Custom Made Dress Shirts

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  1. Hero33

    Hero33 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Hi everyone!

    Thinking of changing up my daily wear from barongs / suits to just slacks with custom dress shirts with cuff links.

    1. What’s the best material to make them with and will fit our humid weather? (Mostly in AC except when walking to a meeting) where can I find them?

    2. Any suggestions on a particular cut?

    3. Any brand that does it better than custom tailors? (If custom dress shirts aren’t worth it)

    I’m in no way a fashionista but I like having a daily “uniform” that’s good for meetings so I don’t have to bother thinking what to wear and I’m looking for materials / cuts that can be purchased locally.
     
  2. Quest4dgoodlife

    Quest4dgoodlife Active Member

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    My office wear is custom made. Around 12 years with Cornell's (near rockwell. Rockwell drive kalayaan area) for all my needs - suits, slacks, barong, dress shirts, short sleeve shirts. Just buy the fabric from a fabric store, closest to me is Fanbi in greenbelt 1. Fabrics I choose either cotton or some blend of sorts. French cuffs, collars are semi-spread. Fabrics usually cost me around Php600 upwards or if you get it on sale it becomes cheaper. Labor for cornell's is around 900.. i think. haha. So usually my custom shirts are in the price range of Php1,500 cheaper than most dress shirts i would buy. custom fit, custom style (color of the stitch for the buttons, etc.) is the way to go. People always assume that my dress shirts are expensive but most of the time their shirts are more expensive than mine.

    Custom dress shirts are also ideal especially if your body type doesn't fit in the normal range - working out gives you bigger arms, chest, back, legs, etc. so better to have custom slacks and dress shirts. even my short sleeves are custom made.
     
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  3. elfridaauston87

    elfridaauston87 New Member

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    Dear I suggest you buy Flannel and cotton shirts, for this season, they both will keep you warm and very comfortable to wear, well I dont know right now what stuff you are using, but once try these two, I also saw many on Black Friday coupon, so if you wanna to know more and wanna buy at cheap rate must once check there, I hope you will get a good stuff from there.
     
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    Go with Cornell's, he's probably the one that got the cheapest rate with quality output. Don't bother with the "modern" ones that tries to up-sell everything with more expensive and "exotic" fabrics/liners (unless you're top level executive and fancy/need those kinda stuff)
     

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