Veteran tailor Leslie Chia leads new tailoring trend with templated suiting system

Veteran tailor Leslie Chia created Closeknip's suiting system as one way to keep the tailoring trade alive. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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SINGAPORE - Fashion designer Leslie Chia ranks as one of the city's veteran tailors, but he still has new tricks up his perfectly tailored sleeve.

The 52-year-old behind bespoke tailor PIMABS co-founded Closeknip in 2018, pioneering what he calls a hybrid system of ready-to-wear and made-to-measure suiting.

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