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#1 kotmj

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Day 1

A great view from the room at Swissotel!
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Dressed for a dinner
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The dinner
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Lorenzo Ferrari of E. Zegna. The back doesn't clean up regardless (I walked behind him for 15 seconds).
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After the dinner, preparing the display jackets for the competition the next day
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#2 kotmj

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Day 2

There are two categories for display jackets: conservative lounge and "fashion".
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Apart from the display jackets which showcase coatmaking skill, there is the part where the representative from each country construct a baste jacket to fit a model.

The Koreans
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:35 PM


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Wow. Which tailor from what country made this?

#4 Zinzan

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

Beautiful


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:51 PM

Day 2 continued

So here I am at a 24-hour Starbucks sipping Indian "Chai" tea. I once bought the spice for Masala tea in Klang but never got around to using it (I almost never drink black tea).

My two favourite jackets from the display jacket competition. None won a single prize. I dunno WTF the judges there are looking for.

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#6 F1refighter

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

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#7 Mr.J

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:31 PM

^^ Raffles

#8 arc

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

Snaps of the jackets that did win. Curious to see what sorta standards the "professionals" expect in this region.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

Those jackets... beautiful...

#10 Pierre Hermé

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:16 PM


The dinner
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Wow, Monsieur kotmj, how did you get invited to this event?
Bonjour, je m'apelle Pierre Hermé (avec accent aigu é).

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:52 AM

Day 3

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The previous night the winning display jackets were announced. The jackets above were already sorted according to the winners. I managed to buy two of the mannequins as the evening drew to a close for S$70 per piece.

The contestants had altered the jackets they made for a model. My favourite team is from Korea, not necessarily for technical competence, but for their relaxed approach to tailoring. The Taiwanese team was damned kiasu, they were so intensely competitive, it was difficult to like them.

The Korean fitter. Interestingly, the fitter is not the cutter.
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I like this man. He has a constant cheerful disposition and his movements are graceful and polished.
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This back view is from the Taiwanese submission. You see now why the model was chosen.
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The judges. "I felt like I was molested," the model admitted to me during the gala dinner.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

The Korean tailor of my favourite jacket. It won third prize. It should have won first prize.
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Dressed for the black tie gala dinner. I don't own black tie attire, so this will have to do.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:19 AM

The gold medal jacket? This:-
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No wait, that may have been the wrong pic. This is the one.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

Great pictures, Zegna, that mediocre brand with the best marketing on the industry. They just released a limited edition of megaexpensive machine done shirts called Giza 90 ,trying to fool ignorants that a Giza 90 cotton, ( May be if has been genetically enhanced ) as the Giza 45 is called that because the flower of that coton is 4.5 centimers long, the longest one.
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#15 Pierre Hermé

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:16 AM

The gold medal jacket? This:-
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No wait, that may have been the wrong pic.


I think the mannequin is making a female pose. Maybe this suit is marketed to the drag kings. :mellow:
Bonjour, je m'apelle Pierre Hermé (avec accent aigu é).

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:34 AM

The winning coat looks pretty good to be honest? why dont you like it, kotmj?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

Joon, my thoughts exactly although the colors are a bit out there the jackets all rounds looks nice. The Korean jackets has lovely checks and i like how the checks came out seamlessly.

Kotmj, you should start a DJ prototype call it the Sultan.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:43 AM


Kotmj, you should start a DJ prototype call it the Sultan.


He already has one.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:53 AM

Just reached home. With a sleep debt that puts the Spanish financial one in perspective. Thing is, I have many things to do tomorrow and on Sunday.

I went trimmings shopping with a bunch of other tailors in S'pore and it was very fruitful.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:54 AM

The winning coat looks pretty good to be honest? why dont you like it, kotmj?

It is an awesome jacket, but I prefer the chest convexity, lapel and front edge design, not to mention the fabric choice in the Korean submission.

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^As I said, an awesome jacket.





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