Bespoke Suit for the Groom - Ah Loke Tailor

A bespoke suit is supposedly more comfortable and fitting because it is custom-made from the man's measurements to give the best fit, with his selected fabric according to the desired style. Making suits the traditional way can be very labor intensive, the suit is constructed with a layer of horsehair canvas underneath the fabric exterior - #fullycanvassed. It has become a long lost skill as tailors now found speedier methods and substitute materials.

Finding a good bespoke tailor in Malaysia is not easy, referring to the comments I read. So where can you tailor-make your wedding suit? Check out the forumers recommendation, Ah Loke Tailor (ALT). ALT is one of the most decent Malaysian tailor. If you are looking for something better, then travel to Singapore's Iris Tailor, a top tailoring shop in South East Asia. A fused suit at ALT will cost about RM900 if you supply your own cloth. A fully canvassed number will cost an additional RM500. The beginning stage of the suit making requires a few fittings to achieve the best outcome, and after confirming the final measurements, Ah Loke will send the bastings to the coatmaker. It should be completed in about 2-3 weeks time.

ALT makes classy and classic suits and they look absolutely lovely. Ah Loke does a really good job other than some sleeve issues. ALT has the latest H. Lesser Swatch! Not even Ian Chang from Bespoke or the Modern Men of Malaysia from Wardrobe has this.

lightweight fine suitings
Harrisons Lesser Swatch

Fabrics from tailors and cloth shops are sometimes questionable in quality and price. Hence people recommended shopping online at eBay (the shops British Fabrics and AKSTextiles) for your cloth. If you are not going to make another suit in a long time, should try to avoid anything too delicate like cashmere but get durable ones like the Harrisons Frontier or Lesser. These English cloths will last you longer and wear cool. Mohair cloth is a good option for our climate because it wears much cooler than wool. Fresco, the name given to a particular type of weave, also wears cool.


REVIEWS
Jul 2013
Gareth wore only one bespoke suit. Gareth got his suit tailored at a place called Ah Loke Tailor in Kuala Lumpur, recommended by Shah, our amazing blog manager and one of the most stylish men we know. I love Gareth’s suit and his bowtie, so classy and classic :)
Mar 2013
Many forumers have used Ah Loke Tailor. The results are mostly underwhelming, but no worse than Bespoked in 1U or Lord’s in Bangsar. At least ALT is cheaper by a quarter, and has a more contemporary cut that yours truly has had a hand in influencing. At ALT, a fused suit will cost RM900 if you supply your own cloth. A fully canvassed number will cost an additional RM500.
Sep 2012
Beneath the mess and the deceiving exterior of Ah Loke Tailor, I still find him to be one of the most decent tailor in town. Well, if you want something else, probably you might need to swing by Singapore or push it till Hong Kong. Don’t expect Neapolitan shoulders from Ah Loke but if you know what you want and you’ve done your homework, who knows he might be able to pull that off, but no promises though! :D

There were in total of 2 fittings before Ah Loke confirmed my final measurements and sent the bastings to the coatmaker. About 2 – 3 weeks later, it was finally completed. It looked absolutely lovely and I think Ah Loke did a damn good job. I’m starting to find a harmony with Ah Loke and suffice to say he is actually my tailor of choice! Other than some sleeve issues he’s improve tremendously! Ah Loke, and only his joint has the latest Lesser Swatch!! I don’t think event Ian Chang from Bespoke or the Modern Men of Malaysia from Wardrobe has this!
Sep 2012
Added the GPS exact location of Ah Loke Tailor shop today. (Visited there too). I brought my fabrics. Trouser RM150 labor.
A few tailors carry the H.Lesser swatch books, one of them being Ah Loke Tailor on Jalan Yap Ah Shak.


uncle tailor
Ah Loke
wedding photography outdoor
kimberlycun.com
Classy and classic suit by Ah Loke Tailor
Wedding Gown: Faye’s Bridal House, Jalan Loke Yew
bought in london
Nov 2012: Recent tweed jacket, CMT from Ah Loke, KL, Malaysia. Tweed fabric bought separately in London.
eye for detail Rm1.5k for suit at ah loke
http://hesaysshesays.blog.com/2010/11/29/ah-loke-tailor/
"Mr. Loke is very meticulous and was very patient, especially through our incessant questioning. He is a soft-spoken fellow who was never pushy and was not condescending even though it was pretty obvious I have not had many suits tailored in my life. He has an eye for detail. Paid about RM1.5K and the fabric was from Ah Loke. A bit pricey maybe but recommended!"
ah loke tailor
Accolades and photos hung on the wall
samples suit
Some samples/ ready for pick-up


