Originally Posted by CaymanS
For someone who's "silenced" himself, you've said a hell of a lot, including projecting an experience onto Manton that Manton didn't actually experience. If I were Salvatore, I would tread with caution about brokering any sort of a deal with you. Seems like he's doing just fine without your business. As I see it, you're expecting Rubi-level customer service from a man who offers goods at a small fraction of their price. When you tired of the one-button stance on your Rubi's, Mariano happily recut the coats because his margins on a $5k+ suit are huge enough to allow for that. Salvatore gave you pants with pockets that were other than what you exactly had in mind and that had to be let out a bit to accomodate your pudge belly. You demanded that he make brand new pants from scratch with brand new cloth that he would ostensibly have to globe-trot around the world to source to please you.
Essentially, at 600 a pop, you're requesting that he take an enormous financial loss to accomodate your tantrum. He did the logical thing and agreed not to play ball at the time. Now that he's put a plan in place to satisfy you, you agree (with yourself) to STFU and then break your own promise by concocting a false story about an experience Manton never had. Personally, I'd never do business with you again, but hey, I'm not a tailor.
I'm not Foo, but I think that you should re-read the thread as your post does not seem to be accurate.
Whilst Foo did make a comment about Manton's experience, it concerned Manton's dealings with Solito, not with Ambrosi. Thus, Foo didn't break his silence about Ambrosi and, as far as I can see, all that Mafoofan said was, "If a tailor stopped visiting after promising to come, and I had to fly to his country to get my clothes (albeit, only pay him once I got there), I'd lose it." Manton then corrected him by saying that Solito delivered everything that had been ordered, but that he hasn't been back to the US since, and Foo then apologised. I think that it's a bit harsh to categorise that as "break(ing) your own promise by concocting a false story about an experience Manton never had."
Foo ordered trousers with particular pockets, and he ordered trousers with updated measurements. The trousers he received did not match his request, so he asked for them to be remade so they did.
If I was paying $800 per pair for trousers and they were a) made in contravention of a very clear request and b) didn't fit properly as a result of that contravention, I'd certainly be asking that they be remade or I'd be asking for a full refund, too.