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Low-cost Men’s Apparel at Tutuban Mall

by Chris

Let’s take a break from branded apparel and dive into low-cost men’s fashion. Our destination? Tutuban Mall in Divisoria.

It has been a couple of years since I’ve last been here and there have been many changes and improvements in the mall. I headed over to Prime Block, the mall’s kind of bazaar and boutique section, and I was surprised to see a lot of men’s clothes at very affordable prices. Yes, they are not branded but they are very stylish. Tons of photos and details after the jump.

Aah, smart-casual dress shirts. Don’t we just dig them? Office worker or not, I am sure you will find many uses for these shirts outside your office cubicle. You can wear them on a date, in school (if you are a student in schools with no uniforms), mall tripping with friends or when hanging out at a bar.


The best part of it is the cost. You can get them at around 300-500 Pesos only. Big savings, I’m telling you.

Looking around the mall, I also found a couple of plaid shorts. I see them as something you can wear when going out-of-towns. You see, even if summer is about to end, shorts will not go away. Price ranges from 300-600 Pesos.


And speaking of summer coming to an end, men’s clothing shops are now starting to introduce jackets for the fast-approaching rainy season.


This brown coat below (which is actually a short trench coat) is the coolest thing I’ve seen. Can you guess the price? It is as if you are wearing something from countries with cold climates.


Moving over you’ll see interesting statement shirts like the one below from Apple and fast-rising NBA star Jeremy Lin. Click image to zoom and read.


Who would ever forget the NBA buzzword of 2012? Linsanity. Yes, that word – which has now become part of the lexicon – is now on shirts too.


When it comes to footwear, Tutuban Mall has many. The sneakers you see below are priced at around 500-700 Pesos only.


If that’s not enough, you are sure to get hooked with men’s casual gear which are posted below.


I’ve asked around the mall and found out that most of the clothes they are selling are imported from Thailand.

And look closely: the pants below which are actually made by patching-up different clothing material really stands out.


Aren’t these shirts outstandingly awesome? I bet you wouldn’t easily find them elsewhere.


I’ve also spotted some groovy men’s accessories. Hats here.



And belts over here.

At first I thought that jelly belts are just for girls but you know what? I’ve seen a number of guys wearing these jelly belts too. Not bad you know, as long as you choose the right masculine colors.



So there you go. If you are buying clothes on a limited budget, you can always head to Tutuban Mall in Divisoria to buy affordable men’s apparel. You’ll have plenty of choices as I’ve shown you and trust me, you won’t go home empty-handed as you are sure to find something you’ll like.

The best part? You’ll save a lot of money especially if you are highly-skilled in bargaining with the sales staff. Bargaining is something you cannot do in the usual shopping malls with fixed prices but here in Tutuban, you can ask to further cut the tag prices of the items I’ve shown you by as much as 20-50% off.

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james May 25, 2012 - 12:27 am

ang dami pala maganda at mura sa tutuban.

hiei May 25, 2012 - 4:00 am

hi chris,
great post for the budget conscious jawnz. apart from being affordable they are also durable. i still wear my deustcheland, brazil, UK football club shorts that i bought 6 years ago 🙂
btw the cropped trench, it’s more of a hybrid design from a perfecto and a pea coat.

kev May 25, 2012 - 12:03 pm

now i know! haha. thanks for posting this! 😛

@BryanGrey18 May 25, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Maraming great finds sa tutuban specially in “Muradito boutique” and also there in 168. Makes me wanna go back there and search for cool clothes! here you may also check out my blog!=]


twitter: @bryangrey18

Hype My Style May 25, 2012 - 6:19 pm

I like the white longsleeve. Pwede pang casual and pang-gala.

Virgo May 25, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Bro chris, saang store sa prime block yung sneakers?

Chris May 26, 2012 - 7:32 am

james – yep, madami nga.

hiei – thanks for the info. how often do you come home to the Philippines?

kev – np!

@BryanGrey18 – sure, I’ll check out your blog.

HypeMyStyle – agree!

Virgo – Sorry, I can’t remember the shop’s name. But I’m sure that you’ll easily find it in Prime Block of Tutuban Mall.

rdangel23 May 26, 2012 - 10:22 pm

Nice post! Okay lang kahit hindi branded as long as pwede pamporma. I’m sure I’ll go there one of these days. Thanks for this very informative article!

Niel13 May 27, 2012 - 6:50 pm

I’ve been in Divi and Baclaran. You can buy a whole outfit in 500 pesos. Believe me. I tried it. Just be careful on some T-shirt because the print will fade away after some washes . Nice post. I’ve been waiting for this.

el toro bumingo May 27, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Astig mga paninda ah! 🙂

hiei May 27, 2012 - 11:23 pm

every year kami umuuwi 🙂 napapadalas rin na twing pasko. naalala ko lang sa divu rin pala binili ng nanay ko ang mga inuwi kong angry birds shirt hehehr di hamak na na palaban rin ang quality vs sa mga availble sa mga malls dito na china lang rin galing but costs more na katumbas 3 shirts .

ivan May 29, 2012 - 11:55 am

wow its so nice to see those clothes,,yan ang mganda simple lang but its still stylish,my only problem is that paminsan gustong gusto ko na ung style ng mg damit but ung pagkagawa d maganda ung tahi dun talaga ako na tuturn of,,

Chris May 30, 2012 - 1:03 am

rdangel23 – yup, me too. branded or not is fine for me

Neil13 – thanks. welcome to PGG.

el toro bumingo – oo nagulat din ako. magaganda talaga.

hiei – ah oo. sabi nila galing Thailand daw yung karamihan sa products nila. ok naman yung quality ng karamihan.

ivan – try to drop by Tutuban Mall sometime. you’ll be surprised.

JM May 30, 2012 - 4:11 pm

nice! tamang tama naghahanap ako ng magagamit for glam photos. thank you chris!

Chris June 3, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Sure jm np

rbueno June 1, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Hi Chris,

Na.try mo na ba yung mga casual long sleeves( first 3 pics )? Curious lng what happen after few washes. Natry ko na kasi nung dati, after 1 wash lng, tanggal agad yung colour.

Worst, pati yung ibang damit na sinama ko s pag.laba, eh nahawa. That is why medyo gusto ko yung branded na kaya s bulsa kaysa ganun. Pero yun na nga,
pinost mo eh kaya pinag.isipan ko tuloy na mga.try.. Lol!

Chris June 3, 2012 - 10:15 pm

rbueno, Di ko natry un. Ang binili ko ung pants at statement shirt. Minsan kasi depende din sa store. Subukan mo sya bka ayos naman.

carlo July 13, 2012 - 1:43 am

mgkano kaya yung mga corpo attire(plain color,stripes) sa tutuban mall? meron kayang around 350? anung stall?

Paul Siddayao August 21, 2012 - 11:03 pm

This so great ! I don’t know how to get there. LOL 😀

rj miranda December 5, 2014 - 9:07 pm

ask ko lang kung may binebenta kayong ergobag “hardshellbag”
at mga sapatos na class a..for men..katulad sa mga boutique..

Chris December 6, 2014 - 2:42 pm

RJ Miranda – I haven’t seen yung mga hardshell na bag. But Divisoria has it all so I guess there is.

As for class A shoes for men, definitely meron. Nakakita ako 🙂

Jermie joplo January 3, 2017 - 7:33 pm

Hello po saang po ba banda sa tutuban may long sleeve na gay yung mura lang po

Chris January 9, 2017 - 8:49 am

Jermie – as far as I remember, sa Prime Block


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