or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Manila Tailor
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Manila Tailor - Page 14

post #196 of 585
^ ^ I'll take pictures of the buttonholes this weekend. I have an RLPL suit with unfinished cuffs which I plan to bring to Cornell's. After having a couple of suits from him I trust he won't mess up the RLPL.

I do not have any shirt from Cornell's but I believe some forum members have shirts made by him. I just noticed that their collars and cuffs are very stiff compared to the ones you get from the department stores.

BTW, I got my grenadine tie yesterday from Sam Hober without being hit by customs duties. The post office delivered the tie straight to my house. Lucky day I guess.
post #197 of 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by aon View Post

I do not have any shirt from Cornell's but I believe some forum members have shirts made by him. I just noticed that their collars and cuffs are very stiff compared to the ones you get from the department stores.

You can specify soft collar and cuffs with Cornell's.
post #198 of 585
My wife had a shirt made by King Phillip. I dont think I would ever use them for suits but her shirt was quite nice. The collar was fairly soft felt like it had a sewn interlining and the buttonholes where all sewn by hand. My Tita said that we got ripped off but I think it wasn't too bad. So Im hoping that Cornell would be good if not better and use a soft interlining for his collars and cuffs. If only I could go to Philippines again.


Aon, thanks for agreeing to take the photos. Would be great to see them. I read earlier in the thread that Cornell's fuse their coats? Do they still do this? Do they canvass if you pay extra? I dont actually mind so much about this but if they did canvassed jackets it would be great.

I think customs is pretty hit and miss in Philippines. My brother sent an Ipod once to his girlfriend at the time in The Philippines and they hit him up big time for it.

Empty M, did you end up taking photos of that jacket that Cornell made for you? I really want to see it.
post #199 of 585
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to construction so I can't tell if their coats are fused or canvassed. I'm not also sure if they can make a canvassed jacket for a premium.

As promised here are the photos of the buttonholes:

234

234

234
post #200 of 585
Those look good, aon. Cornell's coat buttonholes are a little rustic, but quite acceptable and great for the price imo. I really like their handsewn the shirt buttonholes. I've never had a problem with them coming undone.

Hey Neyus, here are some pics of the linen jacket lined w/ shirting. Sorry for the delay:

467
(If you're wondering about the white line at the lower pockets, that's from how they first put on flapped pockets when I'd asked for patch pockets. At a fitting, I reminded Mr. C that I'd asked for patch pockets but didn't ask for a change. When I picked up the suit, I saw they had sewn on patch pockets. They were too small and too low, so I removed them. It was a little irritating, but for the price and since I was leaving, I didn't and don't mind much.)
467

263
What I really love about the jacket is that I can machine wash it. The only other things I'd change on it are to have a tighter, higher collar and remove the shoulder pads.
post #201 of 585


Those ain't bad.  I will have to pay your tailor a visit the next time I am there.  How long is the turn around time?

Quote:
Originally Posted by aon View Post

Got my new suit from Cornell's:

540

234

234

Here's the actual color of the suit:

234
 


 

post #202 of 585
^maybe three days between fittings. It depends on you if you'll be satisfied after the first fitting. I brought back this suit last weekend for some adjustments and to have the pockets replaced. Hopefully I can already get it tomorrow.
post #203 of 585
Thanks for posting the pictures. . The suits and Jacket look great. The buttonholes look great. The buttons themselves not so great. If I go back to Philippines I will take with me a big box of horn buttons and give them to him. I think things are almost there in terms of styling. I think if Filipino styleforum members continue to work with him and insist on getting things done a certain way the overall product will improve especially since it looks like its almost there. Unfortunately this takes time and patience but I know these Filipino artisans are capable of the work. I know because I have been getting them to produce wonderful shoes. The products continue to get better as the craftsmen become more comfortable making them.
post #204 of 585
I totally agree with you on the buttons. I just don't have the time to look around for nicer ones. Does anyone know where to buy horn buttons? Even online. Thanks.
post #205 of 585
There is, apparently, a button factory somewhere in Caloocan.

Any leads on custom shoemakers? I've been thinking of having some custom shoes made. I would much prefer to buy OTR but have difficulty finding my size. Besa's does custom shoes, but I haven't seen any of their work. Themanilahaberdasher has given up on the last shoemaker he was working with, and the one before that died in Ondoy -- the one that made emptym's pair of shoes.
post #206 of 585

I have a list of shoe manufacturers in Marikina and their contact information.  PM your email address and I will send them to you.  

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

There is, apparently, a button factory somewhere in Caloocan.

Any leads on custom shoemakers? I've been thinking of having some custom shoes made. I would much prefer to buy OTR but have difficulty finding my size. Besa's does custom shoes, but I haven't seen any of their work. Themanilahaberdasher has given up on the last shoemaker he was working with, and the one before that died in Ondoy -- the one that made emptym's pair of shoes.


 

post #207 of 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonggoy View Post

I have a list of shoe manufacturers in Marikina and their contact information.  PM your email address and I will send them to you.  

 



 


Yes there is a button factory in Kalookan. The persons name is Melcor Virata. They make mother of pearl and coconut. Not sure about horn. Pm me and I can send you a list of manufactures but none are in The Philippines.

For shoes, you can try Glenmore shoes, I forget where they are located maybe Pasay. They have a shoe factory also in Rizal.
post #208 of 585
I have tried Wilson shoes before in Cubao. IIRC it's located along Detroit street in Cubao near New York Ave. Their work is decent enough but the leather they used was not very nice. A pair will cost you Php4,000.00. I'll try to post a photo later.
post #209 of 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by neyus View Post


For shoes, you can try Glenmore shoes, I forget where they are located maybe Pasay. They have a shoe factory also in Rizal.

Thanks, I had forgotten about Glenmore.
post #210 of 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by neyus View Post

Thanks for posting the pictures. . The suits and Jacket look great. The buttonholes look great. The buttons themselves not so great. If I go back to Philippines I will take with me a big box of horn buttons and give them to him. I think things are almost there in terms of styling. I think if Filipino styleforum members continue to work with him and insist on getting things done a certain way the overall product will improve especially since it looks like its almost there. Unfortunately this takes time and patience but I know these Filipino artisans are capable of the work. I know because I have been getting them to produce wonderful shoes. The products continue to get better as the craftsmen become more comfortable making them.
No prob. He's flexible w/ style. If we can get him to make a more SF look as his default, that'd be great. My main complaints are: low, loose neck, low arm holes, lots of padding, front buttons set too far in from the hem. I wouldn't mind a canvased coat too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

There is, apparently, a button factory somewhere in Caloocan.

Any leads on custom shoemakers? I've been thinking of having some custom shoes made. I would much prefer to buy OTR but have difficulty finding my size. Besa's does custom shoes, but I haven't seen any of their work. Themanilahaberdasher has given up on the last shoemaker he was working with, and the one before that died in Ondoy -- the one that made emptym's pair of shoes.
Really?! That's too bad. I'll say a prayer for him every time I wear the shoes. I showed them to a shoemaker here who said they show a high level of technical skill and artistry.

Hmm... maybe that's why J hasn't sent me the clothes: he doesn't want his tailors to die!
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post


Thanks, I had forgotten about Glenmore.
Neat. I like the creative names for their types of shoes. Very FIlipino.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Manila Tailor