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Comments on Ascot Chang

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLA, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ascot Chang is one of Albini's best customers. Thomas mason and D J Anderson fabrics.

    They make an excellent shirt.
    I would not order a shirt from them online for the same reasons that things go wrong at jantzen. There saleman/fitters are very well trained.

    One of my shirtmakers does repairs for AC in NYC.

    Carl
     
  2. Mute

    Mute Senior member

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    From the BH store, you'll get absolutely first class service. I think they do a fantastic job on fit and construction. They are pricey on the better materials, but I don't think it's out of line considering the final product.
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Senior member

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    I went to the AC store in Shanghai while I was on vacation there. Now that they have my measurements I can send faxes no problem.

    The manager of that store said AC could make a shirt with my own fabric for about $80, so that's what I'm going to do.
     
  4. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    How is it possible to mention Borrelli and Pink in the same sentence like that? Borrelli is far superior to anything from Pink.
     
  5. atct86

    atct86 Senior member

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    I had a dozen shirts made by Ascot Change last year; since they had a promotion for 50% off for recent college graduates. All the shirts from Thomas Mason Silverline fabric are nearly perfect. The other less expensive fabrics, wrinkle very easy and do not feel/look as nice to me. The fit of the shirts is really good; but i went back for two fittings. I would have to say the best part about the shirts are the collar, and the way they look without a tie. The only bad things were the prices (some were $400). Looking back I should have has another dozen shirts made.
     
  6. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    They are not the most popular on here, but I use La Rukico for my MTM shirts. I'm very happy with the results, and I think they're less expensive than most NYC MTM (work done in HK). I go with Alumo, but he has either Thomas Mason or Albini, I forget which.
     
  7. gomanred

    gomanred Member

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    For the curious, I just got pricing on Shirts from AC.

    Alumo 150's -- $2295 HK --$300 USD
    Aumo 170 to 200's getting in the 3395 range. --$440

    Bottom line its expensive, but well done. Forget the monogram save $15 USD, want nicer buttons add $26 USD.

    May tweak the above numbers a bit after I get my next order
     
  8. pwy95a

    pwy95a Senior member

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    Based on what I've read here, I think you would be better off trying Carl Goldberg (posting here as Shirtmaven). http://www.cego.com/

    It sounds like a much more personalised service, with the end product being every bit as good, though with the fit likely being much better.

    And, a point not to be overlooked, Cego will far far exceed Chang for fabric choices.


    Went and saw Carl Goldberg at CEGO just yesterday. Pleasant experience, and I am excited to see the end results.

    If you want the shirts made in NYC, consider visiting Carl. He's a pillar of the US sartorial community, makes a great product (my other bespoke shirts are from Sean O'Flynn in London and Carl's are just as nice) and is more likely to build a relationship with you over the years than an Ascot Chang.
     
  9. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Sorry to necro-post but I had a related question: Will AC do special order shirts based on their stock measurements at closer to RTW prices and w/o a minimum order? Hence, if I saw a regular fit shirt I liked but wanted it in slim, would that still count as bespoke from them?
     
  10. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Sorry to necro-post but I had a related question: Will AC do special order shirts based on their stock measurements at closer to RTW prices and w/o a minimum order? Hence, if I saw a regular fit shirt I liked but wanted it in slim, would that still count as bespoke from them?

    Yes, bespoke from them. I asked them that question before and they said they would do slim but it would be bespoke/MTM
     
  11. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Yes, bespoke from them. I asked them that question before and they said they would do slim but it would be bespoke/MTM

    Thanks. So I guess I might as well get measured vs. use a stock pattern in that case. Was thinking of them for a tux shirt since my grandfather swore by their shirts for three decades, in fact in retirement he began commissioning polo shirts from them... However online they only have the regular fit. Maybe they'll have a slim version in the BH store.
     
  12. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    Thanks. So I guess I might as well get measured vs. use a stock pattern in that case. Was thinking of them for a tux shirt since my grandfather swore by their shirts for three decades, in fact in retirement he began commissioning polo shirts from them... However online they only have the regular fit. Maybe they'll have a slim version in the BH store.

    Their prices are cheaper on tour-at least in the NY store.
     

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