A National University of Singapore (NUS) graduate with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours with Highest Distinction) in Psychology and experience in Public Relations, retail, and publicity work. Currently, I am assisting with the marketing, merchandising, and daily operations at a local made-t...
Eric is the director of Closeknip and a menswear aficionado.
Closeknip was founded by Leslie Chia (of bespoke label PIMABS) and a team of veterans with over 20 years in men’s tailoring, fashion design and styling — with the mission to offer busy working professionals quality ‘made-to-order’ menswear at accessible prices, in a short turnaround time. The reduction in production time comes from a proprietary Fitting System, developed using extensive data built up from almost 20 years of menswear tailoring and understanding body types and human postures.
Closeknip is a playful stitch of two words — ‘close-knit’ and ‘nip’ — synonymous to the friendship of like-minded individuals who appreciate everlasting style and quality. The brand specialises in elevating everyday menswear basics to form a quality foundation for a stylish, functional and sustainable wardrobe. To support an ethical and sustainable culture, Closeknip adopts best practices at work and its production; from sourcing eco-friendly fabrics and packaging, customers education, to engagement with recycling programme partners.
Closeknip offers an innovative approach to made-to-order menswear and wardrobe construction. Created for the modern-day gentlemen who appreciate quality, fit and style, but too busy to go through the lengthy fitting process in traditional tailoring.
The Closeknip ideology is to help customers build a capsule wardrobe made up of everyday menswear staples — timeless, versatile, and functional. Launched 2-3 times a year, each capsule collection recreates the ideal wardrobe categorised into Play, Work and Formal menswear including essential quality pieces like shirts, pants, jackets and basic accessories. Pieces from the collection can be easily mixed and matched to create multiple looks that are effortless, and stylish, and by doing so, supports the concept of sustainable living. Every item in the collection is made-to-order and fitted using the proprietary Closeknip Fitting System which reduces fitting and production time, besides cutting down on material wastage.
The reduction in fitting and production time comes from the proprietary Fitting System. It was developed using extensive data built up from almost 20 years of menswear tailoring experience. With such in-depth data on hand, the Closeknip team were able to filter through an extensive range of men’s body types and condense it into a refined and narrower range. They built an archive of over 200 ‘templates’ based on this range and created the final fitting guide system that offers quick and highly predictive measurements of a person’s best clothing fit from just a few key body measurements.
Closeknip is seeking a new addition to our team who can charm and delight clients with a good sense of style and even better customer service. You need not be trained in fashion, but should have a keenness to learn and an intuitive appreciation of menswear, including having a good sense of colour and aesthetic. You will gain mastery from a direct apprenticeship with co-founder Leslie Chia to learn measurements and more.
The role entails the below responsibilities (but as we are very dynamic, the job requires some flexibility and adaptability):
- Communicate with leads and clients
- Provide good service online and offline
- Be an advocate for Closeknip
- Introduce our brand and unique offerings as well as promote our ideology
- Learn and execute our proprietary fitting system
- Consult with clients regarding their style needs and recommend suitable products along with details, like fabric and colour options
- Delight clients with great product, service and follow up so that they become part of our community
In addition to the above, being equipped with the following would enable you to become a key member of Closeknip:
- Hungry and fast to learn
- Great interpersonal skills
- Enjoy meeting new people
- Able to communicate (written and spoken) positively and fast with internal and external stakeholders
- Effectively bilingual in one of our Singapore national languages
- Diligent work ethic and commitment
- Well-versed in basic computer skills
- Extensive network/community
Befitting our approachable image, our showroom is designed like a bachelor's pad where we entertain clients with drinks and showcase our latest designs in a "walk-in wardrobe". Besides a relaxed setting, Closeknip adopts a casual yet dynamic work environment, where every day brings something different – we might even get you to be our model (perks of working at a menswear brand)!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our family, click "I'm Interested!" and have chat with us!