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« on: March 12, 2010 04:23:39 PM »

I know what this finish is and what the purpose is, but I would like to know why it is called "HONG KONG FINISH." I can't seem to find the reason anywhere  Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010 03:55:21 PM »

Like the French seam, it's probably because that's where the technique originated or was made popular.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010 06:49:10 AM »

Like the French seam, it's probably because that's where the technique originated or was made popular.

The weird thing is that, in France, the French seam is called "Couture anglaise", which means "English seam". Isn't that funny ? Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010 10:36:22 PM »

I always assumed it was something that Hong Kong tailors were known for, whether they invented it or not. (Tailors, rather than seamstresses or sewing people in general, because I heard somewhere that Hong Kong had very good tailors or that you could get very good tailored suits there.) Now I'm wondering what the real reason is.

Litchi, I actually had heard the French seam=couture anglaise thing somewhere, but I'm glad to hear someone else back it up. It is funny.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010 09:53:22 PM »

Like the French seam, it's probably because that's where the technique originated or was made popular.

The weird thing is that, in France, the French seam is called "Couture anglaise", which means "English seam". Isn't that funny ? Wink

It is funny, but it's also not the only thing the French have turned around - what we know as French kissing, they call English kissing. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010 08:27:11 AM »

and what you used to call French fries, in Spain are English fries.  Always take these nominations with a pinch of salt.  They are often misleading!
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