Manila Tailor

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

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    When I studied in the Philippines, yes, I did studied there. I was amazed that some of their liturgical vestments is so good. Some is better than eupore, IMO.
    Yes, the other stuff to be Mango, and now is the season! I think Philippines mango is the best beside Okinawa mango. But much much cheaper.


    Philippine is to mangoes : Patek is to watches. [​IMG]
    I've seen Mexican varieties that are sold in the United States as "Manila Mangoes" [​IMG]
     


  2. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Philippine mangoes are some of the sweetest fruit i've ever tasted. i think that's part of the appeal. and so juicy that you don't even need a glass of water after. [​IMG] wait...what was it about tailors? [​IMG]
     


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    Do any of you Phill residents know a hat store where you can still get the top line Paribuntal or better the Balibuntal hats? Please advise.
     




  4. neyus

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    I have a pair of captoe balmorals from Bristol that I like very much and wore to my wedding. They have a few models that would be SF-approved, and a whole lot of tacky models as well. The workmanship looks pretty good -- clean stitching and details, etc. The leather probably isn't the best, but what do you expect for 2000 pesos?

    I met a tailor who used to work in the US that's come home to Manila. He's made me three shirts (one from Cone Mills chambray, two from Italy and Japan mill oxford), and a pair of jeans for my wife (Cone Mills denim). He found a local guy who can make shoes, and is working on getting quality leather shipped here for some of his projects.


    I think I made some initial contact with this tailor but didnt end up going to him. Can you post pictures of the shirts?
     


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    Any updates on a good tailor in manila? Would love to know. Need some stuff done [​IMG]
     


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    up...will go to manila soon
     


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    bbaquiran - Is that tailor J.R.? He was recommended to me...
     


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    I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Boy, do I miss that place [​IMG] myke
     


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    I followed up with bbaquiran's tailor and I got an oxford shirt done. It should be done within 2 weeks, he said.
     


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    bbaquiran Senior member

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    I followed up with bbaquiran's tailor and I got an oxford shirt done. It should be done within 2 weeks, he said.

    Other stuff he's done for me:
    Cone Mills chambray short-sleeved workshirt
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    Another workshirt (in poor lighting, sorry):
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  11. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ^Neat. Are the cuffs and collar fused?

    I'm planning to go in June and will bring some fabric for Cornell, whom I love, but the fusing he uses on shirts sometimes puckers, depending on the fabric. My favorite pants are by him. Jacket and shirts probably too..

    I also want to get a good Barong made while I'm there. Any suggestions?
     


  12. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    ^Neat. Are the cuffs and collar fused?

    I'm not sure. I believe they are very lightly fused, if at all. Sadly I am today almost 20lbs heavier than when I had the pictured shirts made, so I can't wear them anymore.

    He made me a shirt with French cuffs as a Christmas present. The cuffs and collar were fused on that one.

    Pretty sure Cornell can do a Barong Tagalog for you.
     


  13. acidboy

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    ^Neat. Are the cuffs and collar fused?

    I'm planning to go in June and will bring some fabric for Cornell, whom I love, but the fusing he uses on shirts sometimes puckers, depending on the fabric. My favorite pants are by him. Jacket and shirts probably too..

    I also want to get a good Barong made while I'm there. Any suggestions?


    so you're finally coming here? wait... I might be in the bay area in june [​IMG]

    barong- i'd also take a look at silk cocoon, kinda pricey though but their fabric is way nicer than the average barong tailor. if I'm around I'll bring you there.
     


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    Sadly I am today almost 20lbs heavier than when I had the pictured shirts made, so I can't wear them anymore.

    He mad.


    shit bro, what did you do (or not do)???
     


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