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Hi everyone, long time lurker and first time poster so please be gentle with me!

I'm traveling to Hong Kong next Tuesday, will be in town for 4 days, and as I'm getting a bit disillusioned with the quality of the RTW offerings in UK I want to get a few shirts made.

Problem is this is my first time in HK and I'm not sure who is good and who isn't. Various threads mention various tailors, although I haven't managed to find any recent ones.

Ones I've heard OK things about are (in no particular order):
1) Tai Pan
2) WW Chan
3) Jantzen (I quite like the more modern styles they do)
4) Graly
5) Takly

I've got five questions that I need some help with:
1) Does anyone have any good / bad experience with the above?
2) Are there others I should consider?
3) What sort of price should I be expecting to pay to get a sea island quality shirt?
4) How long should it taken to get them made?
5) I was thinking about trying a couple of them on the basis that I doubt I will be in HK again for a long time and could always get more by mail.

Sorry this is a big post, but I'd be grateful for any pointers the experts on here can give. :icon_smile:
 

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Chang is quite expensive, however, and I'm not sure what kind of a budget you're on.

I've been getting shirts made by Graly for a couple of years now (you may have seen my posting on this site). Shirts range between US$50 and $60. I've been very happy with them. Once you have your sizes logged, you can email him to request swatches and do it that way. One warning--it's difficult to use a credit card from out of the country, so I usually have to cut him a bank check. That being said, I learned that the hard way and Mr. Tong (the manager) let me pay the next time I was in Hong Kong, which was very generous. Shirts are delivered nicely wrapped with a hand written note. When I order them from the US, he usually takes about a week and a half. He has a huge selection and only does shirts. Let me know if you need the address

Bespoke Trout
 

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Shirts in Hong Kong

I have had good luck with all of the six or so tailors that I have used in Hong Kong in the past twenty-some years. You should know that many tailors keep a stock of fabric and farm out their shirt work to specialists, and do the same with trousers and coats. So the difference in tailors comes down to the quality of measurement and your negotiated price.

My wife and I are still enjoying the clothes we have had made by Linda Chow over the years; the shop is a short walk from the Star Ferry terminal on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui). Great service and quality, and the prices are competitive with what others here have listed. She also visits the US at least once a year, stopping in major cities.

Linda Chow
Shop 301, Universal Commercial Building, 69 Peking Road Hong Kong

In fact, my wife will not buy a RTW if the price is higher than Linda's!

Cordially,
Jim
 
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