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I'm in the same situation (also live in Manila) and have gone to HK (also sometimes to WWC) on day trips for fittings for 4 or 5 suits over the past 7 years. Each fitting only took around 30-45mins, so rather a long day incl. travel to and fro, for a relatively short amount of time at the tailor, but it's worked well.
As always, it depends on the quality you expect and how much you're prepared to spend. In my view, tailors here in Manila cannot compete on a quality basis with even mid-range counterparts in HK. First is the access (or lack thereof) to better cloths (Scabal, H&S, W. Bills etc), and second (as far as I'm aware) is the lack of family-owned tailor shops with proper tailoring techniques passed down from father to son. However, if you bring quality fabric (make sure to bring...
You could try the dry cleaner in basement of Podium. I can't remember the name, but it's not a Metropole branch (which I refuse to use since they have screwed up at least 3 articles of my clothing). I live in San Juan, and work in Pasig (Ortigas), and am struggling to think of any other place. Several years ago, I used Heel Sew Quick in Megamall for a very basic alteration, but am not sure I'd entrust anything more complicated to them.
Email received 90 mins ago: "Once again, I must apologise for this most unfortunate and embarrassing situation. The hangers have been paid for both by you and myself long ago. The only delay is with the Hanger Project shipping them. I am unsure what the delay is on their side. As soon there is a tracking number I will send it to you. I am emailing and calling every day for a status update, but unfortunately it is out of my hands. Apologies for all the inconvenience...
+1. I placed an order for a couple of items, and received a shipping confirmation which listed only one. No explanation or attempt to contact me about the missing item. It was left to me to contact them and find out it was out of stock. Because of this passive/reactive approach, I probably won't hurry back to shop with them again. However (after I complained) they did waive the shipping charge as a goodwill gesture.
You might try Skoaktiebolaget in Stockholm, Tie Station in Tokyo, possibly the Armoury in HK and (later this year, so I understand) Exquisite Trimmings [hope I'm not giving any secrets away, Shaya...]. Of course, you could also contact them directly.
Chan and Yao. I believe they do (but I've always dealt with them in HK).
"anyone know where to get some good braces (with button holes, not clips)? went through Rustan's Shangri-la but found nothing.." Order online from Albert Thurston or try the Armoury in HK. Manila has no source of button braces whatsoever.
By this time, I must have 15 to 20 shirts by Chan, in Thomas Mason and Acorn fabrics. The fit is, as expected, impeccable. They've held up well and, as is to be expected, feel comfortable, but that's partly due to the fabrics. I haven't used Ascot Chang (although before my last visit to Chan, I did consider giving AC a try) or Hemrajani, nor do I have the patience to try my luck with Jantzen.
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