Having a good men’s tailor and well-fitted suit means you will never say ‘I 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 tailor yet, you might as well go back home. You can’t go wrong with our picks for the best tailor-made suits and clothes for men.
A family-run shop with its very own in-house workshop established in 1983, this men’s tailor 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 number one 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$4,672. Shirts start at HK$499.
The tailors at Rashmi Custom Tailors are known for their convenient accessibility. They understand that some of us just can’t make it to multiple fittings, so they can facilitate fittings either at your home or your office. If that isn’t enough, they can also turn your suit around in just two days, and they claim it will look as good as the suits that take two weeks to make. You be the judge! Average cost for a suit is around HK$2,900.
Since 1952, Bobby’s Fashions has consistently been recognised as one of Hong Kong’s leading Bespoke Tailors. This tailor specialises in custom-made suits, shirts, tuxedos, overcoats and leather garments for both men and women. Customers come from all corners of the globe to be fitted here. Even celebrities such as Jackie Chan and Kobe Bryant! All of Bobby’s Fashions garments are handmade in-house by a team of Master Shanghainese Tailors, ensuring you come away with the customised style you want to your exact specification.
Choose from over 20,000 fabrics from the finest mills in Europe, including brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana & Hugo Boss. They can provide a made-to-measure garment in three to five days. This expert team can finish a piece in as little as two days if needed, and alterations are complimentary for all garments for one year after delivery. Visit them in store or see one of their master tailors on their overseas visits.
Does the idea of running around town to find the right tailor make you sweat? If so, there’s always an option to order online through smart Hong Kong tailors like MILK Shirts. You’ll never have to leave the air-conditioned comfort of your office! When you order a custom-tailored shirt by MILK, not only will the shirt will fit perfectly, you can also choose all the little details to ensure it’s a piece that’s extra special. Choose the fabric texture, the collar style, the cuff type and more! Plus, you can add a personalised monogram.
Try the Mason White Ribbed Piquet Shirt, a versatile option that can be worn as an office staple, dressed up with a suit, or dressed down with denim or chinos. The soft-spread collar and rounded button cuffs add distinguishing features to this lovely textured pique cotton fabric.
Worried about quality when ordering online? Don’t be – just because you’re not meeting the tailor in person, doesn’t mean there has to be a compromise on personalised quality. MILK also accepts appointments to tailor in person at its TST showroom; just make an appointment through the website. Shirts start at HK$1,140 to HK$1,890, with prices dependent on fabric selection.
Magnus & Novus
Menswear and lifestyle brand Magnus & Novus is renowned for its handcrafted ready-to-wear menswear. But did you know it also provides a bespoke service that allows you personalise your attire?
It works via a simple four-step process. First comes the consultation, where detailed measurements and photos are taken. The team will help you decide on the garment details and fit according to your lifestyle and needs; plus, you’ll be guided through their timeless wardrobe collection and fabric range (including the finest English and Italian mills) for inspiration.
Next comes the first fitting, where the garment is adjusted to how you’ll wear it. (The alignment of your shoulders in your particular posture, for example.) The garment is then taken apart and handsewn again, incorporating the adjustments. A second fitting follows, for final adjustments. This is where the Magnus & Novus tailor checks all the fine details, such as how much cuff a jacket is showing. After a final fitting, the item is ready for you to wear and enjoy for years to come. Excess fabric is left in the seams for any adjustments in the future.
Book an appointment here to receive a complimentary bespoke wardrobe consultation at the Magnus & Novus showroom in Central.
The Chan family comes from a long and rich 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 start from HK $11,500.
Jantzen are an internationally renown brand of men’s tailoring. The team aims to make the fit of each suit as functional and comfortable as possible while keeping that very sharp look. Some features of the shirting include split yokes to release puckering on the shoulder, and removable collar stiffeners to help keep the unique shape. Suits start at HK$15,000.
Brother company of Ascot Chang (see below), 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 specially 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.
Looking for a specific fabric? You’ll likely find it at Ascot Chang, which boasts a choice of 3,500 fabrics from world famous designers like Loro Piana, Ermengildo Zegna and Holland & Sherry, to name a few. The team pride themselves on their long-lasting, tailor-made suits from the finest fabrics, assembled by hand using complex handiwork.
- Shop 2005A, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | 2196 8438
- Shop 131, Landmark Prince’s, 6-14A Chater Road, Central | 2523 3663
- MW6, Peninsula Hotel, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | 2366 2398
This store has kept an exclusive stock of over 1,000 samples to help you in choosing the right style. A-Man Hing Cheong specialises in traditional bespoke ‘English-style’ suits and shirting, and has been in the biz for over a hundred years. The tailors here only need two fittings and a total of five days to make a suit. The tailors are more than happy to work with any design you choose. Suits start at HK$10,000.
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 HK. The team is thorough with its close supervision of the tailoring process and ensures the demands of the customer are always met. Prices start at HK$3,888.
This tailor is known for keeping his customers happy and loyal. He’s happy to use fabric from elsewhere and to tailor any design that you might suggest. Jim’s quality of workmanship and personable nature make his service highly versatile. HK$5,000 makes a suit here possible.
Maxwell’s Clothiers runs a large mail-order operation for customers overseas in the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK. The store has been in business since 1961 and has a loyal following. Prices for suits begin at HK$3,000.
OM offers a 24-hour express service for its clients. It has 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.
Suits at Pacific Custom Tailors 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’re well worth the visit, with suits starting at HK $3,300.
Affordable and reliable HOLA Classic has over 30 years of experience. The workshop handiwork here is closely supervised to ensure that tailor-made quality is maintained. Based on Haven Street in Kowloon, the HOLA team are able to keep their prices low but their workmanship competitive and consistent. Suits range from HK$1,980 to HK$4,200.
Raja is one of Hong Kong’s longest standing bespoke tailoring businesses, with over 60 years of experience. The team can facilitate a top-of-the-line bespoke tailoring experience, or, if you’re in a rush, 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. The store also boasts 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.
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