By Finder blogger: Lucy Waring, founder of www.lulabellelifestyle.com
Hong Kong has long since been known for its high quality tailoring and reasonable price. Forget those cheap holiday souvenirs and invest in a piece of bespoke fashion from the distinguished array of Hong Kong tailors.
1. W.W. Chan & Son
image: W.W. Chan’s Instagram
For high end workmanship head to W.W. Chan & Son right in the heart of Central HK (Hong Kong Island) in the Entertainment building. This is an exceedingly swanky tailor who have the prices to match. If ease and high quality are what you are looking for and you don’t mind the high price tag then this tailor is for you.
2. William Cheng
If you are looking for a tailor and you don’t know where to start (and don’t have time for the copious amounts of online research beforehand), then head to Nathan road in Kowloon, where the majority of the tailors reside.
William Cheng & Son have been established since 1958 and have garnered great reviews online from their many returning clientele. They also have their own website where you can order your bespoke shirts and workwear from anywhere in the world for a minimal shipping cost. They specialize in mens shirts and suits in every colour and pattern you can imagine and you can even have your initials embroidered on your shirt to create a truly one-off piece.
Tips to know
Whilst most of the tailors specialise in men’s tailoring there are some who also cater for the ladies’ formal wear too. You will find tailors creating bespoke work wear for the modern working woman creating pieces such as shirts, formal skirts, dresses and suits to fill up your working wardrobe.
When visiting a Hong Kong tailor, expect to get creative and browse through the reams of materials, colors and patterns. You can choose what density of cotton you want, collar style, pocket or no pocket and basically any other detail you desire.
It’s also recommended to take along a shirt, blazer, dress or skirt that you love the style of for the tailors to recreate in a different pattern or colour.
Most tailors will prepare your order within a day or two and will deliver direct to your hotel. What could be better than that!
About Lucy Waring
Lucy is a freelance writer and blogger based in Singapore. You can find her blogging at Lulabelle Lifestyle where she talks fashion and travel and reveals Singapore’s hidden gems. She also organizes #blogmeetsg networking events bringing boutique brands and bloggers together. To keep up to date with the latest blog posts and #blogmeetsg events you can follow her on Facebook. You can also follow the behind the scenes action on Instagram.