Seven Cool Tailor Shops to Get Your Suit On
The List’s favorite bespoke suitshops
Established in Hong Kong in 2010 by three men who’re passionate for classic styling and the unique stories behind well-crafted men’s products, The Armoury is dedicated in bringing back the artisanal touch to menswear. With a team of carefully selected artisans, they offer exquisitely crafted suits, shirts and formalwear, as well as sportswear and a wide range of accessories.
307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central, 2804-6991, thearmoury.com
World-known tailor Ascot Chang is a classy option, with a suit setting you back around $10,000. It has four Hong Kong branches as well as four international branches. Established in 1952, the company is acclaimed for its shirt-making, but its suits are equally up to par. Robes, belts, cufflinks and tuxedo shirts are also available.
Shop MW6, The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-2398, ascotchang.com
Taking traditional tailoring and turning it into something stylish and easy, Cuffs offers tailored fashion a breath of fresh air. With their own in-house designer Steve Seong, you can simply drop in the store and he will work out the rest, from fabric options to cutting. The chic and modern tailor also features something new: a shirt bar and suit bar with simple guides that show you all the options for
a hassle free shopping experience.
2/F, Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington St., Central, 2413-8098, cuffs.hk
Established in 1986, David Fashions carries a vast selection of imported fabrics, many from Italy. In fact, name the material and color and David Fashions will probably stock it: It offers full wardrobe planning and evaluation at your home or office by phone, email or in person and suit price are surprisingly affordable. The range includes suits, shirts, waistcoats, top coats, tuxedos, sports jackets, blazers and trousers. A comprehensive website allows customers to order online.
Shop 15, G/F, Empress Plaza, 17-19 Chatham Rd. South, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368-6884, david-fashions.com
La Elite Fashions
Known for their service, quality of fabric, as well as traditional Shanghainese workmanship, La Elite has been in business for the last 30 years. They have a large group of loyal customers, thanks to their free alteration service for up to 10 years. For those who are intimidated by the price tags on bespoke suits, La Elite comes to your rescue: They offer affordable fitted suits, including two fittings, to be ready in five to seven days. If you’re in a hurry, a 24-hour express service is also available.
G/F, 1E Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2368-0040
Since 1953, Nita has been one of the most respected names in men's clothing in Hong Kong, synonymous with superior fabrics, meticulous hand tailoring, and quality that is becoming harder and harder to find. Master tailor Peter Daswani has over 30 years of experience in custom tailoring and is passionately detail-minded. The store carries over 3,000 fabrics: English flannel, worsted Scottish tweed and cashmere, French gabardine, Italian and silk mohair and more. Delivery takes six to eight weeks but faster jobs can be accommodated.
G/F, 16 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2721-9990, nitafashions.com
This British tailoring firm has been stitching up some of the finest quality suits in Hong Kong for more than a century. Punjab House’s sister business, Apsley Tailors, showcased a $1 million suit at its grand opening in May 2013. Want to look like a million bucks too? Splurge on some gold stitching and diamond details for a knock-out outfit.
Shop G, G/F, Burlington House, 94 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-5635, punjabhouse.com.hk