Value for Money:
Am possibly willing to pay for more, the price would still be fair if it was at 1,800php - 2,000php flat (Around $41 - $46)
But it was only for 1,295php or $30 which was a bargain for the quality. The leather was soft, and the holes on the belts actually fitted my hand. IMAGINE THAT! When most belts don't even fit me as I need to punch in an extra hole to get a built to be useful, I was amazed at how 'small' they imagined their possible audience was. I like the tarnished gold that was used on the buttons as well as the color they used for the thread, as it complimented the dark leathers beautifully! They could've gone with shinier buttons and black thread which could've easily made it look cheap.
Tiny issue was that it covered the entire span of my arm, which if it was a real hidden blade, would probably kill me instead of my target. The blade would, in all it's glory, tear off the skin of my wrist. Am not complaining that's a rookie Assassin mistake. But, it's not really a hidden blade and I was still able to play my Vita games while looking badass. Or I'd like to imagine I looked badass...
But I'm actually itching to buy another one...because it's customary to wear 2, plus Ezio wore 2. SO ENOUGH SAID.
I'll probably get another one
iTECH Customer Service/Overall Review:
So enough about the item, where did I get it? I got it fro iTech Makati, Glorietta 4 Branch
Their items are nicely priced and they cover much more than your average gaming store. Am a little sad that it's only recently that I've come to notice their shop to be honest. Am glad I got Project Diva F2nd from them and this little beauty. They replied to my inquiries even though it was around 8pm, they were clear, concise and seriously respectful I felt old (which I sort of am I guess)
If you're interested in them:
Here's a link to their FB or [click here]
or simply copy paste: https://www.facebook.com/itechphil
The Heirloom Manila-
Just google it and you'll be barraged by hundreds of beautiful shots so really first impressions are raised high. You can see classy interiors that could match 60's to even cosplay themes. There's a play of gold, auburns and striking reds in most of the photos and they're nothing short of photogenic.
The gate is a striking red, with black embellishments so it's hard to miss. Customer service is awesome, but maybe too much so. As the owner was there flocking us as we took the shots, and that's a HUGE pet peeve of mine. It's all personal preference but I'd really rather no one else was watching as I did poses. This is even "Cantarella Miku" so I was pretty much covered from head to toe but I was seriously conscious of myself. The owner would talk to both of us (Model and Photographer) And it would disrupt certain aspects of the shoot. I get in-character as time progresses, and being talked to about 'old shoots' in his venue and how he got certain items is fun and all but that always brought me back to 'me' which in the end wasn't helpful to being sullen Miku