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 tailors 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 11 best tailor shops in Hong Kong. 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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This article was written by Tais Elize on 23 September 2016, and updated by the Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong team on 16 June 2021.
The best tailor shops in Hong Kong –
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
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
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
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
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
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
250 years of expertise is surely something to gawk over — especially when attached to histories and tapestries of the royal cadre. Originally home to Lord Fairfax, royal commissioner of customs for King George III, Gieves & Hawkes is synonymous with craftsmanship, innovation and the very best of Savile Row tailoring.
Shop 5-11A, 5/F, Jumbo Sogo, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2573 8285
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
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
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
Specialists in China-made, British-designed garments, Magnus & Novus, at its core, has always been about crafting exquisite sartorial clothing in a way that’s ethically and socially responsible. The brand’s founder, former city planner Ethan Rye, embarked on this mission after discovering the “artistry and beauty of Chinese craftsmanship” — buried beneath the country’s modern facade of vacuous mass production.
Lane Crawford, various locations including IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2118 2288; Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2118 2288; Canton Road, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2118 2288