good to know you're still rocking dem cornell's, M.
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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?
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.
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!
Ah great. I'll probably get something similar soon. Just have to find the right fabric.
When we met you were ordering.
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!
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?