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  2. vrp

    The suiting thread

    Perhaps they were having a squabble before this appointment, and this is her way of screwing it up for the husband. And you, dear JM, are just the tool. Lol
  3. vrp

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Come to think of it, it has never dawn on me to use it for coins tho. Seems rather hard to get tiny things out of it. Hmm... perhaps I did try, and then forgo the idea.
  4. vrp

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Car key, the keyless kind. I find most of them house it just fine. Still, not all coin pockets are made the same!
  5. terrifictrousers

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    really beautiful embroidery of the initials. what do you guys use the coin pockets for anyway? i use them just for coins, lol
  6. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Yesterday, Employee #1 asked me if I wanted to do anything special to the coin pocket of the jeans she was sewing. I have always found the coin pocket to be uncomfortably small. Not just that, reaching into it was unergonomic. So I told her two things. Make it much wider, but not deeper. And, angle it. All our regular trousers have angled front pockets. They're easier for the hands to access than vertical pocket openings. When you angle the pocket openings on garments, you find that people love stuffing their hands into it. Bomber jackets and bloussons have angled pockets. But why does the coin pocket on jeans have a horizontal opening? Next jeans, I'll show you the angled coin pocket.
  7. sid11111

    The suiting thread

    His mistake was bringing his wife along to the tailors'.
  8. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    She's very pretty, yes. Mother of two. The husband is definitely CEO material. CEOs are like models; not physically, but temperamentally. They are instantly likable, and appear genuine and completely trustworthy (whether they actually are is a different matter).
  9. Nabilalif

    The suiting thread

    Is she hot?
  10. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    The CEO of one of the Mercedes dealership chains was in the shop today. The wife was very unimpressed with everything. She rolled her eyes at everything. How curious. The husband wanted shirts. One shirt. I said it has to be at least three. I showed a bolt of fabric. The wife gave an expression which suggested it was insultingly bad cloth. I then showed another bolt---this time, it is a very high quality crisp Italian poplin. Same facial expression from the wife. I thought, fuck it. I brought out the Alumo. Same facial expression from wife. I brought out the Soktas. She knows Soktas, and perused the book briefly. She wants to leave. They left, the husband apologetically. Ridiculous.
  11. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Customer's initials on the coin pocket.
  12. Nabilalif

    Dress shoes

    C&J Lonsdale arrived a few days ago.
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  14. takashi

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    That would make for some yummy chambray workwear shirts!
  15. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Singer 299U all refurbished and back in the shop
  16. sid11111

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Make polos with a self collar and shell or MOP buttons and I'm in!
  17. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Very high rise jeans. You may also notice we have six belt loops on our jeans instead of the customary five.
  18. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Sold a double breasted suit in Drapers Light Panama over WhatsApp while lying in bed.
  19. Loh

    Dress shoes

    There was a promotion for Cobbler Union shoes in the Parisian Gentleman website and so got these. Took some time to get here due to some order mismanagement and nature of shoes being made in small batches. (I have bad lighting so tried to colour correct to be as accurate as possible)
  20. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    I want to make long sleeve buttondown polo shirts out of Supima pique next (under Sava). I wonder how many years that will take. It seems to take me years to introduce a new product.
  21. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    I have 12 yards of this on order. Its a 7 oz. chambray by Kurabo. 46" width selvedge. This is a real work wear chambray by a major Japanese denim weaver. Not a gentrified chambray by some Italian mill that turns out to contain polyester. Should make for a delicious shirt. I have also stopped posting jeans pictures on JT's Instagram. Instead, I post them to savajeans.
  22. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Next pair of jeans will be in a khaki denim. The same denim I used for a bush jacket. This khaki denim has a reputation amongst my staff as a needle breaker. It resists puncturing, and in making the bush jacket we broke 5 needles. But! I have a new machine in the shop that has a walking foot and it sews through very tough and thick fabrics without problems.
  23. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Second jeans for the first customer who ever commissioned a jeans from me several years ago
  24. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I had a job interview today with a recent graduate in Civil Engineering who won the equivalent of the Dean's Award,with a cpga of 3.92. Straight A's in SPM etc. Between SPM and uni, she spent 9 months at Louis Vuitton The Gardens. She was deciding between another four years at school for a PhD, or doing something she really likes. For some reason, she thinks JT is extremely relevant to her. She asked for an internship. (BTW, once upon a time, I told a customer that I had a job interview yesterday. He said, but why? I thought you're doing what you love? I then told him I interviewed a potential hire.) After some prodding, I discover she has a problem with what she calls "office life". What's so bad about office life, I asked. She said it's not appealing to go to an office before the sun has properly risen, and to leave it only after it has set. I'm not sure how long I can do that for, she said. I didn't say much about that. At JT, we do not lose the connection with the sun. Our workspace is flooded with daylight.
  25. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    A Hashima iron. I saw this iron in the Pakistani technician's apartment, and was amazed by the feel and the appearance. It oozed quality. But, he told me, the heating element is shot. He plans to refurbish it by transplanting the heating element from a donor iron. I asked how much he plans to sell it for after refurbishment. RM200, he said. I told him I'm buying it. I gave him one of my Panasonic 2kg irons as a donor.
  26. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Once it works, it will produce the plumpest and nicest buttonholes. I see renowned jeans makers setting their machines to make poor buttonholes because they do not understand how buttonholes are supposed to look like. These machines were designed to mimic hand sewn buttonholes. The sort we make by hand everyday on our jackets. But, the machines require the user to adjust certain parameters and to use certain kinds of threads (there are 3 threads which go into a buttonhole) to produce the optimal buttonhole. Almost none of the renowned jean makers know what an optimal buttonhole looks like.
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