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Pilot uniform tailor or shop in HK

Old 22nd Jan 2011, 14:21
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Pilot uniform tailor or shop in HK

Dear all:

Apologies for the mondane question.
Can anyone recommend a tailor/shop in HK who is familiar or specialized in pilot's uniforms. I know there are at least a thousand of tailors in HK, so your guidance will be appreciated.

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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 16:48
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WW Chan on Nathan Road.....roughly where about on Nathan Road ?
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 18:29
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Come on dude - 5 seconds to work that out on google.....

W.W.Chan & Sons Tailor Ltd. - Google Maps
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 18:58
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The best quality is "Crazy Horse Tailor" two doors from "The Wanch" pub. Don't worry about the name, he is good. He will also fit a beaut coloured lining to your uniform jacket. Go for two vents (fart flaps) it looks so much more elegant than one.

W W Chan outsources his tailoring to mainland China. Crazy Horse does not. There is a huge difference in the quality of the stitching.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 00:36
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Thanks so much for the advise. Will try.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 07:45
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I went into WW Chanís recently to make an order. They said they no longer take orders for pilot uniforms. Apparently it is no longer economically viable for them to do so.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 12:17
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Perhaps their business model has altered since then?
With the rise of the Rmb and improving living standards north of the border, everything from food to goods are now more expensive there. At the same time there has been a resurgence of tailors in HK who can cut a decent two-piece suit for (only) 500 honkies.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 15:28
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Bowen Company Custom Tailors.
Located on the 1st floor of Houston Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Bring a sample of your uniform shirt and pants and they will make a version for you that actually fits you perfectly and doesn't feel like polyester.

They have had experience making uniforms for the military as well as airline pilots.
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 12:53
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'Mundane' old chum. 'mondane' just isn't a word but you can perhaps start a new one if you wish!
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 12:57
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Oh I give up. Advise, Advice, you make up your own English but for the record you were given Advice on which tailor to use, you weren't offering Advise. Back to School old (young) chum.
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 13:30
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Off thread? (pun intended)

Personally, I would advise people not to take advice from those who are unsure of their facts regarding the English language.

Mondane differences between verbs and nouns, such as advise and advice for instance, often prove to be too difficult to master, even for those who supposedly have English as their first language.

I'm just off to practise the difference between practice and practise after I finish my speeling and grammer practice so please don't take this as me offering advise.....

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Old 18th Jan 2012, 15:37
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Thumbs up

Many thanks for the recommendation. I've been to Mr. Bowen a couple of weeks ago and he made a real good uniform and perfect shirts. Much better than the polyester stuff our company is providing.
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 23:10
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He made me one, but it was too lose and I was afraid I would loose it.
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Isn't it your employers responsibility to give you a decent uniform? Do you send your bill to them?
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 01:35
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Just wear the uniform the company supplies, if it looks crap that's the companies problem, why spend your own money?
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 02:17
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Dear God,

My heart agrees with you, but my head doesn't.

If we act and look like street sweepers, eventually we'll be paid like street sweepers. (And the hat: together with a smart uniform, at least there is an implication of a professional under there).
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Old 19th Jan 2012, 06:13
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Thumbs up I need a custom hat!

I'm going to head downtown to get a better fitting uniform, but it wouldn't be complete without a more professional hat.

Does anyone know where I can get a custom tailored hat in Hong Kong? I don't really want to cross the border if I don't have to.

I'm looking for two versions based on my current CX hat:

Passenger version

Freighter version

Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Old 19th Jan 2012, 10:21
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What's a hat??

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Old 20th Jan 2012, 11:46
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I'll meet you at CX take you to the uniform section you can say you're me, get measured by the tailor give me 1/2 the cash on the side. I'll hold my current uniform till next year

We can alternate every two years till I retire at 80!
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Old 20th Jan 2012, 11:50
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I expect he would prefer something of reasonable quality!
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