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Back from Italy - the damage done.

post #1 of 61
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First, a big thank you to all of those who helped me out with suggestions and information in my 'Going to Italy' thread.

Here's what I ended up with:

Navy Cucinelli wool/cashmere v-neck
Brown, unlined deer skin gloves from Cilento (not sure if these are unbranded Merola or not - the guy I spoke to didn't seem to know. Either way, they are very nice.)
White Finamore cotton/linen shirt
Light blue Finamore cotton shirt
Light blue Finamore linen PS
Navy Finamore knit tie
Aqua Borrelli Luxury Vintage linen shirt
Navy Borrelli canvas belt
Off white Borrelli canvas belt
(The belts are made by Barone Roccadoro and have solid brass buckles with a finish that looks like brushed steel.)
White cotton/hemp Incotex pants
Dark brown Tod's suede moccasins

Here's a quick group shot that doesn't really do anything justice:




Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam Hober View Post
Kaplan,
When you visit Naples please ask Marinella and Cappelli who makes their grenadine silk for them and let me know. Also please ask them what their current charges are for bespoke 3 and 6-fold grenadines.

Have a good trip I wish I could go.
David, Marinella charges between 90 and 100 Euros (I forgot) for an OTR grenadine tie.

After being escorted from their smaller store - around the corner and up a wide set of stairs - to their larger one (necessary for a bespoke order) I enquired about their silk. The woman I spoke with didn't know and phoned someone to check.

Apparently they get some of their grenadine silk from the UK and some from Italy; I wasn't given any names at first. When I suggested Fermo Fossati as the Italian source, they replied that some of their silk indeed was from there.

Price of a 3 fold bespoke grenadine is 120 Euros, (what they call) a 7 fold is 180. I didn't go to Cappelli, sorry.

I made a bespoke order for a navy grenadine that probably is made with FF silk as it looked very similar to what I've seen in photos of Hober ties.

Marinella also had a less chunky grenadine, which I assume is from the UK supplier.



I'll leave you all with a random sample of my vacation shots



Please let me know if the pic is too big and needs resizing.
post #2 of 61
I hope you had a good time...from the pictures it seems you had it!
post #3 of 61
Great pics!
post #4 of 61
It's lunchtime and the food in those photos look amazing.
post #5 of 61
Thanks for posting this. Good scores there!
post #6 of 61
Great pics, you have a good eye for taking shots! What program did you use to make that collage of pics? After seeing those I so want to go back to Italy now.
post #7 of 61
lovely montage. welcome back
post #8 of 61
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the kind remarks
Quote:
Originally Posted by scoota View Post
Great pics, you have a good eye for taking shots! What program did you use to make that collage of pics? After seeing those I so want to go back to Italy now.
The collage is made with Picasa 3 - it's free and very easy to use.
post #9 of 61
Nice photos and your purchases look great too. Sounds like you had a nice time!
post #10 of 61
Trastevere, one of, if not the best neighborhoods in Rome. Oh how i miss you potable aqua. Looks like you had a good time.
post #11 of 61
Very nice photos! I'm quite jealous.
post #12 of 61
Very well done - I'm glad you had a good time. It looks like you got a lot of great stuff. Did you happen to visit any tailors in Naples?
post #13 of 61
I'm jealous.
Great photos.
How much were the Finamores?
post #14 of 61
Nice pics. You didn't go for mtm finamore? That navy knit tie is pretty sweet. I've seen that in person.
post #15 of 61
nice gloves. details?
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