Friday, June 24, 2011

A Designer's Reaction to Last Monday's Retagging Blind Item

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Dear Fashion PULIS,

I saw your last Monday's blog post Designer Caught Retagging by Another Designer pertaining to me. One of my friends saw it and immediately told me about it knowing that I always ask KINGSMEN to do all the custom tailors of my clients. This is not retagging. I still can't think of any instance when a designer confronting me about this. I can only remember MB as the designer who bought a jacket from me. The jacket was pulled out by stylist PQ (not the designer) and I remember that she knows that KINGMEN does my jackets.

It is also not true that I said my dad is one of the stockholders of KINGSMEN. The truth is KINGSMEN owes my dad a lot of money, so the company produces my jackets to offset what the company owes my dad. My relationship with KINGSMEN cutters and sewers is that they execute my design, my specifications, my chosen materials and my proportions. The tag in the jacket must have been stitched by mistake. Whoever is Designer A, I am sorry that I did not tell you that KINGSMEN executed the jacket that you bought.

To sum it all up, I did not retag the KINGSMEN jacket. I have also informed most of my clients that KINGSMEN executes all my designs. I do the design, choose the materials and ask the company to execute it for me. I just want to set things straight because I am worried as to what people might think.

If you also check out KINGSMEN prices for materials and labor, a typical blazer would cost between 8t to 10t PhP. I even sell the jackets to my clients at a cheaper price because I want them to have the best deal possible. What more can you ask for, a jacket designed by me and executed perfectly by KINGSMEN sold at a lower price.

I hope you understand the situation. God Bless.

Yours truly,
Ralph Ng

P.S. Fashion PULIS is open to hear the side of KINGSMEN. Kindly get in touch with me through michaelsylim@gmail.com.

61 comments:

  1. I liked the fact that he cleared his name pero it is supposed to be a blind item din naman (may not or may not be true.) I liked FashionPulis in the sense na people who are assumed to be the subjects by people who comment, have the right to clear things up.

    To Ralph Ng thank you for explaining your side. Open minded naman mga tao dito and we would be happy to verify facts


    Joyzzz

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  2. charot lang yan!!!

    isa pang unprofessional yan.

    and mind you, HE ISNT GAY daw.. eh ano kaya
    sya? baka GIRL

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  3. there's always a two side of the story. good thing he clarified this incident. all is well that ends well.

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  4. That was a brave and quick reply. Kudos to you Mr. Ng :)-Marianne

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  5. Huh?! Ang labo... Hindi ba nya kina quality check yung items nya before nya ibigay sa client?

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  6. Pero I have a feeling na hindi friend nya ang nagbabasa kundi sya mismo WELCOME TO FASHION PULIS Mr Ralph Ng!

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  7. I did see him in one interview before nalito ako feeling ko di sya gay nga.

    Joyzzz

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  8. girlaloo daw sya kc ndi sya bakla! bwahahhaha. umamin kna teh.

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  9. girl na pala ngayon si PQ, kc sbi, she knows that..... dba dpat he ang pronoun na ginamit mo?

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  10. ano ba mga designers?? nawawalan na kayo ng credibility! ang masama pa minsan na lalahat ng mga tao ang lahat ng designers. sayang ang talento nyo(kung meron man). umayos sana kayo.

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  11. @Anonymous 12:22: That's PQ the female stylist not PQ the male designer. =)

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  12. sna un title, bakla, niloko ng kapwa bakla.. kc dba bakla naman si MB na bumili kay RN ng jacket. mas cool sna.

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  13. mga bakla kc kaya puro ganyang, retagging at mga manloloko.. wag magtiwala sa mga bklang designers, walang talent, puro retagging at magaling manloko.

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  14. nadagdagan na ah, (not the designer), kanina ndi pa yan nilagay, nun ndi pa ako nag comment.

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  15. Anonymous said...
    charot lang yan!!!

    isa pang unprofessional yan.

    and mind you, HE ISNT GAY daw.. eh ano kaya
    sya? baka GIRL
    June 24, 2011 12:11 AM

    I agree with you sis!

