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Old Oct 23, 12, 2:14 pm   #271
 
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Obviously someone who has never had a tailored suit...
A bit late for this post, but I've noticed that sarcasm doesn't come across on a board like this. Check Chitown's other posts and you'll see what I mean.
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Old Oct 25, 12, 9:54 am   #272
 
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I would recommend on-line HK tailors for shirts (Not a Suit as you must get fittings) if you are only in town for a short time. Order them before you take off and get them delivered to your hotel for when your arrive.

A list of on-line HK shirt makers

www.cottonwork.com - huge choice of High-end fabric
www.nialma.com - simple to use site
www.lewistaylorshirts.com - easy to use site with good brands of fabric
www.moderntailor.com - 2000 fabrics
www.itailor.com - Site seems to be down at the moment

The main differences are the types of fabric super 100's and up are good super 140 and up are great but wrinkle, the types of button (Shell or plastic) and the quality of the tailoring.

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Old Oct 25, 12, 12:04 pm   #273
 
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I apologise in advance - I haven't read the whole thread

Just one Q - REALISTICALY how long does a HKG tailor need to complete a suit
? I'd be in HKG for 4 nights and would love a new suit..
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Old Oct 25, 12, 12:13 pm   #274
 
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possible but very tough to do and get good results.

Better tailors take 7 days or so

Stay away from the touts on the street
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Old Oct 28, 12, 7:42 am   #275
 
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possible but very tough to do and get good results.

Better tailors take 7 days or so

Stay away from the touts on the street
My thoughts too

Thanks
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Old Nov 5, 12, 5:37 am   #276
 
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Question Dress Makers?

I'm going to Hong Kong at the end of the month and would like to find a good dress tailor. Most of the content of this forum seems to be on suits and shirts. Anyone have knowledge of a good dress maker? I have some fabulous silk that I bought in India a few years ago and want to have it made into a dress. Is that possible? Any help grateful!
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Old Nov 5, 12, 8:16 pm   #277
 
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Can't help wit a dressmaker but I suggest that you look through some magazines or websites and bring pictures of styles you like. My wife is doing this for a leather/fur acket she wants to have made.
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Old Nov 8, 12, 12:39 am   #278
 
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I'm going to Hong Kong at the end of the month and would like to find a good dress tailor. Most of the content of this forum seems to be on suits and shirts. Anyone have knowledge of a good dress maker? I have some fabulous silk that I bought in India a few years ago and want to have it made into a dress. Is that possible? Any help grateful!
I know of a good one (well, my female friends tell me it's good) but its quite difficult to find. I'll PM you the address. I dont know how much they will charge for a dress, but as is the rule of good HK tailors, they wont negotiate.
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Old Nov 12, 12, 10:14 am   #279
 
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Good Tailor in Hong Kong

Prices on many earlier posts out of date. Expect to pay at good tailor 100. US and up for quality shirt and 1000. US and up for suit made with 120 and better materials, less if inferior material. Can do suit in 2-3 days. I went in Sept 2012 to HK and by luck found good tailor on Mody Road in Kowloon called King's Tailor, owner is Clement Cheung. He seemed very knowledgeable and prices fair in relation to what I wanted. If you want cheap stuff, many of the street hawkers will lead you to one of the seemingly thousands of tailor shops in HK. The only more prevalent shop is Seven/Eleven. Remember, you get what you pay for.
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Old Nov 12, 12, 6:39 pm   #280
 
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Prices on many earlier posts out of date. Expect to pay at good tailor 100. US and up for quality shirt and 1000. US and up for suit made with 120 and better materials, less if inferior material. Can do suit in 2-3 days. I went in Sept 2012 to HK and by luck found good tailor on Mody Road in Kowloon called King's Tailor, owner is Clement Cheung. He seemed very knowledgeable and prices fair in relation to what I wanted. If you want cheap stuff, many of the street hawkers will lead you to one of the seemingly thousands of tailor shops in HK. The only more prevalent shop is Seven/Eleven. Remember, you get what you pay for.
100USD for a shirt? They saw you coming
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Old Nov 12, 12, 10:58 pm   #281
 
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100USD for a shirt? They saw you coming
And then some! Jantzens in Central is still HKD350-500 for a decent quality shirt - USD45-65.
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Old Nov 14, 12, 9:15 am   #282
 
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Anyone familiar with Frankie Tailor in the Sun Hung Kai Ctr in Wanchai?
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Old Dec 10, 12, 1:51 pm   #283
 
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Prices on many earlier posts out of date. Expect to pay at good tailor 100. US and up for quality shirt and 1000. US and up for suit made with 120 and better materials, less if inferior material.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 5:43 pm   #284
 
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Prices on many earlier posts out of date. Expect to pay at good tailor 100. US and up for quality shirt and 1000. US and up for suit made with 120 and better materials, less if inferior material. Can do suit in 2-3 days. I went in Sept 2012 to HK and by luck found good tailor on Mody Road in Kowloon called King's Tailor, owner is Clement Cheung. He seemed very knowledgeable and prices fair in relation to what I wanted. If you want cheap stuff, many of the street hawkers will lead you to one of the seemingly thousands of tailor shops in HK. The only more prevalent shop is Seven/Eleven. Remember, you get what you pay for.
Whilst i can understand paying US$100 for a shirt with top quality materials, detail in stitching, variations in lining, horn buttons etc. I can't imagine paying US$100 for 1 shirt at a tailor in Mody Road! I have 2 Ascot Chang shirts which i made for around HK$800 each but these were stunning shirts, with a lot of detail in terms of threads, buttons, linings etc....

My new favorite for this type of custom shirt is Cuffs in Causeway Bay. Though on my last order, they got some of the measurements way off, but were happy to redo the shirts.
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Old Dec 15, 12, 1:16 pm   #285
 
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I've been reading through this thread, and it's all a bit overwhelming. I too am getting ready for my first trip to Hong Kong, and plan to be there about a week. Getting a suit made while I'm there seems like a great idea.

I'm by no means a clothes horse, but did discover the joys of custom slacks made from good quality material at a local Houston tailor a few years ago. Really well made pants suddenly just fit perfectly, though were expensive at 500-600 per pair. My old beat up Dillard's sport coat got an uplift and a new lining and is now a bit nicer.

I emailed the Grand Hyatt and they have recommended Linda Chan, it looks like WW Chan is the upper end of the high end. and Danny's is somewhere bellow that?

For fabric I would love some advice as well. I live in Houston, travel in Texas and generally want tropical weight fabrics that can stand being punished by being put in my overstuffed carry on, folded up and put in overheads, etc. All while coming out still looking good. Oh and they should be comfortable to wear in Houston in the summer, or Kansas in the summer. I can always add an overcoat in the winter.

I would like to end up getting a 2 piece suit made, with an extra pair of pants, and a few shirts, ideally paying somewhere around $1000 US. Is that at all possible? Any thoughts would be most welcome.

Thanks!
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