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.