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post Jun 22 2010, 02:57 AM


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I do not know how many people here are going to get new baju raya for this coming Hari Raya. But i know i'm in the market for one. Actually i came out of some mamak session with a few of my malay friends on some plans for visiting people during raya. So pot pet and more pot pet, and i was thrown the idea of making a Baju Melayu for me to go raya open house touring with my malay friends. But that was last month.

Now i already have 4 off the shelf ones cheap from Mydin. Different designs and colors. And what suprising is even though they are of the same size, the fit is bad here and there. Cheap as in less than RM50 each. I was gunning for 7 sets to finish the rainbow color. These don't see action at all. And my parents seem to question me, "Since when did you changed religion?" when they search my wardrobe for crack. laugh.gif laugh.gif Of course they know i like to collect weird stuff. I could be getting rid of them if i get a tailored one. No more space for stuff.

So last week on Sunday i went to KL Wisma Yakin where there is supposed to be a lot of Baju Melayu tailors. I always pass by this place when walking to Jln TAR for many years and i never stopped in this building before. And i have heard of many getting their malay traditional wear there. So that day i went inside to explore. The first shop, i was greeted by a girl who was enthusiastic to get you as a customer. She promptly showed me ready made ones. But i was looking to get one tailored. Ask for a ball park figure, RM70 for tailoring charges. Not including fabric. The second shop also charges the same. Then by the 3rd or 4th shop, i think, another enthusiastic sales girl greets me. She gets me in the air conditioned room and shows me the ready made ones. RM 168 for complete top and bottom with sampin. I was so tempted to buy that there and then. But it wasn't satin type of fabric and its cotton mix. I wanted flash. icon_idea.gif

Then i went to Omar Ali and they quoted RM120 for tailoring charges, excluding fabric. Ready made ones cost from RM250 right up to RM800!!!. Pretty high. A check on the website, this is one of them seemingly high class ones like Spark Manshop kind of thing. Then there is BAK tailoring. Now this one i saw their branch before in in Tmn Tun called BAC MADACENA. I read in news papers last few weeks ago that this shop is a branch of BAK. And the name is an amalgam of some words. And the shop in Tmn Tun is very flashy. Then there is Den Wahab, the guy that supplied Baju melayu to the late Sudirman (the singer). But a quick check on websites have read a few negative feedbacks. And some of my malay friends say this tailor is over rated and very pricey. I don't think he will go lower than RM120 offered by Omar Ali though.

Now back at home, after visiting so many shops in Wisma Yakin, i'm going to go ask a few more non malay shops near my house and probably another visit to Pertama & Campbell. I hope to get one made next month.

Now what choice of color would go well with typical chinese skin? hahaha. a quick check, white is getting married, black is getting conferred national titles. So leaves me with a large swathe of colors. I'm quite fond of maroon or probably some dark blue number. Can't do yellow!

Then the other details like butang baju, songkok and sampin, maybe to be bought during ramadhan. Friends say more choices during then. Oh well, thats all i could report. Hopefully could post pictures later.

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post Jun 22 2010, 04:38 AM


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wah... respect you bro, you've put a lot of effort in preparing the hari raya.
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if u want tailor made, dont wait till ramadhan or ur baju melayu wont ready by raya..

me myself already ordered mine.. eventhough raya is couples months to go

and yeah.. i've ordered mine at MZ Tahir.. in Wisma Yakin also..
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how bout a linen-y baju melayu? brows.gif
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Thank you for sharing your experience, netmatrix. Saved for future references in case I decide to make one.

Anyway, I would go for maroon since it is in similar hue as the Chinese traditional colour red. Although, I feel that a pure red baju melayu is a no-go.

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QUOTE(hedonkop @ Jun 22 2010, 04:38 AM)
wah... respect you bro, you've put a lot of effort in preparing the hari raya.
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Well i just to experience what it is like to get baju raya. People want to travel the world, i want to wear the world. smile.gif So i think la. Because i haven't go open house for few years already. Good excuse to get one?

QUOTE(razuryza @ Jun 22 2010, 04:52 AM)
if u want tailor made, dont wait till ramadhan or ur baju melayu wont ready by raya..

me myself already ordered mine.. eventhough raya is couples months to go

and yeah.. i've ordered mine at MZ Tahir.. in Wisma Yakin also..
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Yeah i saw MZ tahir also. Maybe i went inside there when i was walking around. But because the signboard are mostly facing the main street, so didn't see. How much damage did it cost you? Most of the other shops ask for RM70 just for workmanship. I wonder how their workmanship is? In fact maybe i could look at the tech aspects of baju melayu making. Because seriously the only workmanship i could see and comment would be sewing lines. Once there, i could see easily see the collar fit, the back drape and shoulder drape. Then its learning about baju melayu for sleeves and the body length. For suits/ shirts its so easy to get info. But this traditional wear is almost non existent.

QUOTE(Cheenoo @ Jun 22 2010, 07:17 AM)
how bout a linen-y baju melayu? brows.gif
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Erm.... i think only Omar Ali and BAK can make that, as they do western tailoring as well. And they also sell linen shirts. But i don't want muted fabrics. I want satin!! I think the only one i'm going to get tailored might as well go for gutso!!! And i could go buy fabric from the shops nearby or use in-house fabrics. If buy, i could spend additional hours shop touring before my head decides.

QUOTE(FusioneX @ Jun 22 2010, 07:50 AM)
Thank you for sharing your experience, netmatrix. Saved for future references in case I decide to make one.

Anyway, I would go for maroon since it is in similar hue as the Chinese traditional colour red. Although, I feel that a pure red baju melayu is a no-go.

U know the 4 ready made ones i have. One of it is in bright red. It actually has a nice hue, but the cutting is not that great here and there. I should have planned to get pictures of the shops i visited. But my digicam is busted sometime ago. Maybe next session with my lousy phone cam and photo touch ups. wink.gif
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I would go with navy, because both the Chinese and Western cultures seem to agree it works best on a man.

And I would get it done devastatingly well: Do one up in muslin before going for the real thing. Get the yoke to lie on your shoulder smoothly, a clean chest, slightly tapered at the sides, get the back to hang well, get narrow tapered sleeves which are short (like on suits). I was told the mandarin collar is difficult to do well, so you'll want an accomplished suit tailor to do it. Never let the shoulder seam to droop beyond the deltoids.

Get real silk for this. Thick deep lustrous navy silk. And smoked MOP buttons. At least 18 stitches/inch. Have the cuffs invisibly reinforced.

There is no reason to make yet another BM. Make a standard-setting BM! Show the masses they actually have no taste.


Added on June 22, 2010, 10:05 amThe BM has always been an anti-fit garmet. That's because most people do not understand fit. Make a BM that is ALL about fit.

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QUOTE(kotmj @ Jun 22 2010, 09:59 AM)
I would go with navy, because both the Chinese and Western cultures seem to agree it works best on a man.

And I would get it done devastatingly well: Do one up in muslin before going for the real thing. Get the yoke to lie on your shoulder smoothly, a clean chest, slightly tapered at the sides, get the back to hang well, get narrow tapered sleeves which are short (like on suits). I was told the mandarin collar is difficult to do well, so you'll want an accomplished suit tailor to do it. Never let the shoulder seam to droop beyond the deltoids.

Get real silk for this. Thick deep lustrous navy silk. And smoked MOP buttons. At least 18 stitches/inch. Have the cuffs invisibly reinforced.

There is no reason to make yet another BM. Make a standard-setting BM! Show the masses they actually have no taste.


Added on June 22, 2010, 10:05 amThe BM has always been an anti-fit garmet. That's because most people do not understand fit. Make a BM that is ALL about fit.
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I do not think it would be wise for me to adopt western tailoring principles in making my first baju melayu. Of course i would like to do as suggested. But come to think of it, how many baju melayu tailors get a chance to make traditional suits/ shirts? I would use some principles of how a shirt would wear on me. And nothing more. Because seriously i don't want to look like a smarty pants as i'm journeying into the unknown. Maybe that time there could be adjustments made. And i'm loosing a little weight too. I would now know how the thing would fit again after 2 more months. All my pants seem to have lost an inch these last few month of controlled eating.

I want great fabric. But not silk. I want some sheen but not tacky shiny. The buttons would be those tuxedo style put on buttons. Not sewn on. Damn a lot of designs the last i saw! Your color choice is great too. But i hope not to hit high cost for getting one. There are still the accessories like songkok (I saw Mydin RM10 above. But i want to get those better looking with a curve on the top one.) Sampin (not those ultra super few hundred to thousand ringgit one la!) and capal shoe(RM35-RM85).

Hope to get some report in. Might be visiting my alterations tailor nearby for cost this week.
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You might want to have some of your RTW altered to as good a fit as possible. Then use that as a template for your bespoke BM, with better materials and little tweaks.
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I tailor made three baju melayu's recently. Two at BAK tailor and another at Den Wahab. Bak workmanship is noticeably better, better customer service and most importantly better appreciation of any feedback you give.

When I told Den Wahab that the shoulders are too broad and that i wanted the pants to be slimmer, they looked at me in disbelief with a "this is just a baju melayu, don't complain" look. Den Wahab has done a few baju melayu's for malay celebrities before (you can see they post the pictures on the wall) but they don't look nice at all.

You don't want a too tight-fitting baju melayu but it shouldn't be so loose.

In contrast, BAK noted my instructions to make it fitting and i was pleased to have it. I'd definitely recommend BAK for first timers.


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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Jun 22 2010, 10:28 AM)
I do not think it would be wise for me to adopt western tailoring principles in making my first baju melayu. Of course i would like to do as suggested. But come to think of it, how many baju melayu tailors get a chance to make traditional suits/ shirts? I would use some principles of how a shirt would wear on me. And nothing more. Because seriously i don't want to look like a smarty pants as i'm journeying into the unknown.
A wise decision to make for your first baju melayu. If I am in your shoes, a little modification to its tailoring style should be fine but hopefully not too much - as personally, I am not certain the effect it would have on my Malay peers' families if I suddenly show up in a traditional costume that looks somewhat different from what they came to know unless I know fully well that it will not display any disrespect towards them or their culture. Although, I remain optimistic that Malaysians with their closely-knitted races have good capacity for acceptance.

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Another idea: a linen BM. Those rayon/polyester stuff they typically use are terrible at wicking away sweat and are damn hot. A navy linen BM, carefully fitted with proper front and back balances, smooth yoke, and sublime mandarin collar should blow away the roof.


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QUOTE(FusioneX @ Jun 22 2010, 12:11 PM)
A wise decision to make for your first baju melayu. If I am in your shoes, a little modification to its tailoring style should be fine but hopefully not too much - as personally, I am not certain the effect it would have on my Malay peers' families if I suddenly show up in a traditional costume that looks somewhat different from what they came to know unless I know fully well that it will not display any disrespect towards them or their culture. Although, I remain optimistic that Malaysians with their closely-knitted races have good capacity for acceptance.
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Come on, nobody is this ulu nowadays.