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  16. Sana magreact and KINGSMEN kasi based on what I know, hindi totoo na may utang ang KINGSMEN sa father ni RN. Someone please get in touch with the owner of KINGSMEN!

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  17. Anonymous said...
    mga bakla kc kaya puro ganyang, retagging at mga manloloko.. wag magtiwala sa mga bklang designers, walang talent, puro retagging at magaling manloko.
    June 24, 2011 12:29 AM

    Trulala sis!

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  18. Anonymous said...
    sna un title, bakla, niloko ng kapwa bakla.. kc dba bakla naman si MB na bumili kay RN ng jacket. mas cool sna.
    June 24, 2011 12:29 AM

    Kaya ndi nya matnaggap na niloko sya, kc kapwa pa nya bakla ang nanloko, bwahahhaha

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  19. mahiya ka naman, na may utanga ng kingsmen s tatay mo, sabi ng sources ko, pakana mo lng yan, sa totoo, retagging ka daw

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  20. nag babasa si Ralph Ng ng blog mo teh fp! pakana lng nya na kweinento daw ng friend nya, mag rereact na yan, kiankausap n nya ngayon ang kingsmen para kung ano ang sasabhn, he he

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  21. me and a friend commissioned ralph ng to tailor made "MJ" jackets some 2yrs ago and this is what happened. told him i was gonna wear it for my party 1month after. we got inspired by the preview magazine cover (maricel soriano) so we asked him to do a men's version of that. in the magazine it was priced something like 5-6k. we questioned why he was charging us 10k, he said preview committed a typo error. several delays after, he was able to show me the unfinished jacket, this was prolly a week before my birthday and at the same time i gave him the complete payment. i noted how crooked the stitches were, and how oddly it fitted on the sleeves, he agreed to fix before my birthday. the day came, why i kinda figured he couldn't deliver a well tailored jacket so i've decided to grab a zara for backup. and voila! the jacket arrived and is totally unfinished! the hem is uneven with crooked stitching, button fell off. will try to send a photo! i complained but i figured what can i do? complete payment was already given. he offered to send me a new jacket to compensate but i declined. from this day on, i promised myself never to order anything from ralph ng!

    MDR

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  22. Naku naman, ano naman ang kinalaman ng sexual preference dito? Na kesyo bakla kaya manloloko na. Di naman yata tama yan. Very judgemental and stereotyping and arrogant! Wag naman ganyan mga fellow readers.

    Kudos to mr ralph ng for identifying himself. Pero i dont think it was necessary to reveal about kingsmen owing his dad some money. He could have said something like an agreement from a previous business transaction, etc etc. A little diplomacy wouldnt hurt diba? Eh tumutupad naman sa end of the bargain ang kingsmen so why put it to shame. From: fashion puhleez :)

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  23. sorry but this to me sounds like a lame excuse/explanation. didn't believe one bit.

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  24. KUNIN ANG PANIG NG KINGSMEN PARA MALAMAN KUNG TOTOO BANG MAY PAGKAKAUTANG SILA SA AMA NITONG PIPITSUGING DESIGNER NA ITO.

    M

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  25. and just when Mr. Ng has come up with his side of the story, here comes MDR (June 24, 2011 12:44 AM) with a new issue against him.. plus the potential reaction from Kingsmen on the "utang" allegation.

    tsk tsk tsk.. parang di nakabuti ang pag-out nya ah... oh well, at least he was given a chance to explain his side din. good job, FP! :)

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  26. Kaya hindi umasenso ang Pinas. Dayaan, sugapaan, ganchohan, dugasan, nakawan. I don't want to knock The Philippines pero yun talaga ang nagaganap.

    seriously, if you watch the Korean and the Japanese, lesser extent, the Chinese, they help each other out. At the end, everyone benefits, including the entire country.

    Sad state. Really.

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  27. Bakit bakla na ang issue? Diba retagging? Unfair sa ibang designers, who are mostly gay, na hindi naman manloloko. Grow up?

