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post #211 of 579
^I've long been a fan of Cornell's, and a few guys have had some things made there that they've posted above. He's who I'd see. His pants and shirts are great. Coats are very good. I'd be sure to ask for no collar stays in the shirts and higher/tighter collar and armholes on the jacket. Maybe more open quarters/fronts, if that's your preference.
post #212 of 579
Does Cornell's have an email address? I'd like to email them to determine pricing so I can compare pricing to BB's guy (themanilahaberdasher.tumblr.com) before my arrival on Thursday. How does the quality compare?
post #213 of 579
prices are completely different. if you are going by price, cornell is the way to go. quality and fabric selection goes to manila haberdasher.
post #214 of 579
Can someone who has tried manila haberdasher post a picture of his suit? Is the cut better than Cornell's?

Thanks.
post #215 of 579
the thing about jr is that he has no 'cut'. it really depends on the customer.
post #216 of 579
I still haven't received my stuff from Jr., and he's ignored my emails since May. So I can't recommend him at this time. If things change, I'll let you know.
post #217 of 579

I've had a few shirts and pants made by Cornell's and though I'm no expert (very far from it) I am happy with the quality for the price you pay for. As long as you tell him specifically how you want things done I think you'd be happy with Mr. Cornell's work. And if he doesn't get it right the first time, he'll do all the necessary alterations until you're happy with the final product.

post #218 of 579

You can email them at cornellcustomtailor@yahoo.com. I haven't tried emailing them though so not sure how fast they reply to emails.

 

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Does Cornell's have an email address? I'd like to email them to determine pricing so I can compare pricing to BB's guy (themanilahaberdasher.tumblr.com) before my arrival on Thursday. How does the quality compare?


 

post #219 of 579
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Does Cornell's have an email address? I'd like to email them to determine pricing so I can compare pricing to BB's guy (themanilahaberdasher.tumblr.com) before my arrival on Thursday. How does the quality compare?

Cornell's prices are roughly
Shirts: P650 for CMT, P1000 with fabric
Jackets: P5000 for CMT, P8000 with fabric
Trousers: P2000 with fabric. Probably P1200 CMT?

You may want to provide your own fabric as they don't have a particularly wide selection.
post #220 of 579
I don't know how much fabric costs in Philippines, but if you want to purchase through me you're more than welcome.
post #221 of 579
I stopped in to both Cornell's and Glenmore today.

I exchanged a few emails with Adam at Glenmore, but he wasn't at the store this afternoon. The staff there didn't speak a lot of English, so I wasn't able to do much more than have my measurements taken and put down a deposit. Leather and construction quality both seemed reasonable, especially for the price. None of the styles especially wowed me. I wanted them to make me a monk strap, but I think an oxford may be safer. I hope that if I forward them photos of several shoes, they'll be able to copy well.

Cornell's didn't seem very concerned with discussing the details of my suit. They're just a 10 minute walk from me, so I'll be heading over tomorrow with lots of photos and hoping for the best. I did not get a good sense of quality from them. I'm a little wary, but the prices are quite good. Do any of you have tips on how I can get Cornell's best work?

Cornell's doesn't do jeans, so I'll be checking out The Manila Haberdasher as well.

If any of you who are local have spare yards of nicer quality fabric (suit or shirt) that you'd like to sell, please let me know ASAP!
post #222 of 579
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I stopped in to both Cornell's and Glenmore today.
I exchanged a few emails with Adam at Glenmore, but he wasn't at the store this afternoon. The staff there didn't speak a lot of English, so I wasn't able to do much more than have my measurements taken and put down a deposit. Leather and construction quality both seemed reasonable, especially for the price. None of the styles especially wowed me. I wanted them to make me a monk strap, but I think an oxford may be safer. I hope that if I forward them photos of several shoes, they'll be able to copy well.
Cornell's didn't seem very concerned with discussing the details of my suit. They're just a 10 minute walk from me, so I'll be heading over tomorrow with lots of photos and hoping for the best. I did not get a good sense of quality from them. I'm a little wary, but the prices are quite good. Do any of you have tips on how I can get Cornell's best work?
Cornell's doesn't do jeans, so I'll be checking out The Manila Haberdasher as well.
If any of you who are local have spare yards of nicer quality fabric (suit or shirt) that you'd like to sell, please let me know ASAP!

At Cornell's did you talk to the old man, or the son?
You're in the Makati CBD. Head over to Greenbelt and look for the Fanbi fabric store.
I just came from Manila Haberdasher's place an hour ago for final fitting of a linen jacket.

Heh. You, me, Cornell's and Manila Haberdasher are within a 2km radius of each other.
post #223 of 579
What's the address of Manila Haberdasher?
post #224 of 579
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What's the address of Manila Haberdasher?

Having literally just returned from seeing him, I can say he's at <<removed at Jay's request>>. Jay is young (26) but sounds like he knows what he's doing. I'll post photos of the jeans he's making for me when they're complete.

Bad news at Cornell's - they can't do a fully canvassed jacket in 9 days. I'm getting trousers, a matching vest, and two shirts.

Glenmore really sucks at replying to my emails. On top of that, Jay says their shoes are glued instead of welted. I'm tempted to write my $50 deposit off as a lost cause.
Edited by knite - 10/15/11 at 3:52pm
post #225 of 579
^I hope you get your stuff from Jay/Jr./the manila Haberdasher. The shoes I have from him, posted above, are great. But as I've mentioned before, I still haven't received the jeans and shirt I ordered from him, along with a shirt and pants from Cornell (that he used as models) and some extra suit fabric. It's now been well over a year. He's told me he's attempted to deliver the stuff several times, but... He says he'll get back to me on Monday after checking to see if my stuff has been held up at the post office.

Earlier in the thread, I mentioned a place in Manila that does fully canvased coats quickly: Toppers at 277 Katipunan, across from Ateneo. It's a tiny, dingy place, but the work looked pretty good. Prices are between Cornell and Jay. I haven't tried it, but I'd love to.
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