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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Jun 22 2010, 02:57 AM)
I do not know how many people here are going to get new baju raya for this coming Hari Raya. But i know i'm in the market for one. Actually i came out of some mamak session with a few of my malay friends on some plans for visiting people during raya. So pot pet and more pot pet, and i was thrown the idea of making a Baju Melayu for me to go raya open house touring with my malay friends. But that was last month.

Now i already have 4 off the shelf ones cheap from Mydin. Different designs and colors. And what suprising is even though they are of the same size, the fit is bad here and there. Cheap as in less than RM50 each. I was gunning for 7 sets to finish the rainbow color. These don't see action at all. And my parents seem to question me, "Since when did you changed religion?" when they search my wardrobe for crack.  laugh.gif  laugh.gif Of course they know i like to collect weird stuff. I could be getting rid of them if i get a tailored one. No more space for stuff.

So last week on Sunday i went to KL Wisma Yakin where there is supposed to be a lot of Baju Melayu tailors. I always pass by this place when walking to Jln TAR for many years and i never stopped in this building before. And i have heard of many getting their malay traditional wear there. So that day i went inside to explore. The first shop, i was greeted by a girl who was enthusiastic to get you as a customer. She promptly showed me ready made ones. But i was looking to get one tailored. Ask for a ball park figure, RM70 for tailoring charges. Not including fabric. The second shop also charges the same. Then by the 3rd or 4th shop, i think, another enthusiastic sales girl greets me. She gets me in the air conditioned room and shows me the ready made ones. RM 168 for complete top and bottom with sampin. I was so tempted to buy that there and then. But it wasn't satin type of fabric and its cotton mix. I wanted flash. icon_idea.gif

Then i went to Omar Ali and they quoted RM120 for tailoring charges, excluding fabric. Ready made ones cost from RM250 right up to RM800!!!. Pretty high. A check on the website, this is one of them seemingly high class ones like Spark Manshop kind of thing. Then there is BAK tailoring. Now this one i saw their branch before in in Tmn Tun called BAC MADACENA. I read in news papers last few weeks ago that this shop is a branch of BAK. And the name is an amalgam of some words. And the shop in Tmn Tun is very flashy. Then there is Den Wahab, the guy that supplied Baju melayu to the late Sudirman (the singer). But a quick check on websites have read a few negative feedbacks. And some of my malay friends say this tailor is over rated and very pricey. I don't think he will go lower than RM120 offered by Omar Ali though.

Now back at home, after visiting so many shops in Wisma Yakin, i'm going to go ask a few more non malay shops near my house and probably another visit to Pertama & Campbell. I hope to get one made next month.

Now what choice of color would go well with typical chinese skin? hahaha. a quick check, white is getting married, black is getting conferred national titles. So leaves me with a large swathe of colors. I'm quite fond of maroon or probably some dark blue number. Can't do yellow!

Then the other details like butang baju, songkok and sampin, maybe to be bought during ramadhan. Friends say more choices during then. Oh well, thats all i could report. Hopefully could post pictures later.
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Head to Salikin Sidek in Ampang Park, I always get mine tailored by them so far they have been very accommodating and I have no complaints, been using them for the past 5 years, Good for formal functions. You can check them out here www.salikinsidek.com.my
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QUOTE(sliver2c @ Jun 22 2010, 01:07 PM)
Head to Salikin Sidek in Ampang Park, I always get mine tailored by them so far they have been very accommodating and I have no complaints, been using them for the past 5 years, Good for formal functions. You can check them out here www.salikinsidek.com.my
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Thanks for the recco. Ampang Park eh? I remember a few tailoring shops there too. Maybe should go and have a look.


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QUOTE(kneok @ Jun 22 2010, 11:52 AM)
I tailor made three baju melayu's recently. Two at BAK tailor and another at Den Wahab. Bak workmanship is noticeably better, better customer service and most importantly better appreciation of any feedback you give.

When I told Den Wahab that the shoulders are too broad and that i wanted the pants to be slimmer, they looked at me in disbelief with a "this is just a baju melayu, don't complain" look. Den Wahab has done a few baju melayu's for malay celebrities before (you can see they post the pictures on the wall) but they don't look nice at all.

You don't want a too tight-fitting baju melayu but it shouldn't be so loose.

In contrast, BAK noted my instructions to make it fitting and i was pleased to have it. I'd definitely recommend BAK for first timers.
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Thanks for the reply. I am thinking of Bak or Omar Ali. I have been in their showroom which is impressive. But u know la, people like me damn always thinking shops would put a lot of effort to jazz up their products on display. And later falter when u see the final product. I think i would skip Den Wahab then. There are a few more small shops in Wisma Yakin. I thought of giving them a try since their workmanship is RM70. Bak & Omar Ali RM120 as i was quoted. I think i don't want to spend a fortune on one. Its more of a personal agenda now rather than a need. How much was yours anyway? I'm getting prices to compare.

QUOTE(FusioneX @ Jun 22 2010, 12:11 PM)
A wise decision to make for your first baju melayu. If I am in your shoes, a little modification to its tailoring style should be fine but hopefully not too much - as personally, I am not certain the effect it would have on my Malay peers' families if I suddenly show up in a traditional costume that looks somewhat different from what they came to know unless I know fully well that it will not display any disrespect towards them or their culture. Although, I remain optimistic that Malaysians with their closely-knitted races have good capacity for acceptance.
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Mirrors my sentiment. I want to say, i'm trying, rather than overdo it. Its probably my only 1 and i don't want to be an over thought out spaceman.

QUOTE(kotmj @ Jun 22 2010, 12:17 PM)
Another idea: a linen BM. Those rayon/polyester stuff they typically use are terrible at wicking away sweat and are damn hot. A navy linen BM, carefully fitted with proper front and back balances, smooth yoke, and sublime mandarin collar should blow away the roof.


Added on June 22, 2010, 12:19 pm
Come on, nobody is this ulu nowadays.
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Linen would probably going to get me through the day feeling like ice in my azz. But its not something i want. Talk about ulu, i went through some pictures of people in baju melayu during merdeka and found some design differences. Back then collars was mainly cekak musang (the 2 button type). And it was quite tight that folds appear on the collars. I thought maybe Tunku Abdul Rahman's tailor made a mistake, but the design is echoed by a few people during that time. Also i remember seeing some P Ramlee movies where he wore the same tight collar. I think it was a style back then. During TAR's time, the pants is hell wide and straight like a womens palazoo. Its as wide as bell bottoms and covers the shoes but without tight hips. And read more i found that some tailors called them "seluar cina". It must be the design was adopted by locals here when they saw how comfortable the chinese immigrants pants were. The mandarin collar seems to come from the influence as well. Notably some info was gathered that the design was called "kolar Tunku" or "Kolar Cina". It was was because he is the first to sport such style. But i'm getting a cekak musang collar (Fox stranglehold!) laugh.gif

It seems like i'm beginning to compile a lot more knowledge about this type of clothing. sweat.gif
Anyway does anyone know how low the top shirt should drop? Is it supposed to drop until the lower thigh or higher? Is the length the same as a suit jacket? Maybe its tailors perception of balance at work? Mystery to me until i go make one.

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Sometimes when trudging an unknown territory as an outsider, it is best to proceed with caution. I do not know about you but personally I will choose to play safe (by not introducing too much of a change) unless I have a firm understanding of the other party's culture or have met wit their family before and gotten to know each other well. It is after all their major cultural celebration and who knows, maybe the host's grandparents (for example) might not like what you have done to their respected traditional attire especially when the wearer is a person of different religion. Don't you think that when you are celebrating another religion's celebration, it is best to blend in with the crowd rather than stand out too much (and consequently in a negative way)? As I have said, I remain optimistic in this case but then again better to be safe than sorry.

netmatrix will pass proper judgement based on how well he knows his friends.

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is it possible to LV custom made your baju melayu? that's gonna be the best baju melayu you have in your wardrobe smile.gif
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QUOTE(FusioneX @ Jun 22 2010, 01:37 PM)
Sometimes when trudging an unknown territory as an outsider, it is best to proceed with caution. I do not know about you but personally I will choose to play safe (by not introducing too much of a change) unless I really understand the other party and their culture very well (like having met their family a few times). It is after all their major cultural celebration and who knows, maybe the host's grandparents do like what you have done to their respected traditional attire especially when the wearer is a person of different religion. As I have said, I remain optimistic in this case but then again better to be safe than sorry.

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Well the modern society would probably laugh at me. But i want to try everything. Everybody does that. I want to try this in a fashion scope i'm confortable with. I think modern people aren't that fanatical nowdays. Maybe for Michael Jackson? I think of just letting the Baju melayu be a part of my experince rather than it being the focal point of what i want to do. But seriously u can't really take your eyes and mind off that headline, [Chinese guy and Baju Melayu]. Its seems like a pointless show off by a guy. And the laughter continues. shakehead.gif Besides some attempts at making this as baju kebangsaan seems to fall short. Even though in most travelogues the Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung is the national costume. We go batik.

If between friends, they would go ooohhh and ahhhh. But at strangers, "U change religion?" shakehead.gif Damn we can be open minded about Chua Soi Lek being a porn star, but cannot look at some chinese getting dressed in some other race decent wear. Strange world we live in. I still remember Country Heights Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew showing up in some meeting with some ministers in his hotel and he was wearing a purple baju melayu complete with songkok! Next day the papers say he reverted to Islam. That was many years ago. So if i go ahead, next day i'm branded malay already. laugh.gif


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is it possible to LV custom made your baju melayu? that's gonna be the best baju melayu you have in your wardrobe smile.gif
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I have seen baju melayu made with very nice bronze colores lining material. And whats funny is, the lining has brand names repeatedly woven in it. So i thought that guy looked like a chocolate wrapper. laugh.gif Even with LV's iconic patterns i still think i would look like i was wearing gift wrapper. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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that's the mentality thinking of Malaysian..but not all of it of course..It same goes to me when i wear Punjabi suit, Punjabi guy came and ask me direction in his language..
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QUOTE(naughtyz @ Jun 22 2010, 02:07 PM)
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Oh man.. Personally I do not see the point of doing that when you can choose your ideal fabric and have it tailor-made by Malay tailors who have decades of experience plying the trade (which I doubt LV's in-house tailors have, thus still needing them to outsource for professional baju melayu tailors), all for a fraction of the price. Even before we discuss this point, I highly doubt that LV even offers bespoke services for baju melaju nor sell them in their stores.

Unless of course you want Louis Vuitton's signature monogram on a baju melayu?

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It happen If someone that request for it is Michael Jackson, Sultan Brunei..?It's only an idea that hurt no body and think it positive way..
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usually my mum would buy a set for the whole family. but starting last year, since my older bro is married and im already working, we just consult our mum on whats the color of the family for Raya this year and we'll get the clothes ourself.

