Gentlemen's Guide: The Best Men’s Tailors In Hong Kong
Looking for the perfect fit? Whether it’s suits, shirts or other wardrobe staples, you’ve come to the right place. Hong Kong is known for its sartorial sharpness, and is home to some of the best thread-weavers you’ll find anywhere.
But while the city may be known for its abundance of suit makers, quantity doesn’t always equate with quality. We’ve narrowed down the list to help you find the very best tailors in Hong Kong.
1/6 The Armoury
Located in historical landmark the Pedder Building, The Armoury’s passion for classic styling and well-crafted men’s products is irrefutable. They only work with the best artisans and fly in esteemed international tailors who offer some of the best suits money can buy.
Currently, The Armoury works with three bespoke tailors; Liverano (Florence), Musella Dembech (Milan) and Ciccio (Japan). They also host Ambrosi, a custom trouser maker from Naples. The tailors come to Hong Kong every three months or so for fittings and orders.
In addition to their bespoke service, they have in-house staff who are trained to craft made-to-measure suits or fit ready-to-wear garments. Their sleek Hong Kong store also stocks superbly crafted accessories, including shoes, cufflinks, ties, belts, wallets and umbrellas.
Shirts: HK$1,400 to HK$3,000; suits: HK$10,000 to HK$55,000; trousers: HK$9,000.
Duration: Two to nine months
The Armoury Pedder (Open by appointment), Shop 307, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2804 6991; The Armoury Landmark, B47 Landmark Central,15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 4990; thehearmoury.com
2/6 Attire House
This one-stop-shop for all your tailoring and grooming needs opened last year and is the brainchild of classic menswear enthusiasts Brandon Chau and Roger Chan. The two-story gentlemen’s haven in Central combines a bespoke tailor, ready-to-wear retail store, Korean barbershop and mixologist’s bar.
They seek to connect customers with world-class tailors and artisans from London, Paris, Naples and Tokyo. Arranging bespoke commissions, while also offering a curated selection of brands from all corners of the world, some of the leading artisans include James Bond's shirtmakers Turnbull & Asser and shoemaker GJ Cleverley.
Bespoke trunk shows are held every month. Visitors have included the likes of Gennaro Solito and his son Luigi of Sartoria Solito, one of Naple's most renowned tailors.
Suits: HK$30,000 and up
Duration: Six months
Attire House, 29F & 30F, 8 Wyndham Street, Asia Pacific Centre, Central, +852 2619 9007, attire-house.com
See also: 8 Essentials To Be A Gentleman With Brandon Chau
Note: Due to Covid-19, all trunk show dates are tentative at the moment. For the latest show announcements, check Attire House's social media or contact them by calling +852 26199007 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/6 Gieves & Hawkes
From their flagship No. 1 Savile Row headquarters in London, Gieves & Hawkes have been dressing men of distinction for over two centuries. Recently, the pre-eminent English tailors opened a private tailoring service in Hong Kong.
The goal is to create the customer’s dream suit, specifically built around personal measurements and preferences. The service begins with an initial consultation, during which clients are invited to share their personal style preferences and suit requirements. Once the style has been decided upon, a variety of client measurements are taken to ensure the perfect fit.
They offer a wide range of styles, fits, cloths and overall looks, crafted to the highest possible specification in classic Savile Row tradition. The store also offers ready-to-wear collections, including a range of hand-made suits, jackets and outerwear.
Suits: HK$23,800 to HK$118,000
Duration: Two months
Gieves & Hawkes Private Tailoring Service, Shop 5-11A, 5/F, Jumbo Sogo, Causeway Bay, +852 2573 8285; gievesandhawkes.hk
4/6 Ascot Chang
For over 60 years, Ascot Chang has been one of Hong Kong’s leading tailors. Known for their stylish and luxurious bespoke shirts, their heritage stems back to Mr Chang’s youth as an apprentice studying under a master shirtmaker in Shanghai.
While their headquarters remain in Hong Kong, today Astor Chang is an empire that has expanded both domestically and internationally, with stores in New York, Beverley Hills and throughout Southeast Asia.
One thing that hasn’t changed is Chang’s unparalleled attention to detail, ensuring impeccable fit and one-of-a-kind styles. They source fabrics from over 3,500 brands, including Ermenegildo Zegna, Holland & Sherry and Loro Piana, a combination that has sealed their reputation for outstanding quality.
Shirts: HK$1,095 to HK$3,000; suits: HK$14,000 to HK$26,000.
Duration: One to two weeks
Ascot Chang Landmark, Shop 131, Landmark Prince's, Central, +852 2523 3663; Ascot Chang Peninsula, MW6, Peninsula Hotel, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; Ascot Chang Elements, Shop 2005A, Elements Mall 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong; ascotchang.com
5/6 W.W. Chan & Sons Tailor
Mr Chan, who founded the Hong Kong store in 1948, is one of just a handful of Shanghainese tailors in town who cut his teeth in the widely revered “red gang”—a generation of tailors made famous in early twentieth-century Shanghai who mixed Chinese, Russian and British tailoring influences.
The result is a strong heritage and exacting standards of craftsmanship that are reflected in the construction of top-notch suits. Chan, who handed the business down to his son Peter, swears by traditional processes in the art of creating a bespoke men’s suit.
They offer full floating canvas construction, hand-stitched lapels and as many basted fittings as necessary. Peter continues to resist the temptation of mechanised production, and all cutting and tailoring are still done on-site. That’s a step beyond even most Savile Row tailors today.
Suits: HK$16,000 to HK$21,000
Duration: Six weeks
W.W. Chan & Sons Tailor, Unit B, 8/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central, +852 2366 9738; wwchan.com
6/6 Magnus & Novus
Founded by former city planner, Ethan Eye, Magnus & Novus is a Hong Kong menswear label that spotlights Chinese craftsmanship with English designs. The brand was one of the finalists in 2016 for Lane Crawford’s creative competition, Creative Call Out, which helped the brand gain a following.
Specialising in made-to-measure men’s fashion, Magnus & Novus offers a range of ready-to-wear items, bespoke services as well as curated lifestyle items such as a Hasselblad mirrorless digital medium camera on the website.
Shirts: HK$2,000 and up; suits: from HK$15,000-HK$68,000
Duration: Four to five weeks
Magnus & Novus, 11/F, Chuang's Tower, 30-32 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2157 3233; magnusandnovus.com
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This article was originally published on 31 March, 2017 and was updated on 19 April, 2021.