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  2. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I may have to rotate those sleeves
  3. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Oh. A flash of inspiration. If JT moves here, I will turn the sun deck into a Biergarten. Free flow beer for customers.
  4. kotmj

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    Lunch with my employees. Employee #2 and I went for another. Employee #1 had to drive us back to the shop, so we only allowed her one beer.
  5. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    That's a Royal Oak Offshore
  6. "6"

    The suiting thread

    I believe 10oz. I even carry a knit to have extra cosiness when required.
  7. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    The blue jeans above is my personal jeans, the making of which we had to set aside as we had to rather quickly make and deliver a customer's jeans. This customer chose a brown 14.5 oz. sanforized denim by Kaihara. Hand sewn buttonhole Piped fly shield Tight quarter inch hem It was cut and sewn completely inhouse. The three of us each did something, but the bulk of the work was done by Employee #1.
  8. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    3-piece in Standeven Carnival. The shirt is from Lord's. The jacket is quite complete, the vest is nearly but not entirely complete. The trousers are in basted stage. I'll be shortening the jacket sleeves a little.
  9. Last week
  10. Loh

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    Very nice! What's the weight of the cloth? I find jackets (in any form) to be a must during flights. It's uncomfortably cold for me in a plane.
  11. "6"

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    New bespoke jacket (JT 3.0) in Dugdale tropical worsted, after being worn and tortured on back to back 13 hour and 11 hour flights to South America. Pockets stuffed with passport, e reader, wallet, mobile, etc.
  12. kotmj

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    I told the composer, whose studio is in a separate tower in the same development as JT, that I may be moving into a retail unit in Empire Damansara. He was excited by this. He told me he is thinking of moving his studio to Mont Kiara, in a retail unit. I asked why a studio that composes music would need a retail presence. He said that it is necessary to make a good impression on the customer, in his case, film producers. I said something about how I thought it's all about the music, and that they should listen to it blindfolded the way musicians are auditioned. He had me understand that film producers are extremely human, and being human, are impressionable.
  13. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    The music composer for the upcoming film "The Garden of Evening Mists" has been nominated for Best Music at the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei. So, he came today to have a tux made for the red carpet. This is how even music composers need suits. The movie is based on a book of the same title. It was written by a Malaysian, Tan Twan Eng. The guys looks and sounds like he works in a bank, say Public Bank, but is deeply creative. In many of the YouTube videos I found of him, he is wearing a suit. So, even writers of novels wear suits.
  14. terrifictrousers

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    remember you mentioned its low footfall though its beautiful not sure about the place which you down paid for. wonder what you'll choose lol, decisions decisions
  15. kotmj

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    This is the unit in Empire Damansara that is now available to me. It was previously a vape shop, which discontinued operations in 2016. It is right above a Hometown Cafe
  16. kotmj

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    After I wrote the above, the super real estate agent I wrote about a month back called. He said one of the owners is willing to rent to me, pretty much at the price I said I was willing to pay. The problem is, just yesterday, I paid one month's deposit for a larger unit within Colonial Loft itself. It is 1300 sqft. So now, I need to think if I want to move to Empire Damansara, across the LDP from Empire City. I much prefer the environs of Empire Damansara, and customers will find it much easier to navigate. However, the retail unit is only 1000 sq. ft.
  17. kotmj

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    Oh, I am sure you can do it quite well if you approach it with some intent and caution. People like us (smart) can do pretty much anything This morning, I attended the funeral service of my cousin, who made it to 54 years of age. He died of a heart attack in a Jakarta hotel room. About 1.5 years ago, he underwent a heart bypass. I don't feel much of anything. This is another one of those death-through-eating cases. It is also the most common way of dying in the developed world---the arteries are clogged with fat. It was handled by a bereavement care company called Xiao En. Everything was very polished, very 5-star. I almost cannot ask for a better service or facilities. I thought, ah, I'll see him off in a suit. I was the only one in a suit. I thought it was so much more elegant than what the others were wearing. I think the pendulum of dress style has swung as much as it can to the side of casualness. My relatives showed up at the funeral in croc sandals, shorts and t-shirts. The pendulum can only swing back from here, since I cannot imagine a more casual way of dressing in the most sombre of occasions. The staff at the center were all in black suits, but they were all very obese, and the suits were very, very tight. And very cheap.
  18. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Making the fly. I'm in the process of setting up the overlocker, so in the mean time we do a piping on the edges.
  19. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I understand the need to 'protect' customers from themselves, or at least from their (lack of) pressing skills. However, I am intrigued with this skill, especially the aspect of somewhat 'shaping' the garment (shrinking and expanding cloth at will), and feel it a shame to not be able to do it myself.
  20. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/10/15/um-graduate-barred-from-convocation-for-supporting-protest Edan Kon was the first dispatch boy at JT, and later helped out in the shop. He part timed at JT close to 2 years.
  21. Earlier
  22. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Rear of the jeans, quite done.
  23. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Pockets and pocket bags
  24. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I was reading "The Modern Tailor, Outfitter, and Clothier: Volume 1" originally published 1928 when I saw the picture above. The caption read: "HAWKES & CO., LTD., SAVILE ROW, LONDON, W.1. CUTTING HALL." No. 1 Savile Row was occupied by the Royal Geographical Society before being bought by Hawkes & Co. in 1912. The Cutting Hall you see used to be the galleried library of the Society. Today, it is the showroom of Gieves & Hawkes.
  25. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Basically, it's "Don't try this at home. This footage depicts professionals in a controlled environment."
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