I like some of the ready made ones at Sogo. the fitting is not as horrible as some of the others, and looks good for my slim figure.
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Well the modern society would probably laugh at me. But i want to try everything. Everybody does that. I want to try this in a fashion scope i'm confortable with. I think modern people aren't that fanatical nowdays. Maybe for Michael Jackson? I think of just letting the Baju melayu be a part of my experince rather than it being the focal point of what i want to do. But seriously u can't really take your eyes and mind off that headline, [Chinese guy and Baju Melayu]. Its seems like a pointless show off by a guy. And the laughter continues. shakehead.gif  Besides some attempts at  making this as baju kebangsaan seems to fall short. Even though in most travelogues the Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung is the national costume. We go batik.

If between friends, they would go ooohhh and ahhhh. But at strangers, "U change religion?" shakehead.gif Damn we can be open minded about Chua Soi Lek being a porn star, but cannot look at some chinese getting dressed in some other race decent wear. Strange world we live in. I still remember Country Heights Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew showing up in some meeting with some ministers in his hotel and he was wearing a purple baju melayu complete with songkok! Next day the papers say he reverted to Islam. That was many years ago. So if i go ahead, next day i'm branded malay already. laugh.gif
Media stunt and friendly sarcasm aside, the modern society would not mind people of a difference race / religion wearing their traditional costumes (if all the guidelines in wearing them are adhered to) but rather in the spirit of racial intergration, would welcome it as well.

I hope you are not thinking too critically about the matter as it might not bode well with you when you are actually wearing the baju melayu on that day as you will probably feel uncomfortable, worrying about what others think. I say, do not think too much and just go for it, carrying the baju melayu with pride and confidence. People will actually commend you for going the extra mile in celebrating with them.


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It happen If someone that request for it is Michael Jackson, Sultan Brunei..?It's  only an idea that hurt no body and think it positive way..
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If there is such request, here is a proper rundown on the possible scenario:

Louis Vuitton will get their mat salleh tailors take your measurements and get you to choose your fabric from their fabric swatch. If there is no suitable fabric, they might probably source for baju melayu fabrics in Kamdar (haha).
They will then pass the fabric and your measurements to an outsourced professional Malay tailor skilled in making baju melayu and have the garment tailored via MTM.
Once the garment is finished, they will call you in for a few fitting sessions and have their in-house tailors make adjustments to the garment according to your fit.
When final alterations are completed, Louis Vuitton's precious labels will be sewn on and you will be charged an arm and a leg for the garment.

It will only be your 'best' baju melayu as far as brand is concerned but you can pay a skilled baju melayu tailor the same amount of money and get one which is far more better as most of the money will actually be wisely spent on accurate pattern drafting (and measurement calculation), hand-stitching workmanship and luxurious fabric instead of on LV's label and customer service.

If Louis Vuitton actually has the best in-house baju melayu tailor in the whole world, now that is a different matter.

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Media stunt and friendly sarcasm aside, the modern society would not mind people of a difference race / religion wearing their traditional costumes (if all the guidelines in wearing them are adhered to) but rather in the spirit of racial intergration, would welcome it as well.

I hope you are not thinking too critically about the matter as it might not bode well with you when you are actually wearing the baju melayu on that day as you will probably feel uncomfortable, worrying about what others think. I say, do not think too much and just go for it, carrying the baju melayu with pride and confidence. People will actually commend you for going the extra mile in celebrating with them.


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If there is such request, here is a proper rundown on the possible scenario:

Louis Vuitton will get their mat salleh tailors take your measurements and then probably source for baju melayu fabrics in Kamdar (haha) if they cannot find suitable ones from their supplier.
They will then pass the fabric and your measurements to an outsourced professional Malay tailor skilled in making baju melayu and have the garment tailored via MTM.
Once the garment is finished, they will call you in for a few fitting sessions and have their in-house tailors make adjustments to the garment according to your fit.
When final alterations are completed, Louis Vuitton's precious labels will be sewn on and you will be charged an arm and a leg for the garment.

It will only be your 'best' baju melayu as far as brand is concerned but you can pay a skilled baju melayu tailor the same amount of money and get one which is far more better as most of the money will actually be wisely spent on accurate pattern drafting (and measurement calculation), hand-stitching workmanship and luxurious fabric instead of on LV's label and customer service.

If Louis Vuitton actually has the best in-house baju melayu tailor in the whole world, now that is a different matter.
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They really do that procedure?? Meaning what good are they...maybe not good in traditional outfit.
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usually my mum would buy a set for the whole family. but starting last year, since my older bro is married and im already working, we just consult our mum on whats the color of the family for Raya this year and we'll get the clothes ourself.

I like some of the ready made ones at Sogo. the fitting is not as horrible as some of the others, and looks good for my slim figure.
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You have it easy, as you grow up wearing this every raya. But its different for me. I't like tasting cili padi for the first time. I've tastes regular chili but now upgraded a little. Its like you worn such things before, now you upgrade to more stronger stuff. Ready made are not available yet. I think only next month will be available everywhere.

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They really do that procedure?? Meaning what good are they...maybe not good in traditional outfit.
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Hahaha FusionEx was being cynical la. But the best tailors of baju melayu is still unknown right? Maybe during my exploration can unearth who is the best? But i will be getting only one. I could just rate customer service and pricing. Not a good way to get it done because in some forums its always some small home made baju melayu the best. Like home made food. laugh.gif I do not know if you have seen people wearing baju melayu with brands splattered all over his body. 5 years ago i saw some teenager with Cerutti 1881 prints that look like lining material near my neighbourhood. Bronze color and fabric looks thick and shiny. Not satin shiny, but a nice polished sheen. I thought that look good, until i came across a chocolate wrapper that has the same color hue and its brand Van Houten printed diagonally like that! I proceded to laugh my heart out. No way i want to be seen like that. And now LV print for Baju Melayu? I might as well be wearing a bag over my head. laugh.gif laugh.gif I'm not that brand concious fortunately.
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You have it easy, as you grow up wearing this every raya. But its different for me. I't like tasting cili padi for the first time. I've tastes regular chili but now upgraded a little. Its like you worn such things before, now you upgrade to more stronger stuff. Ready made are not available yet. I think only next month will be available everywhere.
Hahaha FusionEx was being cynical la. But the best tailors of baju melayu is still unknown right? Maybe during my exploration can unearth who is the best? But i will be getting only one. I  could just rate customer service and pricing. Not a good way to get it done because in some forums its always some small home made baju melayu the best. Like home made food.  laugh.gif I do not know if you have seen people wearing baju melayu with brands splattered all over his body. 5 years ago i saw some teenager with Cerutti 1881 prints that look like lining material near my neighbourhood. Bronze color and fabric looks thick and shiny. Not satin shiny, but a nice polished sheen. I thought that look good, until i came across a chocolate wrapper that has the same color hue and its brand Van Houten printed diagonally like that! I proceded to laugh my heart out. No way i want to be seen like that. And now LV print for Baju Melayu? I might as well be wearing a bag over my head.  laugh.gif  laugh.gif I'm not that brand concious fortunately.
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perhaps u can try the tailor who did it for the King? no idea who the tailor is though.
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And now LV print for Baju Melayu? I might as well be wearing a bag over my head.  laugh.gif  laugh.gif I'm not that brand concious fortunately.
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A bag over your head? The ladies have 'designer' tudung over theirs!
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perhaps u can try the tailor who did it for the King? no idea who the tailor is though.
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Hey just because i have a michelin style body, does not mean i must have the kings tailor make one for me. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif My body is my palace!


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Oh yeah!!! This one i saw a lot of time before. Damn crazy man. I mean patterns and prints ok la. But brand names?!?!? rclxub.gif


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Alright!!!! Just came back from Jln Masjid India. i really spend time walking the area today.

First vist Wisma Yakin tailors again. They didn't have the fabric color i want. BMO Traditional, Omar ali and the likes in Wisma Yakin didn't have the color i want. Charges remain the same, RM70-RM120. Exit and go further.

I spend some amount of time at fabric stores in front of Jln TAR. First went to silk Euro Moda, then Street, and then Gulatis. All 3 didn't have the color i want. It is ash or dark grey or some shade of grey satin. I think this color would hide my spare tires very well. All 3 of these shops didn't have the dark shade that i want. They all had similar light grey or silvery grey. The fabric weight, sheen, strength is ok though. But before going, i asked these stores of their in house tailoring charges for Baju Melayu. RM200-RM250!!! No good as i want to keep the price of these 2 main pieces low.

So i skipped through the other fabric shops like Harrisons and Nagoya. And went straight to Pertama. Ask around the tailors inside there, (i think i went to all!) fabric swatch don't have the color. Though they all do charge above RM100 for to tailor them. Campbell is also the same story. I skipped Semua House though, because the main tailor shop Hugo Clothier has limited choices. So walked back along Jln TAR and remembered BAK Tailoring. Went there greeted by an old man. I ask him of the charges first, he quoted RM120. Defnitely the same as what i read already in many forums about this company charges. Good.

So he directed me to this lady behind the table. I ask for fabric swatch, and she gave me some 6 booklets of the fabrics at hand. Hmmm..... not that great. They don't have the grey i was looking for too. And she told me this year, she already has the most booking for grey color. I'm not the first. (Surprisingly idid not know this is the seasons hot color!). I'm a little dissapointed here. But she handed me a lifeline.

"Ni kasi tip sikit. Kalau nak kain lagi bagus, cari kat Harrisons. Kain dia quality baik. Ataupun cari kat jakel."

Holy cow! i never expected that coming from a tailor shop!!! So i waved goodbye and headed to Jakel. There i flagged a sales girl and ask for fabric for Baju Melayu. she shows me some range, cheap from RM7.90 till RM15 per meter. Still no sign of the elusive dark grey shade satin. And she promptly guided me to second floor to look for more. There similar color like the rest of the other fabric shops.... Damn!!! I was already giving up and land to second placed choice of dark blue or light grey.

And then at the lowest rack, a somewhat black fabric catches my eye. It doesn't seem black. Its probably like the color i want!!!! I dragged the bale out, it looks like black. But its kind of weird black. Why it is somewhat brown? Then i dragged a pure black bale and compare under light. Its brown!! Its not really choclate brown. Its more like bronze with copper and it will look almost black under artificial light. This is the one!!! Even though its not dark grey, this is the one i want. RM27 per meter and i need five. And some funny moments for me. The sales girl ask me if i want to get matching set of fabric for baju kurung..... even ask me to buy up till RM200 so i could get some italian chiffon material. Erm.... and i was asked the question. Getting married? No really i expected this question. But the unexpected question is, "Are you Sabahan?" hahahaha How many Chinese people u know go shops for fabrics to make traditional Malay costume? No really!!! But all in good heart.

Now got back to BAK Tailoring and got measured. To the shocked/ amused face of the tailor. She didn't think i would come back. Well like i said some post ago, i can only rate customer service and price. Not workmanship as it is unknown territory for me. So i got measured there and then. While measuring, the tailor and the girl ask questions. Whats its for? Getting married? This time i laugh a little. (Wrong signal buddy!!!) And the girl kept saying,"Nak kahwin yeeee?" I said no la. Its for myself. And she asked the occasion? I do not know how to tell her. So its just another smile. (Wrong signal again!!!)

