What makes Jeremy Tok special

Wearing a Jeremy Tok is about experiencing the rarified tradition of high tailoring. Jeremy Tok reintroduced the art of the fully canvassed suit, and have since re-energised the practice of high tailoring with a rigorous fitting process and time-tested construction methods. Jeremy Tok suits have been worn by people of accomplishment while in pursuit of those accomplishments, all around the world.

 
 
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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. Our approach to tailoring brings 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.

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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.

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. He has outfitted CEOs, ministers and celebrities.

Come visit our studio in Empire City, Damansara Perdana
where custom tailoring comes to life

I see customers by appointment in our SOHO in Empire City, Damansara Perdana. Call or write for an appointment.

Jeremy Tok Tailor

C-19-06 Colonial Loft

Empire City

Jalan PJU 8/1

47820 Petaling Jaya

Malaysia

014-3324628

February 2, 2019

I woke up this morning to see that a dear customer had sent me a link to this excellent article on affordable South East Asian tailoring. I would like to applaud Ronald for the effort! This ambitious article is the first of its sort I’ve seen, and is very public spirited.

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December 16, 2018

Recently, David Gallimore who is the managing director of one of the largest woollen textile producers in the UK visited me in my shop in Empire City. David spends a lot of time on the road, so I asked him his opinion about the ideal travel cloth. David's company is the exclusive producer of fabrics from the Escorial sheep, a strain of merino that originated from the Spanish royal flock of El Escorial. He explained the special...

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