The difference between a good shirt and a great shirt is all in the details. In this blog post at Antonio Valente‘s site, they discuss pattern matching. Not matching ties with your shirts with your jackets, but just ensuring that the individual panels of a shirt line up.
“Many brands have price tags to imply quality,” writes Joseph Valente, “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.”
Above is an example of a difficult pattern matched to the thread. Read the rest–and see how less careful clothiers do it–here.