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post #256 of 570
I got my stuff from J yesterday after over a year and a half. It took a team operation by Acidboy and other friends. I'm not sure exactly what they had to do to get it, but I appreciate it very much, and I hope it was all legal. wink.gif

Got everything back, which is great. Almost everything was done right.

Would I use him again? Probably not, unless I lived next door to him. It's sad too, because I thought he had a lot of promise. And he may still if he can become reliable.

B, I hear you on the buttondowns. They're really tough to get right. Most people want small lifeless ones, so the tailors are probably used to that. It's great that you're persevering though. I've never even tried to get them from him. But after your working with them, I may next time I'm there.
post #257 of 570
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

I got my stuff from J yesterday after over a year and a half. It took a team operation by Acidboy and other friends. I'm not sure exactly what they had to do to get it, but I appreciate it very much, and I hope it was all legal. wink.gif

whatever it is we did, I categorically deny it has anything to do with people having a hard time contacting him. mwink[1].gif
post #258 of 570

Hello everyone.  As with most of you here I guess, I came across this forum researching tailors in Manila.  I am based in Japan but will be in Manila for work for 3 months and am looking into having some shirts and trousers made.  It seems Cornell and and Manila Haberdasher are the way to go. I am leaning towards Manila Haberdasher because of comments saying the quality is better.  However I will be in Manila or only 3 months (during which I intend to wear the shirts) and from what I have read, it takes a year to get anything out of him.  Is this still the case?  

 

Also, am I better off getting shirts made here in Japan?  I haven't really considered that because of what I expect to be expensive prices, but from the standpoint of quality/price ratio, can anyone familiar with the quality of shirts in Japan and Manila make a comment?


Edited by fknandrew - 1/29/12 at 7:33am
post #259 of 570

Shirts from Cornell will cost you around US$25, fabric included. Quality is more than acceptable. 

post #260 of 570

You guys should try Abdul. I haven't had any shirts made by him yet but will do so in the near future. He knows his stuff. He doesn't fuse his collars and cuffs; instead he uses a floating canvas. His blog has a lot of photos of the process. http://iamdeerhunter.blogspot.com/

post #261 of 570
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post

You guys should try Abdul. I haven't had any shirts made by him yet but will do so in the near future. He knows his stuff. He doesn't fuse his collars and cuffs; instead he uses a floating canvas. His blog has a lot of photos of the process. http://iamdeerhunter.blogspot.com/



Looks good! Let us know how your stuff turns out.

post #262 of 570
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Originally Posted by fknandrew View Post

Hello everyone.  As with most of you here I guess, I came across this forum researching tailors in Manila.  I am based in Japan but will be in Manila for work for 3 months and am looking into having some shirts and trousers made.  It seems Cornell and and Manila Haberdasher are the way to go. I am leaning towards Manila Haberdasher because of comments saying the quality is better.  However I will be in Manila or only 3 months (during which I intend to wear the shirts) and from what I have read, it takes a year to get anything out of him.  Is this still the case?  

 

Also, am I better off getting shirts made here in Japan?  I haven't really considered that because of what I expect to be expensive prices, but from the standpoint of quality/price ratio, can anyone familiar with the quality of shirts in Japan and Manila make a comment?

 

I've heard a lot of bad things about The Manila Haberdasher. I would suggest staying away. Why not have shirts made in Japan?

post #263 of 570

He's like the Ambrosi Napoli of Manila.

post #264 of 570
In our opinion, The Manila Haberdasher's (TMH) quality of work is nothing stellar for an Al's Attire apprentice, as he claims he is, and not commensurate to what he charges.

Arm holes were too big. Shoulders were off. Sleeve lengths were too short.

Many times, the fabric that we supplied with our orders were not the ones used when we got our shirts and trousers. We tried raising this concern but TMH insisted that this was what we gave him to begin with. We found it very difficult to contact him and he delivered way beyond his promised dates. More often than not, he had numerous reasons for all his delays that seemed plausible. Now, we just hope those reasons were not mere excuses.

TMH once told a friend of mine that he had invited an Italian tailor named Marco Dutti to Manila and commissioned him to do a few suits for preferred clients. TMH said this Dutti guy was legit: a former Ermenegildo Zegna tailor. TMH then showed us some fabric swatches and my friend, being excited and wowed to his nuts, easily obliged and had a suit made.

All along, we were wondering how come we were never introduced to Mr. Dutti and why were all the fittings done by TMH at the waiting lobby of his condominium residence.

As this curiosity almost killed us cats, we performed major surgery, along with a local tailor, on the suit made by Dutti to see if it was really canvassed and not fused, as he would usually say in his sales pitch. Lo and behold, it was fused.

Here's the clincher: we found the exact same fabric from Mr. Dutti's swatches in Kamuning market.

Lastly, TMH was initially friendly and very accommodating. Indeed, he was excellent in customer service during the first meeting.
However, just like that, we were saddened when he seemed to be rash, abrasive, and dismissive after we got our orders.

This is just our opinion folks. If you had good experiences with TMH, then good for you.

Cheers!
post #265 of 570
that must be massimo's lazy deadweight of a brother. damn that guy!
post #266 of 570

Good day, everybody! Please do not confuse all tailoring stores with the name "Philip" as one establishment. My dad, FELIPE C. GO (hence the name KING PHILIP) opened his first branch in 1967. He named it KING PHILIP TAILOR. After the business boomed, several others followed using either the word KING or PHILIP and claimed to be connected with our establishment. Even to the point of using our trademark "SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS". I would like to let everyone know that our branches ARE also located in the Makati area but our services are very different from the ones mentioned above. 

post #267 of 570
Trademarked, eh?

"SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS" is a mark of distinction?

More like... a warning.
post #268 of 570
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Originally Posted by KP TAILORS View Post

Good day, everybody! Please do not confuse all tailoring stores with the name "Philip" as one establishment. My dad, FELIPE C. GO (hence the name KING PHILIP) opened his first branch in 1967. He named it KING PHILIP TAILOR. After the business boomed, several others followed using either the word KING or PHILIP and claimed to be connected with our establishment. Even to the point of using our trademark "SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS". I would like to let everyone know that our branches ARE also located in the Makati area but our services are very different from the ones mentioned above. 

and I would like to let everyone know your suits are crap, and yes I speak from experience- and yes it is yours and I went to makati. but at least your tailor was nice to me not like the time my friend got married several years ago and he commissioned your outfit to do his suits and the entourage's, and all of their suits were 1 to 2 sizes too big, and the best man asked that your tailor fix it and the tailor got surly and insisted the suit was fine and there's nothing wrong with it and after a few minutes of heated exchange my friend just left that junk on the table- and the best man said that whoever was in charge was just there sitting and reading the papers and didn't even bother to ask what was wrong. so, yeah, you can take your 24 hour suits and eat it.
post #269 of 570
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

Trademarked, eh?
"SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS" is a mark of distinction?
More like... a warning.

+1
post #270 of 570
Hello,
 
Where can I find Good quality bespoke shoemaker in manila?
 
thanks in advance
 
Cheers!
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