English tailoring brand Gieves & Hawkes is a name that has become synonymous with fine craftsmanship and bespoke services. It is truly fitting, then, that the brand has brought its sophisticated tailoring service to the heart of Hong Kong. The company is proud to announce the opening of a unique space offering the brand’s custom private tailoring service at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
The service at the new store provides a level of care and attention to detail usually afforded only to bespoke commissions. The tailoring service takes about six to eight weeks to complete, at which time the clients are welcomed back into the store for a final fitting. It is also an opportunity to make any minor adjustments that may be needed. Gieves & Hawkes goes one step further to ensure that each suit is not only perfect, but also as exclusive and unique as the gentleman wearing it.
The store also has ready-to-wear collections on offer, including a range of hand-tailored suits, jackets and outerwear. Modelled after the tailor’s iconic London store at No.1 Savile Row, the Hong Kong store is outfitted with smoked oak panelling and the same custom metalwork featured at Gieves & Hawkes’ UK store – thus ensuring a truly chic and authentic experience.
To celebrate the launch of the tailoring suite, Gieves & Hawkes hosted a private cocktail party, which was attended by a number of well-known Hong Kongers. One of the highlights of the evening was a display of historical garments from the UK – all created by Gieves & Hawkes – including the tailcoat Michael Jackson wore on his Bad World tour in 1988/89, as well as Princess Diana’s Regimental Mess jacket from 1988. Tim Ardron, head of private tailoring at the No.1 Savile Row store, offered his expertise and gave an introduction to the craft of private tailoring. At the end of the evening, the winner of a lucky draw went home with a voucher for a complimentary private-tailored suit.
Gieves & Hawkes is not only renowned for its suits, though. It also makes fine sportswear and ready-to-wear outfits. Its Spring/Summer 2017 collection is one that embodies “elevated summer dressing for business or play, with a refined elegance at its heart; a gentleman’s wardrobe of rarefied essentials, exceptional tailoring and masculine investment pieces.”
The collection’s colour palette features vibrant hues of pistachio, pomegranate, raspberry, duck egg blue and cornflower. These shades are contrasted with more neutral and masculine tones of navy, grey and khaki. As expected of Gieves & Hawkes, exceptional tailoring is once again at the heart of each piece. Formal suits made from linen and wool fabrics are constructed in a two-button, single-breasted design, while the less formal patch-pocket double top-stitch suit is a standout piece. The collection is rounded out with a number of off-duty looks in the form of two colourful prints featuring flowers and lanterns, as well as a wool travel blazer paired with indigo denim jeans and sneakers.
Gieves & Hawkes Private Tailoring Suite
Shop Unit M7, Mezzanine Floor, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tel: 2808 2708