Thanks for all the info on tailoring options! I'm going to keep it simple and stick with shirts on this trip. Cornell's Custom Tailor sounds pretty good. What about this King Philip tailor -- do they do shirts? Are they any good? I might also take the advice about buying my fabrics and buttons from a mall. Anyone familiar with Alabang Town Center? I think it will be the most convenient location for me. Do any of their shops have good fabrics? How much fabric do I need for a shirt anyway? I've got some well-fitting H&M shirts a tailor can copy. It'd be great if I could keep that fit but have my pick of material. As I've said, save your money. A friend of mine commissioned Philip to tailor suits for him and his wedding entourage- suffice to say all of them won't be coming back to that store. Yes, Jose Pidal, it's the branch in New World-Renaissance in Makati. They got measured once, and when they went back after a week the suit was already done, but the size were off. One of my friends insisted on alterations but the damn tailor was quite adamant the fit was right- something about jackets are supposed to be big. It was a mess in the end. And during all of this, the proprietor of Philip was in the store, and he did not do squat. I also tried to have a shirt done with Philip early last year. Suffice to say it did not get any wear time. (I just opened the telephone directory and Philip has an ad there. It says: "Philippines Premier Tailor"- but it also says "SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS". And the fabric stores around here is shit. Believe me. They don't sell good fabric at all- what they're selling are more for dressmaking and fabrics for curtains and such. The only reason I went to Bergamo and Kingsmen is they have the better fabric choices around, but it was almost all polywool blends. I also used to get fabrics from a an old Chinese trader in the old district of Manila, and his choices knowing what I know now, are also not that great. 99% of the people here don't wear suits. What's standard wear here is the Barong Tagalog and the tailors here are more apt to construct you Barong Tagalogs than suits. You could spend $300 to $400 on a tailor that will probably give you a shitty shirt and suit, or you could use that money to go diving in Bohol or hit the beach in Boracay.