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post #151 of 579
He fixed the collar button placement (it was off 1/2"!!!), but not the placket. He gave me P100 off and promised that it wouldn't happen again. I'll certainly pay more attention to these things with future orders. I wore the shirt the next day and nobody noticed the non-centered buttons. I already have some fabric lined up for next week. A blue oxford for a button-down, and Egyptian cotton for a white spread collar shirt.
post #152 of 579
My first order with JR were black trousers. I was wearing them, so he couldn't take a picture. Here were my following orders though. Pictures are from him before he sent them out to me. I just uploaded them in Flickr. Green, khaki and blue: Here's a closer picture of the green and blue. The color is more accurate in the initial picture. The green is still a shade darker and the blue two shades than shown in the initial picture: I was very happy with the first (black) pair, so I wanted all the same design and cut. Here's a few detail shots of his work. Clean hem and sewing job! (pictured: khaki) I flipped the chino inside out to provide a shot of the clean construction. This is the pocket bag. (pictured: khaki) Quite clean! (pictured: khaki) I'll post pictures of the shirts next.
post #153 of 579
As promised.

A bit hard to get the color, but this is a long sleeved blue oxford cloth with button-down collars.



I chose this pocket type, but when we met, he was wearing an oxford shirt with a curved pocket. He also had another shirt with him which he was about to deliver which had a squarer pocket and another with a U-shaped pocket with squared off edges. I assume he can do any shape:



Vintage mother of pearl buttons. He had other pearl buttons which were thick but we both agreed that they would not look very nice on a casual shirt like an oxford, so we went with this instead:





He did a split yoke with a center back pleat. He asked if I wanted a button on the back of the collar, but I said no:



Curved shirt cuff:

post #154 of 579
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Originally Posted by silvermagenta View Post
My first order with JR were black trousers. I was wearing them, so he couldn't take a picture. Here were my following orders though. Pictures are from him before he sent them out to me. I just uploaded them in Flickr.

Green, khaki and blue:



Here's a closer picture of the green and blue. The color is more accurate in the initial picture. The green is still a shade darker and the blue two shades than shown in the initial picture:




I was very happy with the first (black) pair, so I wanted all the same design and cut. Here's a few detail shots of his work.



Clean hem and sewing job! (pictured: khaki)



I flipped the chino inside out to provide a shot of the clean construction. This is the pocket bag. (pictured: khaki)



Quite clean! (pictured: khaki)

I'll post pictures of the shirts next.

I like those pants! how's the fit? also how much did they cost? did they have the material or did you bring it? also if they had the material what other colors did they have?
post #155 of 579
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post
I like those pants! how's the fit? also how much did they cost? did they have the material or did you bring it? also if they had the material what other colors did they have?
Fit is great. Slim enough for my liking without them being a straight. A true slim-straight. They ended up being $75/pair with the fabric. He had a variety of other colors. I'm sort of thinking about a light pastel blue for summer.
post #156 of 579
Hello,

My cousin is traveling to Manila to train workers there for the next month. He is bringing shirts and suits to be altered.

Can someone please recommend a great tailor? Also, if you are aware of their pricing then that would be fantastic too.

Cheers
post #157 of 579
Paid a visit to Cornell's Custom Tailors this morning with my suit, pants and shoes in tow only to find out that he does not accept alterations. What a complete waste of time.
post #158 of 579

^That's too bad.

 

Btw, if anyone's considering having a shirt made by Mr. Cornell, know that he tends to put non-removable, plastic stiffeners in the collar points.  I recommend you ask that the collar be made without these stiffeners. 

post #159 of 579
Since Cornell's doesn't do alterations, any other possible recommendations?

Will be in Manila soon and having some suits altered.. nothing too difficult, just the pants hem and length of the sleeves.
post #160 of 579
anyone with contact details of themanilahaberdasher? no response through emails..
post #161 of 579
He's constantly travelling between Manila and his workshop in Pampanga so I don't know when he gets to check his emails.
post #162 of 579
Manila, Pampanga, and increasingly lately, out of the country.
post #163 of 579
Still haven't received what I ordered over a year ago.
post #164 of 579
Finally I was able to try Cornell's. Here's my first jacket from him. This is patterned from my RLPL double breast suit.

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post #165 of 579
I saw your jacket when I dropped in last week.
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