is that calf or cordovan?
He has a blog http://www.joaquinfernandezmaestrosastre.com/ It is in Spanish but you can see images of his work.http://www.joaquinfernandezmaestrosastre.com/2012/09/desectructurado.html this is his try on an unstructured jacket and some other pictures with more detail in here http://www.elaristocrata.com/2012/06/bespoke-xiv-tradicion-y-modernindad-se.html
Magnanni: blake and bologna - Meermin: goodyear
Maganni: Italian looking shoe - Meermin: English looking shoe.
They are really nice patinas (Berlutti type) on last years collection from Magnanni. It is nice looking shoe but you must like their long lasts.
My wife is from Philippines. I can get a yearly subscription to be sent to her parents home for only $85.00.
In Dubai we have The Rake Middle East. It is sold at $10.88 per issue. It is basically copy and past from the Singaporean edition (60%) and the balance is local publishing. Not as good as The Rake Singapore,
A few months is nothing, you need a minimum of 1 year of full consistent work. Basically you need to increase volume until you need to find confortable with 8-10 sets of 8-10 reps with 2.30 rest with that base you max will increase for sure.