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  28. This blog is totally useless. sorry but innocents and their businesses are getting affected.. Even the Pinoy designers! (or the fashion industry) ur not helping mr blogger. I-blind item mo nalang Ang mga celebrities. Because some of them PUBLICITY good or bad is still publicity. Kikita pa sila. Hay this is very frustrating. Good luck to you mr blogger. Hope you'll find your match soon.

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  29. this blog is useless?!

    hellooooooo dami kayang natulungan ni FP from voicing out a simple concern ng small citizens sa mga unfair practices ng walang bayad..

    as for the designer.. di man kita ganun ka noseline.. malapit na lumusot ang palusot..im just waiting sa side ng Kingsmen para magkaalaman na :)

    _pd

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  30. btw, that time he was creating our jacket, he claimed there were other 50 or so clients having the MJ jacket custom made. if he was a responsible designer with good business etiquette, why accept job orders you cannot deliver right???

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  31. to June 24,2011 2:06AM

    Isa ka siguro sa mga na blind item na designer dito kaya ka affected :D Napakalaking tulong ang nagawa ni FP sa pagbubulgar ng mga kalokohan ng mga designer na katulad mo na mahilig manamantala ng mga tao. Kung useless ang blog na ito eh di lumayas ka sa website na ito. Bakit ka nagbabasa dito?

    Mabuhay si Fashion Pulis!!!!!!!!

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  32. Anonymous June 24, 2011 1:52AM
    Bakit bakla na ang issue? Diba retagging? Unfair sa ibang designers, who are mostly gay, na hindi naman manloloko. Grow up?

    So true! Why are there some readers who all of a sudden bring up gender biases here? Is it that easy to generalize? There's a majority of honest homosexuals, so why are we assuming that all of them cheat when it's just a handful being highlighted here? Most of the corrupt politicians are straight, so should I assume that all straight men are corrupt? Most of the prostitutes hanging out in Havana are straight women, so do I assume that all straight women are whores? FP, please do something about this. Perhaps guidelines in posting should be amended and comments with gender biases are not allowed posting, as there is no need to spread virally the words of ignorant people reading this blog. Enough with the gay-bashing. Humanda kayo, pag nagkaroon tayo ng baklang presidente at umasenso ang Philippines, baka mapasubo lang kayo sa mga binabato nyong salita ngayon.

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  33. Di ba straight daw si Ralph Ng? Maybe the stupid guy who posted this:

    mga bakla kc kaya puro ganyang, retagging at mga manloloko.. wag magtiwala sa mga bklang designers, walang talent, puro retagging at magaling manloko.

    should change his words to:

    mga straight kc kaya puro ganyang, retagging at mga manloloko... wag magtiwala sa mga straight designers, walang talent, puro retagging at magaling manloko.

    How does it feel to be on the receiving end, straight anonymous person? Ang ipinapakita lang ng mga nagpopost nyan eh yung kawalan ng laman ng utak nila, at bilang straight kayo, siguro safe to assume na lahat ng straight eh bobo? ganun ba yun?

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  34. Anonymous said...
    This blog is totally useless. sorry but innocents and their businesses are getting affected.. Even the Pinoy designers! (or the fashion industry) ur not helping mr blogger. I-blind item mo nalang Ang mga celebrities. Because some of them PUBLICITY good or bad is still publicity. Kikita pa sila. Hay this is very frustrating. Good luck to you mr blogger. Hope you'll find your match soon.
    June 24, 2011 2:06 AM

    -ang tapang talaga pag ANON ka no. bat ka pa nagbabasa kung useless din naman para sayo.

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  35. Oist, commenter 2:06, if affected, wag mag basa. But notice mo teh, 2million kayong nagbabasa nito, including ME...so di ba obvious na interesado lahat magbasa ng mga tinatagong baho ng iba? Kasi naman kung di pa ipa-blind item ang mga kalokohan nila, di sla matototo...may narinig ka na bang nagdemanda dahil naloko ng 10thou na jacket, naparusahan? Wala pa teh, kasi nga tulog sa pansitan ang hustisya dito. O ngayon, may equalizer na FASHIONPULIS...galit na kayo? Wag magbasa no? OR wag manloko!

