Originally Posted by gdl203
So in summary, you expect and demand absolute perfection from the first commission ? You don't believe in any learning/improvement curve at all where the pattern and fit gets improved along the orders?
Not absolute perfection, as there is always room for better or worse even within the realm of basically correct. These sleeves are plainly wrong. Unless they made it clear to Manton that due to the limited availability of the cloth, he might have to stomach more errors on their part, it's ultimately their responsibility to get it right.
Put it this way, everyone's free to run their business as they please so long as they aren't defrauding anyone, but I wouldn't go back to a tailor like that a second time. The unwillingness to correct a basic error--to even admit it's there--would bode very poorly for the future.