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 He does post the text of his email in the comments. It didn't sound threatening to me, but it may have come across that way because of cultural translation (or mis-translation), as you mentioned.
 The La Spalla is not a 3 button suit (despite the fact that it has three buttons). It's a "2.5 button suit," meaning the top button is for decorative purposes and is not meant to be used, and the jacket is cut to drape properly with only the middle button fastened. Source: That said, I don't think it looks bad with the top button fastened, but it would probably look even better without.
 You can find the exact procedure for doing this here:
 If you're willing to do made-to-measure, you can try Kent Wang. Look through the fabric swatch collections at the bottom of that page (especially the summer ones)--see if there's something you like. This one has a light purple linen option. Look through his affiliate thread on Styleforum, too, to get a sense of what they can do.
 If it's definitely the wrong collar and/or your instructions were not followed, ask for a remake. I once got a spearpoint when I asked for a semi-spread, so they re-made the collar free of charge (I had to pay $5 to ship the incorrectly made shirt to New Jersey).
  Collars always look a little more spread when the shirt is folded than when the same collar is worn on your neck. Also, try wearing without collar stays to let the collar roll a little. It may look closer to how you want. Not sure.
 I have a Napoli in size 34. I'm about 5'9" 150lbs, and it's a decent fit but on the snug side (I was a little thinner when I bought it). I'm guessing you're going to need a 36R, which would be consistent with others' having said they needed to size down one size with the Napoli from their normal size. Post pics when it arrives.
 Keep in mind that SS measures their jackets' shoulders by following the curve up to the base of the neck and then back down to the opposite shoulder. This results in a larger measurement than you'd get measuring the same jacket straight across the back. Per their size guide, they measure shoulders like this:    
 I'd also definitely go for the long if I were you. You can always shorten sleeves from the shoulder, but it looks like you might have enough room to just do it from the end of the sleeve.
For vegan shoes, check out these three makers (all specialize in vegan shoes), in this order: 1. DiRomeo (Italian) 2. Novacas (Portuguese) 3. Vegetarian Shoes (British) I own shoes by all three, and while they can't match top quality leather shoes, they get the job done and are leagues ahead of synthetic shoes from Aldo or Kenneth Cole. You may have to order online. MooShoes in NYC carries Novacas and Vegetarian Shoes, and Sudo Shoes in Cambridge, MA carries all three,...
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