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post #466 of 585

Hi everyone!

 

Anyone tried toppers? or should i go to Cornell's? I'm planning to have a linen jacket made by the way. 

 

and... does anyone know the price range of shirts at Secret Armory Bespoke? 

 

Thanks!

post #467 of 585
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Originally Posted by fimpfimp View Post
 

I'm looking to get a tailored suit made. I'm a newbie in suits and men's style in general.

 

Can someone point me to a good suit tailor in the Metro? As mentioned, I'm a newbie and I would be willing to pay extra to get a tailor that can make the right decisions on style for me. I live in Makati.

 

(Sorry if this has been asked before in this very long thread.)

 

I recommend back reading a few pages aka RTFF before asking.

post #468 of 585
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Originally Posted by megara View Post
 

Hi everyone!

 

Anyone tried toppers? or should i go to Cornell's? I'm planning to have a linen jacket made by the way. 

 

and... does anyone know the price range of shirts at Secret Armory Bespoke? 

 

Thanks!

 

Go to Cornell's. Friend had a navy linen jacket made by him a few years ago and it was decent.

 

I'm not up-to-date with his prices but probably starts at 12k (Thomas Mason cloth).

post #469 of 585
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post
 

 

I recommend back reading a few pages aka RTFF before asking.

 

I have. Among the tailors mentioned in the first few pages and the last few pages, Cornell receives the most praise. However, I see you're still saying that he requires a lot of oversight and directions on the style from the customer.

 

I can't give ham that, so my question stands: Is there someone better than Cornell where I can pay more to have the tailor make the right decisions on style?

post #470 of 585

Alright, thank you so much Kevin!

 

Edit: 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake just hit Bohol. Many old Churches collapsed. Such good timing considering that today is a holiday which meant less people in buildings.

post #471 of 585
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Originally Posted by fimpfimp View Post
 

 

I have. Among the tailors mentioned in the first few pages and the last few pages, Cornell receives the most praise. However, I see you're still saying that he requires a lot of oversight and directions on the style from the customer.

 

I can't give ham that, so my question stands: Is there someone better than Cornell where I can pay more to have the tailor make the right decisions on style?

 

These are tailors and not designers. Even I would not trust Secret Armory Bespoke or Tino Suits and Barongs in terms of styling.

post #472 of 585
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post
 

 

These are tailors and not designers. Even I would not trust Secret Armory Bespoke or Tino Suits and Barongs in terms of styling.

Those two sound like my best bet. Thank you.

post #473 of 585
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post

Go to Cornell's. Friend had a navy linen jacket made by him a few years ago and it was decent.

I'm not up-to-date with his prices but probably starts at 12k (Thomas Mason cloth).

I have tried Secret Armory once. His starting price for suits is Php25,000.00. For H&S or Drapers fabrics, suits start at around Php55,000.00. I would say that hIs attention to detail is way better than Cornelio. However, turnaround time is approximately 3 to 4 months.
post #474 of 585
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I have tried Secret Armory once. His starting price for suits is Php25,000.00. For H&S or Drapers fabrics, suits start at around Php55,000.00. I would say that hIs attention to detail is way better than Cornelio. However, turnaround time is approximately 3 to 4 months.

 

What kind of cloth do you get for Php 25,000? Maybe you can post a photo of yourself in a Secret Armory suit. :)

post #475 of 585

Please do post a pic. I would like to see a work done by Secret Armory. :) 

post #476 of 585

Hi,

 

How much does Abdul (SIR) charge for shirts?

post #477 of 585

I am also interested in trying Abdul. How do we reach him? Kevin knows everything about Abdul, I think he is his go to shirt maker. Share some info Kevin :D

post #478 of 585

Just had another bad experience with my tailor just when I decided to give him a second chance.

Too bad I had 5 shirts made.

None of all the details I specified was followed.

 

Barrell Cuffs were all French Cuff hence the rounded cuff for two shirts and mitered for the other three weren't applied.

Unfused cuffs and collars were all fused

Left pockets for the two oxfords were not done

Soft interlinings request and stiff interlining requests were all interchanged

 

I'm really going to Cornell's for my next shirts.

post #479 of 585
^ that sucks man. Did the tailor offer to re-do the shirts to spec?

Cornell isn't perfect but if they make a mistake they will try to fix it. Probably wouldn't hurt to write down your specs so they have a reference.
post #480 of 585

I'll notify him tomorrow about my requests that were not done and I do hope he'll fix them without additional charge.

I actually wrote all my requests on paper. I don't know what happened why none of it was followed. :(

 

I'll try Cornell's next time for my egyptian fabric. 

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