HistoryIt 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.
TodayToday, Tony Chang, Ascot Chang's son, and Johnny Chang, Ascot Chang's brother, continue the family tradition, while building upon the namesake company's success. Supplying the same excellence in service and quality espoused by its founder, Ascot Chang maintains the impeccable heritage of traditional Shanghai tailoring, while providing a contemporary look. Bringing their founder's vision to a global audience, the family opened the first U.S. store in New York in 1987 and in Beverly Hills in 1989. Quickly attracting a distinguished clientele of U.S. 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. Ascot Chang's 12 retail locations worldwide include stores in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila and Beijing.The American flagship, now on Central Park South, provides a one-stop shop for the well-dressed man.