A trip to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament left me reflecting on the state of my wardrobe. Despite being involved in the t-shirt printing industry, it does not mean I come into work every day sporting a Gildan Ultra T-Shirt or whatever is lying around the samples cupboard (though I do confess I am quite partial to the Hummingbird Bakery hoodie I have)!
The forthcoming visit to Hong Kong, a city famed for being full of skyscrapers and affordable tailors, lead me to the Internet to see if I could find any good recommendations as I wasn’t keen on leaving myself to the mercy of the Lonely Planet or a street vendor with a good tip. In the end I came up with the name of Mr. Edward Tam, of E. Italian tailors, as a result of an excellent three part post by blogger Simon Compton.
He was a little tricky to find but remarkably he was only 100m from our hotel in Kowloon, which made going for fittings a piece of cake. By the end of the weekend Mr. Tam produced two suits and 6 tailored shirts (not all for me mind you) and my friend and I, who have bought tailored items before in Chile of all places, were delighted with the results, the quality of the work and the speed in which they were produced.
Hong Kong is a great city, but in you are in the market for an excellent suit, look no further than:
Shop 117 1F,
Regal Kowloon Hotel
71 Moody Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel (852) 2367 2782