January 13, 1991

For a man, no trip to Hong Kong is complete without a visit to a custom tailor, and there are literally hundreds. Seasoned travelers know to visit the tailor as soon as they arrive, so that the work can begin and the necessary fittings (a minimum of two for a suit) can be arranged.

Prices for a man's suit begin at about $275, and the bargain part of the purchase is that you can select the fabric and style and have the suit custom fitted. At W.W.Chan & Sons Tailor (A2 2/F Burlington House, 94 Nathan Rd., Kowloon; 23662634) a wool suit will run about $540, but the fabrics are beautiful, the selection of materials extensive and the quality and workmanship outstanding.