I like the Linen choices at the top of the list.
The patterns, however, are extremely disappointing. They look like
the Isaia and Zegna stuff that my local Saks and Niemans
peddle ". Italian for the American Country Club member".
market. Nothing subtle or interesting.
Look at some of the patterns from O'Connells- I don't mean the
madras. Ignore the "trad" cut of their jackets and focus on
what to me are interesting, textured fabrics. Not like the oversized
I am confused. I am a former customer who stopped using then-called Chipp
when I moved to CA over 20 years ago and didn't get to New York routinely.
I got MTM and RTW- Chipp had it then. The MTM was traditional MTM, i.e.
based on a stock pattern. Except for details which I specified, my MTM from
Chipp was indistinguishable from RTW. At the time there was a model
jacket that they offered that fit me without alterations. I loved their
clothes and still have some items.
I was in Naples in September and it never entered my mind to get
pants from Ambrosi given his record of a few years back. In fact,
I visited no tailors but contented myself with sighseeing and eating
"Shoulders too padded, too square.
Overall, jackets fit poorly. Belt buckles
show through the quarters, probably
because the jackets are too small."
Maybe no padding, but to be more subjective,
not to my taste. Next two sentences
stand as written.