Ah Loke Tailor

ah loke in kl

Add: 26, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, 50300, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50300
Tel: 03-2692 4206



Ref: sreetharanking.com, themodernfit.com
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Things You See in Wedding Photos

Wedding photos are amazing and addictive to look at. Thanks to a bunch of very talented photographers in Malaysia whom I think are really outstanding. One of them is Ethan Chow (ethanity.com | FACEBOOK | 012-393 2885 (Ethan) | yiheng2000@yahoo.com). Interesting photos that sometimes can only be seen on wedding pictures.


Dramatic photos like the movies. The bride and groom are turned into movie stars.

You get to be a princess and prince charming for one day.

Emotions that will make you cry. Mom, dad and even your buddies join in the fun. Smooch smooch.

Everyone has the most legit excuse to drink. Bottoms up!

Your gorgeous wedding dress is captured in all angles.
#flauntthedress

Grandpa & granny are smiling like a Cheshire cat

The brotherhood war dance. Wong Fei Hung pose, gangnam dance step, are amongst the popular gate-crashing stance.

Close-up shot of the wedding rings in the most creative ways.

A grand staircase is always a nice backdrop for the bride.

A plethora of photos



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Shila and the Wedding Songs

Winning the hearts of the judges and garnering the most votes beating the other contestants, Shila Amzah became the winner of reality singing talent show, Asian Wave 2012 held in Shanghai. The young Malaysian singer was also the runner-up in Malaysia's very own reality singing competition, One in a Million in 2008 when she was only 18 years old. Ayu took home the first prize that season. My husband showed me a video of her performance in the preliminary round shared on Facebook, I thought she was really charismatic and she looked kinda cute.

I pick the song she sang in the qualifying round "Forever Love" originally sung by Lee Hom. This song is all about love that will last a lifetime, what other song is more relevant for weddings! The close to perfect pronunciation and melodious rendition of the Chinese song left the judges dropped their jaws in awe.

List of Wedding Songs



Forever Love (with pinyin)

