Shanghainese craftsmanship is one of the special features of Hong Kong Tailors. It is what attracts the world to make suits in Hong Kong. It is a key factor that brought Hong Kong Tailoring onto the international stage, on par with Savile Row and Neapolitan Tailoring.
Richard Cheung of British Textile is one of the few remaining experts in such an exquisite piece of tailoring skill. "Suits constructed with Shanghainese workmanship are simply more durable. It also brings life to a suit in the details such as the lapel roll." says Richard. "Yes, it costs us more and takes longer to construct a suit in such a way, as hundreds more processes are involved.
We insist on this technique as we do not want to make suits that fall apart after 6 months." British Textile, originally started as a fabric supplier in 1964, began its bespoke tailoring service in the 1970s.
Richard Cheung inherited the skills and the company from his father in 1984 and have not looked back. They are located conveniently in the heart of Central, Hong Kong.