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Manila Tailor

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dr. J, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. dking14

    dking14 New Member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if any of you happen to know if Cornells Custom Tailor is open on Sundays?

    (I tried to contact them via email but I didnt get a response yet)

    Also - would any of you have a reccomendation for a good tailor in Cebu? (for dress shirts and pants)

    Thank you
     
  2. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    They are closed on Sundays.
     
  3. dking14

    dking14 New Member

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    Thank you.

    Any suggestions for Tailors in Cebu?
     
  4. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    I'm not familiar with Cebu, sorry.
     
  5. aon

    aon Senior member

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    They are open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm only.

    I suggest you call them first

    896 65224
    0908 641 6013
     
  6. BELLABEE

    BELLABEE New Member

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    i noticed you wrote the prices in dollars..are they really in dollars or pesos? thanks:)
     
  7. paolo1894

    paolo1894 New Member

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    Can anyone recommend a jeweler competent enough to change watch straps without scratching anything? I need a bracelet changed to a strap..

    Edit: Never mind, I learned how to do it and did it myself.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  8. alco

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    anyone know where to get some good braces (with button holes, not clips)?

    went through Rustan's Shangri-la but found nothing..
     
  9. krakatoa

    krakatoa Well-Known Member

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    "anyone know where to get some good braces (with button holes, not clips)?

    went through Rustan's Shangri-la but found nothing.."

    Order online from Albert Thurston or try the Armoury in HK.
    Manila has no source of button braces whatsoever.
     
  10. banoi

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    Hello Manila friends,

    Edmond and I are going to start bringing in Alden shoes to the Philippines soon. We are currently doing a pre-order for those that want to get in on the first batch of shipment. The first batch will consist of mostly Indy boots & long wing bluchers. Expect prices to be same as US retail. Let us know if you're interested!

    Check out our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/TheRefinedManShop

    Thanks!
     
  11. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Already following your page (thanks to Edmond) and looking forward to doing business with you guys. Are you planning on setting up a brick-and-mortar or will sales be internet-only?
     
  12. rnodern

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    My,my. What a great thread! Thanks for all of the great information. Here in Manila on business. My favourite suit is getting close to retirement and want to have it copied. I will head down to cornells and get it done. Is it best if I leave the suit with him to copy? Or will he just take measurements?
     
  13. reeiyan

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    Hi guys!

    Do you know of places where they sell good textiles for long sleeves aside from divisoria? Looking specifically for textiles from japan or from other countries from the west. Some of the tailors don't have that much fabrics and some do require you to supply your own. Found out that most of the textiles that they are selling in divisoria are from korea and china. Some are good but some are also not that high quality. Also found out there's a store in greenbelt called Fanbi - they sell Japan textiles but they sell it double the price from what's in divisoria. Are there other places where there are high quality textiles?

    Thanks! :)
     
  14. rnodern

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    Hi there,
    So, I went to Cornell's over the weekend. As stated above, I went to get a Hugo Boss suit copied. I was quoted 10500 peso for the suit including some okay looking cashmere/wool fabric that he showed me. I know that it is nothing flash, but I am a complete novice in terms of good fabric identification. He agreed to discount the price if I got more than one made up. I go for my first fitting sometime next week. I'll base my decision on the outcome of this.
    There was a gentleman in the store there for his first suit fitting whilst I was there. He seemed quite happy with the work and I must admit that it did look like a well made suit. Cornell seemed honest, humble and happy to oblige with all of my requirements.
    I also got 5 shirts made up. Again, not my own material, just some nice looking cotton material he had in store. I was quoted 1000 peso per shirt.
    I will post again with pictures once I pick up the stuff.

    One question: I am here for ages on business and I can't find any good places to get shoes. I have a (US 14) - (EU 38 1/2) sized foot. Does anyone know where I might be able to source some quality business shoes?
     
  15. aon

    aon Senior member

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    Cornell's is ok. Don't expect too much. I have switched tailors and I hope this will be better. I am currently having a suit made by The Secret Armory Bespoke. I will be finished by around first week of December.

    For shoes, you can get Allen Edmonds in Rustan's and Church's in Univers Rockwell. But they are all way too expensive that you will be better off placing an order online. I never buy my dress shoes here.
     
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  16. rnodern

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    Thanks for your response! I will have to check out The Secret Armory Bespoke. For shoes, I think I will just wait until I next leave the country. I haven't had much luck with reliable delivery of items in this country. Customs are slow. and so far, only 50% of the packages have actually come through.
     
  17. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    ^ its gonna be near impossible to find shoes your size in manila. ime biggest in most stores, if you're lucky, would top at size 11.
     
  18. aon

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    Maybe I am just lucky but I always get all of my orders.. 100%! I always have my orders shipped to my office in Makati so I deal with Makati Central Post Office and the customs officers there are already familiar with me.

    I'll post photos of my suit from the Secret Armory as soon I it is finished. Turn over time is around 4 months.
     
  19. rnodern

    rnodern New Member

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    Thanks for your reply. Maybe I am unlucky. I've purchased computer components and had them shipped to my apartment building. Of 4 packages ordered 3 months ago, only 2 have made it to me. Tracking on the missing items just states that it has been cleared for delivery in manila,, but have never recieved the slip to pick it up. Tried calling with the numbers on the website but they are all either disconnected or unattended. I've even visited the Makati post office to enquire but they haven't been able to locate them. I guess I am bad luck.

    Thanks for your reply. I wish I've had that luck.

    My feet are essentially skis. Admittedly, I don't know what euro size I am, I just looked up 14us on a comparison chart. I'm used to us sizing in Australia.
     
  20. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Re: shipping, I prefer to use Johnny Air for stuff I buy from the US. Never had a problem with them.
    I don't know if there are similar services for countries other than the US.
     

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