Monif - 12.30.09

Every Christmas we do a small holiday party with our factory, the sewers/pattern makers that make Monif C. go.  I’ve been working with Nancy and Hoosh since I started back in 2005 and wouldn’t give them up for the world.  I think I would fight somebody if they tried to take these folks away from me.  Many of you know that we manufacture the majority of the Monif C. line in the USA, and although it is CRAZY expensive to do, we are committed to it not just because of the US economy, but because you can’t get the type of pristine fit and attention to detail anywhere but here in the USA.  And also because I consider these folks my friends…Hoosh my pattern maker learned tailoring (he calls it tailoring not pattern making) in Iran when he was 18 yrs old, you know how much experience that is?  Truly invaluable, and that’s why I always tell customers, the secret to Monif C. is in the fit.  You may not see it on the hanger or straight out of the package, but once you put it on your body, instant vavavavoom!  And these are the great folks that make it happen. 

So enjoy the pics of our traditional Chinese soup bowl dinner…ever had soup bowl?  Basically you have a pot full of chicken stock or water, whatever your fancy, and you bring it to a simmer and you put meat, shrimp, chicken, dumplings, and LOTS of vegetables (bok choy, greens, bean sprouts, etc.) in and cook it all together.  Then Nancy mixes together Chinese BBQ paste, soy sauce, and cilantro and you pour that concoction over the whole thing.  Add in champagne, vodka, gin, and cookies, and you got a party! 

I know this picture doesn’t make it look appetizing, but it is so damn good

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