Originally Posted by Dib
Anyone else have any experience of a shirt from O'Flynn vs the likes of Charvet/Ascot Chang?
Yes. SOF and Charvet (demi-mesure) fit similarly on me after some tweaking. As previously mentioned, SOF's construction is utilitarian in comparison (some loose threads and imperfectly straight stitching) but very good. Half the price though. SOF is great to work with, but very recently seems busy and somewhat backlogged -- speculate it's the work from Hunstman and/or N&L?
Ascot Chang, through a couple of MTM iterations, was consistently blousier and not as on target. Construction was also utilitarian but without the tiny flaws of SOF -- guessing they just crank them out in HK, vs more personal attention and consequent idiosyncracies at SOF. When I used AC, I got very fused collars as a default. I assume you can opt out, but I didn't know any better at the time. Cheaper than the above.
Better selection of fabrics at Charvet (there probably isn't better anywhere on Earth), but you are not going to feel put out at SOF or AC by any means.