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#21 kotmj

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:08 PM

I would think fresco. But I have travelled with several kinds of regular worsteds (VBcs and such) and if I wear them they travel well. I have up to 8 suits belonging to other people in my suitcase at times, and after even a short flight they are all creased, including 60% English mohairs. So I think method of conveyance is more important than type of cloth.

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:21 PM

but wont your suit get super rumpled after being worn on board?


Not that I ever noticed actually. Any wrinkles normally straighten out by the time I get to work.

I find the wrinkling is worse if I pack it in my suitcase.

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:40 PM

This is probably the right place to talk about garment bags/suit covers. All tailors will deliver your new suit in one. It's not something I've paid much attention to, which is why my suit covers suck. Just yesterday I was asked if I'd like to carry the Scabal books; I was told each suit length I order comes with a Scabal suit cover and Scabal buttons. I checked both the suit cover and buttons out -- they're made in Singapore by the regional distributor of Scabal. Buttons are meh, but the suit cover is the nicest I've seen in real life. It's not super high quality, but enough quality to be really serviceable and to look yau ying.
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The best I've seen (but via pictures, not in the flesh) is probably this vintage number by the storied but defunct Pan Am. This was from a very different era of aviation from today, from a time when flying was very prestigious.
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Everything about it looks so straightforward, so tasteful.

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 09:41 AM

I prefer one without any name on it. This is what I use.
Pretty good.

http://www.blueclawc...ck-garment-dark

 

There is a small section to slot in shirts/pants if one so desire.



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 10:00 AM

Beside method of conveyance, I am also interested in hearing method of unwrinkle. 

I also carry my jacket on board, so first time after ariving the hotel is to unpack my pants and shirts. 

 

I try the "fill the tub with hot water" and use the steam to straighten out the wrinkle way....is there another more practical way ?



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:28 AM

The "place in bathroom right after a shower" method is really bad. So bad, it should be outlawed. Here's a better one.
http://thekerbau.com...n-a-hotel-room/

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 12:23 PM

HAHA, This is not the first time I hear that it should be banned / outlawed. 

 

And trust me if I have access to a legit iron I will quick iron all my stuff over. 

Not sure if our company use some more economic hotel that it neve carries iron...

one time I was in SD in USA, the iron is so weak I dont know what it is for ...(maybe just old or bad or for safety reason) 

 

For jacket since I carry with me on board, it is usually quiet "lang chai" 

For pants if I give them some time they look okay after hanging overnight

but for shirt...thats the problem...maybe a trick to fold / pack them ?



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

Suit bags are hugely important. I have bought too few suits so I'm not in a position to judge. But the one I got from Givenchy is my favourite. 



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 12:58 PM

I have taken to bringing along my own mug when overnighting in hotels. Been using a stainless steel one from Daiso but thought to upgrade. The upgrade arrived today.
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Snow Peak titanium mug. Made in Japan. Collapsible handles for more compactness. Featherweight. Indestructible. At 600ml, it is double the capacity of most mugs -- a feature I find useful when using it as a bowl to eat corn flakes in soya milk. Though double the capacity, it looks only 30% larger than most household mugs because it is a very efficient shape and very thin-walled. When WW3 comes, at least I have a proper canteen to eat out of while the rest of you use paper cups and styrofoam bowls.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:07 AM

You're missing the spork for instant noodles.

Why not the double walled one? That's much better for hot liquids and most hotels don't provide a stove to cook in the single wall mug

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 01:06 AM

I almost never use a fork at home -- I prefer chopsticks. Whatever a Western table spoon would do for a hotel overnighter, I think a metal Chinese soup spoon would do it more efficiently. in recent years I have found much better alternatives to instant noodles (like corn flakes with soya milk).

I am using this mug as a drinking vessel, not a cooking utensil. When I've made a hot beverage, I like to fill the hand basin with cool water and partially immerse the mug in it to rapidly cool down the beverage to a drinkable temperature. The double walled mug would retard this.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:31 PM

Even a can of baked beans is better than instant noodles. The reason instant noodles are so popular is because they are heavily flavored with substances that mimic nutritious stuff without actually being nutritious. It's a trick. Like the paper Mercedes people burn as offering to the departed. Or like porn, as opposed to the real thing. Once you ask yourself what is better than instant noodles, a vast array of more nutrient-dense alternatives appear.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 02:43 PM

Now that I think of it, there is almost nothing you can buy in a supermarket with less nutrients than instant noodles except perhaps salt crackers.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 08:01 PM

That doesn't stop many Malayans, young and old, from bring packets on their trips around the world.

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:48 PM

Have you met indomie? It's still bad in the nutrients department, but whoa! 

 

But nice mug - it reminds me of a standard issue in the army for some reason.



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 04:37 AM

Seems like the usual ceramic cup in most hotel rooms will be sufficient for corn flakes and soya milk.

I would have saved the luggage space and risk denting the mug anyway.



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:02 AM

Speaking of travel, who's in KL/SG/BKK in the next two weeks? Let's get a drink!



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:41 PM

Whats bkk?

I'll be in KL for a very brief time before heading back to my kampung. Essentially just the 5th and 6th (first half of day) of Feb in KL.

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 01:59 PM

Bkk = bangkok. Btw, Not going anywhere. Will be in n around kl/ pj for cny
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:11 PM

alas alas, we overlapped. but i was far too optimistic about finding free time during cny madness. 






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