- Mar 8, 2012
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I am shocked to see this coming from the best shirtmaker in Hong Kong.I will keep posting updates to this issue at the bottom.
View attachment 1148190 View attachment 1148191 Hi all!
This is my first post in SF.
I recently made a white shirt at Ascot Chang (Princes), the fabric is Thomas Mason Royal Twill 120 and I requested for a split yoke.
Got my shirt after a week, straight away I noticed there’s something wrong with the yoke, picture attached, basically the twill pattern doesn’t match on both side, the gradient on the left side is much steeper than the right. (Apologies if I’m using the wrong terminology, I’m still learning)
I asked them right away about this, he had a hard time looking at such fine pattern and told me he will get his tailor to look into it for me. After a few days, got a call from them and he told me his tailor tried his best to match the left yoke with the right yoke but failed. He said there is something wrong with the fabric itself and if he matches the left with the right, something else will not go wrong, made it super technical, too hard for me to understand with my shallow knowledge. So I said ok, and the shirt was given back to me without alteration.
But it doesn’t end there, I started asking around, asking knowledgeable friends about it, learning more about it. They all told me it is a basic thing for the tailor to match the left and the right yoke and that this is an amateur mistake which is hard to fix because it isn’t as easy as to take one piece out to replace with another, any excuses or explanations given are just to cover up the mistake.
Learning this, I have brought this up with Ascot Change again, this time with Ivan, telling him it shouldn’t be like this, asking him to fix. He told me to do whole piece yoke in the future to avoid this issue, he said split yoke always have alignment issues and that most people are ok with it, and not many people will look into details like I do. Seriously?
What do you all think about this?
**Update #1 They just called and said the split yoke was made this way purposely to avoid colour variation.
Even decent OTR shirts would have the pieces of the split yoke matched perfectly on the pattern so that one piece would be a perfect mirror image of the other.
Don’t listen to his BS. If his explanation of colour matching has any grain of truth, and that this hadn’t been a bloody mistake on their part, why wouldn’t they have flagged it to you BEFORE you commissioned the shirt? Surely this is not the first time they have come across this fabric.
Just demand a remake