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Tailor Made: Chinatown's Last Tailors (2008)

Octogenarian brothers Bill Wong and Jack Wong have owned and operated Modernize Tailors in Vancouver's Chinatown for sixty of the business' ninety year existence. Despite having engineering... See full summary »

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Bill Wong ...
Himself - Owner, Modernize Tailors
J.J. Lee ...
Himself - Fashion Reporter
David Wilkes ...
Himself - Tailor, Holt Renfrew
Sam Sullivan ...
Himself - Vancouver Mayor
Jack Wong ...
Himself - Owner, Modernize Tailors
Milton Wong ...
Himself - Bill & Jack's Younger Brother
Melissa Lee ...
Herself - J.J.'s Wife
Zoe Wong ...
Herself - Bill's Wife
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Herself - Narrator (voice)
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Octogenarian brothers Bill Wong and Jack Wong have owned and operated Modernize Tailors in Vancouver's Chinatown for sixty of the business' ninety year existence. Despite having engineering degrees, they decided on taking over the family business, started by their father, out of circumstance. In its heyday, Modernize, once the largest tailor shop in the city, had twenty employees, but now in an era of buying clothes off the rack, it is down to a staff of two, a coat maker and a pant maker, both who have been with the company for fifty years. In their advanced ages, Bill and Jack have to decide what to do with the business, they neither wanting it to die with them or having a family member take it over out of family pressure, without a want or aptitude of tailoring. And as one interviewee states, the number of tailors that are born in the city every year (to take over the business) is zero. Regardless, Bill and Jack's younger more famous businessman/philanthropist brother Milton Wong ... Written by Huggo

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CAD 237,000 (estimated)
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