Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Where Can I Find a Tailor in the Philippines to make me a Barong, Tux or Suit?

Tailors in the Philippines are superb so you can easily find one that can make a suit or formal wear for you.

A Barong can look good on Expats who want to attend pinoy formal events and local business functions. A good example would be Hollywoood's resident auteur Quentin Tarantino, he looks very dashing in a hand-embroidered piƱa Barong by Tesoros.

In fact, every true-blooded pinoy male should have one ready in his closet with the white comfy undershirt.

Wearing a white undershirt or sando is a must to avoid "bactung" or bakat utung which means your nipples are erect and showing through the barong - a common fashion faux pas when wearing the barong.

You may try known tailoring masters like Arthur's.

Arthur's Tailoring & Cut-Rite

• Diamond Finance Building 603 Edsa Cubao 1100 Quezon City Metro Manila |Phone: +63(2)7264837

• G/F Arthurs Building 2203 Taft Avenue Malate 1000 Manila Metro Manila | Phone: +63(2)5835343

• Arthurs Building 850 J.P. Rizal Avenue 1200 Makati Metro Manila | Phone: +63(2)8997937

• 816 Pres Quirino Avenue 1000 Manila Metro Manila | Phone: +63(2)5230053

For Barongs (customary Filipino formal wear or suit) you can have one custom made by any Filipino tailor, haberdashery or wedding couturier. There are such tailor shops at the malls that cater for the Barong demand such as King Philip Tailors and Kingsmen.

Where to find the Tailors in Manila:
King Philip Tailors
Ayala Avenue, Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati City, Manila, 1224

Kingsmen Custom Tailors
Address: Century Plaza Bldg., 120 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines

King George Men's Boutique & Custom Tailor
1008-D Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, Philippines

Daneche Tailor Shop
Robinson's Galleria, 112 Park Ave., Edsa cor. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City, Philippines

Other Tailors throughout Manila:

Rich & Famous Men's Clothing
Rm. 204 2/F Pension Virginia Building Pasay Road, San Lorenzo Village 1200 Makati Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)8436990

Manila Barong Center
Plaza Nuestra Senora De Guia 410 Plaza Ferguson Ermita 1000 Manila Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)5257543

Lord Jeson Originals
800 Quirino Avenue 1004 Manila Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)5210834

Van Rowin Tailoring & Haberdashery
Consolacion Building 1 Gen. Santos Street Cubao 1100 Quezon City Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)9110892

RM Manlapat Tailoring
85 Timog Avenue South Triangle 1100 Quezon City Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)9251461

Prince Albert Tailoring
17-A Gilmore Avenue Quezon City Metro Manila
Phone: +63(2)7213397
Barong Tagalog-Retail, Boutique, Designers-Apparel

Or buy one ready-made at the department stores like SM or Robinsons.


  1. Are there other ciites in the Philippines known for their tailors? such as Davao for example?

    1. Ciprianni Couture offers our customers with the highest quality products and best customer service. We pride ourselves in the fact that we make all our suits from only the best fabrics and our designs set us apart from everybody else in the industry. Our master cutter came from the biggest company that produces suits and barongs , he has been in his job for long years .He has established elite clients that continuously customized their best suit and barong from us.

      You may be looking for the perfect suit /barong and we highly advise you to visit us at Castro Building L.Sianghio St. Kamuning road corner Tomas Morato Quezon City, or call/text us at 0933-3842517 or 703-3068 as chances are you'll find exactly what you need there.

    2. I'm very interested in finding someone to make some clothing for me utilizing Asian Vietnam tiger stripe fabric.
      Jeffrey F. Cochran

  2. Kingsmen Tailors have moved to new locations, the one at Perea street is now in Hotel Intercontinental, also in Makati.

  3. You can also add
    J. Miguel Tailoring
    PHONE: +63(2)8979843

    J.Miguel Tailoring is the one who makes the uniforms for Pfizer. (Male Uniforms.)

    1. Just an update, we have moved to a better location, and it is still in Makati.

      Address: 1762 Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly called Reposo St.) Brgy. Valenzuela, 1207 Makati City, Metro Manila

    2. Since 1989, we have been designing and creating personal tailor-fit formal clothes and uniforms for men.

      Please visit and like us on Facebook!

      J. Miguel Tailoring https://www.facebook.com/jmigueltailoring

  4. Arthur's Makati made a suit for me and their cutter screwed it up. The measurement along the back was too short, and the sleeves rode up almost to my elbows whenever I stretched my arms forward. My tailor in Los Angeles explained the problem to me and replaced the whole back of the suit. Good thing he found fabric to match.

