Bespoke suits in Shanghai or Hong Kong?
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Bespoke suits in Shanghai or Hong Kong?
Posted by wiltznucs on 12/26 at 8:53 am
Anybody done this? I figured this may be a better question for the Money Talk as opposed to the OT.

I'll be going the Shanghai for sure and possibly a stop in HK in May. I am considering having a custom tailored suit made while I'm there.

If so, where did you go and any insights or recommendations?



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Posted by coolpapaboze on 12/26 at 9:48 am to wiltznucs
How much are you looking to spend?


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Posted by wiltznucs on 12/26 at 10:12 am to coolpapaboze
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How much are you looking to spend?


I've never done a custom suit before. I've been told that I should expect to pay $700 - 1,000. I'd probably like to keep it around a grand or so..

You probably know more than I do.


This post was edited on 12/26 at 10:15 am

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Posted by TheHiddenFlask on 12/26 at 10:25 am to wiltznucs
Anthony Boursain had a suit made in Hong Kong for under 400.

Check out the "layover" in hong kong. I figure if it's good enough for him, it's probably pretty good.



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Posted by Blakely Bimbo on 12/26 at 10:45 am to wiltznucs
My husband still owns 2 suits he bought 25 years ago in Hong Kong. He uses Baron Kay's

Baron Kays Hong Kong

The price depends on the fabrics you choose. They keep your measurements on file and years ago they even would come to select cities in the US. Very reputable. Fast Service.

It has been about a decade since he has been back, but they are still in business.



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Posted by coolpapaboze on 12/26 at 11:02 am to wiltznucs
If you want true bespoke (your own pattern, a wide range of high quality fabrics, measurements followed by several fittings, fully canvassed, hand sewing, etc) you probably have to forget about the $400 stuff. Can you get something at that price? Sure, but you're going to get something probably fused with glue, shitty fabrics, and generally poor quality relative to what you can get mid-high end RTW. If you go true bespoke with a good tailor you'll have something that is exactly what you want and will probably last the rest of your life. The best well known bespoke tailor in that area, that travels anyway, is probably WW Chan ( WW Chan). They have locations in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and they travel with a regular and reliable schedule, so if you did use them and have something made, it would be easier to order new stuff in the future. What you pay will be dependent on what fabric you choose, but you're probably looking at $1-1.5K for a jacket, $1.2-2K for a two piece suit. Now, that's not cheap, but it's comparable for what you'd pay for high end ready to wear, but it's going to fit a lot better and you can have it made in any style with whatever details you want. That's about half to 2/3 what you'd pay for Savile Row or Naples bespoke and I know a lot of guys who use Chan and have some really good looking jackets and suits.


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Posted by foshizzle on 12/26 at 3:10 pm to wiltznucs
I've used Hemranjani Bros. for my suits for several years now, have always been quite happy with them. I get the suit but not the shirts or ties though, I prefer other vendors for those.


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Posted by wiltznucs on 12/26 at 4:14 pm to coolpapaboze
Good to know, it sure sounds like I need to line something up in Shanghai. Thanks for all the advice fellas...


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Posted by auredry on 12/29 at 5:30 am to wiltznucs
Hey Friends,
Is there anyone who can share their experience for the bespoke suits? someone suggested me Himark tailors in hong kong. I want to know about them. If their is anyone who had their experience with them, then please share your experience.



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Posted by reb13 on 12/29 at 2:41 pm to auredry
Why go to Hong Kong when you can just go to Bijan in LA??


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Posted by wiltznucs on 12/30 at 3:57 pm to auredry
After arriving in HK or Shanghai there is literally a bespoke tailor at very corner. Several of my friends had suits made. Most were well satisfied and have been pleased with them. The WW Chan suits really seemed best IMHO when looking at overall quality.


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Posted by ItNeverRains on 12/30 at 5:39 pm to auredry
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Is there anyone who can share their experience for the bespoke suits? someone suggested me Himark tailors in hong kong. I want to know about them. If their is anyone who had their experience with them, then please share your experience.


Lifetime ban bet this little bastard works for Himark Tailors in HK. They hustle, I'll give them that



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Posted by foshizzle on 12/30 at 7:56 pm to ItNeverRains
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Lifetime ban bet this little bastard works for Himark Tailors in HK. They hustle, I'll give them that


That was my impression too.



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Posted by HeadyMurphey on 1/1 at 9:07 am to DavidPonting
Tha frick? We are being invaded. Never have I seen two spammers in one thread on here.


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Posted by GREENHEAD22 on 1/1 at 11:58 pm to HeadyMurphey
So how do these suits stack up against your nicer American or European suits?


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Posted by wickowick on 1/5 at 8:37 am to DavidPonting



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Posted by SpicyStacy on 1/5 at 10:02 am to wickowick
WTF





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Posted by DawnJohny on 3/25 at 12:29 am to wiltznucs
In Hong Kong, Himark Martin Tailors are the best tailors to buy tailoring clothes.The suits which are made by them are looking so good and attractive.


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Posted by Bayou Tiger on 3/25 at 5:00 am to DawnJohny
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In Hong Kong, Himark Martin Tailors are the best tailors to buy tailoring clothes.The suits which are made by them are looking so good and attractive.
Cool. Finally a detailed, unbiased response in this thread.



ETA, I do appreciate the honesty in his profile...
quote:

DawnJohny
Location: Hong Kong
Biography: I am content writer.
Interests: games,playing sports and reading good books
Occupation: Student
Number of Posts: 1
Registered On: 3/21/2013


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Posted by foshizzle on 3/25 at 7:08 am to DawnJohny


He could have just bought an ad from Chicken.



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