Ricky Ho

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. fopkid

    fopkid Well-Known Member

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    This is a timely thread for me, because I've seemingly been banned by Ricky before I even started with him. Last November, I placed my first order, and sat frustrated while I read on these boards about other new Jantzen customers of the same vintage who got their shirts while I did not. So I sent Ricky a nice e-mail this spring asking what had become of my order. No reply. Then in May, I placed another order. Yesterday, after having heard nothing back on that order, I sent another nice note asking what was up. Does anyone have any magic word or phrase that I could use to get some love from Ricky?
     
  2. Mr. Xristo

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    Then I digress. Thanks for the clarification [​IMG] Sounds like people are going to have to be extra, extra patient.
     
  3. Matt

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    the telephone
     
  4. Panzeraxe

    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    (fopkid @ July 11 2005,09:51) This is a timely thread for me, because I've seemingly been banned by Ricky before I even started with him. Â Last November, I placed my first order, and sat frustrated while I read on these boards about other new Jantzen customers of the same vintage who got their shirts while I did not. Â So I sent Ricky a nice e-mail this spring asking what had become of my order. Â No reply. Â Then in May, I placed another order. Â Yesterday, after having heard nothing back on that order, I sent another nice note asking what was up. Â Does anyone have any magic word or phrase that I could use to get some love from Ricky?
    the telephone
    Agreed - give him a call and he'll get your shirts out to you much much faster - pretty nice guy too, Panzer
     
  5. bch

    bch Senior member

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    Mr. Xristo, we may all be giving Ricky an unfair rap. I don't think he has any expectations about his customers "bowing down." I don't think he bans anybody, it's just that orders get misplaced or lost. It's happened to me, and I called him. Three weeks later, I got the shirts I ordered. Unfortunately, a call to Hong Kong cost almost as much as 1 shirt, but it's the price we pay.
     
  6. Mr. Xristo

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    I hear you and did digress after receiving clarification, thank you for further clarifying the matter. [​IMG] It would appear the best way to order/check status, et al would be to call at all costs and not to email Mr. Ricky
     
  7. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    derail follows (but its more attractive than rickeybashing) - how is puerto rican tailoring Stu?
     
  8. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Living in Texas I've often considered the possibility of harnessing Mexican labor. I've done no research into the matter at all since I have no Mexican friends nor do I speak Spanish but maybe someone more versed in the subject would know if it's feasible in terms of both cost and quality.

    I understand that there is plenty of affluence in Mexico City. How is tailoring there? I don't think we have any members who hail from Mexico, but surely someone has visited a few times?
     
  9. Mr. Xristo

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    are you looking for mass production or 10 shirts here and there?
     
  10. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    The latter. The smaller the necessary volume the better. I've been considering a run across the border to buy a few cases of cheap tequila. If I could get some shirts commissioned while I'm there, that would be perfect.

    If higher volume is really necessary, maybe something along the lines of [email protected]'s endeavor in Vietnam.
     
  11. Mr. Xristo

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    Given the amount of money in Mexico City, I can assure you there are reputable tailors; finding one is another story.
     
  12. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    (Stu @ July 11 2005,06:52) I was talking to RIcky this a.m. about a shirt order and I found myself, in a strange way, worried about pissing him off. Â Then it hit me: Â Ricky is like the Soup Nazi in that Seinfeld episode. "That's it. No shirts for you." PS: Ricky, if you are reading this: Â I love you man.
    derail follows (but its more attractive than rickeybashing) - how is puerto rican tailoring Stu?
    Nonexistent. There are some Dominican tailors here who do shirts, but I have never tried one.
     
  13. fopkid

    fopkid Well-Known Member

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    Panzeraxe, thanks for your reply. I was just about to take your advice when ricky replied to my e-mail. You're right: he's a nice guy. His tone was really friendly. I'm now excited to get my first Jantzen shirt.
     
  14. Mr. Xristo

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    I found the web site for Ricky..

    I assume everyone here is satsified with the quality and fit?
     
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    philosophe Senior member

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    I sent an email and received a prompt reply, then another note with some questions about the order. Ricky even apologized for the delay. All and all, I'd say he is extremely nice.
     

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