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post #256 of 585
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post

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.

Would go, but I'm gonna be in Singapore.
post #257 of 585
Hey B,

Acidboy has saved the day and gotten J to give my stuff to him. A quick glance tells him it's probably the stuff I ordered, the Cornell stuff and the extra fabric. I'll update things when I get the package.
m
post #258 of 585
That's good to know, m!

Picked up 3 identical button down shirts from Cornell yesterday. They really seem to have a problem getting the collar buttons right the first time.
Next up are a couple of linen trousers.
post #259 of 585


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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post


Would go, but I'm gonna be in Singapore.



Will be organizing another one soon. This time without the fabric shopping part.

post #260 of 585
Hi gents, a friend and I are both clients of J from theManilaHaberdasher. Both of us have had trouble contacting him on all channels phone/email/facebook/google+ for over 2 months now if i recall correctly.

Does anyone have any reliable way of contacting him or know his whereabouts now? I am suspecting he is out of the country, but should at least be reachable, if that is the case.
post #261 of 585

He lost his phone late last year, and with it all his contacts. I will PM you his current number. 

 

post #262 of 585
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Originally Posted by ZombieFlynn View Post

He lost his phone late last year, and with it all his contacts. I will PM you his current number. 

Can you PM his number to me as well? trying to contact him too.

Thanks!
post #263 of 585
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 #264 of 585
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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 #265 of 585

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 #266 of 585

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

post #267 of 585

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 #268 of 585
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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 #269 of 585
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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 #270 of 585

He's like the Ambrosi Napoli of Manila.

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