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post #166 of 563
I think his work is not bad at all compared to all tailors I have tried in the past. His buttonholes just need a bit of improvement.
post #167 of 563
Looks good, aon. I wish I was there and could get stuff made by him regularly.
post #168 of 563
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I think his work is not bad at all compared to all tailors I have tried in the past. His buttonholes just need a bit of improvement.

Where'd you get the fabric, if you don't mind?
post #169 of 563
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Looks good, aon. I wish I was there and could get stuff made by him regularly.

I wish I discovered him earlier. smile.gif
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Where'd you get the fabric, if you don't mind?

Got it from Tutuban Center in Divisoria. The store's name is Mega Solo Enterprises. If you want I can give you their phone number.
post #170 of 563
Phone number would be great.

Thanks!
post #171 of 563
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Phone number would be great.

Thanks!

MEGA SOLO ENTERPRISES
D-5-6, Cluster Bldg. 1
Tutuban Center
Tondo, Manila
Telephone: (632) 253-1729
(look for Ate Beth)
post #172 of 563
Got my new suit from Cornell's:

540

234

234

Here's the actual color of the suit:

234
post #173 of 563
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.
post #174 of 563
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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.

Thanks again!
post #175 of 563
Hey Ed, Cornell's is near Rockwell.
post #176 of 563
^Yep, I posted the address earlier in this thread.

B, have you heard from J? I haven't. I need to call again.
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Sounds good, A. Is Tagaytay even that cool? (my avatar pic was taken there btw.) Hopefully our tailors will give you some good feedback soon.
post #177 of 563
nice suit, even better shoes!

May I ask what brand they are and if its available locally?
post #178 of 563
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B, have you heard from J? I haven't. I need to call again.

Hi M. Haven't heard from J in a couple of weeks.
post #179 of 563
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^Yep, I posted the address earlier in this thread.

B, have you heard from J? I haven't. I need to call again.

Sounds good, A. Is Tagaytay even that cool? (my avatar pic was taken there btw.) Hopefully our tailors will give you some good feedback soon.

It will be in January, so I hope it will be cool enough for this.
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hey aon lets get acquanited bring me to cornells !
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nice suit, even better shoes!

May I ask what brand they are and if its available locally?

mrUnicorn, bbaquiran is right it's near rockwell. PM me, I'll let you know when I will be going back there.

alco and mrUnicorn: The shoes is Carmina split toe in the alcudia last. It's from The Armoury in HK. Unfortunately it's not available here.
post #180 of 563
Thanks for the info! am planning to hit up the armoury when I go to Hong Kong.

On another note, is there a local store that sells quality leather shoes? (alden's, c&j's, edward green's, etc.) or is Tassel in Hong Kong the closest choice?
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