Calling all gents: Get your suits and shirts custom-made with our handy guide to the best men’s tailors in Hong Kong.
Do you need a custom-fitted shirt? Then visit Milk Shirts. This bespoke luxury shirtmaker has been making timeless, high-quality shirts for style-conscious men for over a decade. Their shirts are cut, sewn, and made proudly in Hong Kong, perfect for any taste or occasion. The team takes their craft seriously and aims to preserve skilled and ethical garment making. Hand-assembled, fully personalized shirts start at HK$1,100, depending on fabric selection from over 250 hand-picked European fabrics from top mills around the world.
Order your personalized shirt online (14 working days, free international shipping) or schedule a half-hour appointment at their Tsim Sha Tsui showroom.
One of Hong Kong’s most renowned bespoke tailors, Bobby’s Fashions has been in operation since 1952. The family-run business is now being run by two brothers from the third generation, who oversee a team of 120 consultants, master cutters and tailors. The completely custom experience allows customers to choose everything from the fabric and buttons to vents and collars, so you can truly get a suit that’s just for you. Plus, their fabric storehouse – one of Hong Kong’s largest – stocks everything from cashmere wool to silk and includes luxury brands like Ermenegildo Zegna and Loro Piana, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
3A Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2724 2615.
Empire International Tailors
Family run since 1983, Empire International Tailors is a widely recognized tailoring house with a loyal customer following. Popular with locals and tourists alike, its iconic TST East storefront is a trusted spot to pick up quality yet affordable bespoke menswear. The shop has garnered much popularity from the likes of international media such as NY Times, The Herald International Tribune, Reuters and more. Its on-site workshop consists of a small team of highly skilled master tailors with an average of 4 decades of experience, practicing a high level of quality workmanship.
Shop No-6, G/F, Houston Centre, 63 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2723-2673.
With two locations in Hong Kong and one in New York, you really know that you’re getting some of the best international fashion trends when you shop at The Armoury. As well as superbly crafted off-the-rack clothing and accessories, The Armoury team works with a range of tailors from around the world — think Italian tailoring master Antonio Liverano — who can create you a bespoke outfit during scheduled visits to Hong Kong. These are sharp outfits to last a lifetime.
307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, 2804-6991; B47 Landmark Central, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2810-4990.
If you’re after a true Hong Kong master tailor, pop into Yuen’s Tailor, a tiny shop in the escalator link between SoHo and IFC. Previously a tailor to the British Armed Forces, Johnny Yuen now specializes in formal men’s suits as well as classic British garb such as kilts, waistcoats and tuxedos. Expect attentive service, high-quality fabrics and a suit that will probably last a lifetime.
Shop 2207, 2/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, 2815 5388
Cool and contemporary is the name of the game at Cuffs, which brings you stylish fashion from in-house Korean designer Steve Seong. It’s tailoring for beginners here with handy suit and shirt ‘bars’: quick and easy guides to getting that perfect fabric, cut and fit. You’ll find designs to help you stand out from the crowd, with bold prints, checks and even denim. Then it’s all about the details — choose everything from collars and cuffs, right down to the very last buttonhole.
2/F, Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington Street, Central, 2413-8098; 2/F, 27 Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay, 2413-6033.
Sam’s Tailor has earned itself quite a following over more than half a decade in business. Initially founded by Sam Melwani in 1957, this Nathan Road store is now run by his sons Manu and Sham. The craftsmanship of Sam’s master tailors is known the world over, with royalty and A-list celebrities among its select clientele. So make sure to bag yourself an appointment and you could soon have your face on Sam’s wall of fame too.
Shop K-L, G/F, Burlington Arcade, 90-94C Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2367-9423.
One of the best men’s tailors in Hong Kong, Raja Fashions has been in business for 60 years and now runs out of a luxury showroom in Tsim Sha Tsui. The toughest decision you’ll make here will be choosing between Raja’s 20,000 fabrics. Job done, it’s on to the details: from the style of your collar to the number of buttons. If you take in a picture of something you’d like made, Raja’s tailors are happy to oblige. Indian designs and luxury dresses are also available.
34C Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-7624.
Order yourself a bespoke shirt from the comfort of your sofa with Byron Shirts. This men-only online clothier offers everything from casual to formal shirts in a huge range of styles that will be made to order from a vast selection of fabrics and colors. There are just six quick steps to nailing down your choice of collar, cuff and print — plus you can personalize the shirt with your own monogram. Best part: shipping is free!
Colonial-era craftsmanship by Hong Kong tailors is the promise at menswear showroom and workshop Bonham Strand. It’s a noble business model: to employ the city’s ancient master tailors as well as up-and-coming young garment workers to create legitimate “Made in Hong Kong” clothing. Choose from seasonal English and Italian fabrics, plus thousands of matching button choices to add that subtle contemporary flair. The attention to detail at each stage of the process is simply remarkable.
Suite B, 2/F On Lok Mansion, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, 2811-4768
William Cheng & Son
William Cheng & Son has been a Hong Kong institution since 1958 and is now run by William’s son Sandy. Tailors at the TST showroom each have more than 30 years of tailoring experience, so you know you’re in safe hands. You’ll find thousands of English and Italian brands, including popular names such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana and Dormeuil. A new website also allows you to begin the bespoke process online if you’re short on time.
8/F, Han Hing Mansion, 38 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2739-7888.
Hidden away in Causeway Bay enclave Caroline Hill is hipster men’s tailor Hola Classic. Suits are tailored by Raymond Lun who trends towards tweed designs — a nod towards a British classic but with a modern twist for 21st century gentlemen. An open workshop at the back of the store means that you can see the skilled tailors hard at work on your threads.
11A Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, 2870-0246.
[updated October 2019]
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