After finishing the measurement, she ask for name. Erm.... i dunno why she spelled my name with LL on the collection sheet. So i paid RM100 as deposit. (Not necessary, but i wanted to pay). Another family waiting inside for fitting is somewhat amused a fluent Malay speaking chinese guy in the shop.

Oh yeah i saw the RM15000 songket for the first time. i can't see the special feature about it. Yes there are multitude of colors and the very fine yarns seem to float like coarse home made art. But yet the fabric is smooth and soft. I think that is the primary feature. Other than the gold threads used. Some of the few hundred buck songket seems to look better to me than the RM15000 one. But i probably don't know how to appreciate it, other than the documentary of how it is made.

So now the collection is early August. And hope everything works out fine. By August, i think i can start shopping for the buttons, songkok and sampin and capal. Seems to go smoothly as planned last month.

So the amount now is

Fabric - RM135
Tailoring - RM120

I'll keep you guys posted on the details. wink.gif

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Yes, you are right. I did loose some weight. But i would like to do it slowly rather than going gung ho and loose so much at one time like a diet rabid squirrel. laugh.gif i would like to loose a lot of weight fast. But my job and the eating times are tough to adjust. But i have been watching what i eat more carefully now.

oh yeah, of all the excitement, i only took pictures of 1 fabric store. Damn!!!

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QUOTE(netmatrix2 @ Jul 4 2010, 11:38 PM)
Alright!!!! Just came back from Jln Masjid India. i really spend time walking the area today.

First vist Wisma Yakin tailors again. They didn't have the fabric color i want. BMO Traditional, Omar ali and the likes in Wisma Yakin didn't have the color i want. Charges remain the same, RM70-RM120. Exit and go further.

I spend some amount of time at fabric stores in front of Jln TAR. First went to silk Euro Moda, then Street, and then Gulatis. All 3 didn't have the color i want. It is ash or dark grey or some shade of grey satin. I think this color would hide my spare tires very well. All 3 of these shops didn't have the dark shade that i want. They all had similar light grey or silvery grey. The fabric weight, sheen, strength is ok though. But before going, i asked these stores of their in house tailoring charges for Baju Melayu. RM200-RM250!!! No good as i want to keep the price of these 2 main pieces low.

So i skipped through the other fabric shops like Harrisons and Nagoya. And went straight to Pertama. Ask around the tailors inside there, (i think i went to all!) fabric swatch don't have the color. Though they all do charge above RM100 for to tailor them. Campbell is also the same story. I skipped Semua House though, because the main tailor shop Hugo Clothier has limited choices. So walked back along Jln TAR and remembered BAK Tailoring. Went there greeted by an old man. I ask him of the charges first, he quoted RM120. Defnitely the same as what i read already in many forums about this company charges. Good.

So he directed me to this lady behind the table. I ask for fabric swatch, and she gave me some 6 booklets of the fabrics at hand. Hmmm..... not that great. They don't have the grey i was looking for too. And she told me this year, she already has the most booking for grey color. I'm not the first. (Surprisingly idid not know this is the seasons hot color!). I'm a little dissapointed here. But she handed me a lifeline.

"Ni kasi tip sikit. Kalau nak kain lagi bagus, cari kat Harrisons. Kain dia quality baik. Ataupun cari kat jakel."

Holy cow! i never expected that coming from a tailor shop!!! So i waved goodbye and headed to Jakel. There i flagged a sales girl and ask for fabric for Baju Melayu. she shows me some range, cheap from RM7.90 till RM15 per meter. Still no sign of the elusive dark grey shade satin. And she promptly guided me to second floor to look for more. There similar color like the rest of the other fabric shops.... Damn!!! I was already giving up and land to second placed choice of dark blue or light grey.

And then at the lowest rack, a somewhat black fabric catches my eye. It doesn't seem black. Its probably like the color i want!!!! I dragged the bale out, it looks like black. But its kind of weird black. Why it is somewhat brown? Then i dragged a pure black bale and compare under light. Its brown!! Its not really choclate brown. Its more like bronze with copper and it will look almost black under artificial light. This is the one!!! Even though its not dark grey, this is the one i want. RM27 per meter and i need five. And some funny moments for me. The sales girl ask me if i want to get matching set of fabric for baju kurung..... even ask me to buy up till RM200 so i could get some italian chiffon material. Erm.... and i was asked the question. Getting married? No really i expected this question. But the unexpected question is, "Are you Sabahan?" hahahaha How many Chinese people u know go shops for fabrics to make traditional Malay costume? No really!!! But all in good heart.

Now got back to BAK Tailoring and got measured. To the shocked/ amused face of the tailor. She didn't think i would come back. Well like i said some post ago, i can only rate customer service and price. Not workmanship as it is unknown territory for me. So i got measured there and then. While measuring, the tailor and the girl ask questions. Whats its for? Getting married? This time i laugh a little. (Wrong signal buddy!!!) And the girl kept saying,"Nak kahwin yeeee?" I said no la. Its for myself. And she asked the occasion? I do not know how to tell her. So its just another smile. (Wrong signal again!!!)

After finishing the measurement, she ask for name. Erm.... i dunno why she spelled my name with LL on the collection sheet. So i paid RM100 as deposit. (Not necessary, but i wanted to pay). Another family waiting inside for fitting is somewhat amused a fluent Malay speaking chinese guy in the shop.

Oh yeah i saw the RM15000 songket for the first time. i can't see the special feature about it. Yes there are multitude of colors and the very fine yarns seem to float like coarse home made art. But yet the fabric is smooth and soft. I think that is the primary feature. Other than the gold threads used. Some of the few hundred buck songket seems to look better to me than the RM15000 one. But i probably don't know how to appreciate it, other than the documentary of how it is made.

So now the collection is early August. And hope everything works out fine. By August, i think i can start shopping for the buttons, songkok and sampin and capal. Seems to go smoothly as planned last month.

So the amount now is

Fabric - RM135
Tailoring - RM120

I'll keep you guys posted on the details. wink.gif
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wow......good readng...as it has beens years.....i keep buying the ready made...baju melayu.....
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QUOTE(netmatrix2 @ Jul 4 2010, 11:57 PM)
Yes, you are right. I did loose some weight. But i would like to do it slowly rather than going gung ho and loose so much at one time like a diet rabid squirrel.  laugh.gif i would like to loose a lot of weight fast. But my job and the eating times are tough to adjust. But i have been watching what i eat more carefully now.

oh yeah, of all the excitement, i only took pictures of 1 fabric store. Damn!!!
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I know you are doing it wrong simply by the language you use. You do not want to lose weight. You only want to lose the fat. And it is formulaic and easy. No hours on the threadmill or such nonsense.

Everyday, millions of weightlifters do what they call a "cut". "Cutting". As opposed to "bulking".

It's crazy: All them of them go from 20+% fat to single digit fat within months, then gain fat again as they bulk, then lose the fat again. What do they keep? Muscle. However, nobody in the general population knows about this. They go on threadmills and such and buy stupid supplements from the stall in front of the Carrefour checkout counter. Stupid OSIM stuff. How stupid.

Go read it up man. It's a very simple formula. Everybody who goes to the gym does it. Go read the Bodybuilding section at LYN. It's the easiest thing in the world. It's building muscle that is difficult.

1. Eat a tiny caloric deficit. About 300 kcal less per day.
2. Consume 1.8g/kg (of bodyweight) of protein per day.
3. Do something that raises the base metabolic rate. Some people lift weights a certain way for this. Other do HIIT, which is short, fun and painless.

Do it until one morning you wake up and see all your abs. All 6 of them.
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Actually i ride my bike at least for 1 hour after i come home from work almost 3 times a week. This has been going on for few months now. I don't really care about going technical, building this and that. But i do feel the changes already. Pants already looser. I can pace pedal non stop for longer duration. (Important!) And i don't feel lethargic that much anymore. I'm mainly loosing weight so i can cycle longer and longer. i love my biking time.

But whatever the case, i'm not going the supplement or gym way. I'm doing it how i feel comfortable with. So far it is paying its rewards. I don't think i can ever look like a supermodel. But at least i know where i stand. That is not suicidal. i was 80kg 7 years ago. Bloated to 120kg. Then down a little to 117kg. Then the last i weight myself was in some supermarket. 90kg according to the scale. I tried 2 scales and the same result. So somewhere i'm doing it right. Once i reach 80, i'll start skateboarding again.


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wow......good readng...as it has beens years.....i keep buying the ready made...baju melayu.....
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Well maybe i would prompt you to get one made again. hahaha. But really whatever works don't change it. If i could i wanted an off the rack on. Easy. But many fit here and not there or vice versa. So have to be tailor made.

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Wait. You are 90 kg and you think you are getting results?

It is exactly steady-state aerobic activity that most people do to lose "weight" -- with lackluster results that have no relation to the time expenditure.

I've pointed out to you a far superior method -- it requires no supplements, and takes 20 mins 3X a week with only a pair of jogging shoes, or swimming trunks, or a skipping rope. But above all, it is about the formula. Recall the 3 points above. Deadly effective and far easier than cycling an hour 3X a week.


Added on July 5, 2010, 9:01 amOn second thought I would discourage you from sprinting or rope skipping at your present weight. They would destroy your knees and your backbone. Swimming HIIT-style is great.

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Wait. You are 90 kg and you think you are getting results?

It is exactly steady-state aerobic activity that most people do to lose "weight" -- with lackluster results that have no relation to the time expenditure.

I've pointed out to you a far superior method -- it requires no supplements, and takes 20 mins 3X a week with only a pair of jogging shoes, or swimming trunks, or a skipping rope. But above all, it is about the formula. Recall the 3 points above. Deadly effective and far easier than cycling an hour 3X a week.


Added on July 5, 2010, 9:01 amOn second thought I would discourage you from sprinting or rope skipping at your present weight. They would destroy your knees and your backbone. Swimming HIIT-style is great.
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I can't swim for all i know. I could only wade i kiddies pool. laugh.gif laugh.gif Rope skipping? I gotta find where i stashed that. Of course i worry about my knee. That is another primary reason why i have to loose weight. At times when i walk, there are some instances of buckling under my weight issues. But what i have done for my health the last few months have gotten the results. Lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, higher stamina and lesser of all the 7 sins. laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Here are some pictures of the color i want. This one is off the rack ones. I got it cheap on clearance. Nice color. Some sort of blueish grey.

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This picture shoes more blueish tone. Its shiny under bright light. Else its somewhat classy gloss. The camera angle is low, hence shows my Michelin endorsed beer gut. laugh.gif laugh.gif My camera macro ain't good. This is almost the actual color with no flash.

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Here is the purchase slip of the fabric and the tailoring slip.

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I'm trying to show the color here. Its fairly accurate. Brown to almost black.

Ok that all for now. I cannot sleep. Football!!!

