Manila Tailor

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  1. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    He fixed the collar button placement (it was off 1/2"!!!), but not the placket. He gave me P100 off and promised that it wouldn't happen again. I'll certainly pay more attention to these things with future orders. I wore the shirt the next day and nobody noticed the non-centered buttons.

    I already have some fabric lined up for next week. A blue oxford for a button-down, and Egyptian cotton for a white spread collar shirt.
     
  2. silvermagenta

    silvermagenta Well-Known Member

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    My first order with JR were black trousers. I was wearing them, so he couldn't take a picture. Here were my following orders though. Pictures are from him before he sent them out to me. I just uploaded them in Flickr. Green, khaki and blue: [​IMG] Here's a closer picture of the green and blue. The color is more accurate in the initial picture. The green is still a shade darker and the blue two shades than shown in the initial picture: [​IMG] [​IMG] I was very happy with the first (black) pair, so I wanted all the same design and cut. Here's a few detail shots of his work. [​IMG] Clean hem and sewing job! (pictured: khaki) [​IMG] I flipped the chino inside out to provide a shot of the clean construction. This is the pocket bag. (pictured: khaki) [​IMG] Quite clean! (pictured: khaki) I'll post pictures of the shirts next.
     
  3. silvermagenta

    silvermagenta Well-Known Member

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    As promised.

    A bit hard to get the color, but this is a long sleeved blue oxford cloth with button-down collars.

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    I chose this pocket type, but when we met, he was wearing an oxford shirt with a curved pocket. He also had another shirt with him which he was about to deliver which had a squarer pocket and another with a U-shaped pocket with squared off edges. I assume he can do any shape:

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    Vintage mother of pearl buttons. He had other pearl buttons which were thick but we both agreed that they would not look very nice on a casual shirt like an oxford, so we went with this instead:

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    He did a split yoke with a center back pleat. He asked if I wanted a button on the back of the collar, but I said no:

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    Curved shirt cuff:

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  4. djwoblely

    djwoblely Senior member

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    My first order with JR were black trousers. I was wearing them, so he couldn't take a picture. Here were my following orders though. Pictures are from him before he sent them out to me. I just uploaded them in Flickr.

    Green, khaki and blue:

    [​IMG]

    Here's a closer picture of the green and blue. The color is more accurate in the initial picture. The green is still a shade darker and the blue two shades than shown in the initial picture:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I was very happy with the first (black) pair, so I wanted all the same design and cut. Here's a few detail shots of his work.

    [​IMG]

    Clean hem and sewing job! (pictured: khaki)

    [​IMG]

    I flipped the chino inside out to provide a shot of the clean construction. This is the pocket bag. (pictured: khaki)

    [​IMG]

    Quite clean! (pictured: khaki)

    I'll post pictures of the shirts next.


    I like those pants! how's the fit? also how much did they cost? did they have the material or did you bring it? also if they had the material what other colors did they have?
     
  5. silvermagenta

    silvermagenta Well-Known Member

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    I like those pants! how's the fit? also how much did they cost? did they have the material or did you bring it? also if they had the material what other colors did they have?
    Fit is great. Slim enough for my liking without them being a straight. A true slim-straight. They ended up being $75/pair with the fabric. He had a variety of other colors. I'm sort of thinking about a light pastel blue for summer.
     
  6. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

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    Hello,

    My cousin is traveling to Manila to train workers there for the next month. He is bringing shirts and suits to be altered.

    Can someone please recommend a great tailor? Also, if you are aware of their pricing then that would be fantastic too.

    Cheers
     
  7. Greyesjr

    Greyesjr New Member

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    Paid a visit to Cornell's Custom Tailors this morning with my suit, pants and shoes in tow only to find out that he does not accept alterations. What a complete waste of time.
     
  8. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^That's too bad.

    Btw, if anyone's considering having a shirt made by Mr. Cornell, know that he tends to put non-removable, plastic stiffeners in the collar points. I recommend you ask that the collar be made without these stiffeners.
     
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  9. alco

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    Since Cornell's doesn't do alterations, any other possible recommendations?

    Will be in Manila soon and having some suits altered.. nothing too difficult, just the pants hem and length of the sleeves.
     
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    anyone with contact details of themanilahaberdasher? no response through emails..
     
  11. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    He's constantly travelling between Manila and his workshop in Pampanga so I don't know when he gets to check his emails.
     
  12. UberDyologzz

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    Manila, Pampanga, and increasingly lately, out of the country.
     
  13. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Still haven't received what I ordered over a year ago.
     
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  14. aon

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    Finally I was able to try Cornell's. Here's my first jacket from him. This is patterned from my RLPL double breast suit.

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  15. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    I saw your jacket when I dropped in last week.
     

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