Never say you have ‘nothing to wear’ again. Hong Kong is the land of the haberdasher, and if you haven’t had a visit with a men’s bespoke clothing fashion tailor yet, you might as well go back home. You can’t go wrong with our picks for tailor made suits and clothes for men. Read on to find the best thread weavers in Hong Kong.
A family-run shop with their very own in-house workshop established in 1983, Empire International Tailors is highly regarded as one of Hong Kong’s best loved outfitters. The shop’s approach involves working closely with its customers to custom-design their bespoke menswear with a careful two to three fittings before completion. Empire’s house cut is generally modern and slim yet business appropriate, however the tailors are ready to design anything between classic and contemporary suits if the customer wishes. Rated no.1 by TripAdvisor and featured on CNN and the New York Times, the shop is a popular place to pick up quality suits and is often buzzing with locals and travellers alike. Suits start at HK$4672. Shirts start at HK$399.
Shop No.6, Ground Floor, Houston Center, TST East, 63 Mody Road, 2723 2673
W.W.Chan & Sons
The Chan family comes from a long and rich family history of Shanghainese tailoring, and to this day they use the same bespoke techniques passed down through generations. These tailors have no machinery, instead using hand stitching as their main method of sewing. Suits starting from HK $11,500.
A2, Burlington House, 4 Nathan Road. Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Jantzen are an internationally renown brand of Men’s tailoring. Their shirts are particularly special; they try to make the fit as functional and comfortable as possible whilst keeping that very sharp look. Some features of their shirting include split yokes to release puckering on the shoulder, and removable collar stiffeners to help keep their unique shape. Suits start at HK$15,000
Room 504 & 505, 5/F, On Lok Yuen Building, 25-27 Des Voeux Road, Central, 2810 8080
Suits by Rashmi
Suits by Rashmi are known for their convenient accessibility. They understand that some of us just can’t make the fittings and so they can facilitate fittings at either your home or at your office. If that isn’t enough, they can also turn your suit around in just two days and claim that it will look as good as the suits that take two weeks to make. You be the judge! Average cost for a suit runs you HK$2,400.
L/G Floor, Shop 5, Asia Standard Tower, 29-65 Queen’s Road, Central, 2311 5362
As Ascot Chang’s brother company, TCNY’s target client is the younger demographic. The family- run business caters to those looking for classic pieces with a modern twist. The suits are well thought out and especially crafted for functionality with hidden change pockets for safekeeping your money and special features to help endure Hong Kong’s notorious summer weather. Discover “a new side of tailoring”. Suit prices begin at HK$4,800.
Shop B, 43-49 Wellington Street, Central, 2259 5000
Ascot Chang boasts a choice of 3,500 fabrics from world famous designers like Loro Piana, Ermengildo Zegna and Holland & Sherry to name a few. They pride themselves on their long lasting, tailor-made suits from the finest fabric assembled by hand using complex handiwork.
Shop 2031, Podium Level 2, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, 2295 3833
A-Man Hing Cheong
A-Man Hing Cheong has kept an exclusive stock of over 1,000 samples to aid you in choosing the right style for you.They specialize in traditional bespoke ‘English-style’ suits and shirting, and have been in the biz for over a hundred years. They only need two fittings and in total only five days to make. The tailors are more than happy to work with any design you choose. Suits start at HK$10,000.
M/F Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central, 2522 3336
The fabrics and accessories at Bonham Strand are imported from Italy and exclusively on offer only in Hong Kong. The business is dedicated to preserving traditional tailoring and craftsmanship especially unique to Hong Kong. They are thorough with their close supervision of the tailoring process and ensure the demands of the customer are always met. Prices start at HK$3,888.
Room 809, Kwong Loong Tai Building, 1016-1018 Tai Nan West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, 3563 9217
Exclusively for Men’s tailoring only, Italian Tailor has over 30 years of experience in tailoring. You can expect here the same standard of fabric and accessories on offer, all imported from Italy. Expect to pay upwards of HK$6,000.
Room 342, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2522 1333
Jim’s Tailor Workshop
Jim’s Tailor is known for keeping his customers happy and loyal. He is happy to use fabric from elsewhere and to tailor any design that the customer suggests. The quality of workmanship and personable nature makes his service highly versatile. HK$5,000 makes a suit here possible.
Shop 37-38, 1/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, 2789 0751
Maxwell Clothiers runs a large mail-order operation for customers overseas in the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK. They have been in business since 1961 and have a loyal following. Prices for suits begin at HK$3,000
13/F, Maxwell Centre, 39-41 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366 6658
Om Custom Tailor
Om offers a 24-hour express service for its clients. They have an online database that can make future purchases just that much easier for you to have a shirt made overnight and delivered to your office the following morning.
Shop LG56, Lower Ground Floor, Peninsula Centre, 67 Mody Road, TST East, 23662603
Pacific Custom Tailors
Suits here take only two to three days to make. The fabrics are imported and the workmanship has been consistent ever since the business was established in 1989. They are well worth the visit, and suits start at HK $3,300.
Shop 111, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2845 5377
Affordable and reliable HOLA Classic has over 30 years of experience. Workshop handiwork is closely supervised to ensure that tailor-made quality is maintained. Based on Haven Street in Kowloon, they are able to keep their prices low but their workmanship competitive consistent. Suits range from HK$1,980 to HK$4,200.
G/F, 17/A Haven Street, Causeway Bay, 2870 0245
On trend with their designs and tailoring, Cuffs is a young and hip tailoring business in Hong Kong. They value their designer style and custom fit, and are always looking to push the envelope with new and exciting ideas. Targeting the younger demographic. Suits start from HK$3,500 and go up to $9,000.
3/F, 27 Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay, 2413 6033
Raja is one of Hong Kong’s longest standing bespoke tailoring businesses, with over 60 years of experience. They can facilitate a top of the line bespoke tailoring experience or if you are in a rush, and they have a 24 hour turn around express service for people on the move. Book an appointment in the morning and your garment will be delivered the following morning. They also boast the largest stock of fabric in Hong Kong and a large product range all for your convenience. Suits here start from HK$3,880 and go up to HK$8,880.
2/F, Cammer Commercial Bldg, 30-32 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2311 5612