Just a quick note to readers that WW Chan is in town later this week, from the 25th to the 27th, as part of another Armoury trunk show at The Rook & Raven gallery, 8 Rathbone Place.
Although Chan has been around since the 1950s, they have developed significantly in recent years to become more than just the well-made, well-priced British-style garments that they built their name on. Lighter constructions, a trimmer silhouette and a shirt-shoulder option have been introduced by Hong Kong head cutter Patrick Chu – though the latter are made with less excess at the top of the sleeve than most Italians.
On the opposite end of the shoulder spectrum, Chan roped shoulders have also been popular with the guys at the Armoury. Ethan is wearing one on his Chan suit below, while Mark at top has a shirt-shoulder. Although I haven’t tried Chan myself, I have seen the work and have no hesitation in recommending it. It’s great value.
Prices start at £1000. Contact for appointments is firstname.lastname@example.org. Chan is in the UK three times a year. Also in attendance at The Armoury this week will be Nackymade bespoke glasses and Carmina MTO shoes.