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post #181 of 586
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?
post #182 of 586
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On another note, is there a local store that sells quality leather shoes?

Nope.
post #183 of 586
^ tassels, armoury in hkg, or you could place an order with p.lal in malaysia for c&j's (and loake, cheaney) and they'll have it sent to your address fast- too bad they don't carry eg anymore.
post #184 of 586
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^ tassels, armoury in hkg, or you could place an order with p.lal in malaysia for c&j's (and loake, cheaney) and they'll have it sent to your address fast- too bad they don't carry eg anymore.

Just pray that the post office wont makeyou pay duties and import vat. The last time I ordered from plal I had to pay around Php2500 for duties and import vat.
post #185 of 586
^ true. but last time I ordered something from them they used a door-to-door courier and I got them 4 days after ordering sans taxes. must be a lucky day for me.
post #186 of 586
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^ true. but last time I ordered something from them they used a door-to-door courier and I got them 4 days after ordering sans taxes. must be a lucky day for me.

do you remember what courier they used?
post #187 of 586
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do you remember what courier they used?

no, sorry- can't remember it now... I'm sure its not the usual dhl/fedex/tnt though...
post #188 of 586
oh its from the armoury! did you meet ethan there? hes a good friend
post #189 of 586
plal send them using EMS or UPS.

tassles is good but you can order from leathersoul too ! shipping is around 50 from hawaii to manila

why dont we all get some drink and chitchat soon?
post #190 of 586
Manila meetup?
post #191 of 586
^Hope you have fun. I'll let you know, B, if/when I hear from J. Pls. give my best to Mr. C.
post #192 of 586
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no, sorry- can't remember it now... I'm sure its not the usual dhl/fedex/tnt though...

had a lot of experience with shipments from shoes ordered abroad. Its a hit or miss thing, if you're lucky, it gets delivered straight to your place with a 35 pesos delivery charge. If not, then you have to go to your local customs office or customs office in Pasay and "haggle" for the duties and import price censored.gif
post #193 of 586
manila meetup of course! set it up bri!
post #194 of 586
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manila meetup of course! set it up bri!
drink some real San Miguel for me gents, it's been a while since the last time I was there....
post #195 of 586
These suits and Jackets from Cornell look great. It seems that Cornell is alot better than more than 90% of the other tailors in the Philippines. The biggest thing working against tailors there is the fact that The Philippines just isn't a suit wearing place. This means that most customers aren't familiar with what a good suit is or how it should look and this doesn't encourage the local craftspeople to include their work. Also I tend to find that many Filipino business people seem quite content to do mediocre work and not try to improve or push the boundaries further that what they are comfortable with.

I would definitely be interested in getting something from Cornell.

Aon the suit looks great. The only real improvement would be to increase the size of the patch pockets to match up the proportions of the rest of the coat. Yeah the bottom front of the coat could be opened up a little but it looks good anyway.

Can you take a closer picture of the buttonholes. I like the fact that most Filipino tailors do handworked buttonholes anyway. I actually like the rougher buttonholes because they can't be mistaken for machine stitched buttonholes.

Can someone post pictures of Cornell's shirts? I really want to get some made.
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