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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 spirit...

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 th...

November 13, 2018

You may have received an invitation to a gala dinner. Or you may be the one sending the invitation---as the groom of a grand wedding dinner. You may even be the father of the groom or bride. Maybe it’s an awards night for your industry and you’re going on stage to rece...

September 8, 2018

Two weeks ago, Mark Graham (Director, Far East) of Holland & Sherry came for a visit. He made himself available to any question I may have. I offered to show him the questions I have, but he preferred to do this impromptu. I asked him about the history of Holland & She...

August 8, 2018

A wedding is such a joyous occasion and it’s one where we see everyone dress their best.  

Nevertheless, as a groom - and likely for the first time in your life - it is not immediately obvious what to put on. “What do I wear…?” “How do I accessorize it…?” “What colour s...

August 1, 2018

Referenced to as early as the 18th century, but with origins much earlier in time, the peacoat lives on today in much the same format. It has a distinctive convertible collar that when worn up provides protection from harsh driving winds and rain, as well as seawater s...

June 26, 2018

Every man needs a good suit and more often than not, getting off-the-rack and ready-to-wear fashion pieces sounds like a simpler, decent choice than making a custom suit, which is often more time-consuming and expensive.

However, when you commission a bespoke suit with...

June 17, 2018

I had the opportunity to spend some time with Fabrizio Donati, the worldwide distributor of Carlo Barbera. He spent a few days in KL and I met up with him in his hotel. He was here to pass me some sample books. I said, why not do a video interview?

December 23, 2017

 The many stitches in black thread on the lapels have the function of imparting a graceful roll to the lapels. Without these hundreds of handstitches, the lapels would be loose and floppy, as opposed to having a sculptured roll. The pad stitching is very traditional to...

December 19, 2017

 Late last year, a good customer commissioned this peacoat in thick flannel. It took a while to make, but here it is finally. He intended for this to be worn on board a cruise ship to see the northern lights.

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