I'm new here. Though I've been lurking in this thread since September last year while looking for a tailor to contract for my wedding suit on January 2013.
The tailor who made my suit was Rod Francisco (http://rodfrancisco.com/) from kamuning. The suit looks "great" for its price.
My only comments are:
The shoulder pads are just a bit wide IMHO.
The Shirt's fused collars and cuffs have "bubbles"
Shirt's button holes are not neatly sewn
I have a few questions for you guys.
Would you guys consider Cornell to be the "best" tailor? I'm from Parañaque and Kamuning is too far.
Does he fuse collars and cuffs? If Yes how's the quality?
Can a suit's shoulder width still be altered? I read somewhere that it's not. I just want to have your opinion.
Bubbles in the collars and cuffs are unacceptable. The machine they used for the buttonholes might not be properly maintained hence the bad looking buttonholes.
Cornell's is decent for the price and you won't have bubbles in the collars and cuffs. The fusing he uses is also soft. In my experience stiff fusing is the one that always has bubbles.
For shoulders you're better off having a new suit made as altering shoulders is a major operation and will most likely not be accommodated. Suit shoulders should only be a touch off the edge of your shoulders and it is recommended that the tailor take a measurement for the armhole else they usually go with a "standard" measurement comparable to off the rack suits.