There may be plenty of classic men’s wear options in Hong Kong but when it comes to sourcing artisinal niche labels from Asia and beyond, offerings are limited. It was for this precise reason that two well-heeled locals, Brandon Chau and Roger Chan, decided to open Attire House.
Opening a men’s haberdashery isn’t exactly a new concept in the city, so Chan and Chau wanted to differentiate their store in other ways. Designed by Japanese architect Jin Hidaka, the 5,000 square foot space will resemble as private gentleman’s club that includes a cocktail bar designed and directed by the award winning Bar High Five Tokyo (it’s their first outpost outside of Japan) and a barbershop offering full grooming services.
The real draw for men, though, will be the products themselves. Carefully curated by the owners, the store primarily specialises in hard-to-find artisinal brands from England, Italy, Paris and Tokyo, many of which are available in Hong Kong for the first time. Highlights include shirts from Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard and Finamore in Napoli, and suiting from Cesare Attolini. Other must-haves include shoes by Japanese shoe maker Chihiro Yamaguchi (from Guild of Crafts) and lightweight jackets from Naples based Sartoria Solito, which are recognised by their high armholes, lack of shoulder padding and lightweight linings.
There are also plans to host at least one trunk show a month offering bespoke services to customers (both men and women). Scheduled to visit soon are Japanese shoemaker Yamaguchi San, father and son tailors Solito from Italy and shoemaker George Cleverly. Cesare Attolini and Anderson & Sheppard will also make their inaugural visit to the city before end of the year.
Attire House currently occupies a space in Central Building, although a permanent boutique will launch in November and cover the penthouse of a building on Wyndham Street.
Attire House is at Shop 28, G/F, Central Building, 1-3A Pedder St, Central, tel: +852 2619 9007, www.attire-house.com