FrontRunners: Shirt Tales
Shirtmaker Ascot Chang (www.ascotchang.com) has opened its vast archives of more than 3,500 vintage prints and fabrics to clients who want to order retro-looking custom-made shirts. The service provides access to prints dating to the 1950s, including bold 1960s geometric patterns and ’70s equestrian motifs. Clients select fabrics at Ascot Chang stores and specify collar and cuff styles and tailoring details. The shirts are priced from $180 to $285, made in Hong Kong, and delivered within two to four weeks.