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Prologue HK Trunk Show Jan 6th & 7th 2018

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TWL proudly presents Prologue who will be visiting Kuala Lumpur for its inaugural trunk show on October 7th – 8th.

 

Prologue was borne out of a shared love for classical elegance between three menswear enthusiasts - Chris, Jerry and Maslow. Inspired by their travels to some of the world's best tailors, Prologue's aesthetic is heavily shaped and influenced by the unfussy ease and louche elegance of Naples and Florence with the precision and attention to detail of Japan and Korea.

 

In that vein, our house style features softer lines and constructions, generous revers coupled with the precision and finishing touches that can only be found from the best in Asia. Prologue is proud to offer its own semi-bespoke tailoring programme that borrows the best of both made-to-measure (MTM) and bespoke tailoring outfits with fitting garments that offer a glimpse how finished garments will look, briefer lead times, intermediate fittings for difficult body types and safekeeping of client paper patterns on file for reordering.

 

 

At Prologue we are dedicated to having you walk out looking and feeling your best. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality at great value and a clear ascension path with select artisans who share our philosophy. We are different and we cannot wait to share our passion for all things menswear with you.

 

 

Appointment Schedule:

Saturday 7th October: 10.00am - 7.00pm

Sunday 8th October: 10.00am - 12noon

Venue: Capri by Fraser, Bangsar South


 

To schedule and appointment, please pm me or email us at twlads.co@gmail.com or follow us on Instagram (@twlads.co) for updates!

 

 

 

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Introducing the Prologue team  :)

For now Jerry is confirmed to come to the trunk show and the second person will be confirmed soon.

 

Some intro to their background.

 

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From a fresh age, Jerry was fascinated by men's dress, which largely took off with streetwear and eventually progressed to GQ and prep / Ivy style. However it was the utility and purpose behind classic menswear that drew him to bespoke tailoring and workwear, ultimately beginning his obsession with enduring style. In pursuit of his passion, Jerry took on a marketing role at a prominent Hong Kong shirtmaker where he discovered a new appreciation for the artistry and romance of the trade but also its decline. This led him on sartorial pilgrimages to the sartoria and ateliers of Italy or London where he still draws most of his inspiration today. Like it is with the archetypal Levi's Big E Type II Trucker jacket, Jerry hopes to see more Hong Kong gentlemen dressed in clothing that flatters them, is easy to wear and only gets better with time from regular use.

 

 

 

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Christopher has always been attracted to the spectrum of menswear, from informal streetwear and workwear up to classic tailoring. Similar to most young gentlemen aiming to pursue a career in finance in Hong Kong, Christopher’s first encounter with classic menswear stemmed from a necessity to dress professionally for work. Since then, need has given way to passion that has brought him through the doors of many different artisans and makers so that passion gave rise to understanding. Countless hours spent at the sartoria and a plethora of hit-and- miss bespoke experiences gave impetus to co-founding Prologue with the aim of offering quality tailoring and service that draws inspiration from his sartorial journey with the quiet hope to foster an appreciation for this fading art he believes every gentleman deserves a chance to experience.

 

 

 

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It was seven ago that Maslow purchased his first pair of “proper” leather shoes, and it was also around the same time that he fell in love with men’s tailoring. What started as simple interest during his time in university has only since blossomed into a calling, leading him around the world to meet and actually befriend many artisans of different traditions, as well as connecting him with others who share his enthusiasm. Classic menswear has become not merely a means of self-adornment and an expression of individuality but also a bridge between people. A good friend once told him that in order to dress well, a gentleman’s clothing must be comfortable and nonrestrictive to first become part of his daily routine and only then will he be comfortable enough in his skin to display his most authentic and sincere self. Maslow shares this interpretation of “personal style” and hopes future friends who come to Prologue may find it here for themselves.

 

 

 

 

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Loses something in the paraphrasing.

 

So they offer up custom MTM suits/ shirts? Anyone with experience on their products?

 

Is there a kerbau friends and family secret password?

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For now and for the purpose of this KL Trunkshow, Prologue is only offering Suit/Jacket/Pants etc., no shirt.

 

It's MTM but with 2 fittings, i.e. once on the day of the Trunkshow, and one more time somewhere in Dec/Jan, to check on the fitting of the garment before they finish up the garment and ship it out to the customers. 

 

Just say you are from the Kerbau when you made appointment with us :)

 

FYI, TWL is not earning anything from this Trunkshow as we are paying for Prologue's flight and accommodation for both of the fitting trips to KL. The pricing is definitely very reasonable :) 

 

Feel free to ask if you need any further information.  

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Some details of Prologue house-style:

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Prologue's cutting leans towards Neapolitans suit, i.e. wide lapel, lower buttoning point and a wider/rounder quarter. 

 

During the second fitting, the Prologue team will try to achieve a clean back such as follows:

 

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There is no padding at the shoulder so that the jacket can hang and move naturally together with the wearer:

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For the pants, Prologue house-style is high waisted and preferably with pleats and cuff (both optional) together with a clean line. You can always opt for full break, half break or no break at all.

 

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For the price point offered by Prologue, the suit won't be fully handmade, but you can expect plenty of hand finishing at places that matters such as bar-tacks securing all flaps and vents, buttonholes sewn with buttonhole twist, Milanese teardrop lapel buttonhole to name a few.

 

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As mentioned earlier, Prologue offers 2 fittings for their garments to make all the necessary adjustment in order to achieve the best result possible. This is what you can expect from the second fitting:

 

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The gentleman above is Masaru Okuyama, a japanese bespoke shoemaker and one of the first few customer of Prologue.

 

The above is just some brief information on Prologue house-style so that you know what you can expect from Prologue if you choose to make an order with them.

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us and we will try our best to answer, considering that we are not expert in tailoring. We are just a few friends, like you, who are trying to bring something different to Malaysia suiting scene  :)

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Been trying to guess what lens they used for the great pics and learnt that it is a Summilux 75 on A7RII. Whi knew that lens vignetted so heavily? I wonder if they know life would be better with a Noctilux since a 75mm is very long for HK's cramped interiors.

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LOL i would expect nothing less.

 

I was thinking more along the lines of exchange of ideas and gaining more insight on how they run a trunk show. 

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Sorry, but how is that an advantage to me?

 

 

Lol. Jeremy still exercising restraint.

 

I am surprised he has allowed you to promote this here. He must be at a different price point

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