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post #211 of 561
How about some good leather bags/satchels? Somewhere in the quality of Filson or the like.

Are there shops that have a good selection?
post #212 of 561
Fino Leather Goods is extremely good value for money if you ask me.

They have stores in Rockwell Powerplant Mall, MoA, and more besides, I'm sure.
post #213 of 561
I agree that Fino makes good products, but their style is nothing like Filson.

Couple of years ago Rustans' house brand (I forget the name) had Filson-inspired bags.
post #214 of 561
Hey guys, this thread rocks!

I'm flying to Manilla in a few days and would love to have some new clothes made. I'm on a world tour, and a change of plans has me returning to Europe instead of continuing my travels through Asia, so I won't have a chance to have things made elsewhere. Eleven months of wear has basically destroyed all of my nicer clothing, so I'm interested in just about everything, if the price is right: suits, trousers, shirts, and shoes. And jeans! I have a pair of custom jeans from MakeYourOwnJeans that has served me well, but they're in dire need of replacement.

At the beginning of the thread, you were all (or at least acidboy!) negative about both work quality and fabric selection, but recent postings have been much more positive. This thread has been active for almost four years - have you finally trained the tailors on how to do things right? smile.gif

If any of you are free, I'd love some help when I visit one of the local tailors. Help or no, I owe you guys some beers just for being so informative!
post #215 of 561
^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 #216 of 561
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 #217 of 561
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 #218 of 561
Can someone who has tried manila haberdasher post a picture of his suit? Is the cut better than Cornell's?

Thanks.
post #219 of 561
the thing about jr is that he has no 'cut'. it really depends on the customer.
post #220 of 561
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 #221 of 561

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 #222 of 561

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 #223 of 561
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Originally Posted by knite View Post

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 #224 of 561
I don't know how much fabric costs in Philippines, but if you want to purchase through me you're more than welcome.
post #225 of 561
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!
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