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  1. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Oh. I suddenly found many many manufacturers of these high quality cottons. I guess I should contact a few.
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    The suiting thread

    I still wear all my Buttonwells from years ago. I wear them all the time. The cotton is really something special. I've always wanted white Buttonwells, but white is always out of stock. Then, I saw that they have white but with a pocket. I shall buy a lifetime supply of them, and remove the pockets.
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Green thread. What a visionary choice by this customer.
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    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    Did a Zoom fitting session for jeans with a young couple in HK. She's wearing a toile.
  5. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    I received a call just now from someone who wants an appointment for a tux. He said he also has an unusual request: Would I make him a bunch of Tshirts? He says he's disappointed with the quality of the cottons used in Tshirts, with the exception of Armani. They are lustrous, he says. I told him I have difficulty myself sourcing high quality jersey, but can recommend him Buttonwell.
  6. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    To reliably get a generous roll, I would have to train a coatmaker from scratch who has never known any other. Above, intern, voyeur's view.
  7. kotmj

    What did you eat just now?

    Great to have all the sambal types here. I think sambals are a great area of interest. For instance, nobody seems to grow chilli peppers with a singular emphasis on fragrance. The peppers you buy at the supermarket were grown for volume. I tried some cili padi kampung the other day, and am surprised by how much more fragrant it is than cili padi merah. What if one, over many generations, keep planting and selecting chilis for fragrance?
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    The suiting thread

    Customer wanted a wider peak. I suggested 4.5". Then when drafting, I thought some moderation might be prudent.
  9. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    The position of the first buttonhole wasn't well chosen, but damn, this is good.
  10. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Death knell for the Neapolitan artisanal trouser industry. An intern, who has only worked for 5 days, produced this. 21 years old.
  11. kotmj

    The Denim (contrast) Thread

    It took me 1.5 days to adjust the Merrow machine to produce these shell stitches. We shall start using these on jeans.
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    The suiting thread

    Ambrosi is convening an extraordinary board meeting with participation from their department heads to find ways to address this new threat
  13. kotmj

    The suiting thread

    Can't wait to show you guys the trousers my intern is sewing. Coming along nicely.
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