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In regards to pricing, what are ALT's current prices for workmanship (both half-canvased and fully-canvased)? The last time I had a half-canvassed double breasted made from him (about two months back), I paid RM1100 for tailoring costs alone. Granted, I asked for extras like surgeon's cuffs, pick stiching and hand stitched buttonholes.

 

Last week I returned the suit jacket to him to stitch in real lapel holes (instead of the faux piece of thread one he mistakenly put in; which I had no chance for him to remedy at the moment of collection since I was due to leave the country then) and to reattach a button and asked about his charges again, and he quoted me RM900 + RM600 for a fully-canvased two piece (with my cloth). Am I paying too much?

 

I ask because I'm interested in getting another DB made. Only thing I'm trying to make a decision on now is whether it's really worth paying that extra for full canvasing.

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He quoted me RM900 + RM600 for a fully-canvased two piece (with my cloth). Am I paying too much?

 

Seems reasonable. Up to you to decide whether full canvassing is worth it for you. Just note full canvassing will take longer to complete.

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You were there?

 

Next time someone goes in during a meetup and does not acknowledge us, he will only be able to leave after surrendering his anal virginity.

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i didn't go for the meet up! i went to collect my pants! which weren't ready by the way.

 

plus i wasn't comfortable approaching a stranger in a tailor's shop with the line "are you kotmj?" or worse "are you a kerbau member?"

 

anyway the wife was in a hurry to get to 1utama.

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While we were there at 10am, a gentleman came in to do a shirt with ALT. He passed a length of shirting fabric from a Binwani's plastic bag and his wife gave the buttons.

 

Later on, another guy with his girlfriend came to alter his pants.

 

Minutes after that, a lady came to pick up her stuff.

 

The rest of that were just us.

 

ElPistolero must be one of them, I guess...

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You should have introduced yourself, we would have shared some Acorn shirting fabrics. Much better than Binwanis.

 

By the way, you have a very cute son. ALT even gave him an orange!

 

We had to ask before he offered any.

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i have seen acorn's stuff. the whole process of communicating with that james chap is very tiresome. the binwani's auntie is nice. :)

 

my son is not the most patient 2 year old around. would you like to babysit some time?

 

i bet uncle loke was cursing for having to give 3 grown men oranges.

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Is the watch your referring to a Rolex?if yes, that's not me.I wear a small timers watch.I don't remember anyone with a son coming into AL so you must have came before me.

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from my extensive trolling i read that you wear a bigtimer watch. been trying to convince the wife to get me a submariner. no luck yet. her earliest estimate is 10th wedding anniversary. sigh.

 

all 9 grown men ate oranges? poor uncle...

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did you guys bring the fabric that was on uncle loke's table? i can't seem to remember what it's called. i am more of a binwani's man.

 

i did see the navy jacket made out in the cloth terrorsquad was selling. it's a really nice colour.

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AL's new coatmaker for fused jackets is very good. Where does he find people like this? Pretty sure the guy can also do full canvassing. It's not the work of a hastily trained Bangla.

 

The Mystique is a very Italianate cloth, now that I've felt it as a suit. Very thin. The Dugdale New Fine Worsted drapes better.

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