About
Kong Cheung Tailor

Kong Cheung Tailor established in the small historic town of Gosport since 1985, and has since remained there.

Kong Cheung Tailor established in the small historic town of Gosport since 1985, and has since remained there.

Starting out as a tailor from an early age with at least 40 years of tailoring experience, including traditional methods of bespoke cutting, measuring, and cutting the suit out by hand.

PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is to tailor suits that fit you infinitely, that is as unique to you as your fingerprint. The work is exceptionally high and is of exact standards to that of Saville Row.

Our bespoke suits are cut and tailored in England using the finest English milled fabrics to create the quintessentially classic English suit.

MISSION

Our mission is to bequeath Savile Row bespoke tailoring, hand crafted and individually made techniques. It is also to provide the best and professional Savile Row quality bespoke tailoring services. And continue to create simply the best suits traditionally, by hand, using skills that the modern world consider archaic or lost.

THE BESPOKE TAILORING PROCESS IN FULL

HOW TO ORDER

BELOW INTRODUCES A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO THE MAKING OF OUR FULLY BESPOKE SUIT.*

1.

The first appointment – Choosing fabric and measuring

When ordering a fully bespoke suit you are measured in great detail taking into account all the idiosyncrasies of your posture. With a picture of you in mind whilst analysing the measurements to create a unique pattern for you.

The suit is then hand cut to your specific measurements and then hand stitched. This stage is what makes a bespoke suit bespoke.

The suit is a half-made that is not properly finished and only temporarily held together with white stitching. This allows it to be easily taken apart and re-made.

At this stage, the garment has unfinished lapels, no buttons and no buttonholes.

2.

The second appointment
– First fitting

At this stage you will have your first fitting and will assess the accuracy of the measurements.

The basted suit is a blueprint or ‘first draft’ of the final version and can be radically altered if necessary.

Notes will be taken and usually chalk several marks on the suit to indicate where areas need to be altered.

3.

The third appointment -Second fitting

At this point the suit will be at a more advanced stage of tailoring and may be almost completely finished (depending on the complexity of your shape).

Any alterations will be assessed and the final adjustments will be marked up and carried out.

4.

The fourth/final appointment

Depending on your shape, this may be your final fitting.

All in all this process involves 80 to 100+ hours of manual skill work. This is one of the reasons why fully bespoke suits are much more expensive than made to measure suits.

*Please note, the process can vary from person to person. This will give you an idea of the process of bespoke tailoring.

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