good to know you're still rocking dem cornell's, M.
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Styleforum Top Pickspost #137 of 5991/30/11 at 12:42amSo I showed the shirt Cornell made to my other tailor last night. He pointed out a bunch of flaws in the construction and other things that could be improved, but he did concede that for the price (I paid P1000 for a white swiss cotton shirt) and the fact that it fit me very well it was pretty decent. I also had Cornell make a wool version of my cotton Mabitex trousers. I'm also happy with Cornell's turnaround time. And to answer a previous question, yes he does do alterations. A customer came in with a Zara shirt to be slimmed down and sleeves shortened and Cornell agreed to do it. I'll have a bunch more shirts and a few odd trousers made at Cornell's and gradually replace them with better quality ones from the other tailor as my time and budget allows. When I get the chance I'll take some photos of both tailor's shirts to show the details in Cornell's shirts, and compare with the shirts my other tailor's made for me.post #138 of 5991/30/11 at 1:05amQuote:Makes sense. Thanks, B.
CMT at Cornell's is about 5,500 PP. I think Topper's is almost twice that for a canvased suit, so around $200. I've only been to Toppers once and that was in July. Stuff looked pretty good then, but I wasn't trying anything on.
Do you have a new favorite tailor? The guys at Kamuning had some suggestions, but I didn't have time to check them out.
I have a new tailor in Mapayapa Village in Quezon City. He's really good in alterations. However, I'm not satisfied at the suits he made for me. Maybe I'll try Cornell's for my next suit. Does he have nice fabrics for a sports jacket? Like POW check?post #139 of 5991/30/11 at 1:29amQuote:So I showed the shirt Cornell made to my other tailor last night. He pointed out a bunch of flaws in the construction and other things that could be improved, but he did concede that for the price (I paid P1000 for a white swiss cotton shirt) and the fact that it fit me very well it was pretty decent.
I also had Cornell make a wool version of my cotton Mabitex trousers.
I'm also happy with Cornell's turnaround time. And to answer a previous question, yes he does do alterations. A customer came in with a Zara shirt to be slimmed down and sleeves shortened and Cornell agreed to do it.
I'll have a bunch more shirts and a few odd trousers made at Cornell's and gradually replace them with better quality ones from the other tailor as my time and budget allows.
When I get the chance I'll take some photos of both tailor's shirts to show the details in Cornell's shirts, and compare with the shirts my other tailor's made for me.post #140 of 5991/30/11 at 10:29ampost #141 of 5991/30/11 at 11:44pm
It's quarter lined with shirting he had at the shop. It has a light, I assume fused, canvas and very thin shoulder pads. The pants that go w/ the jacket to make it a suit are with JR. Were you there just for the ordering or also for the fitting? I don't think I ever posted that pic of Cornell and me that you or Acidboy took:
Wish I was still in Manila!post #142 of 5991/31/11 at 2:21ampost #143 of 5991/31/11 at 4:19amQuote:It's quarter lined with shirting material he had at the shop. It has a light, I assume fused, canvas and very thin shoulder pads. The pants JR has go w/ the jacket to make a suit.
Ah great. I'll probably get something similar soon. Just have to find the right fabric.Quote:Were you there just for the ordering or also for the fitting?
When we met you were ordering.post #144 of 5991/31/11 at 4:29ampost #145 of 5991/31/11 at 4:40amQuote:No, but I may be able to come for family and fun. It's only a slight possibility though.
And you guys were helping me. You might try Fourth Quadrant Textile in Kamuning, 154 Textile section, run by a family called Bongon. They had some great cotton twill in many colors and some nice linen or linen blends. I have some stuff from there that I may send with a friend who would bring it to Cornell's. I'm afraid to get stuff w/o the chance to have fittings and alterations though.
Does fourth quadrant have some interesting fabrics for sports jacket? Can anyone recommend a good place where I can find patterned fabrics for a jacket? Thanks!post #146 of 5991/31/11 at 4:46amIt's probably hit or miss. Try Emiliano-Ericci in Kamuning (who says he supplies stuff to Cornell) and Fanbi in Greenbelt (I think). Of all the fabric shops I visited, Emiliano-Ericci seemed by far the best stocked for men's suiting and shirting. They also recommended some tailors who worked from their homes. If I was in town for a month or visited frequently, I'd try BB's tailor for a canvased jacket. He has access to top notch fabric too.post #147 of 5991/31/11 at 8:43ampost #148 of 5992/4/11 at 8:28amI had my first real quality control problem with Cornell this week, on my third shirt. The collar button was incorrectly placed, and the buttons aren't centered in the placket. I pointed this out and we (Mr. Cornelio and I) went through the other finished shirts in the shop and found several other shirts where the buttons weren't aligned with the center of the placket. He also checked the width of the placket on my shirt and it was 1/8" wider than it was supposed to be.post #149 of 5992/6/11 at 10:53ampost #150 of 5992/6/11 at 3:59pm
BB, that's too bad about the small problems w/ the shirt. I haven't had any problems w/ shirts, although I don't think I have a button down collared shirt from him. I'm sure I've had other problems, but the only one I can think of now was flapped besom pockets put on instead of patch pockets. Is he going to remake or otherwise fix the placket?
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