/Masculine Monday: The Bespoke Tailors of Hong Kong Give Savile Row a Run for Its Money

Masculine Monday: The Bespoke Tailors of Hong Kong Give Savile Row a Run for Its Money

It’s the dawn of a new week today readers and you know what that means – Masculine Monday. And while the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair wrapped up yesterday, Raymond Lee Jewelers is still stuck in an Eastern mindset – blame it on the jetlag.

The men’s fashion scene in Hong Kong (well, the fashion scene in general), is slightly more formal than it is stateside, according to Valet Magazine editor-in-chief Michael Macko. “Even when [it comes to] casual wear, Asia is much dressier than the U.S.,” he tells the Wall Street Journal’s Asia Scene blog, “The only time I ever see anyone who doesn’t look pulled together in Asia, they’re usually American.”

Nicholas Richer/Patrick McMullan.com via WSJ

Asian looks favor clean, well put together ensembles that are often tailored to the wearer or completely bespoke.

A clothier in Hong Kong, with racks upon racks of textiles ready to be spun into an outfit. Photo courtesy of Lee and Jeff Josephson.

One such shop is The Armoury, located at 12 Pedder Street. The Armoury is Hong Kong’s answer to London’s Savile Row. The haberdashery is chock full of artisan suit labels (think Carmina, Abbeyhorn, and Drakes) and “focuses on the time-honoured ideal of the well-dressed gentleman.”

 

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The Armoury

While truly bespoke suits are a luxury good worth the trip to Hong Kong, made-to-order suits by Raja Daswani afford slightly more affordable swagger. GQ Australia’s Dan Rookwood, details his personal experience with Daswani’s tailors here, describing studious attention that his personal tailor gave to every minute detail during his fitting.

 

Raja Fashions

A made-to-order suit, a fine timepiece, impeccable shoes, while seemingly luxuries, are nearly necessities in sophisticated Hong Kong; the price is reflective of the high quality, but as we’ve stated before, the luxury market in Hong Kong is only at the beginning stages of its development – and it’s already big news.

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your source for men’s fashion and jewelry updates.

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