Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dress Shop or Ruin Shop?

Can’t help but be angry and be mad and be very, very disappointed on what just happened to our office uniform which we entrusted to an emerging/nascent Dress Shop here in Cagayan de Oro which is located at Capistrano – Kalambagohan Street with a business name of “Maison de Mode” .

Every year we change our office uniform. Committees were form for our office uniform for them to be in charged in the design, color of the cloth and to find good tailor, tailoring shop to do and sew our uniform which we’ll be going to wear for one (1) year. After a week of meetings and canvassing for everything they got two tailoring/dress shops to choose from. They have Mario Manantala our old tailor and Maison de Mode owned by Xerxes Maghanoy as our contact tailors and designers.

Maison de Mode (Xerxes Maghanoy) is a newbie in dress shop business. We’ve known him (Xerxes Maghanoy) for his father is our co-worker, in fact his father is our Regional Technical Director in the office before he was assigned to the other Region. Maison de Mode was the one contracted to design and do the office choir uniform and it was good as expected. And that earned his trust here at the office.

I still remember a month ago when Mason de Mode (Xerxes Maghanoy) together with his staff got our measurements here at the office for our office uniform. It was then so smooth and everything is in order.

A week before wearing our uniform that was last week of June then, we contacted Maison de Mode (Xerxes Maghanoy) about our uniform so that we can fit it and if ever there will be some alterations he can still have time to fix it. But we haven’t heard anything from him at all, he won’t even reply our text messages, his dress shop is always close. One day his secretary in the name of Noli texted us that some of the uniform are ready for pick up already. He even texted me this message on June 30 1:27pm, which I quote:

“good pm po! Mag start mi ug distribute tomorrow…Magtxt lng mi as soon as ready na. Thanks and pls be guided accordingly..”

On July 1, we went to his shop, but again it was close, he then texted one of our officemate that they will be available, Xerxes Maghanoy & He (Noli) on Sunday July 2. We came again on Sunday, but only Noli was there no Xerxes Maghanoy at all. I even gave Noli a down payment worth 650 pesos and he issued me an OR. There were two (2) blouses done but the result was bad as in very bad….bad because it was not sewn well, it was not “pirma” pressed and it was so dirty. It is like an amateur or should I say a practicing dressmaker sews it. What his dressmaker done to our cloth was a waste, a total waste!!! They ruined everything, from the cutting to the sewing itself.

What was then so disappointing is that Xerxes Maghanoy didn’t even dare to explain to us what have just happen. He can’t even be reach by phone or text. Am just wondering then, what does he think of our uniform, a trash or just a mere cloth for a practicing dressmaker? I can’t help but be angry of what he has done. I demand for a total refund of my down payment so as payment for all the damages he has done.

If my other officemates won’t take any action because they’re afraid that what Xerxes Maghanoy done can put shame into his father’s name, well I don’t care. They are two different entities. Maison de Mode – Xerxes Maghanoy should be responsible enough to face us all and explain to us everything and should be accountable for everything.

Pictures below are finish product of Maison de Mode.....



now tell me can you call those things uniform??? aren't the owner of Maison de Mode ashame of his finish products are? i really need an explanation for everything!!!!