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WW Chan's March Tour

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

  1. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior member

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    Prices were not as bad as i expected. I really wanted to go with a Holland and Sherry but the VBC was more in my price range. I also felt that since we are still working on the overall fit the better fabrics can be saved for later.

    In the end i went with a super 130 VBC suit with extra pants. Now the tough part is waiting until June for the finished product.
     
  2. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    What is the timeline for a finished product if you get a basted fitting? August or September?
     
  3. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    What is the timeline for a finished product if you get a basted fitting? August or September?

    Six months is my understanding - at least if all works well. So likely September.
     
  4. wmb

    wmb Senior member

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    minnis flannel blue/gray jacket
    h&s gabardine blue blazer

    3 shirts
     
  5. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    Six months is my understanding - at least if all works well. So likely September.

    Thanks...so much for a summer jacket! Although here in DC, the summer heat may very well still be in full swing in September.
     
  6. J. Cogburn

    J. Cogburn Senior member

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    Thanks...so much for a summer jacket! Although here in DC, the summer heat may very well still be in full swing in September.

    Not "may very well" - it "will very well." Even the first couple of weeks of October can often be a steamy bitch.
     
  7. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Any idea what a SC in Harrisons Moonbean costs ?

    Thanks
     
  8. JLibourel

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

    $1300 for VBC is still a pretty hefty jump. They were around $1,174 for VBC 110 and about $40 more for VBC 130 last summer.
     
  9. Nugget

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    Easier for me to get to HK than join the tour, but would be interested if any of you fellas go for seersucker from them and how it goes.
    cheers.
     
  10. Gong Tao

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    Any idea what a SC in Harrisons Moonbean costs ?

    It was about $1200 last year.
     
  11. JLibourel

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    Easier for me to get to HK than join the tour, but would be interested if any of you fellas go for seersucker from them and how it goes.
    cheers.


    Although Chan's prices for custom tailoring are still reasonable for the quality, I just can't see paying for custom tailoring for such an inherently cheap and flimsy fabric as seersucker.
     
  12. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Although Chan's prices for custom tailoring are still reasonable for the quality, I just can't see paying for custom tailoring for such an inherently cheap and flimsy fabric as seersucker.

    Then just source it from Scabal. They will charge enough to make it feel like wool.
     
  13. AlexE

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    What do Chan shirts run?

    Are they MTM or full bespoke?


    I had my first Chan shirt made in Hong Kong...at least in this case it is bespoke: The pattern and details were developed specifically for me and a paper pattern is kept on file...I had two fittings (one with a partially completed shirt plus a final fitting). During the tour Patrick checked and updated my measurements.

    Cost for Super 120s T. Mason shirt is ~$170. In Hong Kong I paid ~$150 for the same...not sure if this was an annual price increase or if there is a tour premium. Certainly more expensive than many other shirt makers in Hong Kong, but so far I am happy with the product and it is still cheaper than the Brooks Brothers MTM shits I bought in the past at higher quality.
     
  14. Nugget

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    Although Chan's prices for custom tailoring are still reasonable for the quality, I just can't see paying for custom tailoring for such an inherently cheap and flimsy fabric as seersucker.

    Thoughtful feedback, thanks.
     
  15. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    How does a visit with Chan work? Should I arrive early to look through the fabric books, or is that done during my appointment time?
     
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    How does a visit with Chan work? Should I arrive early to look through the fabric books, or is that done during my appointment time?

    The appointment is to reserve time to get measured and select details. You can take as much time before or after your appointment to browse the books and pick fabrics.
     
  17. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    The appointment is to reserve time to get measured and select details. You can take as much time before or after your appointment to browse the books and pick fabrics.

    But there will be other clients if you go before or stay after your appointed time. It can get pretty crowded in there since the rooms are not that big.
     
  18. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    Got it, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be waiting in the hallway if I arrived 15 mins early.
     
  19. lovelux2010

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    i emailed chan asking for an appointment for the july london visit, but they will not take appointments yet..
    so trying to get in to see them for july
     
  20. shoeme

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    In the Shanghai store, prices for basic VBC 130 have gone up by 1000 RMB (approx USD 150) from a base of 6240 RMB. So about a 15% increase. For Zegna, about the same in RMB, so a lower % increase.

    Shirt prices also increased. Not sure by how much.
     

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