Hong Kong’s 10 best tailors for custom-made suits

Hong Kong is one of the world’s best cities for shopping, with clothing stores on what seems like every block, providing plenty of options to choose from. When it comes to a custom-made suit, however, it’s not as simple as walking into the nearest store. Though the city is filled with tailor shops who can produce made-to-measure garments, the level of quality you’ll find varies greatly from one tailor to another, which is why you need to know where to go. Fortunately, we’ve done the work for you and handpicked the 10 best tailors across the city. Whether you’re looking for a new suit for a special occasion or to celebrate a job promotion, these shops will have you looking your finest at all times.

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Ascot Chang

Founded in 1953, Ascot Chang has long one of the leading tailors in Hong Kong. Known for their stylish and luxurious bespoke shirts, Ascot Chang continues to strive for excellence so that you’ll wear only the best.

Ascot Chang, Shop 131, Landmark Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2523 3663, ascotchang.com

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Cuffs

Cuffs has become known for their unique way of blending contemporary trends with traditional tailoring. Considering themselves a fashion-forward brand, whether you’re looking for a simple but well-made shirt or something brighter and bolder, they’ve got you covered.

Cuffs, 2/F, Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington Street, Central, +852 2413 8098, cuffs.hk

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Attire House

Attire House is a pop-up shop — soon to have a permanent location — that focuses on bespoke tailoring with stylish accessories to match. They often welcome craftsmen from around the world to custom-make suits, shoes and more.

Attire House, Shop 28, 1-3A Pedder Street, Central Building, Hong Kong, +852 2619 9007, attire-house.com

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Jantzen Tailor

If you have trouble making up your mind, Jantzen may not be the place for you. With over 1,000 choices of fabrics for suits and 3,000 for shirts, they offer some of the best materials and tailoring in town.

Jantzen Tailor, Room D-E, 5/F, On Lok Yuen Building, 25-27 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 8080, jantzentailor.com

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Tai Pan Row

Having grown from a small tailor’s store to an international brand, Tai Pan Row continues to offer Hong Kong the finest of suits. With exceptional craftsmanship in both suits and shirts, you won’t be disappointed by their offerings.

Tai Pan Row, Shop 3015, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, +852 2147 2828, taipanrow.com

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Il Sarto

Creating timeless suits that express your contemporary style, Il Sarto brings together tradition with modern elements. Priding itself on its craftsmanship, this is the place to go when you’re looking to add a unique twist to your suit.

Il Sarto, 172 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2815 3336, theilsarto.com

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The Armoury

Based in Hong Kong and New York, The Armoury is the store to go to for classic menswear. From statement accessories to the finest of suits, there’s no shortage of beautiful, well-made items to take home here.

The Armoury, 307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2804 6991, thearmoury.com

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W.W. Chan and Sons

Established in 1952, W.W. Chan and Sons specialises in the Shanghainese traditions of tailoring. Creating some of the most bespoke suits in Hong Kong, they continue their dedication to men’s style.

W.W. Chan and Sons, Unit B, 8/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2366 9738, wwchan.com

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TCNY

The brother label of Ascot Chang, TCNY focuses on bringing high-end tailoring to young professionals across Hong Kong. Run by the same family, the brand continues to find ways to deliver quality tailoring with a modern edge.

TCNY, Shop B, No 43–49 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2259 5000, tcny.com.hk

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Hola Classic

Hola Classic is a hidden gem, tucked away in Causway Bay. This hipster-friendly tailor focuses on classic tweed suits with a modern spin. If you’re looking for something unique, this store is the place for you.

Hola Classic, 11A Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, +852 2870 0246, facebook.com/HOLAclassic

Taïs Elize is a half-Dutch half-Surinamese fashion model who has been travelling the world for more than a decade. As a stylist, Taïs believes fashion isn’t about the overall collections; rather, it's about admiring the individuality of each piece and appreciating the beauty that lies in the details. Follow @taiselize on Instagram.