The Rake Feature for Kevin Seah

I spoke to Kevin Seah, a veteran bespoke tailor based in Singapore. For those unaware, Seah is a man whoselove for tailoring led him to an apprenticeship while most of us were still playing video games; training in artisanal crafts is a painstaking tedium for the un-inclined and beginning as a trainee for womenswear Kevin eventually opened his own menswear outfit to serve the burgeoning sartorial sensibilities of Singaporean men. For him and others in his trade, it takes upwards of 70 hours to make a bespoke suit- the difficulty lies in the fact that from creating the pattern to cutting and then the actual tailoring right down to buttonholes, each handmade step is a time consuming labour of love.

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