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  2. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I assisted my apprentice in making the vest.
  3. Yesterday
  4. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    A vest being made by my apprentice for a customer from JB. It will take her about a week and a half. I actually lose money on this vest. It is the cost of training a coatmaker from scratch.
  5. EF Lau

    The watch appreciation thread

    I will add that both of them are not exclusive or limited.
  6. EF Lau

    The watch appreciation thread

    The GMT has a Mk 1 bezel. It has a purple tinge instead of blue. It's not a competition - there's nothing exclusive about a Rolex. 😏I like that we can order the Seiko from Lelong. Very convenient. Are 15 minutes intervals a significant thing during dives? The new batman is nice as well.
  7. Last week
  8. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Eldest son of Lim Kok Thay. I simply would never make sleeves that tight. Or trousers that, when standing, is already skin tight. There is a difference between slim fit, and misfit.
  9. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    He erupted in wrath
  10. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    That looks like a fake Rolex. Anyway, my pepsi mini turtle is more exclusive, being made in far fewer numbers than rlx pepsi gmts.
  11. EF Lau

    The watch appreciation thread

    A different kind of Pepsi?
  12. carbman

    The suiting thread

    The customer is not always right. In fact, the customer is almost always wrong. Fire the customer. I wish I could do that. Let us know how he deals with the news.
  13. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Jajaja. JAJAJA jaja. Went to a fashion design school today to try to get a feel for such places and talk to someone about my being a potential employer of their graduates. Turns out I only got to talk to their front desk.
  14. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    So the advantage of this particular finish is it seeps into the wood instead of lying on top of it. It feels like you're touching the wood instead of a glossy polyurethane coating.
  15. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    My new cutting table with its hard wax finishing applied. It'll be ready for pickup in two days after the finish has cured.
  16. Nabilalif

    The suiting thread

    I know. I know. Thats why I can't wait for second suit now.
  17. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Never. The lead times have actually gone DOWN over the years, even as volume went up several times. Quality is also higher now than ever.
  18. Earlier
  19. Nabilalif

    The suiting thread

    Its gonna be one year of waiting time after this at JT. 😁
  20. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I was just taking stock of the situation over lunch with my apprentice. Over the last 10 calendar days, JT sold 9 suits. Of those, only 3 are for new customers; 6 were ordered by existing customers---people who already have suits made by us. Of the nine, three are fused and six are fully canvassed. It's one suit per working day. I need to have more urgency in hiring the next employee.
  21. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Suit in Huberross Nevada for a very skinny customer. It's all air inside the jacket. Also a very dropped right shoulder.
  22. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    A pepsi nato for a pepsi watch
  23. carbman

    Coffee

    That is some packaging! Just went to their website. Their webmaster needs to be spanked. And not the good kind.
  24. kotmj

    Coffee

    Pinto Cafe finally starts selling their beans... Bought this to send to a customer after he sent me some Haru Suke beans.
  25. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    I was back in Kuantan yesterday to bring the dogs to the beach, to see my parents, and to buy this watch. So happy with my purchase.
  26. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I wholeheartedly agree. You do it.
  27. Nabilalif

    The suiting thread

    She needs to be tied up and spank.
  28. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    My apprentice is truly the most ignorant person I've worked with. I told her to order a Grab Express to collect a suit from the concierge of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and transport it to the shop. She doesn't understand the word concierge. I told her to look it up in google. She then tried sending the grab express to a certain Concierge Hotel, until I corrected her. Even the Grab Express guy knows what a concierge is. Her father has been a monumental failure at educating his children. No wonder in an interview he gave, he said there is no next generation to take over and that he is looking to sell the company. With kids like these, it is a very good idea. She was telling the concierge in inadequate English how a customer left a suit in the hotel and that we'd like to pick it up. I thought that is the least likely scenario. The suit was specifically left with the concierge to be picked up by us. That is a more likely scenario, don't you think? The concierge has better linguistic skills than my apprentice.
  29. kotmj

    The watch appreciation thread

    Bonetto Cinturini natural latex strap arrived. It's not for the tiny wristed like me. Just barely small enough to fit me with a short lug-to-lug width watch. It is, however, a very comfortable and good looking strap.
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