Every man will need a suit in his life, whether as daily wear to the office or for special and grand events such as weddings and birthday celebrations. Whatever the case, how often you wear a suit isn’t the question here. It’s what kind of suit you wear whenever the occasion calls for it that matters.
A suit is an investment piece. Off-the-rack suits, while tempting, should be out of the question at this point: it’s of poor quality, and will always fit lousily on a man’s frame. Not every guy can afford to have several suits in his wardrobe, and that’s okay. In fact, that should be all the more reason to really invest in a high-quality suit that’s tailor-made to fit your body perfectly.
There’s no doubt that Manila’s men have become more stylish than ever, which is why there are so many stylish, updated tailor shops that have popped up around the metro to cater to these modern gents’ needs. We round up some of the coolest tailor shops around Manila for your next suit appointment.
Look for a one-stop-shop for your grooming needs? Spectre is a gentleman’s concept store, offering suits, leather goods, and a barbershop in one lifestyle hub. Think of it as a spiffy man cave. Suits are Spectre’s strength here, as they are partnered with Tiño, an all-Filipino bespoke suit shop helmed by master tailor Napoleon Arienza, who has had over 40 years of tailoring experience catering to powerful clients such as former President Erap Estrada.
916 Luna Mencias, Mandaluyong City
Suit it Up
Meanwhile, you might recognize Suit it Up from social media after a photo of their master tailor, Alejandro Tayag, aka the MRT’s best-dressed lolo made the rounds online. Suit it Up also dressed up Adrien Semblat and his entire wedding entourage, as well as Erwan Heussaff on his wedding day.
2nd Floor, Unit A1, 1018 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Makati City
A celebrity clientele for a celebrity-flocked location, Joey Espiritu is located along Scout Castor corner Tomas Morato in Quezon City, counting among its actor-clients names such as Gerald Anderson, Rayver Cruz, Joshua Garcia and AJ Dee.
105A Scout Castor Corner Tomas Morato St., Quezon City
Those who frequent Teacher’s Village may recognize JE&Co’s modern haberdashery, creating contemporary suits for men. The BNO Boys, as well as The Phenom Kiefer Ravena, are known to have had their own suits made from them.
49 Malingap St. Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Meanwhile, if you can afford to splurge on an all-Italian bespoke suit, Signet flies in their master tailor all the way from Italy to ensure the highest quality in your suits. Signet is a high-end men’s retail store showcasing highly curated menswear items.
Retail Unit GF3 Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
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