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whoo! finally! thanks a bunch kotmj! :)

 

Anyone else here anticipating Vanda's latest collection?

 

I will be on reservist then, think i will miss out on the good stuffs by the time i get back...

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I get the sand and water. No idea about the tutu girls.

 

Still waiting for gshen to get back so the kerbau cloth can be sent out .

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Tutu girls are about the alleged denial of a permit to some Singaporean ballet company from performing in KL because of indecent tutus -.-

 

But yes, I've just started on a sartorial journey and have used Iris for my first commission. Hopefully it goes well!

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He's back.I've already asked for the cloth to be shipped out :) patience my Singapore counterparts :P

 

I am dying from anticipation.

 

tacit: What did you commission?

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Apologies for keeping everyone waiting. I am back and awaiting the arrival of the cloth - will announce when it is here!

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I commissioned a dark navy odd jacket/blazer, fairly standard I think, sb, 2 buttons, with patch pockets, relatively wide lapels, and horn buttons. Hope it goes well!

 

Incidentally, how often do all of you need to alter/ commission new pieces as your body shape changes with age/ exercise? I'm realizing that a lot of my clothes from just two or three years ago don't fit as well, and i'm wondering if there's a process for reusing bespoke pieces or if it just means its time to get a new piece.

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Unless its massive weight gain/loss, bespoke garments should have some allowances built into the seams so that your tailor can let out/bring as required.

 

Obviously, if you grew your arms 2 inches, and chest by 4 inches, it will probably mean a new garment is in order. And congratulations to you for getting jacked.

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The inlays are really only at the side seams to accomodate a growing waist measure. If you start working out and drinking whey there is not much that can be done.

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New member here, Malaysian working in Singapore. I'm just starting out making some of my existing clothes fit before I venture into spending on better quality items. I need a place where I can shorten jacket sleeves, shorten/cuff pants and also taper the pants legs. Does anyone know of a good tailor to recommend? I stay at Chinatown, so somewhere in that area is preferable. Thanks.

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I use Regina's at Far East Plaza.

 

Do you know roughly how much would they charge for the basic services I mentioned above?

 

I did call Golden Strip Tailor at Excelsior Shopping Centre and they quoted me something like $30 to shorten jacket sleeves. (non-working buttons)

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Apologies for keeping everyone waiting. I am back and awaiting the arrival of the cloth - will announce when it is here!

 

Hey G

 

Welcome back.

 

I'll be in Singapore from 19 - 28/4 and may likely pop in to visit your cabinet of curiousities... mwahaha!

 

(Just don't tell the missus how many ties I've bought from you and I should remain in one piece)

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Actually, while I know that Iris is great for suits, where do you all go to get shirts and work trousers tailored? Shirts in particular actually - CYC seems to be one of the most frequently recommended options over here, but from what I've seen of their work (never got a CYC shirt myself), it doesn't seem to be significantly better than that from some of the Peninsula Tailors (I've used Men's Tradition when I was younger).

 

Separately, wow does one tell a good shirting fabric anyway? I take it that in general there's less fluffing and piling with use, but is there a way to tell on inspection what a good fabric is?

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I'm in the midst of a closet revamp and rely mostly on Dylan Chong. I have occasional pieces from Kevin Seah but the price is too rich for me to afford in quantity. What I really like is that I can communicate with both these guys very well, which makes my experience very enjoyable. I find myself constantly looking forward to my next commission or fitting.

 

My personal approach toward shirting fabric is dependent on a combination of research, feel tests and tailors' advice (ie. rojak method). Tailoring enough shirts ensures a good rotation so I minimize wear/tear. My revamping efforts started only recently so I haven't had a chance to sample many cloths - but of the lot, I enjoy my Soktas shirts the most thus far.

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