WW Chan & Sons

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165-5 Maoming Nan Lu
WW Chan & Sons, with one branch at the Portman Ritz-Carlton and one in a new spot on Maoming Nan Lu, is one of the few Shanghai tailors that can claim a direct lineage to the ‘Red Gang’ of tailors who mixed Chinese, Russian and British influences during the city’s concession era. Although he didn't establish his own service until 1952, Chan was schooled in the Red Gang ways from a young age.

Shirt-wise, you can pay 800RMB for Turkish or Xinjiang cotton (which mostly seem to carry labels from the recently closed Sam’s Tailors) or 1,200RMB for Italian. Regardless, it’s buy-two-get-one-free.If you’re after a quality dress shirt, then WW Chan & Sons is a good, if pricey option.
Venue name: WW Chan & Sons
Opening hours: 10am-8pm daily
Metro: Shaanxi Nan Lu
English address: 165-5 Maoming Nan Lu near Fuxing Zhong Lu Huangpu district
Chinese address: 黄浦区茂名南路165-5号, 近复兴中路