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This is the fabric that is available in all of Jln TAR shops. The light grey silver colored satin. The weight is different though.

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The pic above are from Euro Moda. I was waiting for them to search for the color i want. So i had few minutes to kill. Although these Baju melayu looked good. Well they only looked good. I'm sure they won't fit me. And the price isn't something i would pay for. Some looks like they are tailored for customers and looks like uncollected goods. Maybe the owners that got them made, didn't collect them? The prices start from RM399 up north RM6xx. You would not want to go this route. Get it tailored because its cheaper and you can have more choice of color and design. nod.gif

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btw, my baju melayu is red in color this year
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It's too late already to book baju raya..i went to all sort of shops..and they all told me....it wont be ready before raya....
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It's too late already to book baju raya..i went to all sort of shops..and they all told me....it wont be ready before raya....
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im looking for baju raya that has hoodie on it!

seriously i saw someone wear it!

anyone knows?
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im looking for baju raya that has hoodie on it!

seriously i saw someone wear it!

anyone knows?
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female also wears baju melayu oh? shocking.gif tongue.gif

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hang biar betoi... kalo jubah tu.. mmg ada laa


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Already collected it last week. And i spent almost half a day at Jln TAR!! I can tell that it is tailored very traditionally. And with this statement, all those fitted shirt tailoring techniques does not apply here. Its cut pretty loose or the lost weight is showing here? I dunno.

Still looking around for a good deal on the sampin. BAK showed me a RM280 sampin for my do. Its a handmade number with unfinished hem and it not stiched together yet. But i cannot justify myself for paying so much for it. I would have paid for it there and then. But i remembered that usually the expensives ones are bought and they are used almost forever and is kept as a family heirloom. There are a few stalls that sells sampin in a funny manner. RM 95 for 1 or RM100 for 2. Machine made quality RM50, Handmade quality RM100. Hmm.... i really have to check what is the primary diffrence here. I didn't buy them as i wanted to check out Mydin and Kamdar.

Oh yeah i paid a visit to the national textile museum last week too. Its interesting. And they let me take pictures, but without flash. So my cheap camera can only do so much. Maybe i'll start a thread here to show u whats inside.

So i was really busy last week. hahaha.

Wait for pictures. wink.gif
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 21 2010, 12:20 PM)
Already collected it last week. And i spent almost half a day at Jln TAR!! I can tell that it is tailored very traditionally. And with this statement, all those fitted shirt tailoring techniques does not apply here. Its cut pretty loose or the lost weight is showing here? I dunno.

Still looking around for a good deal on the sampin. BAK showed me a RM280 sampin for my do. Its a handmade number with unfinished hem and it not stiched together yet. But i cannot justify myself for paying so much for it. I would have paid for it there and then. But i remembered that usually the expensives ones are bought and they are used almost forever and is kept as a family heirloom. There are a few stalls that sells sampin in a funny manner. RM 95 for 1 or RM100 for 2. Machine made quality RM50, Handmade quality RM100. Hmm.... i really have to check what is the primary diffrence here. I didn't buy them as i wanted to check out Mydin and Kamdar.

Oh yeah i paid a visit to the national textile museum last week too. Its interesting. And they let me take pictures, but without flash. So my cheap camera can only do so much. Maybe i'll start a thread here to show u whats inside.

So i was really busy last week. hahaha.

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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 21 2010, 12:20 PM)
Already collected it last week. And i spent almost half a day at Jln TAR!! I can tell that it is tailored very traditionally. And with this statement, all those fitted shirt tailoring techniques does not apply here. Its cut pretty loose or the lost weight is showing here? I dunno.

Still looking around for a good deal on the sampin. BAK showed me a RM280 sampin for my do. Its a handmade number with unfinished hem and it not stiched together yet. But i cannot justify myself for paying so much for it. I would have paid for it there and then. But i remembered that usually the expensives ones are bought and they are used almost forever and is kept as a family heirloom. There are a few stalls that sells sampin in a funny manner. RM 95 for 1 or RM100 for 2. Machine made quality RM50, Handmade quality RM100. Hmm.... i really have to check what is the primary diffrence here. I didn't buy them as i wanted to check out Mydin and Kamdar.

Oh yeah i paid a visit to the national textile museum last week too. Its interesting. And they let me take pictures, but without flash. So my cheap camera can only do so much. Maybe i'll start a thread here to show u whats inside.

So i was really busy last week. hahaha.

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so how?

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I haven't even taken my pictures yet. But i got a lot of pictures. Here is the hoddie jubah u were talking about.

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There isn't any hoodie baju melayu. Confirmed as i visited almost almost every stall. Already got a nice sampin today. In fact 2!!! I bought the ones on offer from those sampin stalls that sells 2 for RM100. I'm giving the extra one to my friend. I did not buy BAK one as it cost RM250. Yes it is nice, but its just out of allocated budget.


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I haven't even taken my pictures yet. But i got a lot of pictures. Here is the hoodie jubah u were talking about.

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There isn't any hoodie baju melayu. Confirmed as i visited almost almost every stall.
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Already got a nice sampin today. In fact 2!!! I bought the ones on offer from those sampin stalls that sells 2 for RM100. I visited almost every sampin stall today. I'm giving the extra sampin to my friend. I did not buy BAK one as it cost RM250 after discount. Yes it is nice, but its just out of allocated budget as stated earlier. And i not know how to judge how good a songket cloth is.

I only learned about tight weave, the amount of gold thread used, complexity of design and strength of the yard used when making the cloth. The last part only known by the maker. Complexity is the duration of the finished product. Thats all i know. Also heard about bunga tabur design, bunga this and that. But i do not know how to differenciate it. All this learned from talking to the sellers and watching some songket makers video. sweat.gif

See la this week can make time for pix or not.





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I haven't even taken my pictures yet. But i got a lot of pictures. Here is the hoddie jubah u were talking about.

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There isn't any hoodie baju melayu. Confirmed as i visited almost almost every stall. Already got a nice sampin today. In fact 2!!! I bought the ones on offer from those sampin stalls that sells 2 for RM100. I'm giving the extra one to my friend. I did not buy BAK one as it cost RM250. Yes it is nice, but its just out of allocated budget.


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Already got a nice sampin today. In fact 2!!! I bought the ones on offer from those sampin stalls that sells 2 for RM100. I visited almost every sampin stall today. I'm giving the extra sampin to my friend. I did not buy BAK one as it cost RM250 after discount. Yes it is nice, but its just out of allocated budget as stated earlier. And i not know how to judge how good a songket cloth is.

I only learned about tight weave, the amount of gold thread used, complexity of design and strength of the yard used when making the cloth. The last part only known by the maker. Complexity is the duration of the finished product. Thats all i know. Also heard about bunga tabur design, bunga this and that. But i do not know how to differenciate it. All this learned from talking to the sellers and watching some songket makers video. sweat.gif

See la this week can make time for pix or not.
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jubah with hoodie, 10 years ago i knew already.. baju melayu with hoodies? hoho.. custom made kot? biggrin.gif


Added on August 23, 2010, 1:17 amrm250 is cheap la for real songket sampin.. there got thousands ringgit of sampin tau.. even the sultans wearing puluh2 ribu punya...

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i have this one white colour

i know my eyes has no problem..i saw it

like razuryza says must be custom made..

my raya has no meaning anymore,after solat raya,go back home eat rendang,then sleep sad.gif

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Any recommended place to buy a ready made baju melayu.... if the budget is around RM500...
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QUOTE(razuryza @ Aug 23 2010, 01:15 AM)
jubah with hoodie, 10 years ago i knew already.. baju melayu with hoodies? hoho.. custom made kot? biggrin.gif


Added on August 23, 2010, 1:17 amrm250 is cheap la for real songket sampin.. there got thousands ringgit of sampin tau.. even the sultans wearing puluh2 ribu punya...
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Well yeah if i intend to give to keep it as a heirloom!!!! The ribu ribu one i saw at BAK also. And the priceless one i saw at Textile museum. mostly its owned by Terengganu royalty one. Last time i asked my malay friends why buy so expensive, they say quality. But really la, they keluarga berada can afford pay 4 digits for those. I seriously do not want to use so much money for a sampin. And most of them nowdays grown up also don't really think its necessary to own it. If want to talk about this songket industry, i think can talk until tomorrow also cannot finish. Its almost the same with any textile industry. If you ask me to pay 4 digits to make a songket baju melayu i think i can consider. But then this baju diraja.... can ah go raya? hmm.gif
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Well yeah if i intend to give to keep it as a heirloom!!!! The ribu ribu one i saw at BAK also. And the priceless one i saw at Textile museum. mostly its owned by Terengganu royalty one. Last time i asked my malay friends why buy so expensive, they say quality. But really la, they keluarga berada can afford pay 4 digits for those. I seriously do not want to use so much money for a sampin. And most of them nowdays grown up also don't really think its necessary to own it. If want to talk about this songket industry, i think can talk until tomorrow also cannot finish. Its almost the same with any textile industry. If you ask me to pay 4 digits to make a songket baju melayu i think i can consider. But then this baju diraja.... can ah go raya? hmm.gif
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Most of those 5k above sampin have flowery patters..looks old to me.... as i like the pinstripe one.....
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Well yeah if i intend to give to keep it as a heirloom!!!! The ribu ribu one i saw at BAK also. And the priceless one i saw at Textile museum. mostly its owned by Terengganu royalty one. Last time i asked my malay friends why buy so expensive, they say quality. But really la, they keluarga berada can afford pay 4 digits for those. I seriously do not want to use so much money for a sampin. And most of them nowdays grown up also don't really think its necessary to own it. If want to talk about this songket industry, i think can talk until tomorrow also cannot finish. Its almost the same with any textile industry. If you ask me to pay 4 digits to make a songket baju melayu i think i can consider. But then this baju diraja.... can ah go raya? hmm.gif
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CAN.. and me also dont have my own.. i pakai all my dad's one.. haha.. meaing.. inherite la nanti kan? haha..
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Most of those 5k above sampin have flowery patters..looks old to me.... as i like the pinstripe one.....
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Yeah correct. The super duper handmade ones are usually flower patterns. The ones showed to me by BAK also is flower flower one. The machine mades ones are usually pixalated flower and check. What i failed to mention earlier is the handmade one has almost a 3D look to it. And its a weird color swathe like something reflected by fish scales. blink.gif I hardly see any pin striped or striped one. Most are checks. Even the flower ones are not that many.

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CAN.. and me also dont have my own.. i pakai all my dad's one.. haha.. meaing.. inherite la nanti kan? haha..
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Hahaha! See??!!! If one generation buy an expensive one, can inherit it to another generation. Like me, i want to inherit to who? The only thing i could do is donate or give it to people. sweat.gif


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You don't actually own a handmade sampin. You merely take care of it for the next generation.
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Junjung Patik Philippe harap diampun.... laugh.gif
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pics?

ive made the most fitted baju melayu this year------only slight excess cloth (even w/o 'kekek' = the extended traditional side seams) mine cut like dress shirt, tapered sleeves (very tapered i hardly able to roll them up to perform ablution), and matching tapered pants----

it feels weird when wearing it,,,makes me wonder will i be able to survive a whole day visiting relatives wearing this satin clothes?,,,,,,,,,,,
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i got samping turun menurun also!

