Kevin Seah

"Experiment and don’t follow rules!"

Kevin Seah

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Who are you Mr. Kevin Seah?

I am a designer/bespoke tailor so do bespoke tailoring. I started as an apprentice with a tailoring company in Singapore when i was 17 years old. I’ve always been fascinated with fashion since I was 14 years old and I have worked towards it ever since.

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What do you bring new for Singapore Gentlemen?

I make suits the traditional method where we only do hand canvassed suits. We modernize classic styles with personalized details and cuts to make it modern.It’s always hard to create a brand in a small country like Singapore.We need to always educate customers on the difference in the way we do our work and promote our style and quality.

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What are the particularities Singapore Gentlemen?

Singapore’s gentlemen are becoming more discerning and very well traveled.They read a lot about products all the time from internet publications and magazines such as THE RAKE. They are slowly exposed to the more trendy styles of the Italians and becoming more and more fashionable in terms of color coordination.

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Why dis you choose bespoke and not MTM?

I started out with women couture. I have always been working with the clients measurements rather than a template.

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In a previous interview you said that if you would have the opportunity to suit for anyone you would chose Prince Charles. I propose you a different kind of approach. If you have to suit Clark Gable, Anthony Hopkins, Picasso and Winston Churchill who would you chose?

Picasso. I love a bit of eccentricity in all creations.

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The fabric that you prefer the most is?

Cashmere.

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Do you remember how was your first suit made?

It was a fitted 3 button pin stripe suit. A modern British style at that time back in 1998.

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What shoemaker do you prefer and what style?

Gaziano and Girling and in terms of shoe style I confess that I love brogues.

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What advice would you give to a young Gentlemen in matching shoes with fabric?

Experiment and don’t follow rules and you will find your own style.

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“No brown in town” rule is obsolete?

I love browns and I do not own any black belts and shoes at all.

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How long should the trouser be? The short trouser fashion pass?

Its a personal preference. Just below the ankle bone for no break or just touching the heel of the shoe for a more classic approach.

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In a previous interview you said that if you would have the opportunity to suit for anyone you would chose Prince Charles. I propose you a different kind of approach. If you have to suit Clark Gable, Anthony Hopkins, Picasso and Winston Churchill what would you chose for them?

For Clark Gable I would chose a Grey wide peak lapel flannel double breasted suit. 3 piece suit in midnight blue for Anthony Hopkins. For Picasso my idea would be a Single breasted 2 button white linen unstructured jacket with marine blue linen pants and for Winston Churchill Plum color velvet Smoking Jacket.

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Why the rabbit symbol?

I chose the rabbit logo because I am born in the year of the Rabbit according to Chinese Horoscope.

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