Originally Posted by Pariolino
I get mine at the shirt place that Manton does not like, but I am sure that Kabbaz can also make shirts for a fuller figured guy. Have your friend call.
It's not so much that I don't like them; the shirts are good and I still wear all the ones they made for me. But in my most recent dealings with them (now two years ago) they made mistakes and then told me a lot of BS to try to cover those mistakes. Since then, they have apparently been telling a phony version of the story to others, who choose to reference that with allusions to dark motives rather than give any specifics. FYI, I have laid out all the specifics of my complaint in the past and would do so again if anyone cared.
I also found at Geneva a greater willingness to make incremental changes, and the follow-through to see that those changes get made. As a result, my Geneva shirts fit much better, or at least, fit more according to how I want my shirts to fit. Geneva's buttons are also better, though not as good as Kabbaz's.
Many people -- including Kabbaz and Carl Goldberg -- say that Paris is better equipped to make unusual commissions. This may well be true. They made my formal shirt, and it is terrific. I haven't asked Geneva to do anything unusual.