Whether you’re after a bespoke suit, custom clothing or alterations, here are our favourite Hong Kong tailors to turn to.
In need of a made-to-measure gown, bespoke tailored suit or quick and affordable alteration? We’ve got you covered with our list of dependable Hong Kong tailors and alteration specialists that can get the job done in a jiffy. Plus, scroll to the bottom for some tips to remember before you head to the tailor.
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Bobby’s Fashions – Tailor-made suits, shirts, tuxedos, overcoats and more
Bobby’s Fashions has consistently been recognised as one of Hong Kong’s leading Bespoke Tailors Since 1952. Specialising in custom-made suits, shirts, tuxedos and overcoats, for decades it has been regarded as one of the most trustworthy tailors in town. On top of stocking over 20,000 fabrics from the finest mills in Europe, all of Bobby’s Fashions garments are handmade in-house by a team of Master Shanghainese Tailors, ensuring you come away with the style you want to your exact specification. Plus, Bobby’s Fashions is one of the few tailors in the city to also specialises in custom ladies fashion.
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Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm (Sunday by appointment only)
MILK Shirts – Custom men’s shirt specialists
Founded in 2011, luxury bespoke shirtmaker MILK Shirts is the brainchild of Sheetal Pritmani, a London College of Fashion alumnus and former intern at Stella McCartney. Sourced from Europe, the fabrics at MILK are of the highest quality and are paired with considered accessories (such as Mother of Pearl buttons) and stitching, along with tailored waists and sleeves to suit every body type. Book a one-on-one consultation via email and choose from over 250 fabrics in person, or order made-to-measure shirts from the site.
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Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm, Saturday, 11am to 2pm
L&K Bespoke Tailor – Hand-cut and handmade suits and shirts
L&K’s high quality tailoring services are highly sought out, and even exclusively send out their skilled tailors overseas to serve clients. Having been in the business of bespoke tailoring for over three decades, you can expect exceptional hand-cut and handmade suits and shirts.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 9pm; Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Sam’s Tailor – Long-standing Hong Kong tailor
You’ll find Sam’s Tailor on Nathan Road where it’s been since it first opened in 1957. Currently run by the shop’s second and third generation, Sam’s Tailor hold a reputation for fine quality service, fabrics and discretion (a thing of importance when your list of clientele includes royalty, presidents, prime ministers and A-list celebrities!).
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 6pm; Sunday by appointment only
W.W. Chan & Sons – High-end, low-volume tailored pieces
W.W. Chan is one of Hong Kong’s most established tailors, specialising in bespoke menswear. Founded over 50 years ago, it is a member of the Shanghainese tailoring heritage – a Red Gang lineage known for its expert craftsmanship and skills. The tailors hand-stitch up to 75% of each garment on site and can produce practically anything you need, from fitted suits to blouses and evening dresses.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm
Raja Fashions – Tailored suits, womenswear and Indian designer wear
With over three generations of experience in the Hong Kong bespoke tailoring industry, Raja House believes that a good suit never goes out of style. Now headed by the founder’s grandson, Raja Daswani, this fashion house has gone from a family business to a global enterprise! Head straight to the Raja Luxe Showroom in TST’s Cammer Commercial Building for 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 (Flagship Store), G/F, 34-C Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2366 7624
Raja Luxe Showroom, 2/F, Cammer Commercial Building, 30-32 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2311 5612, www.raja-fashions.com
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Irene Fashion – Women’s made-to-measure clothing and alterations
Irene Fashion boasts decades of experience in the industry, specialising in women’s made-to-measure clothing. You can be confident that you’ll leave with a piece that fits and flatters your figure. A great go-to for any type of tailoring, from business clothing to evening gowns and even wedding dresses, Irene Fashion can also alter any clothing that you’re not 100% happy with.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm; Saturday, 11am to 5pm
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Remy Fashions – Quick and affordable alterations and custom clothing
With over 25 years of experience as a seamstress, King at Remy Fashion is a wealth of knowledge and a mastermind on making it work. Whether you’re looking for a tailor to alter jeans, bridesmaids’ dresses, or are after something specific for a fancy dress party, this is one of Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets. Inexpensive but of the best service and quality.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 8pm, Sunday, 10am to 1pm
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Tai Pan Row – Quality bespoke tailoring services for men’s suits
Located in the heart of Central, Tai Pan Row is a Hong Kong favourite serving up international style and a focus on “the fit”. Collaborating with contemporary designers and brands, Tai Pan Row is modern, efficient and pays meticulous attention to detail.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm, Sunday, 11am to 6pm
Cecilia Yau Couture – Custom couture garments
After something a little more luxe? Cecilia Yau is known to produce made-to-measure garments that exude effortless sophistication. Whether you’re after a formal suit, bridal dress, qipao or evening gown, you can expect nothing less than a perfectly fitted garment to add to your wardrobe.
The Armoury – Timeless tailor-made menswear and accessories
The Armoury opened in 2010 out of a need for more substantial products in the realm of classic menswear. Exclusively offering menswear, clients can browse over 50 partners chosen for their commitment to quality pieces and perpetual style. What sets this place apart is that it showcases everything from clothing, shoes and accessories to fragrances, luggage and more.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7:30pm, Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
The Armoury (Pedder), Shop 501, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2804 6991
The Armoury (Landmark), Shop B47, Landmark Central, 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong (by appointment only), 2810 4990, www.thearmoury.com
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Ascot Chang – Luxury tailoring and made-to-order suits and shirts
First established in 1953 as a humble door-to-door bespoke shirt business, Ascot Chang has blossomed into a world-renowned Hong Kong apparel empire with Shanghainese roots, offering luxury tailoring and expertly made suits to order. Prices vary depending on fabric choice, cut and finishes but are well within the competitive category of the city’s best tailors. It offers a full range of services and the staff are all well versed in the necessary processes behind your customised garment, with only the best quality fabrics and finishes being used.
Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 8pm (Elements Mall branch); Monday to Saturday, 9am to 7pm, Sunday, 9am to 5pm (Landmark Prince’s branch)
Empire International Tailors – Tailor-made custom suits
With three generations of in-house quality tailoring, this family-run store was opened in 1983 by brothers Andy and Anthony Asaf. Empire International Tailors specialises in men’s custom-made suits, which typically take one to two weeks to complete and start at around $4,600.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm, Saturday, 11:30am to 6pm
Here are some general tips for your trip to the tailor:
- Have one yard more fabric than you think you need if you’re supplying your own
- Avoid wearing heavy or baggy clothing to fittings
- Be realistic with your expectations
- 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 – it’s 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: “Top Hong Kong Tailor Shops For Bespoke Suits, Custom Clothing, Alternations & More” was most recently updated in February 2024 by Team Sassy.
This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships.
Main image courtesy of Artit_Wongpradu via Getty, image 1 courtesy of Bobby’s Fashions, image 2 courtesy of MILK Shirts, image 3 courtesy of W.W. Chan & Sons via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Irene Fashion via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Tai Pan Row via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of The Armoury via Instagram.