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I didn't realize there was a Manila thread here in SF. Lots of catch up reading for me...
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Hello Everyone! I just joined and wanted to know if anyone can recommend a decent tailor for altering jeans (slim the legs) and shirts (take a few inches off the waist)? I tried Cornell's but was told their machines cannot do jeans and they do not do alterations in any case. A home service tailor would be great, but if you have a person somewhere around the Makati area, that would work perfectly as well.

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^^ would also like Jean tailor feedback

 

Hi All,


long time reader first time poster.. recently got a suit from Tinos and it's great however I think the fabric quality (and selection) was so so.. Does anyone have any experience with buying rolls of Zenga material? I noticed they sell it themselves (400pounds a suit!) and was considering this as a Tino made/Zenga fabric suit is still a steal @ that price. 

post #529 of 566
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Originally Posted by pakwal View Post
 

Hello Everyone! I just joined and wanted to know if anyone can recommend a decent tailor for altering jeans (slim the legs) and shirts (take a few inches off the waist)? I tried Cornell's but was told their machines cannot do jeans and they do not do alterations in any case. A home service tailor would be great, but if you have a person somewhere around the Makati area, that would work perfectly as well.

 

There's a Levi's outlet store in Alphaland Southgate Mall. They can slim down the leg but not sure about the waist. Best to buy jeans that fit well off the rack as there are plenty of choices out there.

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Originally Posted by Adnar View Post
 

^^ would also like Jean tailor feedback

 

Hi All,


long time reader first time poster.. recently got a suit from Tinos and it's great however I think the fabric quality (and selection) was so so.. Does anyone have any experience with buying rolls of Zenga material? I noticed they sell it themselves (400pounds a suit!) and was considering this as a Tino made/Zenga fabric suit is still a steal @ that price. 

 

You can go to Hong Kong and pick up a few yards.

post #531 of 566
Great, thanks for the advice Kevin. The jeans fit me once but lost some weight so want them taken-in. I had the shirts made in Hong Kong a few years ago, but they too look like there's a little too much fabric now. Thanks again!
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Great, thanks for the advice Kevin. The jeans fit me once but lost some weight so want them taken-in. I had the shirts made in Hong Kong a few years ago, but they too look like there's a little too much fabric now. Thanks again!

 

The problem with waist alterations is that the pockets will look weird and out of proportion. Best to buy a new pair if you lost weight.

post #533 of 566
I can't wait to go back to The Philippines. Hopefully this year.
post #534 of 566
Hi guys, been back reading a lot and I'm happy on all of your insights.

I'm interested in knowing your go to tailors that aren't that pricey. From what I've read Cornell's is one... Any other options? I also would like to know the rates for Abdul's shirts. Thanks
post #535 of 566
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Originally Posted by raniroque View Post

Hi guys, been back reading a lot and I'm happy on all of your insights.

I'm interested in knowing your go to tailors that aren't that pricey. From what I've read Cornell's is one... Any other options? I also would like to know the rates for Abdul's shirts. Thanks

 

From my email discussion with him:

 

 ...Average price is about P3,900 for a shirt and P4,900-5,900 for chinos/trousers...

post #536 of 566
Hi guys,

Years back, people have been talking about going to Secret Armory and will report on how their suits turned out.  I don't think anyone made any report on the results.  Anyone with photos and/or review of their experience with Secret Armory? Their last post in their FB page was a year ago. Buhay pa ba sila?

As for Tinio, I hear a lot of good reviews, but honestly, I have yet to see a photo of suits from there that I liked. Maybe I just don't like the tailor's fit preference, too "american fit"-ish I think. (or his suits aren't photogenic?:P).
Edited by fknandrew - 5/7/14 at 6:21pm
post #537 of 566
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Originally Posted by fknandrew View Post

Hi guys,

Years back, people have been talking about going to Secret Armory and will report on how their suits turned out.  I don't think anyone made any report on the results.  Anyone with photos and/or review of their experience with Secret Armory? Their last post in their FB page was a year ago. Buhay pa ba sila?

As for Tinio, I hear a lot of good reviews, but honestly, I have yet to see a photo of suits from there that I liked. Maybe I just don't like the tailor's fit preference, too "american fit"-ish I think. (or his suits aren't photogenic?:P).

Secret Armory is still alive. They like to keep a low profile.

Tiño likes to market their suits as fashion and highlight the craftsmanship at the same time. That's probably why you don't like the photos that you see.
post #538 of 566
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hi all! anybody wanna do a get together just a drink or two with fellow sf memebers from manila

Great idea. If love to go but currently not based in Manila and will only be back to the motherland last week of July.
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Hi Folks, not sure if anybody is interested but I could not find a forum dedicated to Filipino Men's style, fashion and grooming. I know that we have this thread here (as well as threads in PinoyExchange, Philippine WatchIdiot, ect) that have subcategories for these topics, as well as great men's style blogs (kevinyapjoco's and david guison's) but I could not find a real community of Filipino men talking, discussing, and sharing about men's style. 

 

I feel that there is an empty space in the web for a user generated content website where Filipino men who's preference is to be well groomed and dressed can just simply discuss about this common interest of ours. Im a member of PhilippineWatchClub and I really like the camaraderie formed in that group and I think there is a potential to form the same within a group of Filipino men interested in style and fashion.

 

As I have an unused domain, I created dapperedph.com. It's an ad-free forum (hopefully it can remain that way as long as i can maintain the funds for its upkeep)that I hope can grow into a community with useful style and fashion information.

 

Hope to see you guys there!

post #540 of 566
Any suggestions in the Pasig/San Juan where I can get reliable alteration? I got a BB jacket that needs some slimming in the waist. Would appreciate some recommendations.
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