. You get a fitting-at least one.
     
  9. Timeless Fashion

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    They are bespoke. You get a fitting-at least one.

    If you order shirts from Chan during the tour, it is more of a MTM. I suppose if you order from them in HK, you can get them bespoke. Their shirt prices start at ~ $150 for TM Silver.
     
  10. JLibourel

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    Most everything I want from Chan is cool-weather stuff at the moment. At the top of my list are a couple of 18-ounce tweed jackets and a cool-weather (12 to 14 ounce) suit, so I am waiting until the summer tour. No point in ordering now just to have garments sitting in my closet until November.

    I will say that Patrick has never tried to urge LP or Zegna fabrics on me. Usually his recommendations are very sensible.
     
  11. Mr Herbert

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    If you order shirts from Chan during the tour, it is more of a MTM. I suppose if you order from them in HK, you can get them bespoke. Their shirt prices start at ~ $150 for TM Silver.

    good price - not too far off Mytailor.com prices
     
  12. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    good price - not too far off Mytailor.com prices

    Prices have gone up after the Lunar New Year.
     
  13. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    Will hit the Chan tour for the first time next week. My plan is to commission a pair of light grey and charcoal grey fresco trousers (est. price, $508 ea.). Should arrive just in time for DC's muggy summer weather.

    If all goes well, I will hit them on their subsequent swing for some winter trousers.
     
  14. Timeless Fashion

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    Prices have gone up after the Lunar New Year.

    Do you know what their latest prices will start at? I am sure we will find out during their March tour.
     
  15. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Do you know what their latest prices will start at? I am sure we will find out during their March tour.

    I thought 20% across the board.
     
  16. brooklyn

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    I thought 20% across the board.

    can someone please confirm that they have increased there prices.
     
  17. emptym

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    It's definitely true that the prices have increased, but I'm not sure by how much. It may not be by the same percentage across the board. The main reason is the recent increase in cotton and wool prices.
     
  18. SSN

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    Just thought I'd update with my experience:

    FIRST IMPRESSION:
    I recently finished my first fitting with Patrick Chu yesterday. Things went well, although he took my Mr. Ned jacket to measure and I wasn't looking to replicate that style. He and his assistant did things very well - the room was not too crowded or overflowing with clients (as I have seen with other visiting HK tailors). Everyone had a half hour timeslot and there was only 1 other client there at the time. Total time took just over an hour from picking fabric to jacket measurements to picking out details and finally measuring me and discussing stylisting points. Everyone had reservations and was marked as new or returning.

    He had a large selection of suiting materials and shirt fabrics.

    PRICES:
    VBCs were $1300 for 2 piece suits to start
    Zegnas, Holland & Sherry, Scabbal were all $1650-2000 to start for 2 piece suits.
    Shirts were in the $170 range.

    TIMELINE:
    He said that most people would be getting a suit around June or so. If you wanted several fittings back and forth, they were willing to ship the basted suit to you at your cost (as has been discussed in other threads). He was willing to send these measurements back to HK for me since I will be there next month and said it could be finished in a few days there.

    In sum, it was a good experience, Patrick was exactly as gracious as described by many and was very accomodating, although I didn't ask for anything outrageous.
     
  19. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Just thought I'd update with my experience:

    FIRST IMPRESSION:
    I recently finished my first fitting with Patrick Chu yesterday. Things went well, although he took my Mr. Ned jacket to measure and I wasn't looking to replicate that style. He and his assistant did things very well - the room was not too crowded or overflowing with clients (as I have seen with other visiting HK tailors). Everyone had a half hour timeslot and there was only 1 other client there at the time. Total time took just over an hour from picking fabric to jacket measurements to picking out details and finally measuring me and discussing stylisting points. Everyone had reservations and was marked as new or returning.

    He had a large selection of suiting materials and shirt fabrics.

    PRICES:
    VBCs were $1300 for 2 piece suits to start
    Zegnas, Holland & Sherry, Scabbal were all $1800-2000 to start for 2 piece suits.
    Shirts were in the $170 range.

    TIMELINE:
    He said that most people would be getting a suit around June or so. If you wanted several fittings back and forth, they were willing to ship the basted suit to you at your cost (as has been discussed in other threads). He was willing to send these measurements back to HK for me since I will be there next month and said it could be finished in a few days there.

    In sum, it was a good experience, Patrick was exactly as gracious as described by many and was very accomodating, although I didn't ask for anything outrageous.



    VBC still seems a good price but everything else seems to have jumped
     
  20. SSN

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    Sorry I think I do remember a book that was a little bit less for H&S. I think that might have been a $1650 start point. Post updated.
     

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