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  36. grabe naman yung ibang comments about being bakla. year 2011 na. andami ng sikat na bakla sa buong mundo. pero ganun pa rin kayo maka-react pag bading ang taong involved? halos araw araw nakakapanood ka ng bading sa tv. may nakakasabay kang bading sa MRT. andami ng bading sa pilipinas. kawawa naman yung mga galit sa bading. wala kang takas.

    ok na sana ralph ng. yabang mo lang about the utang. yabang lang e. kahit nabilib na sana ako sa'yo nairita ako sa yabang mo. di bale never mo naman akong magiging customer kaya oks lang.

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  37. WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR, a jacket designed by ME and executed perfectly by KINGSMEN sold at a lower price.

    Emphasis mine... ganun ba sha kasikat?!?!??!?!? asia's top designer sha?

    XONie

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  38. ka schoolmate ko si R... college palang yang bata na yan... he really claims that part owner sya ng Kingsmen..... napaka sinungaling... well ganun talaga... laging nasa huli ang paghuhugas ng maduming kamay.

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  39. Ang alam ko ready to wear lang ang nagpapaconsign ng trabaho sa subcons bec bigger ang demand, if its a designer label dapat atleast malaki yung part nya sa pagproduce ng garment! Im sure hindi costom made yung fabric at kung fabric choices lang and onteng add-ons ginawa nya thats clearlly RETAGGING!

    I felt bad being a designer my self parang naliline up ako to this wrong doings! Sana lets be honest specially to our costmers lets lift up the name of phil fashion "sad talaga ko!:("

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  40. To Anonymous 2:06 AM

    Ok nga yung nagiging aware mga readers like sa mga fashion designers na ganito, at least hindi sila maloloko. People pay for jackets at a very high price expecting of course yung worth ng money nila. And in return, kapag hindi nakadeliver yung designer, kasalanan ng designer yan!

    And para matuto nadin mga designers na habol lang pera. yknow, pwede namang galingan nalang and wag mandaya, the money will come. Now, its time for these designers to redeem themselves. This blog is really helpful in transforming people to be better, contrary to what you say na "useless".

    Karma is a bitch!

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  41. Issue to tungkol sa retagging.. this has nothing to do with his gender.. at isa pa ang alam lng ntin eh kung ano ung mga nbasa lng ntin.. hndi ntin alam kung ano ang tunay n ngyari.. so please ung mga negative reaction nyo o mga png bbstos nyo eh sarilinin nyo nlng.. AS if wala kaung ngwang kasalan khit knino at PERPEKTO kau pra mg judge ng iba..

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  42. Kawawa naman yung Kingsmen, im sure sa mga nagawa nyang jackets for you, enough na yun sa utang nila (if ever totoo nga na may utang).

    Bakit walang kwentahang nangyayari, ano yan forever na yang utang na yan?!?!?! so forever na dapat Kingsmen ang gagawa ng jackets mo? Unfair naman sa side ng Kingsmen!

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  43. "The tag in the jacket must have been stitched by mistake."

    Really.

    "I have also informed most of my clients that KINGSMEN executes all my designs."

    Panic mode? Mass SMS? FB wall post?

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  44. Bakit sya nagagalit na pinost mo to e diba he wants to explain and clear the issue? Does that mean hindi true mga sinabi nya in his email? Ano kinakagalit nya? :)

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  45. Dersigned by me perfectly executed by Kingsmen. So who's gonna take the credit then? You still have a lot to learn from your craft you do not have Quality Control. Oh, by the way, BRAGGING is different from being proud.

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  46. let's go kingsmen!!!! say something!
    hhahahahah

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  47. echuzera yan si NG!!!!! echozzzz!!!

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  48. Kingsmen say something! I just love all your blind items FP. Lumalabas ang inner chismosa and googlelya talents ko! hahaha... Keep up the fabulous blind items! ♥

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  49. kingsmen speak up!!!!!!!!!!! magkaalaman na! hahahaha

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  50. wala ba ciang mga representatives to answer for him! ka cheapan!!! now i even find him more guilty!

