Originally Posted by F. Corbera
There are some persistent mythologies in this thread.
First, nothing on a Borrelli (old school), Barba, Finamore, Kiton, etc. shirt is attached "by hand" sewing except for the buttons. For that you would need to see someone like Matuozzo and even with her, you would have to pay dearly and make it clear that is what you want.
is a client of Matuozzo (see below). Although not mentioned by name (but covered by the rubric "[a]ll my tailors are in Naples"), Borrelli was his shirtmaker for a period, but less than satisfactory results saw him cross Spaccanapoli to AM. It should be noted that Anna will add nubs for a small sur-charge.
MATTHEW FAN, 27, lawyer
Where do you like to shop in the city?
I don’t, really. All my tailors are in Naples, Italy. My suit and jacket maker is Rubinacci. My shirts are made by Anna Matuozzo and my trousers are M. Brosi. I would say 90% of my wardrobe is custom-made.
Originally Posted by Mandres
Is it possible these "new" Borrelli shirts are counterfeits?
Did you see Gomorrah?