Solito was hardly a 'deal' of any sort - he predated NSM, and Rubi came to town infrewuently. For Neapolitan tailoring, Solito was essentially the only game in town (save the guy who came with Scafora, who was more MTM).
You do realize this is true of most customers that deal with traveling SR tailors, right? Churn is always high, orders from old customers grow somewhat infrequent as their wardrobes expand, but that doesn't mean they haven't built a sustainable business with overall volumes increasing.
Here’s another thing people like you don’t get – I never sh&t over Rubi in this thread – I mentioned several times that I like their cut. I pointed out the uncorrected drop right on a prominent Rubi customer, and wondered why his garments were held in such esteem on SF. Unlike people like you, I have the capacity to make critical notes of tailors that I myself use.Improve your reading comprehension.
I see you’ve been hitting the bottle earlier than usual. Unlike you, I don’t glean my info simply from forum posts.I’ve met Bernhard Niedersuesz 4 times now (before, and after, he moved on to CM Frank), and have been to the Knize store in Vienna twice. Half their models on display are MTM Brioni, so perhaps you simply forgot to ask / look at the label.Knize prides themselves as having one of the softest cuts in Europe – Bernard actually once mentioned that the shop lost...
I met Luca for the first time about 6 weeks ago, and he explictly noted my dropped shoulder and took two pics for the tailors back in Naples.Who knows what the final product will look like, but it's worthwhile to note that he highlighted the dropped shoulder as an issue, and (without any prodding) stated that it would have to be fixed by the tailors.