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What makes Jeremy Tok different

Three things make us different.

We are not located in a mall or busy commercial center. The only reason to be located in such places is to maximize visibility, thereby maximizing revenue. Instead, we are located on the edge of a lake, right next to a public park. We have a low volume, low overhead operation. Your personal patterns are drafted either by Jeremy himself, or under his direct supervision, entirely on-site. We have no sales associates. You meet directly with your cutter.

There are generally two methods to construct a suit. One is called the fully canvassed construction. Here is an explanation. The other is known as the half canvassed construction. Probably 99.9% of the output of the tailoring industry in Malaysia, and likewise for South East Asia, is of the latter. That's why they can get them ready so quickly and cheaply.

At Jeremy Tok, 80% of our output is fully canvassed. So that's our second point of difference.

Thirdly is how serious we are about the foundational aspects of fit. The bedrock to fit is not how slim the garments are (or how tapered, how short or long). It's how long the front of the garment is relative to the back. Nothing is more important, especially for the jacket. This is rarely understood. Even in the industry. It has different names, but a pretty good term for it is major vertical balance. When this balance is incorrect, the silhouette of the garment cannot express itself. The garment becomes a misfit.

The other little known but fundamental aspect of fit is the major lateral balance. It's about how far apart the fronts of the jacket are. Do you need to pull the left and right parts of your jacket together by half a foot in order to button them? Then you know the major lateral balance is off by at least that much. Because when this balance is correctly set by the cutter, the button and buttonhole are quite close to each other. 

Those are the three differences. A bonus difference is repeatability. Your personal paper patterns are filed away. Literally in steel filing cabinets. For perfect repeatability of future orders.


The suit is universally worn today whenever the occasion demands something courteous, as in business meetings, or when the attire needs to inspire a sense of occasion, as in weddings. The tailored suit lends the occasion a special significance. The suit is there to mark the milestones in a person's life: confirmation, graduation, wedding, the first and subsequent job interviews, etc. But even in everyday life, the tailored jacket is a versatile companion. With its superb ergonomics due to its highly evolved cut, its many pockets both outside and inside, its high quality cloth which creates a pleasant microclimate next to the body, and its structure which gives definiton to one's appearance, the tailored jacket is very suited for many facets of life, either in business or for leisure. Very little in the suit suggests any specific culture or geographyit is universal.

For the most formal attire still in common wear---the tuxedo---head over to here.

But the suit is also the most technically complex garment made today. The challenge the tailor faces is to bring out the potential inherent in this complexity -- its potential to flatter; its potential for comfort; and its potential to be a very special piece which you are glad to own.

This understanding shapes our processes and techniques. There is a light animal hair canvas through the entire length of the jacket fronts. From the chest upwards, a stiffer horsetail canvas is used. In the shoulder region, there is a bias-cut piece of horsetail canvas.  Each layer of canvas which form this composite of canvasses have cuts at specific places. When material is taken out at the cut, a dart is formed. When material is added, a vee is created. Both the dart and the vee, as well as the hand stitches which hold all the layers together give the canvas composite a shape typical of the traditionally made tailored jacket.


The lapels receive particular attention. The canvas here is affixed to the underside of the lapel with hundreds of hand stitches to give it a superior characteristic and appearance.

Every buttonhole is sewn by hand, with those at the cuffs being functional. Buttons are made of genuine buffalo horn. In the interior, linings are made of cupro. There are three interior pockets with the option of double compartment pockets for better segregation of home and local currencies and documents. The entire perimeter which forms the front edge of the jacket is pick stitched by hand.


A little Introduction to Cloths

Dipl.-Ing. Jeremy Tok has been a full time bespoke tailor since 2012. He was previously project manager for operational improvements at the Malaysian subsidiaries of German manufacturing companies. He graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Technische Universität Ilmenau in Germany, having done internships in the Project Management Office of the Airbus A380 development project with Airbus GmbH in Hamburg, and on the enterprise-wide supply chain restructuring project at Claas KGaA which subsequently won the 2007 Deutscher Logistik-Preis. His Masters thesis was also written as part of this project at Claas.

He lives in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang amidst green hills and clear streams. He commutes to KL almost daily.

I see customers by appointment. Please do call, write, or Whatsapp for an appointment.

Jeremy Tok Tailor

B01-3 Plaza Kelana Jaya 

Jalan SS7/13a

47301 Petaling Jaya



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