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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
He seems more frail than he used to be, so I can't imagine it will be much longer, unfortunately. He spends that month each winter back home in Italy...I would think that it is calling to him.



There's useful information and photographs in this thread.


- B

I think i may have to commision an overcoat as my final piece from him. I was thinking something really classic like Navy or Black 3 button with 2 flap pockets? just up his alley! Last time i talked to him about it he said he would be willing to do a overcoat with zero shoulder padding. What you think?
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by jamesbond View Post
I think i may have to commision an overcoat as my final piece from him. I was thinking something really classic like Navy or Black 3 button with 2 flap pockets? just up his alley! Last time i talked to him about it he said he would be willing to do a overcoat with zero shoulder padding. What you think?

I think that is perfect because Joe loves overcoats more than any article of clothing.

I've known him for, oh, 25 years, and if I think back, I cannot remember a single occasion where he didn't produce a new overcoat that he was making up, or an old one he was altering, for show.

He really likes doing them.


- B
post #18 of 23
I have been going to Mario the tailor in Chestnut Hill since '98, I have not tried Rizzo b/c I have been so happy with Mario, but it is good to know there is another dependable tailor just in case near to me distance wise. Mario is also getting older, but his son and another nice guy are doing excellent work there as well, and he will eventually take over.

Edit: Are there any excellent English tailors in/around Boston/Cambridge? Thanks.
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Cool shop, a little too much John Kerry for my tastes...


I kidded Joe once that if JK were as good a politician as Joe is a tailor, he'd be president.
post #20 of 23
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Edit: Are there any excellent English tailors in/around Boston/Cambridge? Thanks.

No.

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I kidded Joe once that if JK were as good a politician as Joe is a tailor, he'd be president.

I once kidded JK if he were as good a politician as Joe is as a tailor, he'd be a tailor.

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post #21 of 23
Joe is incredible. I've commissioned two suits and one overcoat from him. Each piece has been spectacular.

The house style (I've always asked for what he does best -- a classic-fitting clean-front jacket which will be in style 5, 10, 15, and 25 years from now) is fantastic (unless you yearn for drape). No jacket has ever been as comfortable on me as the ones he makes. I have sacks from BB which are near-billowy on me and they feel more constricting than the sleek, trim suit jackets he has made for me -- all of which are as comfortable as sweaters.

I will be going back to him sometime soon for a third suit, I think (recession be damned!)

Joe is a great man, and he has been so kind to me and my family (others have had him alter their clothes). It will be a shame when he retires -- and he's mentioned retiring quite a few times over the 5+ years I've known him.
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Pictures?
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post

Joe is a great guy, and it will be a loss when he retires, which cannot be far off now.


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Well, Joe is finally retiring.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/11/17/master-craftsman-closes-shop/iwiaf8B8aNNAA5J27OH1IO/story.html
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He locked the door and headed to the Charles Hotel, where a group of professors waited to buy him a drink, some of them customers for 50 years, some just a few. All were wearing Calautti’s work. Robert Glauber, a former Treasury undersecretary, wore a checked blazer Calautti made in 1992. Gautam Mukunda, an assistant business school professor, wore a recent Calautti three-piece suit.

“Joe,” Mukunda asked, “who do we go to now?”

Economic historian Henry Rosovsky, an emeritus dean in his 80s, shook his head and frowned. The answer was simple: “We don’t.”
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