  5. hi this is jen from lumban,laguna in case you need a barong tagalog please call me 09217331381 im happy to serve you

  6. Hello there. I am the general manager of all Arthur's Tailoring shops in Metro Manila. We would like to apologize deeply to Mr. Play Wright above for the inconvenience we have caused him. As a matter of policy- we always ensure all customers that we shall fix errors to initial finishes of our tailored suits until customers are satisfied without additional charges whatsoever.
    We only wish we were given a chance to do this to Mr. Play Wright. Again our apologies.

    Mrs. Rogina Dela Cruz- Rapadas
    Arthur's Tailoring

  7. i had my Tuxedo made by j.miguel tailoring for my wedding last December the best suit i've ever had at a reasonable price..The best Mr. Miguel - A.Tan

  8. Where can I find a good tailor to make covers for my sofa and chairs?

  9. what are the usual price for creating a 3 piece suit

  10. KING PHILIP TAILORS is now located at the 3rd Floor, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center. Our telephone numbers are 8944344 and 8567039. Please call us for your inquiries.

    Patrick Chuakay Go

    1. how much would be a 3 piece tuxedo for an 11 year old boy? and another one for a 14 yo who is 5'9?

  11. Pls recommend or ask a private mens tailor suit maker to be sent to a ship captain! Here in Makati Hotel ASAP. Pls help he needs to attend his sisters wedding at Fiji. He leaves three days, but will stay in subic Bay Yacht club where his Yacht will docked for a month. You can deliver while i will send it to him.
    Mike Serrano

  12. Where I can find a lady tailor who can come to Oman and help me
    Is there any contact numbers office

  13. hello
    iam looking for a tailor from Philippine to come to Dubai, for dresses and Abayas

    please help me my Email Alyazia.alqubaisi@gmail.com

    will be moving back to Glorietta 1 Ayala Center by the end of the year. Our new shop will be located at the 3rd Floor, GLORIETTA 1. Please come and visit us there!

    Patrick Chuakay go
    King Philip Tailors

  15. Mister K Custom Tailor and Haberdasher
    21 Aguirre Avenue BF Commercial Plaza
    BF Homes Paranaque City

    Tel. No. (+63)(02) 809-1498

    1. I recommend Mr. K Custom Tailor at BF Homes, Tel: +63 02 809 1498. I was in Coron, Palawan when I needed a pair of pants made as soon as possible. It took one call to get my order in (it helps when they have your measurements already as I did).

    3520 R. Magsaysay Sta. Mesa Mla.
    Barong, Coat, uniforms, etc.

  17. Hi to Arthur's Tailoring. Is your Pasay City branch still open? I would like to know your lead time for ordering a coat only (the event will be on December 20). Is November still fine? Thanks.

  18. Thi. Good morning. If in case you need tailoring services, please give us a call 8374226 - Belgica's tailoring. Our price is by far most competitive at the highest quality there is. We're recommended by clients after our services. ;)
    God bless. :)

    Glorietta 4, Ayala Centre, Makati City
    (02) 729 8888 Local 8350 , 09285243810, 02-6646734
    Manila , Philippines 1224

  20. Hi Philippines! I am in South America where the profession of Tailor is dying. I would like to know if any established tailor shop can provide me with swatches and sample to see f we can start a long-distance tailoring business for local foreigners and executives. I know you need about 3 yards (2.8 meters) for a regular suit, buttons, thread, labels plus 8 to 10 hours of labor - please, let's talk about the possibility of you doing the suits and winter coats, and I look for the clients. I would like to have three prices: Silver (for first suits or young people), Gold (for office workers) and Platinum (for high executives). I am also a programmer, I can make a software so I can send models, measurements and specifications to the PH in seconds, together with payment in US$ - Tell me how much would it cost for suits of three categories? for me to start thinking of a business plan - I am Daniel, my e-mail is: BusinessCenter@Post.com - Let's talk!

  21. Hello, Philippine Tailors - We are a private owned company in Cambodia and we are in need of a master cutter who can make business suits, dinner suits, bespoke, tuxedo, ladies suits. My email address is cristinahinh@yahoo.com.au. Please send me an email if you are interested. We will start operation in November 2014 or earlier. I hope to hear from you soon. I am Filipino-Australian based in Phnom Penh. Thank you.

  22. Hello. Where can I find a great selection of self-tie bow ties to wear with my dark grey tuxedo?

  23. Hello dears iam a buisness women from Saudia Arabia
    i want two tailors for my women dresses design shop
    Iam from (Dammam - Saudia Arabia)
    my contact email is