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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.
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    BTW that's what I tell customers too. I'm just afraid their irons are too hot, singeing the wool. This is irreversible.
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    I was in Bangkok during a Liverano trunk show, and I saw that the jackets were so severely pressed that the buttonholes have been pressed completely flat. It was the most overpressed jacket I have seen. I thought then they must have a tailor partner in Bangkok they would ship the garments in advance of a trunk show to, who would then help them re-press the garments into a customer-ready condition. This tailor must be the one doing all that overpressing, I thought. Well now I know it's really the Liverano 8kg iron that was responsible for it. You should know that there is another school of thought regarding final press. Thomas Mahon, when he visited the factory in India that manufactured his MTM range, kept saying to the workers there to err on underpressing. If it was not sewn right in the first place, he said, pressing won't correct it. He stressed that the final press is a pretty light process that doesn't take very long. I have both heavily pressed, and also lightly pressed, jackets. I'm not sure which I prefer. They're different; but both produce a perfectly credible product.
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    I'm happy to make pretty much anything if the customer is willing to work with me to develop it. I've done many novel garments, or novel features on garments for customers who asked for them. The problem with this Joel guy is his juvenile attitude. He has an antagonistic attitude towards those he is "hiring". Normally, those he hires are subservient to him, and let him boss them around. I make so much nowadays, I just fire these idiots. JT is here to serve, but JT is subservient to nobody. I also actually make for real bosses. CEOs of public listed companies. I know how a boss is like. Joel Lee is not a boss. He is just an idiot who thinks he is a boss.
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    Meyer & Mortimer from 2009, approx. 13 oz., heavily worn and quite shrunken. It might have shrunk due to the sponge and press treatment that M&M offers, or from having been drenched in rain, etc.
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    Customer is in his early twenties
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    I watched the movie. What a movie! The way the movie was made is the antithesis to everything Najib and BN. It is so real, so authentic, so unvarnished. It showed people at their most vulnerable, staring at the caprice of the almighty BN government. That's why it's so emotive. Everything you see is real. Only those who know themselves to be on the right side of history can be this transparent.
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    A customer's King Seiko. He paid RM1800 for it. If he had not shown it to me, I would have thought it's a Grand Seiko reissue of an older model.
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    Bought a gravity feed steam iron today
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    I went to this place again today to better understand the place. Whereupon I realised that two of these retail units will actually increase revenue. Just two out of the several dozen units have a clear road frontage. Which means if you drive past on the road below, you will see a big window display. The other units have a front facing the road, too, but they are obscured by trees. Only two units have no trees obscuring their windows. One is occupied. One is not. The one that is unoccupied is owned by a mega loan shark based in Johor. He's like a loan shark syndicator. He's a datuk. He will have one of his guys call me tomorrow.
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    Street view of the unit
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    Fused jacket for Julian. It looks better than it really is. We don't normally do such hand finishing on fused jackets. This is an exception.
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    Second semester interior design students from Inti with their lecturer. They were here to learn more about Workspaces for Artisans. Earlier in the day, they visited a jeweller's workshop.
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    You see here the wavelength profiles of sunlight, a white Led light, and fluorescent light. Superficially, all three appear to be white light. But just look at the components of that light. The fluorescent creates its white light by mixing a very specific red, with a very specific green and a very specific blue. Hence the three peaks. The other wavelengths are almost completely absent. The Led does something similar. https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-power-spectra-of-the-standard-sunlight-AM15-a-white-LED-used-in-this-work-and-a_fig1_320346591
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    I made some changes to the loft today.
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    Lapel hole made by my apprentice using the silk thread I bought off the starving coatmaker. I'm currently making a 3-piece suit in this Dugdale houndstooth for a customer, and a jacket only for another customer.
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    Brand new strap by Zulu Leather. So, so happy. It is a very good strap. This is different from the previous strap Zulu made for me in that it tapers to a 16mm buckle as opposed to a 18mm buckle. Because a small watch needs a more slender strap. The stitches are now also tone-on-tone with the leather.
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    My Rolex Oyster at 34mm next to a customer's white gold Calatrava at 32mm.
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    Me wearing a customer's DB. Paladino wool-mohair
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    I wasn't so optimistic. Today, I attended the BFM Enterprise Rocks convention. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bfm-enterprise-rocks-2019-tickets-54841965796# What surprised me was how smart the people there were. You see, ever since I left university, I am left puzzled at how dumb the general population is. All I saw left and right were dumb people. But today, it felt like being at uni again. The panelists are almost supernormal beings. I didn't know people like that existed, and am surprised they are congregated today right in front of me. The founder of Ben's Grocers (I forgot his name), Ming Thein, the "agency boy" who founded Tarik Jeans, the founder of Kinder Soap, etc. Except perhaps Ming Thein who is like a thing which dropped in from a different realm (completed his Theoretical Physics studies at Oxford at 16), you'd think the others are just regular folks who founded microbusinesses. They are in fact shockingly smart. Even the audience was special since they asked thoughtful, intelligent questions. The founder of Oxwhite was in the audience. The investors in Ming Watches (Ming Thein's watch brand) were there too. "6" was there too. All kinds of CEOs, CFOs, and CMOs. It was a high calibre audience. The moderators are the presenters of BFM Radio: Fredda Liew etc. The conference expanded my views on business, but the greatest takeaway was this: I noticed the panelists kept talking about how dependent they are on their "great team". It surprised me because I am pretty sure their teams are very mediocre by any objective standard. What sort of "great" people work in grocery retailing? Really? What kind of great people take on supporting jobs in a local jeans startup by the name of Tarik Jeans? The people who do admin work in an artisanal soap company that is only begrudgingly a company? Great people do not do those jobs. It occured to me that it is because of their delusion of how great their teams are that they HAVE teams. If you do not hold those who work for you in high regard, they eventually sense this and will leave. And undeniably, it is better to have a mediocre team that you delusionally regard as a great team than to have no team at all. So Jeremy: Have a team. Try not to look too hard at their staggering weaknesses. Convince yourself this is a great team. Then, you will have a team. It is the only way to win.
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    You'd think by now I'd just be looking at the ledgers, like how some chefs no longer actually cook after giving their names to an international string of restaurants. Jajaja, so what am I doing with shears and cloth? I'm solving real problems for real people! Overweight people have thighs that rub against each other when they walk. This abrasion quickly destroys trousers, as you can see above. Below a certain BMI, such a thing simply never occurs. It only took me eight years to come up with this solution: A sacrificial barrier in the same cloth or a similar cloth slip stitched to the crotch. When this patch of cloth wears out, it is removed and replaced with a new patch. I've never seen anyone do this solution. It's an original JT solution.
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    After all that has happened, after all the revelations...half of Semenyih voted for one of the most corrupt political parties in modern history. Corruption is not just a political thing. All of humanity is corrupt.
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    A JB customer came to collect some shirts. Non-fused buttondown in our bestselling non-iron cotton.