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QUOTE(malutapimau @ Aug 23 2010, 05:03 PM)
pics?

ive made the most fitted baju melayu this year------only slight excess cloth (even w/o 'kekek' = the extended traditional side seams) mine cut like dress shirt, tapered sleeves (very tapered i hardly able to roll them up to perform ablution), and matching tapered pants----

it feels weird when wearing it,,,makes me wonder will i be able to survive a whole day visiting relatives wearing this satin clothes?,,,,,,,,,,,
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I have a full length Indian Kurta also like that. The sleeves are just ngam ngam. There can be movement 360. But very very hard to fold. In fact most Indian Kurta are like that. The only clothes with big sleeves in my wardrobe is an overcoat, baju melayu & chinese samfu.


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Ya ka? Damn cool. At least you guys have something historical to look at every time u look inside your wardrobe. The only histoical artifact i have is dust and mould. laugh.gif

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Ok got the pictures of me wearing it taken this afternoon during lunch. Its not ironed yet hence the creases here and there.

Here is the basic top and pants. And the songkok for effect.
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Here is the shot with the sampin.
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Here is the back.
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Complimentary vanity shot. hehe
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And lebih-lebih shot. hahaha
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Here is the buttons from Mydin. Its somewhat orange brown color. Matching la.
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Its comfortable to wear surprisingly in the warm afternoon. No sticky feeling. Maybe because i'm indoors. I really like the color compared to my original idea of dark grey.

So 1 more thing to do in my big book of to do is crossed out. Now just wait 2 more weeks to go visit friends or maybe go open house. wink.gif I dunno can get pix or not, no promises here.
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This section is the journey. Its packed even last week.

After the covered bazaar, its the open area or Jln Masjid India. Damn a lot of people.
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This is BAK's shop during ramadan. The open space in front is covered and they put more stuff outside for people to see. The picture seems to show that the shop is not packed. But believe me, its packed. I could not even test my purchase! They employed some more part time staff. The girl that served me knew my name 1 month later. hahaha. Visual clue = Chinese.
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Some stalls have interesting interpretation of the Baju melayu. Like this checked number. There is this local artist wearing it in the photo.
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This one is also interesting. It has gradual stripes in the front.
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This stall is the only stall that sells pin stripe shirt material baju melayu. Very interesting. They are also the only stall to sell some variety of jubah with interesting motif and patterns. But the stall was busy and i do not want to disturb them.
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Almost all stalls look like this. I like colorful things. I wish i had every color there is. But i'll stick to my brown one for now. nod.gif
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This one is inside Textile Museum near Merdeka Square. I have a lot of shots. But since we are at the topic of baju melayu, i decided to show this. People last time really are much more endowed than today aren't they? brows.gif
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salam tan sri!

im still searching my baju raya with hoodie..

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thanks netmatrix for the pictures... i didnt know that dark grey color looks that good.....mind tellin me where did u get that sampin and buttons again.... what u had paid for the sampin was a steal.....but how is the quality????
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That is not dark grey. Its brown. Its very dark brown. Almost blend into the background wardrobe. I just need a tree to hug and no one will know where i am. hahaha The sampin was bought in one of the many sampin stalls at Jln TAR bazaar. Very easy to spot. They will have cardboards with prices written RM49 for 1 and RM50 for 2 or RM99 for 1 RM100 for 2. Even have kualiti mesin and kualiti tangan. Its machine made. Cannot expect much. BUT i already know how to spot a handmade one and a machine made one after visiting almost all the stalls there.

The buttons are probably the best deal in the whole of the bazaar. I got them at Mydin. RM15 for 3 sets. 3 sets!!! . An almost similar one around the bazaar will cost RM10-15 each set. There is only 1 stall that sells only buttons and brooches there.

The buttons are heavy with a nice clinking sound when they hit each other. The back of the button is engraved ITALY, but who cares? I have to put them from the back in first on the baju as the flower on the button is rather large. BAK made the button holes few CM bigger. I think they anticipated this.

Oh yeah the songkok is from BMO Traditional and is cost RM23. It has a hard plastic sweatband compared to most that uses PVC. Surprisingly wears comfortably than some of those that i have tried at the bazaar. And the felt looks very durable and not as bushy as the regular ones. The lines are clean and sharp.

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nice classic cut BJ,,,,the color choice is a winner----but the sampin is missing something,,,,it lacks a contrasting pattern at the back (like usual sampin / sarung / batik)---

id ask for something special---- a handstitching sleeves hem + pants hem (im guessing the pants hem is also machined?)

i should have ask for a classic cut BJ too this year,,,,too late
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QUOTE(malutapimau @ Aug 24 2010, 01:47 PM)
nice classic cut BJ,,,,the color choice is a winner----but the sampin is missing something,,,,it lacks a contrasting pattern at the back (like usual sampin / sarung / batik)---

id ask for something special---- a handstitching sleeves hem + pants hem (im guessing the pants hem is also machined?)

i should have ask for a classic cut BJ too this year,,,,too late
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I guess they are machined. Hand stiched.... i know what u mean. Its like the technique used to make suits. But its not necessary to me. If commissioned from a western style tailor, maybe can specify that. But i don't see the point since the sleeves and pants hem does not have stress points. Basically they just flap around. laugh.gif I do not know if BAK can do it. But they do offer embroidery on the sleeves and button placket. I'm not attracted to embroidery. BAK charges extra RM40 for embroidery.

I did not want a too contrasting color. Although i did bought another red/purple sampin together with this one. I bought this one because i find it possible match. I think it worked out well. If i get green, i could pass off as a plant. laugh.gif But the one that will definitely work is dark bronze or copper colored songket with gold flowers. Fit for a king. shocking.gif


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And finally here are the other stuff bought around Jln Masjid India & Jln TAR area too.

A songkok tinggi from one of the stalls in jln TAR bazaar. It cost RM33. Before that another stall tried to fish me for RM60. If you want to buy, buy from the lady that sells only songkok and nothing else. She says trend is 5 inches. I saw some stall fellas wearing higher than that. Its for my hat collection BTW.
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This one if from BMO Traditional. A shop in Wisma Yakin. Offered at RM23. The velvet is more smoother and seems more tough wearing than the usual one. The sweatband is made of hard plastic. But surprisingly it is pretty comfortable. This is the one used for my photos earlier.
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This one is from Mydin. Cost RM9.90 i think. Its not made with velvet, but some kind of polyester material. It is made by Wadimor from Indonesia. When i was selecting this, there was a lot of not well made ones. Fraying and such. This material is hard to work with as there is no friction to help during sewing. Also for my hat collection.
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This one is also from Mydin. Cost RM12.90 if i'm not mistaken. It was introduced 3 years ago actually. It is made by Wadimor from Indonesia. This also has high reject rates from factory. And this is the only embroidery that appealed to me. And looking at the picture i see a cows head there. blink.gif Its for my hat collection too.
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This are the button sets sold in Mydin. They are a bargain at RM15 for a set of 3. An almost similar ones selling at some stalls cost RM10-25 each pack. Each pack means only 1 set with only 5 buttons. So now u know why i say its a great find. Its actually clearance stock. The metal used is very good. It sounds like metal coins banging on each other. The ITALY word printed at the bottom is pretty tacky and somewhat downgrades a 5 star i want to give it. laugh.gif And if you look at the size of flower ones, they are huge and you need big button holes to accommodate them. Else Wear them from the bottom to front like i did. rclxub.gif
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And lastly the Capal a traditional slippers to go with the outfit. I wear 44, but for this i got 46. Most shops charge RM45 for something like this. Some shops go up to RM150. There are difference to why those cost so much. Some has patterns on the band. And the higher heeled ones are more expensive. The one i have is a mix of leather footbed, PU sole and PU band. At RM35 i could not complain as it is probably the cheapest there. There was this store that sells very fancy beaded look ones. I did not ask the price. And also there is a store that sells a very attractive dark brown and black. But the shopkeeper isn't around when i was browsing there. Did not see the price too.
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Thanks for the info..times for shopping on this weekend....Jalan TAR will be really congested as raya is approaching nearer... haih
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you should go silencer,,,,there will be many hot ciks gone shopping this weekend,,,,,

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i want a 5" songkok too!

netmatrix has more songkoks that me-----ive only a songkok that i use for the past 30years
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Thanks for the info..times for shopping on this weekend....Jalan TAR will be really congested as raya is approaching nearer... haih
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If you go, try not to go in the afternoon as it is very hot and stuffy. Maybe in the evening ok la. But that time its even more packed with people. On the streets its packed. Inside Wisma Yakin is no different. Everyone is busy. Friday is a holiday in Selangor, so i think KL would be jammed because of working people and shoppers.

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you should go silencer,,,,there will be many hot ciks gone shopping this weekend,,,,,

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i want a 5" songkok too!

netmatrix has more songkoks that me-----ive only a songkok that i use for the past 30years
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Hot makciks got la. Where got hot ciks? hahaha. The stall left only a few units and my size is the last one. But i think they will refresh the stocks daily. The stall is somewhere near behind GLOBE silk store. It only sells songkoks. I asked a few stall that sells mix of kopiah and songkok and some other stuff, they were asking high prices. One pakcik with a stall in front of Maybank asks for RM60. Some stalls also within the region of that price. I have a lot also is for collecting. Most wear, but i collect them to collect dust. laugh.gif

Anyway where is a pix of your songket turun temurun? hehehe.
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Good read.

Is the buttons only for Baju Melayu or it can be used for other shirts?
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QUOTE(ashburn98 @ Aug 26 2010, 10:26 AM)
Good read.

Is the buttons only for Baju Melayu or it can be used for other shirts?
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Good question. I'm almost certain that it CAN be used as shirt buttons. But you need to have a shirt that is made with 2 buttonholes on both sides of the placket. Here is a sample of tuxedo buttons. See the similarities? If i were to dig more back into history, i'm sure the baju melayu buttons are somewhat an offspring of western wear. The original Teluk Belanga collar with brooch seems to be the original deal.

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The guy that almost always be seen with such look is Rais Yatim. He almost always wear a band collared shirt with stud type baju melayu buttons. I think he has a lot of them cheap stud type buttons. Those type can be bought less than RM30 for a 100 sets. Its actually similar to Tuxedo buttons. I mean the real tuxedo shirt uses either pearl or black enamel studs, but you could use gold colored ones. The bigger sized ones like the one i bought can be used as cufflinks if you want to. But the fit would be very tight.

