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post #241 of 563
A new tailor opened up shop near my office. "The Tailor Shop" with "master cutter" Nando Villareal. I'll drop by tomorrow.
Edited by bbaquiran - 11/30/11 at 10:05pm
post #242 of 563
^ a quick google search showed he was with pour homme in makati.
post #243 of 563

Hey guys,

 

This is a very interesting thread.  It seems like at the start several years ago the sartorial environment was very bleak but it is picking up thanks to your efforts.

 

I am hardly an expert on suits but am developing an idea of decent vs. average vs. bad.  I used to live in China and had several suits made there and was very happy with the results.  Since then, I have been living in Switzerland where everything is expensive.  I have new OTR suits but even after alterations they don't feel nearly the same as the ones I got in China.

 

Anyway I'll be in Manila the 11th to the 17th and am thinking about getting a new suit made while I'm there.  I know HK is the place to go but unfortunately I won't have enough time to go there on this trip.  Will be going to Singapore for just two days which probably isn't enough time for a new suit anyway.  (I'll be in DC and NY later the month though so I'd also be interested if you happen to know of reasonably priced places there you'd recommend.)

 

Jay/the haberdasher sounds great but delivery takes long (if it ever happens)...

 

It looks like people's opinions of Cornell's is improving.  I would like to get a wool three-button suit.  Do you think they would be able to make it in less than a week?  If that's the case, I know you all said the fabric selection is not that great.  Do any of you have extra good fabric you're looking to sell? 

 

Also what is the latest thinking on Sarto Manila?  It seems it takes them several weeks, right?  Have any of you tried Naluzzi?

 

Thanks!!

post #244 of 563
Cornell takes 2 weeks for a suit, at least, and December is probably a busy time for them.

I recommend you get a bunch of shirts or trousers done instead.
post #245 of 563
SO DO I GO TO CORNELLS OR THE NEW JOINT BRY?
post #246 of 563
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

A new tailor opened up shop near my office. "The Tailor Shop" with "master cutter" Nando Villareal. I'll drop by tomorrow.

Any news on "The Tailor Shop"?
post #247 of 563
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Originally Posted by mrUnicorn View Post

SO DO I GO TO CORNELLS OR THE NEW JOINT BRY?

Ed, go to Cornells just make sure you bring lots of photos of the kind of suit you want.
The Manila Haberdasher has new fabric hookups so you might want to consider him too.
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Originally Posted by alco View Post

Any news on "The Tailor Shop"?

Haven't had a chance to drop by yet. I'll update when I do.
post #248 of 563

Thanks for letting me know!  

 

Is there a current preferred place for alterations?  I read earlier in the thread that Cornell's doesn't do alterations and I'd like to get some things altered while I'm there as well.  

post #249 of 563

Hey, nice thread, found it while googling Manila tailor. I am going to check out Cornell tomorrow, if they happen to be open, for some shirts and slacks and a barong or two. Today I got some measured and put a deposit for jeans, at a place called Defacto, in Legaspi Village/Makati. I promise I am not spamming for them, not sure how they will turn out but heard a positive reference somewhere else on the web. Fwiw, they have a buy 3 get one free promo going on. Price is about 2500 pesos per pair.

 

The place is right next to "the tailor shop," I think when I saw that I thought, man I could use some MTM shirts.

post #250 of 563
Defacto has those ugly ass pockets.
post #251 of 563

I agree, I think he caught on to that, now he has an option to have them all plain, with only a very simple leather swatch for his "logo" 

post #252 of 563

Heads-up, Deal Grocer, a Groupon type site is offering a deal on a bespoke shirt from Ascot Chang shop in the Makati Shangri-la. The deal is a voucher for a shirt for 8500 instead of 17620 PHP. You are not limited to one voucher. Deal is about to sell out. I picked up one to give them a try. While earlier in this thread this shop was heard to be not as good as elsewhere in Asia, at this price point it may be worth a try. 

post #253 of 563
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Originally Posted by slinkydeals View Post

Heads-up, Deal Grocer, a Groupon type site is offering a deal on a bespoke shirt from Ascot Chang shop in the Makati Shangri-la. The deal is a voucher for a shirt for 8500 instead of 17620 PHP. You are not limited to one voucher. Deal is about to sell out. I picked up one to give them a try. While earlier in this thread this shop was heard to be not as good as elsewhere in Asia, at this price point it may be worth a try. 

are they kidding???!! ascot chang hk charges hk$1200 to 1400 for the same thomas mason shirts! do they really charge php17620 here? wtf are they smoking? hell, ascot chang hk charges 70% less than ascot chang manila for alumo shirts. fuck them.
post #254 of 563
fuck them dont you know guys grupon style sites are a hoax?
post #255 of 563

Hi all! I'm organizing a meetup and fabric shopping in Binondo this coming January 21. Maybe some of you gents here would be interested in joining. You can register here.

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