It’s Not how it Should be, Just the Way it is: Matching
One way manufacturers add value to a shirt is matching a fabric’s pattern so it seems uninterrupted. In fact, the more matching found on a shirt, the more time, labour and fabric was required to make it. An Antonio Valente shirt is always matched regardless of a fabric’s pattern. In fact, we are very proud of the fact that Antonio Valente matching, including our Quality, Sartorial and A Mano shirt constructions, is unparalleled in the industry.
Many brands have price tags to imply quality, but very few pass the test upon closer examination. While it is standard industry practice to match stripes and checks at the front of a shirt, other areas, such as sleeve plackets, are rarely, if ever, matched. Even the standard practice of matching the front of a shirt falls to the wayside with more intricate fabric patterns, which is done to decrease fabric usage and production time.
Below are examples of how matching can make a big difference in the presentation and quality of a shirt.