HKG SUITS IN 18HRS

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  1. mo26

    mo26 Silver Member

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    Just booked a mr to HKG, with 18hrs on the ground. As it stands right now, i'm only going as far as the Marriott and will probably play 9 holes by the airport.

    I was kicking around the idea of reaching out to a few different tailors, but my understanding is you need 2-4 fittings spread out over a few days to get the most out of it. Anyone have any experience with this?

    Trying to get a sense of whether or not it's worth going into town in the morning on the hunt for some new suits.

    - MO
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    If you want a good suit which actually fits you need more time.
     
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  3. mo26

    mo26 Silver Member

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    Exactly what I figured. Not interested in the "port of call" fitting.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Terry Yap

    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    agree, 18 hours may really be too rushed, you may get a sleeve missing..:p
     
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  5. chrislacey
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    I actually found my tailor when I went to BKK. He happened to also own the hotel I was staying in. I saw him 3 times. Twice over a 3 day period...then we went to HKT...then once a week later when we were traveling back through BKK. Now I order suits and shirts from him and he ships them here. He also comes to NYC at least once (usually twice) a year so I can check out the new fabrics, styles, etc.

    I was worried that only 3 visits wouldn't be enough, but it was. No way would I settle on a single visit. First visit was getting my measurements. 2nd fitting was specifically for the jacket. 3rd was to make sure everything fit correctly and to make any necessary adjustments.
     
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  6. jonspencer

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    well-made suits in HK are not cheap :eek:

    you would be cheating yourself to try to get one in 18 hours

    maybe the posters above will share how much they are paying these days for 100% lightweight wool suit of decent quality?
     
  7. fisherman14

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    With my experience with my HK tailor it took them at least 4 weeks to deliver my purchase which was faster than my previous order with a different tailor.
     

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