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  1. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Sold a jeans today as part of an Escorial suit order.
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Muslin fitting for a jeans
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Sold another jeans today.
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    The suiting thread

    Going-ons in the workshop today
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    The watch appreciation thread

    I think this is the Club Campus 39 Nacht. The lugs are much overhanging.
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    The next jeans we are sewing will use dark red thread
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    This past weekend, I sold a jeans in a precious Zimbabwe cotton. Then, just now following my post of the brown jeans on FB, a German customer based in Singapore told me to make him one. I think we have 5 jeans on the order book that we have to make. These are very early days for jeans for me. In 10 years time, it will be very different.
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    The suiting thread

    Today, the co-founder of a Hong Kong tailoring business dropped by to have a chat. He started the business with two other friends about 2 years ago out of interest for good classic clothes. He's a young guy---much younger than me. Here he is: His mother was originally from PJ, but he was born in HK. Here's his watch. This is the FOURTH BB38 to come into the shop. It is a much hensem watch. We talked about our respective businesses for about an hour. It was very engaging. I learnt a lot. He, too.
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Bespoke jeans in 14.5oz Japanese selvedge denim. The waistband has been reinforced to prevent stretching, allowing wear without a belt. Below, the full-width double chamber front pocket. Cut, fitted and sewn completely on-premise.
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    It's very good
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    The suiting thread

    Today, I drove to Johor to buy this machine to replace an underperforming one. Spent the whole day on the road.
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    The suiting thread

    He does what he likes to do because it gives him a thrill. He doesn't do what it takes to succeed. Successful people do a huge amount of stuff they loathe. They do it because it's necessary. Without doing the stuff they loathe, they don't get to do the stuff they like. They can do it because they are not selfish, and because they know it leads to good things in the future (delaying gratification). They are "responsible".
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    The suiting thread

    He's pretty unevolved. Many unadmirable traits: self centeredness to an uncommon degree, inability to delay gratification, very poor heuristics in dealing with routine life situations, and I think he is looking for the silver bullet to life---the one act that will relieve him from the drudgery of working for a living. He has a strong disposition to being addicted to substances and transient thrills. He has also relevant strengths for the job: he's a born craftsman, and has a very strong interest in tailoring. That interest does not extend to the business of tailoring, or to tailoring operations. It's limited to cutting and sewing only. He couldn't care less about the other stuff happening around him.
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    Should have posted this earlier. Found this book at Pinto Coffee Janda Baik. Salgado is pretty much the no. 1 landscape photographer of our times. What a treat the book was.
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    The suiting thread

    Mine should be quite pretty. He is using African sapele to make mine. It's a kind of mahogany. Leftovers from another project.