爱 你   不 是  因  为  你 的 美  而 已
ài nǐ   bú shì yīn wèi nǐ de měi ér yǐ
我 越  来  越  爱 你
wǒ yuè lái yuè ài nǐ
每  个 眼  神   触  动   我 的 心
měi gè yǎn shén chù dòng wǒ de xīn
因  为  你 让   我 看  见   forever
yīn wèi nǐ ràng wǒ kàn jiàn forever
才  了   解  自 己
cái liáo jiě zì jǐ
未  来  这  些  日 子   要  好  好  珍   惜
wèi lái zhè xiē rì zi   yào hǎo hǎo zhēn xī
爱 我 有  些  痛   苦   有  些  不 公   平
ài wǒ yǒu xiē tòng kǔ   yǒu xiē bù gōng píng
如 果  真   的 爱 我
rú guǒ zhēn de ài wǒ
不 是  理 所  当   然  的 决  定
bú shì lǐ suǒ dāng rán de jué dìng
感  到  你 的 呼 吸 在  我 耳 边
gǎn dào nǐ de hū xī zài wǒ ěr biān
像    微  风   神   奇
xiàng wēi fēng shén qí
温  柔  的 安 抚   我 的 不 安 定
wēn róu de ān fǔ   wǒ de bù ān dìng
所  以 我 要  每  天   研  究    你 的 笑   容
suó yǐ wǒ yào měi tiān yán jiū   nǐ de xiào róng
ooh… 多  麽 自 然
ooh… duō me zì rán
love forever love forever love
我 只  想    用     我 这  一 辈  子 去 爱 你
wǒ zhǐ xiǎng yòng   wǒ zhè yí bèi zi qù ài nǐ
从   今  以 後    你 会  是  所  有
cóng jīn yǐ hòu   nǐ huì shì suó yǒu
幸   福 的 理 由
xìng fú de lǐ yóu
爱 情   是  场    最  美  最  远   的 旅 行
ài qíng shì chǎng zuì měi zuì yuǎn de lǚ xing
沿  途 雨 季 泥 泞
yán tú yǔ jì ní nìng
偶 尔 阻 碍 我 们  的 前   进
óu ěr zǔ ài wǒ men de qián jìn
感  到  你 的 体 温  在  我 怀   里
gǎn dào nǐ de tǐ wēn zài wǒ huái lǐ
像    阳   光    和 熙
xiàng yáng guāng hé xī
巧   妙   的 融   化    我 的 不 安 定
qiǎo miào de róng huà   wǒ de bù ān dìng
不 可 思 议   证    明   我 爱 你 的 理 由
bù kě sī yì   zhèng míng wǒ ài nǐ de lǐ yóu
ooh… 多  麽 自 然
ooh… duō me zì rán
forever love
我 只  想    用     我 这  一 辈  子 去 爱 你
wǒ zhǐ xiǎng yòng   wǒ zhè yí bèi zi qù ài nǐ
从   今  以 後    你 会  是  所  有
cóng jīn yǐ hòu   nǐ huì shì suó yǒu
幸   福 的 理 由
xìng fú de lǐ yóu
你 感  动   的 眼  睛     我 沉   默 的 声    音
nǐ gǎn dòng de yǎn jing   wǒ chén mò de shēng yīn
彷   佛 就  是  最  好  的 证    明
páng fú jiù shì zuì hǎo de zhèng míng
就  让   我 再  说   一 次  I love you oh..
jiù ràng wǒ zài shuō yī cì  I love you oh..
直  到  永   远    forever love
zhí dào yóng yuǎn  forever love
forever love
我 只  想    用     我 这  一 辈  子 去 爱 你
wǒ zhǐ xiǎng yòng   wǒ zhè yí bèi zi qù ài nǐ
从   今  以 後    你 会  是  所  有
cóng jīn yǐ hòu   nǐ huì shì suó yǒu
幸   福 的 理 由
xìng fú de lǐ yóu
forever love forever love
我 只  想    用     我 这  一 辈  子 去 爱 你
wǒ zhǐ xiǎng yòng   wǒ zhè yí bèi zi qù ài nǐ
从   今  以 後    你 会  是  所  有
cóng jīn yǐ hòu   nǐ huì shì suó yǒu
幸   福 的 理 由
xìng fú de lǐ yóu
forever love


"I dare you to let me be your, your one and only" are some of the words in the next wedding song I am recommending to you, "One and Only" by Adelle. Shila presented the song with a lot of passion at Awal and Scha's wedding. She was accompanied by beau Sharnaaz Ahmad both looked striking in bright orange Malay traditional clothes.

shila wedding song
(Left:) The orange couple Shila and Sharnaaz attending the wedding of (Right:) Scha and Awal where Shila performed "One and Only". Awal Ashaari was one of the hosts of "One in a Million" singing show.

Source: budiey.com


One And Only

You've been on my mind
I grow fonder every day,
Lose myself in time
Just thinking of your face
God only knows
Why it's taken me so long
To let my doubts go
You're the only one that I want

I don't know why I'm scared, I've been here before
Every feeling, every word, I've imagined it all,
You never know if you never try
To forgive your past and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
Promise I'm worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove that I'm the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts

If I've been on your mind
You hang on every word I say
Lose yourself in time at the mention of my name
Will I ever know how it feels to hold you close?
And have you tell me whichever road I choose you'll go

I don't know why I'm scared 'cause I've been here before
Every feeling, every word, I've imagined it all,
You'll never know if you never try
To forgive your past and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
I promise I'm worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove that I'm the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts

I know it ain't easy, giving up your heart
I Know it ain't esay, giving up your heart

(Nobody's perfect, trust me I've learned it)
I know it ain't easy, giving up your heart
(Nobody's perfect, trust me I've learned it)
I know it ain't easy, giving up your heart
(Nobody's perfect, trust me I've learned it)
I know it ain't easy, giving up your heart
(Nobody's perfect, trust me I've learned it)
I know it ain't easy, giving up your heart

So I dare you to let me be your, your one and only
I promise I'm worthy to hold in your arms
So come on and give me a chance
To prove that I'm the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts
Come on and give me a chance
To prove that I'm the one who can
Walk that mile until the end starts. 



They say bad boys get the girl, I say boy with a sense of humor gets the girl. We want to be the center of attraction, be pampered by his care and jokes. Women often fall for men who make them happy, don't they? Here's a sweet tune, "Make Me Smile".



