These 5 Hong Kong Tailors Will
Leave You Looking Dapper
Attention all of you discerning gentlemen. Whether you live in Hong Kong or you're just in town for a visit, making a bespoke suit is one of those rare opportunities to step up your style game. With so many tailors flooding the streets of Hong Kong, avoid the ones in a dingy Mong Kok building and make sure you get set up the right way. Here's a list of tailors you can trust.
Empire International Tailors
The history of this family-run bespoke tailor speaks for itself as one of the major players of Hong Kong's suit scene since opening its doors in 1983. Empire International Tailors was founded by the Asaf family and they've been able to stand the test of time by committing themselves to the true art of tailoring. Always focusing on quality and personalization, these Hong Kong Tailors make each client walk away with a suit that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Known to turn away the typical "Hong Kong 24-hour turnaround" suit request, this is not an act of arrogance but out of respect for their clients and to the values of what tailoring is all about. Tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, make your way over to Kowloon and enjoy the entire experience as you get fitted from head-to-toe with a wide selection of fabrics and accessories. No detail is overlooked, with each measurement meticulously taken to ensure a modern design that will always fit like a glove (as long as you keep hitting the gym!) And don't worry if it's your first time, you're in the hands of a Hong Kong Tailor team with over 40 years of experience.
Empire International Tailors
Address: Shop No-6, G/F, Houston Centre, 63 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R
Call: +(852) 2723 2673
For an impeccable fit, every gentleman knows that not only does the suit need to mould to the body, shirts are equally important. With a jaw-dropping clientele of US presidents, elite businessmen and celebrities, know that you are in good hands at Ascott Chang. This bespoke tailor began as a humble tailor servicing Shanghainese businessmen in Hong Kong, and has now expanded into an international brand with locations in New York, Beverly Hills, Shanghai and Manila. Tailors at their 4 Hong Kong stores pride themselves on catering to every client’s unique needs, with bespoke shirts being composed of at least 25 customizable components.
Address: Shop 2031, Podium Level 2 of IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong
Call: +(852) 2295 3833
The Armoury is a gentleman's dream wardrobe. With highly discerning owners, the store is home to a carefully curated range of classic ready to wear menswear, each piece bearing the hallmark of outstanding design and craftsmanship. Browse everything from artisanal suits, cufflinks, brogues, ties, timepieces and even travel luggage from over 50 unique brands sourced from Osaka, Austria, Italy and the likes. The Armoury has 2 Hong Kong locations; each space is worth visiting and bound to give you enough inspiration to up your own style game.
Address: 307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, additional location details on website
Call: +(852) 2804 6991
Attire House was founded by Hong Kong menswear fashion elites Brandon Chau and Roger Chan in 2016. The concept is really the imagination and aspiration of every man under one roof. This garment shop only carries the best tailor brands from around the world from Japan to Tokyo, all carefully hand-picked with the latest trends and highest quality in mind. While you're getting fitted with the perfect navy sports-coat and pair of trousers, stay for a drink at the bar or enjoy the cigar lounge and get a fresh shave at the on-site barbershop. Check out their new (and larger) home on Wellington Street in the heart of Central.
Address: 4F, Duke Wellington House, 14-24 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, additional location details on website
Call: +(852) 2619 9007
W.W. Chan & Sons
W.W. Chan & Sons stay true to the lineage of their Shanghainese roots and are masters of the "Red Gang" tailoring process. An exclusive group of true craftsmen, the process brings together techniques from Russian, British, Japanese and Chinese tailors. With a focus on detailed cutting and sewing, which is all done on-site, they take great pride in each step of creating the perfect garment. If you're looking for something unconventional that pushes the envelope, then this is the place to go for quality designs with an international flare.
W.W. Chan & Sons
Address: Unit B, 8/F., Entertainment Building, 30 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Call: +(852) 2366 9738