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  1. Dress shoes

    No uncle planter thought of competing
  2. The suiting thread

    Were you the sole member of the production crew? The picture taken via tripod
  3. Shirts

    The great unwashed
  4. Forum matters

    Fixing what wasnt broke.
  5. Forum matters

    The future is now
  6. Shirts

    They see me rollin’ they hating https://youtu.be/CtwJvgPJ9xw
  7. Dress shoes

    I do it for all my shoes. The procedure is not complicated, its finding a cobbler with metal rather than the more common plastic taps thats the challenge. I just think metal looks better, not sure if they actually perform better/worse than their plastic counterparts.
  8. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Top 2 tailoring outfits in MY: JT and a small startup called Lords. I hope you brought he finds time for a traditional Malaysian meal of Teh Tarik and Nasi Lemak
  9. The suiting thread

    This is how my CFO sits.
  10. Prologue HK Trunk Show Jan 6th & 7th 2018

    Bold choice of fabric on the 2nd image of the Hollywood pant
  11. Prologue HK Trunk Show Jan 6th & 7th 2018

    Nothing wrong with rojak style, taking what they like to create something that looks good. Also flexible to cater for whatever the customer wants I suppose?
  12. The suiting thread

    Commissions are probably based on two primary seasons. Wedding season and Annual Dinner season
  13. The suiting thread

    Building up to Liverano wait times of 12 months. Jajaja...
  14. Prologue HK Trunk Show Jan 6th & 7th 2018

    Loses something in the paraphrasing. So they offer up custom MTM suits/ shirts? Anyone with experience on their products? Is there a kerbau friends and family secret password?
  15. The suiting thread

    Jaja titillating ma
  16. The suiting thread

    There is an easier solution - ready made invoice pads, the ones that come with carbon copy paper (typically 3 copies, 1 for your records, 1 for customer, 1 for the supplier). Scribble something barely legible/discernable on these pads (preferably in Chinese characters) so auditors will have a hard time judging the value on the invoice to goods delivered. Tell customers that there is a discount for cash settlement. Always write up the chit once the order is placed. Chinaman business and tax planning 101.
  17. The suiting thread

    I imagine a scene in a huge corporate. Lets say its in the engineering department of a mega utility/energy company. A Head of Dept tells her subordinate during his annual performance review that after careful assessment of his performance, he cannot be an engineer in a commercial sense (i.e. charge money for his service/expertise). But hey! Theres nothing stopping him from being one recreationally.
  18. The suiting thread

    No I'm away from Melb for a few years. The most recent one I went to in Melb was in 2015. My order was around 12-150 USD for entry level oxfords/ poplins (they quote in USD during trunks, but HKD when ordering from their home territory). Placed a more recent order whilst in HK Peninsula last year (May 2016), came to about 1400HKD per shirt for their house fabrics (entry level). It can go north of there very very quickly when you get better branded fabrics. Minimum order of 3 shirts. Their entry shirts are great value IMO. The fit I have has been exceptional for me, and even better on from a couple of other friends of mine who are also their customers. YMMV of course. I visited two Jerymn Street shirtmakers in London and they told me they have a minimum of 6 shirts; and were around £250-£300 per entry level shirt. I did not end up placing an order. Apologies for the multiple currencies, but probably more accurate this way as FX tend to fluctuate.
  19. The suiting thread

    The Ascot Chang trunks in Melb often descend into a little chaos. No nasi lemak, but its the result of ppl coming late, staying longer for bigger orders/ indecisiveness, or ppl with 1 slot bringing their mates who also place orders. I've mingled with the other customers in the ensuing chaos, most are interesting characters. Lucky Chang they have always have at least 2 or maybe 3 ppl in the room to layan ppl.
  20. The suiting thread

    Leggy assistant at the front desk helping with appointments. Preferably female.
  21. The suiting thread

    They'll be eating the nasi lemak, chewing the fat, sucking down the scotch or milo in half tied plastic bags. Trying not to drop too much of it on the merchandise. Much less disruptive than a significant other at these things.
  22. The suiting thread

    It would be really cool if the trunks are set up by enthusiasts with limited skin in the game, but with sufficient connections to potential clients who dont blink at RM30,000. The theory being less pressure to break even and squeeze out profits from the trunk making for a less stressed out and more convivial atmosphere (at least on the part of the organiser). Robin Hood type deal, the capitalist clients would (or patrons) order enough stuff to make the trunk worthwhile for all parties, and they get access to great artisans blabla. The organising enthusiast's poorer associates/friends are able to come fondle and geek out over the top notch stuff. Price of admission maybe a good bottle of scotch / good nasi lemak.
  23. The suiting thread

    And thus the great unwashed are enlightened
  24. The suiting thread

    Whats happened to the perm? Great suit colour choice.