Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Modernize Tailors hits the silver screen at Whistler

Bill and Jack Wong, brothers and the owners of Modernize Tailors, are movie stars.

An hour-long documentary about Mr. Wong and Mr. Wong just screened at the Whistler Film Festival.

Here's what the Vancouver Sun had to say about us...

"Marsha Newbery's and Leonard Lee's Tailor Made: Chinatown's Last Tailors,,,tells the story of brothers Jack and Bill Wong who are into their 80s but keep threading the needle at Modernize Tailors, this relic of a shop...in historic Shanghai Alley."

Very nice, but who are they calling a relic? We are still in business! Give us a ring and make an appointment and check out our new digs a 5 West Pender and we'll make YOU feel like a star.

Plus keep your eyes and ears out for the film. Tailor Made will air on CBC Newsworld during Chinese New Year.

We hope you'll all tune in but better yet get the real thing and treat yourself to a Modernize Tailors original made with beautiful winter wools you won't find anywhere else.


Dennis Wassill said...

I watched this documentary last night on CBC's The Lens. This should be required viewing for all business school students on the planet. It is human, business, historical and optimistic to all ages. Congratulations to the Wong Brothers and the people behind this fine story.

Dennis Wassill,
Calgary AB

Robert said...

Wow, thank you! I can't believe it's taken this long for a documentary to be made about the Wong brothers and Modernize Tailors! I pass by that place about once a week to buy fruit at Chinatown and have often wondered if it was any good; I gave up having my suits altered due to the less than perfect workmanship I have experienced with countless tailors in B.C.
I will definitely check out Modernize Tailors sometime soon!