Buat Aku Tersenyum

Datanglah sayang, dan biarkan ku berbaring
Di pelukanmu, walau untuk sejenak
Usaplah dahiku, dan ‘kan ku katakan semua

Bila ku lelah tetaplah disini,
jangan tinggalkan aku sendiri
Bila ku marah, biarkan ku bersandar,
jangan kau pergi untuk menghindar
Rasakan resahku, dan buat aku tersenyum
Dengan canda tawamu, walaupun ‘tuk sekejap
Kar’na hanya engkaulah, yang sanggup redakan aku
Kar’na engkaulah satu-satunya untukku,
dan pastikan kita s’lalu bersama
Kar’na dirimulah yang sanggup mengerti aku,
dalam susah ataupun senang

Bridge:
Dapatkah engkau s’lalu menjaga ku
Dan mampukah engkau mempertahankan ku

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De Classaflora Wedding Decorator

Nanie was a florist before she ventured into the wedding decoration business. It's not a surprise that she makes incredibly gorgeous flower arrangements. The good news is she would work around your budget, so discuss it with the De Classaflora team to itemize what can be part of the deal within the budget. A package can include pelamin (dias), wedding hantaran (gifts), decorations for the main (VIP) table, walkway, arch, backdrop, entrance, etc. Nanie and her husband are really friendly and easy to work with. Her customers adore their work-of-the-art decoration handycraft especially the fresh flowers and the awesomeness it creates. 

The Hantaran usually consists of 9 trays (+ 2 trays for cake and fruits). Nanie will take care of the design and theme color which are included in the package if the couples don't have any particular requirements. As long as the items are not too huge or heavy to carry, they are fine.


REVIEWS
Jan 2013
Dari dulu memang saya dah bookmark dah DeClassaflora ni sebab bunga dia cantik. Bila bual dengan kak Nanie, barulah tah yang dia asalnya florist. Patutlah bunga-bunga yang digubah cantik. Mak saya pun suka sangat dengan bunga-bunga fresh flower tu. Kak Nanie and sekeluarga peramah dan senang nak berursan. Terima kasih sngat kat kak Nanie. hiasan meja makan dan backdrop pun by DeClassaflora jugak. Semua fresh flower sepanjang meja. Suka backdrop panel lattice tu. Semua deco saya puas hati.
Aug 2012
Segala penat lelah bersama Mama menguruskan majlis menjadi berbaloi melihat betapa cantiknya De ClassSaflora membuat hiasan.Tidak sangka pertemuan dari majalah sempena review perkahwinan Irma Hasmie dan suaminya,membawa aku bertemu ownernya yang kecil molek Kak Hani.Ternyata De Class Saflora memang class dalam memenuhi permintaan pelanggannya. Pertama terdetik dihati bagaimanalah bayarannya? Ternyata Kak Hani dan suaminya terlalu tolerate. Bahkan tidak seperti yang lain bukan berkata ''Okey bayaran saya macam ni..bla bla'' Bahkan dia bertanya dengan nada lembut ''Okey bajet adik berapa? Kita uruskan majlis mengikut bajet adik''. Alhamdulilah,dengan bajet sederhana De Classaflora berjaya menghasilkan tema ''White Garden''.Sebenarnya,aku tidak langsung lihat plan lakaran pelamin.Aku menyerahkan kepercayaan sepenuh nya kepada Kak Hani untuk mengubah Full House.Pagi itu terlopong mulut melihat hasil Declassaflora yang memang awesome! Dari hantaran dan pelamin serta hiasan tambahan,rasa begitu syukur jumpa De Classaflora yg tidak berkira dan handal dalam bidangnya.


http://hudaninol.blogspot.com/2012/08/2582012-beautiful-bond-for-beautiful.html
Aug 2012 @ Full House Cafe, Wangsa Walk Mall (Theme: White Garden - Purple e-day)

wedding gifts
The hantaran (wedding gifts) prepared by De Classaflora team
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EX8 Building Subang Jaya | City Harvest Church

Ex8 has a modern interior with high ceilings, face brick walls and tall glass windows. The natural lighting creates a bright environment in this air-conditioned indoor space. Ex8 perfectly fills the niche of a modern building with an industrial warehouse look. Coupled with easy access via the expressway that is nearby and the availability of parking (may not be enough for big event), this is an interesting wedding venue which has become more popular now. Set the place up with some modern rustic decor and you are good to go. It houses a gym, the City Harvest Church, cafes; Greyskymorning, Food Industrie.

