Originally Posted by edmorel
not to speak for Mina, but since I have an idea of what we talk about here on SF when we say silhouette/house style/cut etc....
As she said, she works with each client individually but there is a house style, it is the Neapolitan coat that you see from the other tailors that are popular here, it's wide lapels, very soft shoulders (whether they are manica camicca or not), very swooped/open quarters, a shorter jacket, big sleeves. Now obviously you can add your design elements to it, get smaller lapels, a longer jacket, smaller quarters etc but you should be going to see her if you want a jacket/suit in the Napoli style to begin with, if you are going to change the style entirely and micro manage, there is a good chance that neither you nor her would be happy. Mina is an excellent fitter, my first jacket was pretty much spot on the first fitting and the only thing we have changed has been the length.
Maybe it's the photos, but the jacket(s) shown seem to have rather square shoulders.
I own Isaia, Belvest (not Napoli in origin) Battistoni (Rome), all RTW but all with very rounded
natural shoulders, except the Battistoni which has some extension, but not square.
The Rubinacci I've seen on IAMATT has similar shoulders to mine.