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i think rais yatim is overly creative,,,,,,,,,i prefer a conservative approach-----shirt buttons meant for shirts and BJ buttons for BJ,,,,
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i think rais yatim is overly creative,,,,,,,,,i prefer a conservative approach-----shirt buttons meant for shirts and BJ buttons for BJ,,,,
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what is BJ? brows.gif
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remember what i said about how a linen baju m. would make so much more sense?

well, look at wardrobes raya promotion. both are in linen. they understand the logic behind it.

http://www.wardrobe.com.my/
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Baju M with french cuffs?? Side buckles?? Pick stitching down to hem??
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does anyone know how much wardrobe.com selling their promotion baju melayu? it really looks good!
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QUOTE(malutapimau @ Aug 26 2010, 07:44 AM)
you should go silencer,,,,there will be many hot ciks gone shopping this weekend,,,,,
I dont even dare to look at the hot makcik especially when my family is following me at the back..... shakehead.gif


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remember what i said about how a linen baju m. would make so much more sense?

well, look at wardrobes raya promotion. both are in linen. they understand the logic behind it.

http://www.wardrobe.com.my/
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it looks so good...but must be valued at around thousand of ringgit.... netmatris...did u c any linen made of baju melayu at that shopping area.....

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QUOTE(kotmj @ Aug 26 2010, 08:12 PM)
remember what i said about how a linen baju m. would make so much more sense?

well, look at wardrobes raya promotion. both are in linen. they understand the logic behind it.

http://www.wardrobe.com.my/
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that's not baju melayu at all.. the style..

u cant match anything with songket and sampin, den call it baju melayu? doh.gif
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QUOTE(kotmj @ Aug 26 2010, 08:12 PM)
remember what i said about how a linen baju m. would make so much more sense?

well, look at wardrobes raya promotion. both are in linen. they understand the logic behind it.

http://www.wardrobe.com.my/
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Well the trend is towards this linen fabric. So is the one in Granoff. But the design in Wardrobe is.... Indonesian. I don't have anything with the fabric choice and color. But Indonesian details...... Not that i have anything with Indonesians giving the current situation. Plus it would be out of place with a planned the Sabahan/ Sarawak ethnic wear i'm eyeing. hmm.gif

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Baju M with french cuffs?? Side buckles?? Pick stitching down to hem??
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Don't really worry about that. But fully lined? Its a coat already. Oh wait its not! My Indonesian batik is also lined. Say didn't i mention Indonesian earlier? rclxub.gif laugh.gif

QUOTE(azam_halim @ Aug 26 2010, 11:24 PM)
does anyone know how much wardrobe.com selling their promotion baju melayu? it really looks good!
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If the same one, i'm sure a kingsly sum. I'll check it out this weekend. I'm estimating 4 digits for the Wardrobe number.

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I dont even dare to look at the hot makcik especially when my family is following  me at the back..... shakehead.gif


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it looks so good...but must be valued at around thousand of ringgit.... netmatris...did u c any linen made of baju melayu at that shopping area.....
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Hahaha! Puasa time u want to scope out people meh? Anyway got see linen number there. But its either very lousy coarse linen or linen mixed with poly or something. It could even not be linen. I do not think there are any linen number in the stalls. But in BMO, there is this interesting French something fabric BM there.

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that's not baju melayu at all.. the style..

u cant match anything with songket and sampin, den call it baju melayu? doh.gif
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Its definitely not. I have seen enough Indonesian Telenovela to know its not. Its definitely something that is referenced from there. I'm working now and can't find the pictures that clues it to that Wardrobe number.
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Today i want to Gardens to check out again the Granoff linen Baju Melayu. There are some interesting things their design. The collars are high. Its about half inch higher than the normal one. It looks almost like a Chinese cheongsam collar but with 2 buttons. The collar is lined with another fabric presumingly cotton of another color. Few weeks back i saw a purple one. Today i saw a blue one. The cut seems traditional like mine. It cost........ well you have to enquire it. Now i'm very sure Wardrobe one will cost more than this. I'l check out Wardrobe one and report. I just want to check out the workmanship.

Also nearby ISETAN they have 2 window display with almost same idea as the Wardrobe one. The pockets are not patch type. And there are shoulder pads! The fabric is somewhat a mix of satin or polyester and rayon or such. Its available in 4 colors including black. Its price is RM 249 each set. And the biggest shock to me was.... its made by GMV, a local company thats more associated with The Store, Bintang, UO stores and such. Really unexpected.
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netmatrix....Any luck finding the linen baju melayu!!!!
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netmatrix....Any luck finding the linen baju melayu!!!!
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Did you go to Jln TAR or not? 2day holiday can go see la. Some more its like last week already and u still haven't gotten what u want? doh.gif I think there is a stall in Jln TAR that sell linen ones. But i forgot already. I checked back all my pictures, but there isn't any that indicate linen ones. Maybe one of the shops in Campbell or Pertama has it. I didn't check them outthe last few weeks.
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i think linen is too stiff for baju melayu,,,,bjm traditionally cut loose----we need thin fabrics to make up for excessive cloth----theres thin soft linen but its translucent it will looks like calvinloke white pants,,,,,its either soft silk blend / satin / single ply cotton-----
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i think linen is too stiff for baju melayu,,,,bjm traditionally cut loose----we need thin fabrics to make up for excessive cloth----theres thin soft linen but its translucent it will looks like calvinloke white pants,,,,,its either soft silk blend / satin / single ply cotton-----
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Linen is not stiff like cotton used for chinos. U have to own linen shirts to know. Linen looks hard because the fabric is coarse. So when stress is put on the cloth, the weaves does not slide against each other like most fabric does. Its like everything tries to stay in shape. In fact during wear linen holds its shape much more better than most fabrics. Only light coloured songket will show the skin. The dark colored ones won't.

If you ask me, i think its closest to songket. But its probably a bad comparison. A linen baju really looks good. I think Granoff would display it till raya. Go check it out.
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 31 2010, 06:34 PM)
Did you go to Jln TAR or not? 2day holiday can go see la. Some more its like last week already and u still haven't gotten what u want? doh.gif I think there is a stall in Jln TAR that sell linen ones. But i forgot already. I checked back all my pictures, but there isn't any that indicate linen ones. Maybe one of the shops in Campbell or Pertama has it. I didn't check them outthe last few weeks.
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Just come back frm Jln TAR, Masjed India, Wisma Yakin and semua house. But the design that i attractive me is at the lorong TAR..it like big checker mix color with soft green and Cream Base color...unfornately...they out of size cry.gif cry.gif
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 31 2010, 09:36 PM)
Linen is not stiff like cotton used for chinos. U have to own linen shirts to know. Linen looks hard because the fabric is coarse. So when stress is put on the cloth, the weaves does not slide against each other like most fabric does. Its like everything tries to stay in shape. In fact during wear linen holds its shape much more better than most fabrics. Only light coloured songket will show the skin. The dark colored ones won't.

If you ask me, i think its closest to songket. But its probably a bad comparison. A linen baju really looks good. I think Granoff would display it till raya. Go check it out.
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WTF when I told you to be a pioneer and get a linen BM made you made all sorts of noises about it being way out there. And here you are now extolling the virtues of the linen BM.
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WTF when I told you to be a pioneer and get a linen BM made you made all sorts of noises about it being way out there. And here you are now extolling the virtues of the linen BM.
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Wow! Why r u getting worked out over my choices? Did i max out your credit card again daddy? laugh.gif I wanted a traditional satin one. I don't want that linen number. I said it since last month. What i was really impressed with the Granoff number is how they made the collar. U need to check that out. I did not notice that with the purple one. But this blue one really caught me there. If there was one regret i did not do with the current one, is having a high collar like that. Its amazing to me anyway. Maybe next year? icon_idea.gif

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Next year design yourself The Ultimate BM. It should feel like wearing nothing and make teenage girls weak in the knees, causing their legs to buckle under them, especially when you are close, placing their mouths at the appropriate level.
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 31 2010, 05:34 PM)
Did you go to Jln TAR or not? 2day holiday can go see la. Some more its like last week already and u still haven't gotten what u want? doh.gif I think there is a stall in Jln TAR that sell linen ones. But i forgot already. I checked back all my pictures, but there isn't any that indicate linen ones. Maybe one of the shops in Campbell or Pertama has it. I didn't check them outthe last few weeks.
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Naaa....my family had to go there with my co driver...caught in last minute appointment...but plan to do all around shopping next week...will check out Jalan TAR and KLCC ..needs to get a proper info as I only have limited time....darn..one of our US principal..Cogent System just had been taken over by 3M yesterday.....(so called total diversification..whats really happening at NYSE???)
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QUOTE(silencer @ Sep 1 2010, 02:00 AM)
Naaa....my family had to go there with my co driver...caught in last minute appointment...but plan to do all around shopping next week...will check out Jalan TAR and KLCC ..needs to get a proper info as I only have limited time....darn..one of our US principal..Cogent System just had been taken over by 3M yesterday.....(so called total diversification..whats really happening at NYSE???)
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Next week will be packed! confirmed. Malaysians like to do last minute in everything! I really have no idea what is happening in USA, i just know they are in slump. 3M!! my favourite sticker company!
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our country panas.. why baju melayu alwaz use dat kind of kain..
is there any baju melayu using kain cotton? hmm.gif
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 31 2010, 10:41 PM)
Wow! Why r u getting worked out over my choices? Did i max out your credit card again daddy? laugh.gif I wanted a traditional satin one. I don't want that linen number. I said it since last month. What i was really impressed with the Granoff number is how they made the collar. U need to check that out. I did not notice that with the purple one. But this blue one really caught me there. If there was one regret i did not do with the current one, is having a high collar like that. Its amazing to me anyway. Maybe next year? icon_idea.gif
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I think that Granoff BM to be very much to my idea of the ideal BM. The colour is not fuchsia pink (don't laugh, I've seen it before), it is linen, and it even has a pocket square of enormous proportions.

They might actually do BMs better than western suits.
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QUOTE(kotmj @ Sep 2 2010, 02:04 PM)
I think that Granoff BM to be very much to my idea of the ideal BM. The colour is not fuchsia pink (don't laugh, I've seen it before), it is linen, and it even has a pocket square of enormous proportions.

They might actually do BMs better than western suits.
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I saw someone who was in the process of turning his David & John Anderson fabric to a Baju Melayu ( without the sampin ) Not sure if this fabric is available in Malaysia. Another friend made one in Soktas from Jackal. Lovely fabric but extremely overpriced.
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I believe malutapisangatmau works for Granoff. Probably Mansor's brother.
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QUOTE(kotmj @ Sep 2 2010, 02:04 PM)
I think that Granoff BM to be very much to my idea of the ideal BM. The colour is not fuchsia pink (don't laugh, I've seen it before), it is linen, and it even has a pocket square of enormous proportions.

They might actually do BMs better than western suits.
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The pink/ fuchsia one isn't as attractive as the current blue one. But if your feedback was used for their creation, great. Stalking in forums does produce results! I think its way much more easier to infuse western detailing in baju melayu than the other way around.

