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Suits In Hong Kong?  
User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Has anyone ever purchased a tailored suit in Hong Kong? What were your experiences of the process and would you reccomend it?

Thanks!


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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

I had 5 suits made in HK while I was working out there. Very good quality very good price. I don't remember the tailor, if I remember I'll look in the suit jacket when I get home tonight, but it was literally a whole in the wall that a couple of HK based co-workers recommended.

I think the deposit was only like 10% so there really is very little risk of being taken. My recommendation are: ask around and find someone who isn't fly by night; don't judge the book by its cover (the store front will not be what you expect); depending on how many days you have, you might want to go get your first fitting on the first day you are there; and, enjoy the experience, you'll get a great suit for a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere.

On more think - get a bunch of custom made dress shirts while you're at it.


User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Highly recommended. It's generally cheaper than off the rack, and of course tailored fits properly. Like anything, you get what you pay for though. The dodgy Indian blokes hanging around Tsim Sha Tsui pier are not the way to go.

You'll get an excellent suit for around HK$4000, a pretty good one for $HK3000, and an average one for HK$1500-2000

If you're after a nice one, I recommend Linda Chow, 69 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. A little hard to find buit she's very professional and uses great materials. Make sure you've got time for three visits though, (measure, fit, final fit)


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 days ago) and read 2204 times:

thanks guys! Certainly looks like the way to go...

Kiwi, thanks for a quick price guide. At least now i know what to expect and i'm in a better position to not get ripped off!

//Kevin



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 days ago) and read 2201 times:

If you're ever in Shanghai, it's apparently better in terms of price. I have no contacts there though so would be a lottery for quality.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

I can recommend a very good tailors in Bangkok, Thailand.

"Siam Square Collection"
Can be found in Siam Square/Soi 8  Smile

It is run by a British guy called Micky, originally from Bradford (ish).

I got 2 very good suits, with accessories from there Big grin


Lee



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Yes, frequently, mainly because I go there nearly every year  Smile I strongly recommend getting suits in Hong Kong rather than in China. In China there is an edge for price but when it comes to quality you cannot trust them too much. If you are looking for more expensive suits, go to Pacific Place in Admiralty and there should be shops wiling to make suits for you. I can't remember the name, but I will post it when I do.

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4514 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 19 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Go to Burlington house on Nathan Road in Kowloon - people on this site advised me to go there when I went to Hong Kong in 2005 and I did go there for suit tailoring - however I didn't end up getting anything just because I didn't really need any more than I already had.


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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 18 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting Elite (Reply 6):
If you are looking for more expensive suits, go to Pacific Place in Admiralty and there should be shops wiling to make suits for you. I can't remember the name, but I will post it when I do.

Expensive is an understatement for Pacific Place. However, I'm sure the suits would be magnificent!


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 5):
I can recommend a very good tailors in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thanks for the reccomendation but Bangkok is quite a walk from Hong Kong...  Wink Haha!



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 9):
Thanks for the reccomendation but Bangkok is quite a walk from Hong Kong...

Fly then, you'll enjoy it  Wink



Lee



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