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#121 takashi

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 02:00 PM

We need more closeups of them buttons !



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:52 PM

The greatcoat has a quilted lining. The thermal insulator is a Thinsulate. Here's the quilted lining for the sleeve.
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A closeup
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:52 PM

Greatcoat with quilted Thinsulate lining
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 08:46 PM

Collar-lapel
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Posted 21 November 2015 - 12:49 AM

Sleeve
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Posted 21 November 2015 - 01:54 AM

^For when your company sends you to open an office in Siberia.

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 01:22 AM

The Great Siberian Greatcoat
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You'd think that's a regular lapel hole for colourful little fake flowers, but this is a tool for Siberian winters so every feature is about promoting warmth of the wearer.
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Quilted Thinsulate lining
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All set for the next Great Ice Age.

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:21 AM

I must say that the overcoat is very well done.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:11 PM

Look expensive.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 02:52 AM

It's cheap when you consider the alternative: Frostbite. Especially of dangling extremities. Even if they did not completely freeze over, once thawed, they might not function quite the same again. Which may result in OKU children.



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 02:04 AM

Embroidery is a vast subject. The body of knowledge is huge. There are several "schools" (more like genres) of embroidery: goldwork, blackwork, crewel, silk shading, etc. Even for something as well defined as embroidering initials, at least half a dozen stitch types can be employed, each giving a different appearance. Some stitch types give a certain appearance at a certain character size. My embroiderer, while excellent at embroidering Chinese characters, hasn't found the right type of stitch for Roman alphabets at a small size. Neither have I found the optimal stitch type -- until recently, when I happened upon it.

So today, I tried the new stitch type. I took pictures with my phone as I worked to whatsapp to my embroiderer. I won't post all of them; just these two.

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 12:55 PM

Yesterday, someone told me about a new series on TV3 which is being made called The Entrepreneur. He's one of the top 10 finalists, and was asking for wardrobe sponsorship. The show has a similar format to The Apprentice and will be hosted by Dato Rosyam Nor. Airs in March. This should be interesting.

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 08:37 PM

Are you sponsoring? 



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:37 PM

Of course. How can I not?

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:42 PM

How many suits and shirts do you have to commit? Do you get rolling credits on each of the episodes? 



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 12:39 PM

The Manager called. I have to sponsor all 5 male contestants, or none. We're looking at 7 suits and many shirts. All to be ready in January(!!). Rolling credits on every episode. If I don't do this I think it goes to Sparkmanshop. The biggest problem is the January start of shooting.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 04:41 PM

Wow not so sure I like the terms being served or that the benefits are any clearer. How many people are expected to watch the show on TV? I hardly watch TV so I am not sure where the placeholder should be. Do you actually get the suits back? I am guessing that you might have to resort to fused jackets in low end fabrics, in order to meet the datelines and budget. Actually why is the TV manager not approaching Suit Supply, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Zara etc? Maybe you should ask them to do additional episode on how you became an entrepreneurial tailor. 



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:24 PM

Bummer. Start of shooting is 5th January. Also, contestants are from all over Malaysia -- some aren't even in KL yet. I declined due to the timeframe.

But, wow, holymoly, you're demanding! Or maybe you're just more experienced in the modalities of these things? I just go with the flow. I think credits at the end of all 11 episodes is pretty sufficient for a couple of suits. It's a primetime show.

I think they have close ties with Sparkmanshop and normally use them. They have no clue who I am -- one of the contestants brought my name up and wanted me badly.

Anyway, up in Fraser's Hill now. Want to walk some jungle trails with the dog.

The Holland & Sherry rep from Singapore is coming to KL -- just got a call from him to meet up. Hope he's here Friday, since that's when I get back.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:22 PM

^ the episode is a great idea






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