Manila Tailor

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    Hey guys. I live in Canada and am currently staying in Manila for a few weeks. Im not really knowledgable on fabric, style lingo and terms of a real detailed suit but I know a great looking suit when I see it. Now you know a bit of my background, I would appreciate any help from more knowledgable gurus from Manila.

    I recently got the best suit ever from http://www.indochino.com/. Has anyone tried it? (Great business idea from my fellow Canadians!) I wanna get a tweed suit for the Fall / Winter. I would like the same style and detail options from Indochino (try going through an online purchase, they will give you all the options as you go. you don't have to make a purchase to see the options) but I recently found talking to the local tailors here difficult as I speak English and I think they have a hard time understanding my Canadian / American accent. I totally understand Tagalog but don't speak it fluently and I would like the tailor to follow my suit details / fit by bringing it to them but I feel like I need a better, knowledgable person to enlighten me on the fabrics as it will be too late for me to get their swatches mailed to Manila. http://www.indochino.com/tailors-kit/about

    I love Indochino as the best e-tailor to be more cost effective than getting a tailor in Canada but I wanna see what it would be like to get a Manila tailor at a better labour cost. here are the things I would purchase from them but I would like to know if I should take a chance here in Manila or should just fuck off and get it from Indochino

    http://www.indochino.com/collection/Chambray-Shirts
    http://www.indochino.com/product/la-boca-red-chinos
    http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Excursionist-Blue-Trenchcoat

    I also like the details of Bonobos back pockets. http://www.bonobos.com/welcome/r# check out their video on the homepage.

    I would like to get chinos, denim jeans, plaid dress shirts, chambray & gingham to name a few.

    I think I can trust the tailors in Manila but what I really wanna get is peace of mind and the best fabric around. Come to think of it, all I have to provide them are the pictures of the details I want but I don't know where I can get the perfect fabric. It is one thing to see the rolls of fabric but seeing the final product is another thing.

    I work out and take care of my body and it would be a crime to the ladies if I don't get more and more custom made dress shirts & pants. I was even thinking about getting sleeveless dress shirts to show off the guns!

    manila style gurus, please enlighten me.
     


  3. kalye

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    Is cornell's a good place for pants and linen barongs?
     


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    Yes.
     


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    Thanks man!
     
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    Well, wait til they see you coming. Ka-ching! You've got the cart before the horse, and I think you're setting yourself up for disappointment. Learn the lingo. Know what you want. And more importantly, what's the right look for you. Know how to articulate it to someone who's willing and able to make it happen. Invest the time now or you'll be wasting money later.

    That being said, if you've read this thread most customers have been, at best,... satisfied. Do you think that's a good return on investment?



    I think this a safer alternative to jumping all in for a suit. Lots of info in this thread re this.
     
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  7. bbaquiran

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    Did you get in touch with Secret Armory, Ed?
     


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    I'd like to see MrUnicorn show up to this on his motorcycle. :slayer:
     


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    No Ed, I haven't had anything done by Secret Armory. Was hoping you'd have feedback already hahaha.
     


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    A former co-worker found me on this thread.
     


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    Guys where do you have your jeans hemmed or cut? It's my first time to buy raw. I bought apc rescues.
     


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    Hey Kalye,

    Defacto in Legaspi village would probably be able to. They say they've got a machine that does chain-stitching if that's something you want.

    Paolo
     


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    Nice find. They have pictures of 'em. Will be in the PI in a few weeks so I'll check out their offerings.
     


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