Originally Posted by emptym
Looks great imo. Fits very well. And I'm impressed by your ability to wear a three-piece suit in Manila!
These are stylistic recommendations, but you might ask him for three things: (1) slightly shorter pant hems (2) slightly larger patch pockets positioned slightly lower (maybe 3/4-one inch longer and positioned 3/4-one inch lower, so that the top of the pocket is level with the bottom button hole and the bottom of the pocket is about 2 inches above the bottom hem), and (3) slightly more open quarters/fronts. Most custom tailors I've encountered position the bottom button in the front right behind the bottom buttonhole -- since most customers want to button up this button. And you may want to do that. But if you don't, you might tell Mr. Cornell. My preference is for the left side of the jacket's edge/hem to run vertically through the halfway point of the bottom button, (ie, so that half of the bottom button is covered).
Did he make the shirt too? The collar looks very nice. He used to make shirt cuffs too loose. But on my order last year, he made the nice and snug. I love the rough-ish, handsewn buttonholes. And my only complaint w/ my last order is the non-removable collar stays.
If you have a chance to post pics in "The Tailors' Thread," that might be helpful to you, us, Mr. Cornell, and his future customers.
Thanks for your comments emptym. (1) I was not wearing my suspenders today so the trousers are falling below my waist. But the trousers would not look as lousy as in the picture had I worn my suspenders. (2) I also noticed that the patch pockets were too small and I am planning to ask him to replace these with larger pockets as soon as I have the time to buy another half yard of this fabric. (3) I agree that the quarters should be slightly more open. I'll tell him next time to improve on this.
I have never worn a three-piece suit in Manila. I only plan to wear the vest to a friend's wedding in Tagaytay. I just wore the vest today so I can post the entire outfit here and in "The Tailors' Thread".
As for the shirt, I just got it from M&S. I thought the collar does not look nice because the collar tips does not tuck in under the jacket's lapels. I actually prefer a widespread collar.
I also posted pictures in the The Tailors' Thread. I'll take note all of your comments since I plan to have another suit done by him maybe next month.