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Ascot Chang: Button Quality

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dan'l, May 4, 2012.

  1. dan'l

    dan'l Senior member

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    I made several shirts with Ascot Chang last year in Hong Kong. The shirts fit very well and I am quite pleased with them. However, I have noticed several chipped buttons on two of the shirts. When I first noticed a chipped button on my sleeve, I thought that perhaps I had inadvertently damaged the button while placing my arm down on a table or desk. But as I checked all of the buttons on my shirts, I noticed chipped buttons on both the sleeves as well as on the body of the shirts. I think I've worn and washed each shirt 8 or 10 times.

    Now before you all suspect damage due to dry cleaning, I launder all my shirts at home. I machine wash them with cold water on the gentle cycle and do not dry them in a dryer. I am careful when ironing, and always iron around the buttons.

    Has anyone else experienced the same problem? I've had a lot of shirts made from various shirtmakers and have never had this problem. Occasionally some buttons were not properly sewed on, but chipped and broken buttons - never.

    I will be visiting HK later this month and plan on showing the shirts to AC. I hope they will exchange the chipped buttons for me.
     
  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    I would have expected you to have left Ascot Chang to make the shirts, they are te experts.

    I have patronised AC for the last twenty years and have never had a chipped button - I suspect that you may be doing something wrong but have no clue what that might be.
     
  3. dan'l

    dan'l Senior member

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    As I wrote before, I have never had a chipped button on any of my other shirts. It seems strange that two shirts from AC would experience chipping. If it were just one, OK, perhaps I did something wrong or hit the button against a hard surface. However, I am talking about multiple buttons on two shirts.
     
  4. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    My thick (4mm) MOP buttons are easy to chipped. The thin one is ok. U could either bring the shirt to them or ask them to give you buttons. Both are free of charge from my old experience
     
  5. dan'l

    dan'l Senior member

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    Thanks for the post, Fishball. My buttons are 2mm thick and I believe they are MOP, but not 100% sure. At any rate, I will bring my shirts in when I see them and ask that they be replaced.
     
  6. rick07

    rick07 Well-Known Member

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    When I was in Beverly Hills I visited the Ascot Chang store and eventually purchased 4 shirts but they're not cheap at all It hink it cost me more than $1000 for those shirts that I had tailored for a burly guy like me. But so far never had any problems with buttons.
     
  7. Timeless Fashion

    Timeless Fashion Senior member

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    $1000 for 4 custom shirt from Ascot Chang seems about right. They are not cheap, but fit well.
     
  8. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Specify the "extra" thick MOP Buttons ( think Borrelli style). I have not had any issues in + 20 years of Shirts from AC.
     

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