Jun 20, 2012|
A-Man Hing Cheong
Exclusively for men, A-Man Hing Cheong specializes in English-style suits and shirts. After two fittings, suits take five days and shirts take two days to be made on average. The 108-year-old business has over 1,000 samples in stock and staff are happy to copy your designs. On average a suit here will cost $10,000 and up.
M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Rd. Central, 2522-3336
Ascot Chang is a classy option, with a suit setting you back around $10,000. It has four other Hong Kong branches as well as four international branches. Established in 1952, the company is acclaimed for its shirt-making, but its suits are equally up to par. Robes, belts, cuff links and tuxedo shirts are also available.
The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2367-8319, www.ascotchang.com
With a dedication to preserving the tradition of Hong Kong’s unique tailoring and craftsmanship, Bonham Strand ensures that all fabrics and accessories used are imported from Italy and crafted exclusively in Hong Kong. As well, each step of the tailoring process is highly supervised to ensure that it meets the demands of the customer. Prices start from $3,888.
Room 809, Kwong Loong Tai Building, 1016–1018 Tai Nan West St., Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, 3563-9217, www.bonhamstrand.hk
Collars & Cuffs
Collars & Cuffs has been operating for over 30 years and was previouslylocated in Pacific Place. Most of its clients are 35 to 60 years old and 70 percent are locals. With fabrics flown in from Italy, Collars & Cuffstakes on average five days to make a suit which will cost from around$3,200 to $3,300.
Room 108B, 9 Queen's Rd. Central, 2868-0488
Italian Tailor has three decades of experience. It imports most of itsfabric from Italy and specializes in menswear. You can expect to payaround $6,000 for a man’s suit.
Room 342, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd. Central, 2522-1333
Jantzen stocks over 1,000 different suit materials, over 3,000 shirt materials and supplies Egyptian cotton yarns and pure cashmere wool for suiting. It takes about one week to finish a suit with two or three fittings.
Room 504-505, 5/F, On Lok Yuen Building, 25-27 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2810-8080, www.jantzentailor.com
Jim’s Tailor Workshop
Located in Admiralty for 20 years, Jim’s is popular with, well, everyone. Clients can flick through the huge book of material samples before ordering suits, shirts and more, although the tailor is happy to follow your design too. Suit prices start at $5,000.
Shop 37-38, 1/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Rd.,Admiralty, 2789-0751, www.jimstailors.com
Maxwell’s Clothiers has been in the custom tailoring business in Hong Kong since 1961 and has established a loyal client base. The company also runs a large mail-order operation for custom tailoring services in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK. A suit here will cost $3,080 upwards.
13/F, Maxwell Centre, 39-41 Hankow Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-6658
Om Custom Tailor
Om has hundreds of fabrics in different qualities, designs and colors that are regularly updated with new collections. It offers a 24-hour express service for clients and information is kept in a database so future online purchases become easier.
Shop UG31, UG/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2366-2603, www.omtailors.com
Pacific Custom Tailor
A family business established in 1989, Pacific Custom Tailor specializes in men’s business suits, particularly the three-button, single-breasted suit. Made with fabrics imported from Italy and the UK, a typical suit takes two to three days to complete and you can order a cashmere wool suit for $3,300.
Shop 111, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2845-5377
Rashmi Custom Tailors
Be ready to be thoroughly measured to ensure a quality suit. You can select from thousands of imported fabrics and your favorite suit, style or design can be copied as well. The average cost of a suit here is $2,400.
Suite 83, 12/F, Burlington House, 90-94 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2311-5362, www.rashmi.com
Customers at TCNY (Ascot Chang’s younger bro) are offered free consultation
from expert staff. Committed to traditional tailoring techniques with contemporary
styles, TCNY can have you transformed from head to toe. Prices range from $4,800
Shop B, 43-49 Wellington St., Central, 2259-5000, www.tcny.com.hk