Monday, June 6, 2011
Top 10 Gentlemen's Tailors
Italian Tailor has three decades of experience and 70 percent of its clients are Hong Kong-based Westerners. It imports most of its fabric from Italy and specializes in menswear, although it does tailor business suits for ladies. You can expect to pay around $5,000 for a man’s suit. The very excitable owner informs us that he is far too busy with his business to create a website!
Prince’s Building,10 Chater Rd., Central, 2522-1333
Jim’s Tailor Workshop
Located in Admiralty for 20 years, Jim’s is popular with, well, everyone! Catering for both men and woman, it often delivers clothing overseas— efficiently too thanks to the very comprehensive website. In store 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 $4,500.
Shop 37-38. 1/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Rd., Admiralty, 2789-0751, www.jimstailor.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 servicing customers in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK. A suit here will cost $2,880 upwards.
Han Hing Mansion, 7/F, 38 - 40 Hankow Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-6658
Rashmi Custom Tailors
“Create a new you and let the clothes speak for themselves” is the end goal for Mr. Rashmi who specializes in suits and shirts. Be ready to be thoroughly measured to ensure the perfect-fit quality suit. You can select from thousands of imported fabrics and your favorite suit, style or design can be copied as well. Rashmi Custom Tailors caters to every industry: lawyers, politicians, doctors, bankers and a suit can be completed within a day. The average cost of a suit here is $2,400.
Suite 1201, 12/F, Metropole Building, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2311-5362, www.rashmi.com
Be clothed by the genius who has dressed big names like Queen Elizabeth, Michael Jackson, Sylvester Stallone and Sarah Palin. Sam’s Tailor, located opposite Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard, is run by Sam, who stocks 25,000 different suit materials (with suits costing from $2,000) and specializes in suit shirts, morning suits, riding jackets and ties. Take your designs in for Sam to copy.
Ground Floor, Burlington Arcade, 94 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2367-9423, www.samstailor.biz
If you’re looking to have a kilt made, head over to Yuen’s, one of the few places where you can buy a kilt in Hong Kong. With prices starting from $4,800, it takes six weeks to be made. Yuen, who was in military service for 18 years before being stationed in Central for 15 years, also makes all types of suits for men.
2/F, 233, Escalator Link Alley, 80 Des Voeux Rd. Central, 2854-9649
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. Ninety percent of its clients are businessmen, but ladies’ tailoring and other items are also available. Pacific Custom Tailor doesn’t have a website but are happy to mail you one of the thousands of samples from their shop.
Shop 113, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2845-5377
Founded in 1889, Punjab House is a family business run by Arshad Mahmood who employs highly skilled Shanghainese tailors to create his clothes. It stocks more than 10, 000 materials and specializes in bespoke tailoring with a suit costing upwards of $1,800. Punjab House has regular clients from institutions such as Kowloon Cricket Club, YMCA, Business Chambers of Commerce, English Premier League and Morgan Stanley, and closely follows clients’ instructions on suit design.
5/F, Suite C, Golden Crown Court, 66-70 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-6612, www.punjabhouse.com.hk
Established for more than four decades, Raja Fashions owns its own workshops and warehouses, giving it full control over the cost, quality and length of time it takes to have a suit made. Suits for men and women start at $1,800. Leather goods and men’s accessories such as ties and cufflinks are also available. Raja also offers a free hotel or office delivery service.
34C Cameron Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-7624, www.raja-fashions.com
source : http://hk.asia-city.com/