http://fabulous-moments.com/blog/matthew-bethany | Aug 2015
glass window
The natural lighting creates a bright environment in the air-conditioned indoor space

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Lee Wah Florist

red flowers with spiky leaves

With over 12 years of experience in the florists industry, Lee Wah Florist has been providing services relating to flowers both off and online. Purchasing their product via the web is rather convenient. They offer a variety of hand bouquets, corsages and flowers baskets for weddings (and other occasions); flower pedestal, wedding reception, solemnization ceremony venue as well as wedding car flowers decoration.
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Suffolk House Penang's Garden Wedding

The original Suffolk House served as Francis Light's residence and has been described as a simple Anglo-Indian Garden House style of timber and attap construction, built within his pepper estate called Suffolk. Originally built in the early 1800s, this Georgian Mansion is an excellent venue for parties and weddings. Soak up its unique atmosphere and interior, refurnished with original Anglo-Indian antiques.

Having an efficient and helpful person-in-charge who is thorough definitely helps. Suffolk House's event Manager takes note of all the details which have been discussed and executes them. The food served during weddings is delicious, very important aspect for fellow Penangnites. While its ambiance is absolutely breathtaking, the wedding package price is not cheap! It's a remarkable venue to host an elegant and personalized Western-style wedding nonetheless.


REVIEWS
https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/10634926232818
Dec 2017
Attended a wedding dinner here. The menu was varied & interesting. Lovely setting foe an intimate dinner party. The service could be improved as guests arrived during the rain but the restaurant staff were unprepared with umbrellas and there could have been better signage to direct guests.
https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g298303-d23686
May 2016
Was here for a wedding. Pretty nice colonial style house with a restaurant upstairs. They also serve afternoon tea downstairs. Service may vary.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g298303-d2368625-r266553
Apr 2015
Our family celebrated a wedding at Suffolk House for about 85 guests in early April. The wedding ceremony and exchange of vows was held downstairs in the Marble Hall, pre dinner drinks and canapes were served in the rear garden, the wedding dinner was served upstairs in the air-conditioned ballroom and a live band and dancing was organised on the upstairs back verandah near the bar. It all worked beautifully, and Maiane and her Suffolk House staff were very attentive and efficient. During the planning stages, Gordon gave us lots of good ideas and the the multi course western menu he produced was excellent and presented beautifully. I have lived in Malaysia and Singapore for many years and I have not yet come across a hotel or function venue which would have exceeded the standard produced by Gordon and his staff for this number of people. My family and the bride and groom were delighted with the venue for a wonderful wedding celebration.




http://www.bestiankelly.com/blog/?tag=suffolk-house-penang | May 2013
unesco heritage
This refurbished 200-year old UNESCO heritage building is a wonderful location for pre-wedding shooting
heritage mansion in penang
anglo indian house
Suffolk House, Penang’s first ‘Great House’ a stunning Anglo-Indian garden house perfect for a garden wedding
modern western wedding

http://sunnysan.com/?p=170
Jun 2013

photoshoot couple
Wedding shoot

http://www.victor-hew.com/weddings/kazuma-jean-lee-pre-wedding-penang/
Prewedding Photo-shoot

restaurant shooting

windows view

in bird cage net

Video of wedding held at Suffolk House Penang:
http://makdigital.blogspot.com/2012/12/kah-wei-chin-yin-121212-wedding.html



white table chairs decor
Very elegant indoor wedding
authentic wedding setting
The authentic English-themed wedding
personalize according to creativity
The venue can be personalized according to your creativity
canopy on lawn
A sheltered outdoor reception on the lawn

Suffolk House

wedding ceremony

Website: http://www.suffolkhouse.com.my
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/suffolkhouse
Add: 250, Jalan Air Itam, 10460, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 04-228 1109
Restaurant : +6 (0)4 228 3930
Email: info@suffolkhouse.com.my

Wedding Package 2013: RM165/ pax
- Main course (you can choose fish or chicken or vegetarian), kids meal, fruit punch drink, wine, canapés and venue)
Capacity: Indoor: 80 pax, outdoor: 300 pax


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