Looking for a bespoke suit or thinking of trying out custom clothing in Hong Kong? Here are our go-to tailors who are experts in the field.
Raja House & Raja Luxe – Tailored suits, womenswear and Indian designer wear
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm (Raja House); Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm (Raja Luxe)
Raja House, G/F, 34-C Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2366 7624
Irene Fashion – Women’s made-to-measure clothing and alterations
Tai Pan Row – Quality bespoke tailoring services for men’s suits
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm, Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Ascot Chang – Luxury tailoring and made-to-order suits, curated from the finest fabrics and top-level craftsmanship
Founded in 1953, Ascot Chang is another example of the Shanghainese school of tailors that made its way to Hong Kong more than six decades ago. For local orders of shirts and suits, you can expect to have your garments ready to collect within one to two weeks for the whole process, from your first appointment through to fittings and final product. Prices range depending on fabric choice, cut and finishes but are well within the competitive category of the city’s best tailors. Plus, you can opt for anti-wrinkle fabrics for frequent travellers!
Opening times: Daily, 10am to 8pm
Ascot Chang (Landmark Prince’s), Shop 131, Landmark Prince’s, 6-14A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2523 3663
Beatriz Da Silva – Tailor-made pieces to suit your individual style
Located in a small, elegant shop on Peel Street, Beatriz Da Silva offers fashionistas custom-made, one-of-a-kind pieces and a contemporary approach to traditional bespoke fashion. If you’re looking for something unique and made from top-quality fabrics, then this is the place to visit. Beatriz Da Silva’s mix of Portuguese and Chinese heritage gives her an edge as she fuses European and Asian cultures into her designs.
Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 10pm
W.W. Chan & Sons – Local tailors with age-old accuracy and handiwork
W.W Chan is one of Hong Kong’s most established tailors, specialising in bespoke menswear but featuring a ladies fashion section (Irene Fashions) which was started over 50 years ago. W.W. Chan & Sons has enormous knowledge and can assist you in altering what you want to best suit what you have.
The Armoury – Timeless tailor-made menswear and accessories
Exclusively offering tip-top menswear, clients can browse over 50 partners — or artisans as they’re known here — chosen for their commitment to quality pieces and perpetual style. You can make minimal changes to ready-to-wear garments with the made-to-order option or go a little extra with made-to-measure, but if you want something completely polished, The Armoury is known for its bespoke tailoring services.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm, Sunday, 12pm to 6pm (Pedder location by appointment only)
The Armoury (Pedder), Shop 307, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2804 6991
Some General Tips To Know Before Going To The Tailor
- Have one yard more fabric than you think you need if you’re supplying your own
- Avoid wearing heavy/baggy clothes to fittings
- Be realistic with your expectations (know the difference between what something looks like on a model’s body versus your own proportions)
- Make sure to wear the underwear you would wear with that particular piece to ensure that it fits and looks right
- Wear the shoes you would wear with that garment so that your length measurements are accurate
- Be honest during fittings (don’t worry about hurting anyone’s feelings!), it is much harder to change later on once garments have been stitched together and completed
- Give yourself time for two or three fittings
- Know what you want and stand by it, but be open to expert advice
Editor’s Note: “Where To Go For Tailor-Made Clothing In Hong Kong” was originally published by Nina Brooklyn Brown and most recently updated in January 2024 by Fashila Kanakka.