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WW Chan's March Tour

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

  1. James Douglas Collection

    James Douglas Collection Active Member

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

    Are the fittings all done by Chan? Who does the markings on the basted garments if they are not touring a certain area?
     


  2. dbc

    dbc Senior member

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    Are the fittings all done by Chan? Who does the markings on the basted garments if they are not touring a certain area?

    There's no such person as Chan but I think you should be able to get Patrick.
     


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    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    do any of you know if i could have a forward fitting when Patrick is on tour?

    thanks
     


  4. J. Cogburn

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    do any of you know if i could have a forward fitting when Patrick is on tour?

    thanks


    If you request one, yes.
     


  5. HEPennypacker

    HEPennypacker Senior member

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    Had a very pleasant experience yesterday at my first Chan fitting. I arrived about 15 minutes early and spent 30 minutes browsing through the fabrics. I eventually selected an 8.5-oz H&S navy herringbone for a sport coat and a medium grey 10 oz Minnis wool/cashmere (1%) for trousers. Since prices always come up, here are mine: Jacket came to $1225, trousers were $565, basted fitting $150. Total will be a bit under $2k, depending on the exchange rate. I should receive the basted garments some time in June.
     


  6. J. Cogburn

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    Had a very pleasant experience yesterday at my first Chan fitting. I arrived about 15 minutes early and spent 30 minutes browsing through the fabrics. I eventually selected an 8.5-oz H&S navy herringbone for a sport coat and a medium grey 10 oz Minnis wool/cashmere (1%) for trousers. Since prices always come up, here are mine: Jacket came to $1225, trousers were $565, basted fitting $150. Total will be a bit under $2k, depending on the exchange rate. I should receive the basted garments some time in June.
    Must have just missed you! Six trousers for me; a charcoal grey and pearl grey Minnis fresco, a cream and light grey Holland & Sherry gabardine, and a mottled brown ("Dakota") Holland & Sherry cavalry twill. The damage was around $2,800 and the trousers should be ready by mid-June.
     


  7. HitMan009

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    I picked up a suit using Zegna's Trofeo cloth. From my understanding it is hard wearing. I wanted to pick a cloth from an English firm but I just couldn't fine the right design. What and how does other feel about the Trofeo cloth. It felt very silky hand and fantastic bounce back from the crupple test.
     


  8. dragon8

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    I picked up a suit using Zegna's Trofeo cloth. From my understanding it is hard wearing. I wanted to pick a cloth from an English firm but I just couldn't fine the right design. What and how does other feel about the Trofeo cloth. It felt very silky hand and fantastic bounce back from the crupple test.

    Trofeo is a very nice cloth-soft to the touch
     


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    I've just been quoted $1,984 USD for a bespoke suit from W.W. Chan made out of Zegna Trofeo fabric (in a plain gray color).

    Has anybody else purchased a suit with this fabric recently from one of the top HK tailors and paid this amount?

    I was expecting it to cost around $1,500 USD???

    A follow-up question: Is it worth paying for the Zegna Trofeo fabric or are there other fabrics just as nice at a lower price point?
     


  10. imatlas

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    I bought my first Chan suit a couple of months ago. I'm quite happy with the overall silhouette and fit. Button stance is fine, chest and shoulders are good. I'm only anticipating relatively minor changes on my next order - shortening the sleeves and pants, a couple of cosmetic changes.

    Given that, do I need a basted fitting? What am I giving up if I don't have one?
     


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    I've just been quoted $1,984 USD for a bespoke suit from W.W. Chan made out of Zegna Trofeo fabric (in a plain gray color).

    Has anybody else purchased a suit with this fabric recently from one of the top HK tailors and paid this amount?

    I was expecting it to cost around $1,500 USD???

    A follow-up question: Is it worth paying for the Zegna Trofeo fabric or are there other fabrics just as nice at a lower price point?



    Hmm, during the tour, the Trofeo book I was looking at, it was $2,374 or something like that.
     


  12. JLibourel

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    There's no such person as Chan but I think you should be able to get Patrick.

    That would be news to W.W. Chan. Last I heard, he was still alive and well--in his 80s and retired.

    His son still oversees the business, but Patrick Chu is the head cutter and general manager. He's your man! (And a very good man, too.)
     


  13. tchoy

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    I've just been quoted $1,984 USD for a bespoke suit from W.W. Chan made out of Zegna Trofeo fabric (in a plain gray color).

    Has anybody else purchased a suit with this fabric recently from one of the top HK tailors and paid this amount?

    I was expecting it to cost around $1,500 USD???

    A follow-up question: Is it worth paying for the Zegna Trofeo fabric or are there other fabrics just as nice at a lower price point?


    Zegna Trofeo is a nice cloth but you are paying premium for the Zegna name. There are a lot of other options for solid grays. If it is your suit go with a cheaper fabric, check out the VBC or Holland Sherry books. These will be in your price range.
     


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    Zegna Trofeo is a nice cloth but you are paying premium for the Zegna name. There are a lot of other options for solid grays. If it is your suit go with a cheaper fabric, check out the VBC or Holland Sherry books. These will be in your price range.
    tchoy - are the VBC and Holland Sherry fabrics the same quality as Zegna? I liked the feel of the Zegna but if I'm just paying a big premium because of the label that seems pointless especially since its a bespoke suit and not purchased at a "zegna" store.
     


  15. dragon8

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    I bought my first Chan suit a couple of months ago. I'm quite happy with the overall silhouette and fit. Button stance is fine, chest and shoulders are good. I'm only anticipating relatively minor changes on my next order - shortening the sleeves and pants, a couple of cosmetic changes.

    Given that, do I need a basted fitting? What am I giving up if I don't have one?


    I think its always wise to have a fitting. One may have gain weight, some fabric may not tailor the same as the last one one had made.
     


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