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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quick question, I picked up a mid-blue glen plaid Isaia suit from STP during the sale. It is more than I usually spend even with the discount, and I was wondering about the level of the line. It says 'Gianluca Isaia Napoli'. I think that there is one line higher, but I wanted to be sure it wasn't the diffusion line. It certainly feels nice and fits well. It has the neapolitan backwards-slanting shoulder (the 'pupilla' of legend) and I now know what folks mean when they describe a suit that 'hugs' the shoulders. I just wanted to get a sense of the cost-benefit here.
post #2 of 11
Well, I guess there is Enrico Isaia. But what you got was the Isaia's standard $2500 suit. Plus, I think the ones on STP have a pleated sleevehead, which is nice.
post #3 of 11
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 I think that there is one line higher, but I wanted to be sure it wasn't the diffusion line.
There was a recent discussion about Stu's Isaia suit from STP and his purchase was the second line down from the highest, as you suggest, and certainly not the diffusion line.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks, STYLESTUDENT. I remember that discussion and I tried to find it on the search and did not turn it up. I will look again.
post #5 of 11
I enjoyed meeting you at Brooks last night.  Had I known about this suit, I would have taken your girlfriend's position more emphatically.   I think the "Gianluca" on the inside breast pocket label is in a larger and emphasized font in the diffusion line.
post #6 of 11
So what is the highest line called?
post #7 of 11
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So what is the highest line called?
I thought Enrico Isaia was the top line. Jon.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi Ambulance, I very much enjoyed meeting you as well. We should definitely grab a drink at Zucca at some point. I was, needless to say, quite chagrined when the STP package (ordered a while ago) arrived on that very night. I am thinking of sending the suit back. It fits well, but the color is an 'interesting' mid-blue that I am not sure is great for client meetings.
post #9 of 11
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Hi Ambulance, I very much enjoyed meeting you as well.  We should definitely grab a drink at Zucca at some point. I was, needless to say, quite chagrined when the STP package (ordered a while ago) arrived on that very night.   I am thinking of sending the suit back.  It fits well, but the color is an 'interesting' mid-blue that I am not sure is great for client meetings.
Keep 2 out of 3? I noticed on another thread that you purchased several shoes at the Paul Stuart sale with the assistance of a NYC SF member.  If you need to explain this purchase to your gf, tell her that shoes last a long time if properly cared for, so that the expense amortized over many years is actually quite low. I'll PM you about that drink.
post #10 of 11
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(Duveen @ April 14 2005,10:57) Hi Ambulance, I very much enjoyed meeting you as well.  We should definitely grab a drink at Zucca at some point. I was, needless to say, quite chagrined when the STP package (ordered a while ago) arrived on that very night.   I am thinking of sending the suit back.  It fits well, but the color is an 'interesting' mid-blue that I am not sure is great for client meetings.
Keep 2 out of 3? I noticed on another thread that you purchased several shoes at the Paul Stuart sale with the assistance of a NYC SF member.  If you need to explain this purchase to your gf, tell her that shoes last a long time if properly cared for, so that the expense amortized over many years is actually quite low. I'll PM you about that drink.
Or Duveen, as a fellow size 13, if you want to unload any of those PS shoes, please let me know what you'd like to part with.
post #11 of 11
There should be a size 13/14 club for the exchange of those rare uber-large good shoes. I was having this very discussion with one of my brother rats yesterday: when we go shoe shopping, the question is not, "do you have this in a 13?". Far too often, it's, "what three styles (max) do you have in a 13 that aren't electric blue and fluorescent yellow?"
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