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post #136 of 1860
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
Can someone (anyone?) explain the magic of the Ambrosi pents?

I don't mean handwork or construction - I mean fit.

Is there an Ambrosi silhouette?

I have some pics at home that might show the difference.
post #137 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I like the product enough that I am willing to deal with it.

I know you do. Perhaps if I had been able to go to Naples and get fitted for a bunch of stuff at once it could have worked out. It seemed to help significantly in your case.

Truth be told, I am so happy with Despos that I don't feel the need to look elsewhere, though the price is close to double.
post #138 of 1860
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
I know you do. Perhaps if I had been able to go to Naples and get fitted for a bunch of stuff at once it could have worked out. It seemed to help significantly in your case.
It helped but I still had to deal with a taste of what foo and nay are going through.

And, truth be told, Salvatore still owes me four pairs. I do expect to get them some day.
post #139 of 1860
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It helped but I still had to deal with a taste of what foo and nay are going through.

And, truth be told, Salvatore still owes me four pairs. I do expect to get them some day.

Wow, a tough situation all around.
post #140 of 1860
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
Is there an Ambrosi silhouette?

Note the pickstitching:

post #141 of 1860
This thread is remarkably similar to the weekly"where's my Jantzen shirt?!??" threads of a few years back.

A much higher end, hand-stitched version of those threads of course.
post #142 of 1860
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
Wow, a tough situation all around.

Well, I told him not to rush those. Four are for summer suits and one is a whipcord that can wait until fall. If I get them by June I will be happy.

However, the two that were supposed to come in December arrived in March.
post #143 of 1860
lol
post #144 of 1860
This thread delivers. Not Carlo Franco good, but still
post #145 of 1860
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
This thread delivers.

Unlike Ambrosi?




























(Sorry, couldn't resist)
post #146 of 1860
Quote:
Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
Can someone (anyone?) explain the magic of the Ambrosi pents?

I don't mean handwork or construction - I mean fit.

Is there an Ambrosi silhouette?

+1. All this discussion about Ambrosi's "magic" pants has aroused my curiosity. BTW, what's the price range?
post #147 of 1860
The "magic" is chiefly in the degree and quality of the hand-sewing. Since the pants are already nearly all hand-sewn (virtually all hand-sewn if you buy the "golden" ones), it is hard to imagine anyone else doing its equal in that respect. Rubinacci, for example, makes excellent trousers--but they cost me twice as much and have about 60% as much hand-sewing. Who cares about hand-sewing? Well, I don't know if they make 'better' pants, but I appreciate the artisanal workmanship regardless of the function or aesthetic effect. If you don't get that, a pair of Ambrosi's aren't for you.

Plus, the price is relatively low. Most bespoke trousers from a top tailor will cost more than $1,000.
post #148 of 1860
I understand why people care so much about hand sewing in jackets, since the stitching helps form the shape of the coat. But pants aren't shaped the same way. So why do you care if it's hand sewn or not--just because?
post #149 of 1860
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
Unlike Ambrosi?

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

Ouch.
post #150 of 1860
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
The "magic" is chiefly in the degree and quality of the hand-sewing. Since the pants are already nearly all hand-sewn (virtually all hand-sewn if you buy the "golden" ones), it is hard to imagine anyone else doing its equal in that respect. Rubinacci, for example, makes excellent trousers--but they cost me twice as much and have about 60% as much hand-sewing. Who cares about hand-sewing? Well, I don't know if they make 'better' pants, but I appreciate the artisanal workmanship regardless of the function or aesthetic effect. If you don't get that, a pair of Ambrosi's aren't for you. Plus, the price is relatively low. Most bespoke trousers from a top tailor will cost more than $1,000.
Kiton K50 bespoke trousers cost $15K... whatever Ambrosi charges looks like a bargain in comparison.
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