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  1. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I may have to rotate those sleeves
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    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.
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    The suiting thread

    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.
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    That's a Royal Oak Offshore
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    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.
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    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.
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    The suiting thread

    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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    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.
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    The suiting thread

    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
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    The suiting thread

    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.
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    The suiting thread

    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.
  12. 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.
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    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.