Traditional Chinese sewing techniques preserved by the master tailor of Elgin Street

Part tailor’s shop and part community gathering place, Man Hing Tailor is owned by Master Yeung a veteran of the bespoke garment trade with more than half a century of stitching experience behind him. Still working mostly with tools of his trade he has used since the 1960s, Yeung is renowned for his special expertise in making traditional garments, from cheongsams to the amah’s uniforms which once provided much of his business. He is also a pillar of the neighbourhood community. Locals meet at his shop to chat, and in the afternoons to play mahjong. Since June 2014 Sewing Technique of Traditional Chinese Costumes in Hong Kong has been listed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory of Hong Kong in the Traditional Craftsmanship Domain.

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