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In the 1920s and 30s, Shanghai was crowded with stylish, well-turned-out foreigners and not a few of them were noted for their auburn or red hair.
To dress these men in Western style, a special group of meticulous tailors from Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, took up the challenge and became known as hongbang tailors. Hong meaning red and bang meaning group.
Over the years, hongbang became synonymous with high-quality material, masterful cutting and stitching and perfect fit...Probably the most notable hongbang master is Chan Wing Wah, now older than 90 and living in Hong Kong, who is said to have opened the first hongbang tailoring shop in Shanghai and written the first textbook on modern tailoring... His son, Peter K. Chan, is the owner of W.W. Chan Sons Tailoring Ltd. "For me, it's more like creating a work of art than just making clothes," says Chan.