It all began in Shanghai in 1940, when a young Ascot Chang first mastered the art of bespoke tailoring as an apprentice under a custom shirt maker.
As Shanghai was the pinnacle of continental style culture, Chang was influenced by some of the world’s best tailors, from Italy to Russia to Savile Row. Following his dream of creating his own company, he moved to Hong Kong at age 26 with the equivalent of $10 American dollars and a unique expertise. Since its inception, Ascot Chang has offered its customers personalized service and tailoring. Through his dedication, craftsmanship and constant pursuit of excellence he soon established a loyal following, allowing him to open the first Ascot Chang store on Kimberley Road in 1953.
Internationally renowned for his exacting attention to workmanship, detail and fit, Ascot Chang believed that clothing should complement the wearer’s individual figure, lifestyle and tastes, while maintaining a standard of excellence. Chang’s founding principle — “My customers select their own style. I give the style substance” — continues today.
Led today by Tony Chang, Ascot Chang’s son, and Johnny Chang, Ascot Chang’s brother, Ascot Chang provides the same excellence in service and quality espoused by its founder, maintaining the impeccable heritage of traditional Shanghai tailoring, while providing a contemporary look.
With 17 retail locations worldwide including stores in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila and the US, the family now offers this vision to a global audience.
Quickly attracting a distinguished clientele of industry leaders, politicians and trendsetters, Ascot Chang has been named the “Best of the Best,” by Robb Report,
“One of the best known Hong Kong tailors” by The Wall Street Journal and “One of the World’s Best Tailors” by Men.Style.com.
For the man who demands the same Ascot Chang craftsmanship and style from head to toe, the line has expanded to include an assortment of high quality, pure silk ties, lush cashmere sweaters in striking colors, elegant scarves, braces, socks, cufflinks and more.
Shirts and suits are made in business, casual or formal styles, and all shirts, suits, robes, boxer shorts and handkerchiefs are available either ready or custom-made with the option of customized monogramming. (text and photos from their press release)