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  1. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I once went to a friend's house, a Malay dude with a Japanese wife, in their early 50s. As I was searching the kitchen cupboards for sugar, I came across this ~1.5L jar which was 90% empty, thinking it was sugar. It was actually MSG. This got me thinking...the Japanese, despite their obsession with umami, also have the highest life expectancies. No claims here; just an observation.
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    maybe a thin DIY layer of clearcoat spray?
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    Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Haven't seen the whole video, but from what I've seen, I like how the editor transitions between close-up shots and wide shots. If I have a comment, and this may be nitpicking, you seem to be too aware that this interview is being filmed. Maybe more eye contact?
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    The watch appreciation thread

    All this while I've mistaken the linen dial to be the tapestry dial. Could u give us a close up shot of the Geneva stripes that make up the pattern? It looks 3D.
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    The watch appreciation thread

    What do you think of the Cartier Tank Francaise? Softer lines, less in-your-face.
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    The suiting thread

    And also this....MRI sagittal cut of the uterus in T2-weighted sequence. Not saying the shape's bad. On the contrary; its biomimicry.
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    The suiting thread

    Reminds me of Paramecium caudatum
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    The suiting thread

    U may have to one day commission a Parliment suit (or whatever they're called). On a related note, regarding the Agong's official black jacket: when they say 'gold thread', do they mean real gold?
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    The suiting thread

    Quite a flamboyant cut. Worked really well unbuttoned. Do they still look like this?
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    The suiting thread

    I agree in that you need to be in the (sub)consciousness of people, and to be noteworthy. And true, marketing to a narrow segment of the population probably won't work, big-picture-wise. When I was a kid and had only 3 channels to watch, Sparkmanshop was in my consciousness because it was so visible (end credits after Berita). Maybe the trick is to know what makes JT remarkable to your clients. I'm biased, but I dig your latest commercial. The background music actually works.
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    The suiting thread

    Regarding the 24 episode Malay drama, and this is just conjecture, I don't think the crowd that watches these dramas are your target audience (marketing-wise). I wonder, do most of your clients have anything in common? For instance, profession, income, race, age etc.. To target a market like private (non-government) medical doctors (high income, could use a suit or two, busy job), you would probably have to come to their place of work to measure and fit. Plus, most docs don't know what's a good suit. PS: have you noticed their shoes?
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    The suiting thread

    Ambiguous asian ethnicity is what you're looking for.
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    The suiting thread

    That's more than adequate. If he doesn't like it, tough. Besides, a Malay-style first name does not carry the same level of informality a Mat Salleh-style or Chinese-style first name does. Only in Malaysia would one be formally addressed as "Tan Sri Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. somethin somethin". It's such a social faux-pas to correct someone on how they've under-addressed us.
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    The suiting thread

    Wow! That's how holidays should be archived! Not the thousands of stills that never see the light of day. I like how the shots varied in motion and speed, as well as in stability.
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    The suiting thread

    Really steady chi