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post #91 of 106
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I hear you man, I don't have anything on order with him, so I'm not too concerned with his schedule, but many people who frequent this forum paid upfront for goods and never heard from him, which just raises a red flag about someones character. If they have no urgency to make their customers whole, as much as he may be a master of his craft, I would be reluctant to give him any business even if I was in naples and 100% sure he would deliver while I was in town. Sometimes you pay more for certain houses such as rubinacci, but at least they give you the service and treatment of an old world bespoke tailor. Have you thought of using ciro palermo or renato ciardi while there?

What's weird in my case is that I didn't even pay him anything up front. He never even asked about it. Just at the end I was like...so...I guess I'll pay you the whole balance when I see you in NYC? He said sure. Meeting in NYC instead of having him just send me the suit was done really for convenience - already we had a couple of basted fittings. So he's got a suit of mine, which probably needs no more adjustments, and really all he has to do to collect full payment is email me back. Yet it doesn't happen.

I have stuff in the works with a couple of other tailors in Naples, but neither of those two. Palermo, as I understand it, no longer works but has passed the business on to his apprentice, Zizolfi. I do have something in the works with him. For Ciardi, unless the price in Naples is much different from his tour prices, I think I have to pass.
post #92 of 106
I believe ciardi is around 2500 euros in naples, but I could be wrong, his US prices are just baseless as I understand it

How has palermo's apprentice worked out so far?
post #93 of 106
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

I believe ciardi is around 2500 euros in naples, but I could be wrong, his US prices are just baseless as I understand it

How has palermo's apprentice worked out so far?

When the time comes nearer I'll send Ciardi an email and see what the deal is.

Zizolfi was great to talk to - the stuff he had on racks looked very nice, but I haven't had a fitting yet with him. When I was last there, I only had time to meet with him, pick a cloth, and take some measurements.
post #94 of 106
Very cool, hope it all works out for you
post #95 of 106
Does Rubinacci or any other reputable italian tailor (besides NSM) travel to NYC regularly?
post #96 of 106
Rubinacci does. A neapolitan named Sabino does. There may be others. But it's not like the Brits. The Italians who do come are not generally looking for new clients. they mosty come to see pre-existing cliens with whom they already have a relationship through the home base.
post #97 of 106
I know thats true of Rubinacci, on his last visit he said he was only meeting existing clients
post #98 of 106
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Rubinacci does. A neapolitan named Sabino does. There may be others. But it's not like the Brits. The Italians who do come are not generally looking for new clients. they mosty come to see pre-existing cliens with whom they already have a relationship through the home base.

So I guess it remains a cottage industry.
But that must be its' charm.
Edited by comrade - 9/4/13 at 12:00pm
post #99 of 106
Has anyone gotten an actual appointment time with Solito for this wknd?
post #100 of 106
No frown.gif.
post #101 of 106
Honestly not worth chasing this guy, if you're in naples i'd say give him a go, but other than that I don't see a track record that would warrant an investment
post #102 of 106
I'm in Naples often enough that I'm confident I'll get my suit eventually. But yeah...if youre not, be aware before ordering that communications are highly inconsistent and promised visits subject to last minute changes.
post #103 of 106
I still have faith.
post #104 of 106
Update for those who haven't yet gotten an email: Solito not coming this wknd.
post #105 of 106
one of the great things about Luigi is the way he consistently saves me lots of money. That's why I am so loyal to him.
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