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  51. It's not just gay designers... there's this female designer who made my friend's gown a few years ago. when the bridesmaid went to her shop for fitting, she was shocked to see the other bridal and entourage gowns were the same as my friend's...nothing really special with her creations - to think that my bride friend was even bragging about how famous and how trusted in the industry she was. later on she learned that the designer was on drugs.

    XONie

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  52. Mike, this is the perfect example of "Bato, Bato sa langit, ang mataman, may bukol!" Aray! LOL!

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  53. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO CALL YOURSELF A DESIGNER.

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  54. This is one case where this issue could have been handled better. FP, ang dali-dali lang naman to verify your facts. Isang tawag lang sa designer na nilagay mo sa blind item mo, naliwanagan ka na sana. Pero basta lang yata may masagap kang tsismis, go ka na sa pag-blog para lang may masulat. Kahit blind item, sana you verify the truth before writing.

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  55. @Anonymous 1:53: Sa tinging mo ba pag nag verify si FP magsasabi siya ng totoo? I am sure mag deny to death yan. Who would not? Ikaw ba aamin ka sa totoo or iisip ka ng dahilan? At least FP presented the 2 sides,in fairness to him!

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  56. @Anonymous 1:53: Sa tinging mo ba pag nag verify si FP magsasabi siya ng totoo? I am sure mag deny to death yan. Who would not? Ikaw ba aamin ka sa totoo or iisip ka ng dahilan? At least FP presented the 2 sides,in fairness to him!
    June 25, 2011 1:55 PM

    Korak! Kahit sino'ng tao gagawa ng kalokohan, di aamin ng kasalanan kasi followers sila ng kasabihang "Pag gagawa ng kalokohan, wag magpapahuli. Pag nahuli, wag aamin".

    Batang Kape

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  57. @Anon June 24, 2011 1:13 PM
    Ang alam ko ready to wear lang ang nagpapaconsign ng trabaho sa subcons bec bigger ang demand

    and FP and all readers...

    I don't know much about the fashion industry, but Anon mentioned above na RTW lang ang nagpapa-subcon, tama ba ang intindi ko? How come I've heard at least two not-so-well-known designers/modistas claim that they do beadwork for some more famous designers? Is this really a common practice?

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  58. BAWAL ANG PIKON! I Bet NG is one of those ANONYMOUS HATERS in this thread.

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  59. To anon. June 25 1:53 pm

    Why so angry? Ikaw ba yung nasa BI? if you know the designer too well, why dont you tell us your side then, para fair naman. Afterall, this is FP's blog, why do you care so much. Dont read if you think FP is not credible. Unless ikaw yung isang natamaan sa blind items. Wala namang tsismis na mangyayari kung walang dahilan. More or less, most gossips are true. It really depends nalang sa readers if they will believe FP or not.

    Something is telling me you are the Designer.

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  60. hay naku.. sa presinto ka na lang magpaliwanag. damayan mo ako dun.

    -puey

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  61. This is what I think....lesbians, gay, transgender or bi are also just people. In this world there are good and bad people, so what ever gender it is, everyone is equal. It is just sad that this designer is gay. RN, stop what you are doing and stop your lies, you are just destroying the good name and adding stereotyping to the gay community.

    I agree with the other people here, FP is an important media to let people know the wrong doings of others, even if the story is not related to fashion e.g. Globe, SM, etc.. And besides, FP is not bias since if given a chance, it always post two sides of the story, so it is really up to the readers to decide which story to believe in.

    I have been buying in Kingsmen for the longest time, for me to believe, that it is impossible for them to have any debt from anyone. They also are one of my company's supplier for uniforms. They may price a little higher but the quality is outstanding. I also believe that they will not comment since for them, who is RN? They may even feel it is beneath them to give out statement. Base on other reader's comments and story, RN seems to be a real liar, whatever gender he prefers to be.

    - Serena xoxo

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