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Tailor

Is this one of the world's most expensive suits? It's a snip at HK$1 million

Video: Boasting 22-carat gold stitching, with a gold waistcoat and diamond-encrusted gold buttons, the one-off is on sale at HK$1 million (US$129,000).

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 4:48am 5 comments

Tailor Hackett London opens flagship store

British tailor Hackett London got itself noticed when it opened its flagship store in Causeway's Bay's Hysan Avenue.

Guests at Friday's grand opening of the two-floor boutique in Eton Tower included actors Julian Cheung Chi-lam and Michael Wong Man-tak, and socialite couples Ernie and Marie Shek and Brandon and Jenny Chau.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:54am 1 comment

From drug needles ... to a needle and thread

Kenny Shum spent years honing his skills as a tailor, specialising in the intricate detailing of women's suits.

At the same time, he fed an 18-year heroin habit that robbed him of his life savings.

He eventually had to stop working as a tailor and found himself doing menial labouring jobs.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Exorbitant suits - dressed in the finest fashion

Dressed in the finest fashion.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Moustache

Who started it? Ellis Kreuger (who originally trained as a tailor) and Alex Daye founded Moustache in September 2009, as a bespoke tailoring house. The American designers had arrived from New York with bags full of attire unsuitable for Hong Kong's balmy humidity.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Boys will be men

A change is happening in the world of men's fashion - and it's not a passing fad. No, this is a major force that will have lasting implications. The return of classic menswear can be seen everywhere, championed this autumn-winter by the big Italian fashion houses - Zegna, Ferragamo, Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Bottega Veneta.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cutting edges

India was once known as the 'land of the unstitched cloth', highly regarded for its drapers rather than pattern-cutters and designers. But all that has changed in recent years as the country absorbed Western influences and reinvented its fashion industry with an eye to the modern woman.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Getting it right the bespoke way

Traipsing around town for that 'just right' furnishing item can be time-consuming and frustrating. There is no guarantee that you will find it or, if you do, that it will fit in your flat, make it up the stairs, or any other number of variables that arise when you do not live in a standardised, mass-produced apartment. But when in Rome, as they say.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fresh-faced tailor shares snippets of his passion for the cloth

At the age of 21, Angelo Petrucci was already dressing statesmen, tycoons and megastars. At 39, he's now a veteran tailor, but his youthful looks didn't inspire much confidence when he was starting out.

The chief master tailor and designer for Italian bespoke suit maker Brioni recalled a fitting with then German president Roman Herzog in 1995.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Fast fashion, like fast food, is not to master tailor's taste

Veteran Italian tailor Antonio Liverano is a firm believer in the idea that 'clothes maketh man'.

'We are not all lucky enough to be born handsome. However, if we know how to style well people will fall in love with us,' Liverano (above) said.

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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