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I saw someone who was in the process of turning his David & John Anderson fabric to a Baju Melayu ( without the sampin ) Not sure if this fabric is available in Malaysia. Another friend made one in Soktas from Jackal. Lovely fabric but extremely overpriced.
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I wonder how suiting material looks like as a baju melayu? I mean i have seen from Jln Tar quite a few made with shirting materials. We already seen many made with linen. Really curious here.
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Is it? I really dunno. If he/ she is, i really kena played kaw kaw. hahahah
The pink/ fuchsia one isn't as attractive as the current blue one. But if your feedback was used for their creation, great. Stalking in forums does produce results! I think its way much more easier to infuse western detailing in baju melayu than the other way around.
I wonder how suiting material looks like as a baju melayu? I mean i have seen from Jln Tar quite a few made with shirting materials. We already seen many made with linen. Really curious here.
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A nice plaid for the sampin perhaps? Not sure if it's practical for the shirt & pants.
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A nice plaid for the sampin perhaps? Not sure if it's practical for the shirt & pants.
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Naaaahhh.... i don't think so. Most songket already look like plaids. Kain pelikat maybe? Cotton with box check. The colors are much more stronger deeper for sampins. Kain sarong anyone?

Suiting material for BM. Thats a thought. Maybe i sould go to the drapery section to hunt for carpets to be made a BM? hahah. Thats crazy.
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since we are closer to fasting month for muslims, hari raya will always be in our mind. me myself is still looking for the best baju melayu design. dont know what kind of baju melayu to wear. anyone can give advise on designs n fashions on these baju melayu. icon_question.gif
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Wahh... so fast 1 year already. And the story i wrote is now 1 year old... hahaha. Anyway Mydin just restocked new Baju Melayu. If you are on budget, can go check them out. The new stocks have XS (Extra Small) First time i see. Kamdar is clearing out some old models this month. Lowest i saw was RM47 for baju melayu set. RM25 for the top only. I think the next few weeks, if you have the time can go look in Giant and Carrefour. Expect to pay about RM90 this year for better looking ones.

I do not know if tailoring charges are raised this year. But everything is. But i'm not buying any of those sort this year. Already crossed out the to do list.
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Wahh... so fast 1 year already. And the story i wrote is now 1 year old... hahaha. Anyway Mydin just restocked new Baju Melayu. If you are on budget, can go check them out. The new stocks have XS (Extra Small) First time i see. Kamdar is clearing out some old models this month. Lowest i saw was RM47 for baju melayu set. RM25 for the top only. I think the next few weeks, if you have the time can go look in Giant and Carrefour. Expect to pay about RM90 this year for better looking ones.

I do not know if tailoring charges are raised this year. But everything is. But i'm not buying any of those sort this year. Already crossed out the to do list.
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xs for me would be really nice. which mydin??
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xs for me would be really nice. which mydin??
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giant carefour tesco all sell baju melayu as well
honestly I wouldnt mind buying from them instead of tailoring one
cos i only gonna wear it during first day raya
after that it will stay in my cupboard only


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QUOTE(raul88 @ Aug 3 2011, 01:05 PM)
giant carefour tesco all sell baju melayu as well
honestly I wouldnt mind buying from them instead of tailoring one
cos i only gonna wear it during first day raya
after that it will stay in my cupboard only
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TESCO, Giant & Carrefour all also just stocked up. Price from RM59.00 this year. Unlike last time can have one for RM50. Inflation bebeh. But the designs every year differs. Still got embroidered collar and cuffs type, which is a little bleah.... But now they have piping on hems also bleah..... I think the design cannot be improved on anymore. They never did try new cuttings or fittings. I haven't go to Jln TAR to look around what is the trend yet. Maybe this weekend or something.
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Jalan TAR got mahal2 one.
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should i buy a new one_or just wear last year 1... ????
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Depends entirely on whether you think people will remember what you wore last year mate. Anyway sometimes tradition comes into play, like wearing something 'new' for the first day of the celebration etc
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Ermm.... if chinese, new year means everything new. All that celebrate CNY like that. My friends always go buy new stuff for CNY. I also does that. But the thing is, what i buy usually end up in my daily wear also. Its not really a keeper. But Hari Raya i dunno la. I mean we all grown up here we see many adoption of every culture in Malaysia. Like angpows (Chinese), greeting cards (western), Curry dish (indian) blah blah.

Unless the people who saw u wearing the same stuff from last year talks about it, what would u think of the person? I mean if me, i would be embarrassed a little there and then. It depends how u want people to see you. If wearing last years clothes is a crime, then god forbid i should be in the timeless "Kings New Clothes" look aka naked. laugh.gif
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Came back from Jln TAR yesterday. Hmm.... nothing much to be seen. Prices seem lower this year compared to last year.

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This is those Indonesian type design. not very popular with locals though. The younger set will definitely avoid this like a plague. tongue.gif

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This year its the twin button design. Hmmm..... not that nice la. I mean chinese frog buttons meets plastic. hmm.gif

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Almost all stalls have this twin button design. This stall has prints on the front. Priced in the upper range.

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Another stall with the same design like the stall earlier. Maybe the stocks came from same supplier. Or they have few branches there.

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Sampin stalls like this isn't as many as last time. And the stocks seem to be from last year. If u really want to buy from this stalls, wait till last 2 days of raya even after midnight. U can see them slashing the price by 50%. I'm not kidding it happened last year.

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This is one of 2 jubah stalls there. Looks nice just like the one P Ramlee wore in Ali Baba!

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This one also showed up last year. But i did not see anyone wore such design last year. In fact a lot of the stuff i saw this year are from last year. So wearing last years clothes isn't that bad after all right? laugh.gif

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Kotmj's favourite leisure fabric. Priced much lower than last year. Though linen is very logical choice climate wise, but no one seems to invest in one. Not even me when i had mine done.

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The only stall selling capal. I mean there are other stalls, but the rest of them are like plain jane. The heels this year is different. In fact it looked too girly. U have to see it yourself.

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The promo in front of Jakel. The promoters are wearing complete baju melayu (yellow color one). The promo for the day was, RM200 for a set of baju melayu with sampin. It is cheap if u compare it to departmental store one. Maybe somewhere has better deals.

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Lastly this stall probably has the cheapest baju melayu set among them all. But the fabric is thin. If budget kaw kaw, then this is the stall to go to. But it would be better to go to hypermarkets like Carrefour, Giant & Tesco to look around. Tesco this year is interesting, the design came from Melinda Looi. All the good sizes already got taken since the first week.

Oh yeah, baju buttons are much more cheaper this year. RM5 can get decent one. Last year need RM7 and nicer ones cost more. cool.gif

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i never go to jalan tar to buy baju melayu
previous years either tailored or if out of budget, bought at tesco..
maybe can try go for this year one
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Wow! Kinda late to celebrate Raya is it? haha TESCO does sell Baju Melayu. But they only sell it for about a month before Raya. Really approximate because they do it as consignment only. While Giant, Carrefour & Mydin does it in consignment and committed stocks. Committed stocks usually cheaper. But they usually hang up as dead stocks for unpopular colors. That is why if you browse around the racks, you could see a few pieces leftover.
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Any new fashion style or fashion for BM for this year? Planning to get one to match with the samping songket that I just bought from Terengganu
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This year... bleah..... No new design also. A lot of people pushing for embroidery. Also hidden buttons. And a lot of bright colors. I haven't been to Jln TAR yet also this year. Year 2 already!!! This year, TESCO and CARREFOUR is a big FAIL! Very bad selection and choice of stocks. C4 is the worse. Haven't check out GIANT. Mydin is a good bet again this year. Very consistent. But some colors like black or white is missing? Got XS in stock again. Price from a RM29.00 up to RM89.

Yes Jln TAR is potong kepala price. Nothing less than RM90 there since the last 2 years. This year i dunno but expect the same. Bulk sellers have pop up since last week in Mudah. Not good price at all. There was one bulk seller offering RM29 for 100 pcs. I think the cheapest. But the rest is above RM50. Explains the high selling price at Jln TAR.

So if any of u getting new stuff for raya, do post here for kicks. hahaha.
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I prefer my baju melayu plain and traditional with none of those fancy design gimmicks. Got mine tailored at Omar Ali TTDI.
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I prefer my baju melayu plain and traditional with none of those fancy design gimmicks. Got mine tailored at Omar Ali TTDI.
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Yeah how much does Omar Ali in TTDI charge? I did not ask them when i went to their branch in Jln TAR.
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Yeah how much does Omar Ali in TTDI charge? I did not ask them when i went to their branch in Jln TAR.
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If you use their material, the price range is RM400-600+, depending on the type of cloth that you picked. Workmanship alone is RM200+.
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If you use their material, the price range is RM400-600+, depending on the type of cloth that you picked. Workmanship alone is RM200+.
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Wow! The workmanship price has raised? Or Omar ali charges more in their branches? I got mine made at BAK Tailor for RM150 only workmanship. The fabric i got from JAKEL.
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mine already completed, purle colour with polkadot white...

same with my both sons...

thanks god i still have my mom, since im born she make my "baju melayu" until now...

totally awesome... thumbup.gif

hahahaha...

im prefer "baju melayu johor" with "tulang belud" collar...

no need to buy "butang baju" n comfort for me too...

later i will upload my "baju melayu"...

now looking forward to search "kain sampin pelekat" for us...

salam ramadhan... smile.gif
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I think the polka dot is small dots one la. Not the clownish big dots one. hahaha
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As expected. The picture captured that part only, i u just ask me i thought baju kurung.  tongue.gif
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I am just going to buy 1 at a departmental store size S. Won't be wearing it more than 10 hours a year really.
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I am just going to buy 1 at a departmental store size S. Won't be wearing it more than 10 hours a year really.
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I got a light blue baju melayu and am not sure what color sampin and button should I match it with? Its similar to this color, (without the dark blue floral pattern)

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I got a light blue baju melayu and am not sure what color sampin and button should I match it with? Its similar to this color, (without the dark blue floral pattern)

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That one looks more like turqoise. Very hard to match anything. If it were light blue then it would not look greenish. But last time i had a bicycle and i painted it turqoise and lilac. Much like your purple baju. Both color match kaw kaw. So u probably should be looking at a purple sampin i think. But depends la how your taste. Its either you dress to impress or dress for self fulfilment.
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QUOTE(netmatrix @ Aug 14 2012, 09:55 PM)
That one looks more like turqoise. Very hard to match anything. If it were light blue then it would not look greenish. But last time i had a bicycle and i painted it turqoise and lilac. Much like your purple baju. Both color match kaw kaw. So u probably should be looking at a purple sampin i think. But depends la how your taste. Its either you dress to impress or dress for self fulfilment.
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Was thinking of striking red and match it with a pair of Red nikes af1 clot, it's actually for a school event to celebrate national day so by all means I want to dress to impress tongue.gif
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QUOTE(dwin95 @ Aug 14 2012, 10:21 PM)
Was thinking of striking red and match it with a pair of  Red nikes af1 clot, it's actually for a school event to celebrate national day so by all means I want to dress to impress tongue.gif
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