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post #1426 of 1843
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

Not the pants, the attitude. It's the kind of attitude that empowers posters who have experience with a few makers to ridicule people in the trade with a lifetime of experience. It's the kind of attitude that confuses price with quality. And it permeates many of the threads. It offends me when a poster complains that he has to explain adjustments to a maker as is if he were a buffoon or crook. Dario makes pants out of his house, he puts out a good product at a good price and I question the standing of those who have never threaded a needle to piss on people who do so for a living.
CB: I could care less if don't like Dario's pants but I do question why you purchased 8 pairss from him if the fit sucked and the work was sloppy. There must something you saw in his work that kept you coming back. I know that I would have stopped at 2 if the product was that bad no matter how cheap they were.
BTW, does your avatar signify that you went to Harvard, MIT or Cambridge, or did you just grow up in a town called Cambridge?

You're reading something other than what I am posting.

I didn't ridicule anyone. I said what I know to be Dario's capabilities. I don't care how long someone has spent doing something. I offer an honest critique based on experience.

I had to explain adjustments because he kept getting them wrong. That doesn't make him a baffoon or a crook.

I can't sew. But I've tried a number of different makers. I'm writing for people who want to make informed decisions about what to purchase.

I didn't say Dario's pents are bad because they are cheap. They don't fit well because they don't fit well and I suspect that is related to the process he employs. They don't cost a lot but, in my experience, still aren't worth it.

Why are you so emotionally invested in my opinion?

You had a good experience and you shared it. I had a bad one and I shared it. Seems like this should end before you ask to see my college transcript.
post #1427 of 1843
Because, as I stated above, your posts reflect an element of the forum that I don't like. That's all.
post #1428 of 1843
Perhaps relevant to these discussions, I waited 18months for my last order from Dario.

I'd forgotten that until just now.
post #1429 of 1843
I've never waited than a month. My be he just didn't like you. LOL.
post #1430 of 1843
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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

I've never waited than a month. My be he just didn't like you. LOL.

I think I waited about a month too.
post #1431 of 1843

Who is this Dario, pardon my ignorance, and how do I order some pents?

post #1432 of 1843
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

Who is this Dario, pardon my ignorance, and how do I order some pents?

Lol. He's based in the States I believe, which is why you probably never heard of him.
post #1433 of 1843
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

Who is this Dario, pardon my ignorance, and how do I order some pents?

He makes pants out of his house in Staten Island, NYC. He has made pants for a number of NY tailors and makes directly for those brave individuals that venture to the wilds of SI.
post #1434 of 1843

Fwiw, I had some trousers made by Dario (via LS Men's) and was generally unimpressed with both the fit and manufacture. The more expensive Ambrosi was good, but hardly blew my mind. He certainly wasn't worth the exasperation.

 

Ercole and Mina are both excellent for trousers.

post #1435 of 1843
I know some guys who were convinced to try Dario by a long time client of Dario's. They each gave him some cloth and got measured. Literally two years went by and no pents. Finally, the client who made the intro had to go to Dario's house and retrieve the cloth. It had never been cut.
post #1436 of 1843
I had a pair of trousers made by Dario through LS.
He copied a bespoke pair and did a pretty good job so they fit well. The workmanship was unimpressive, though nothing more had been asked of him.
They eventually split at a seam, though I fault the cloth (LS house cloth), not Dario for that.
post #1437 of 1843
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Lol. He's based in the States I believe, which is why you probably never heard of him.

 

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Originally Posted by etkl View Post

He makes pants out of his house in Staten Island, NYC. He has made pants for a number of NY tailors and makes directly for those brave individuals that venture to the wilds of SI.

 

Thanks for the info.

post #1438 of 1843
I have to say that I'm surprised but accept that Dario has sat on other people's orders. He made about 20 pairs for me and, as stated above, I've never had to wait more than a month for any of them. If he had kept me waiting as long as others, I would have dropped him long ago. In many ways, it would be easier for me to have Ercole make my pants. At this point, after years of searching far and wide for the perfect suit, they make most of my other stuff and my admiration for them is documented elsewhere. At first, I felt a bit awkward explaining to Ercole that they needed to set aside some cloth for Dario to make my pants. But they were cool about it. They know him and I believe he has done some overflow for them in the past. At this point, Ercole even marks out the pattern for Dario when they have to have to squeeze out pants from a shortish piece of fabric for a suit.

I'm not blind and I'm not stupid. Ambrosi's pants unworn, are impressive in the detail of their workmanship. I also have enjoyed my meetings with Salvatore, although it never occured to have dinner with him. However, his workmanship doesn't necessarily translate into a better fitting pair of pants and I think his default style does not conform with American tastes. Above all, his unreliability has been obvious to me from the beginning of our relationship. Again, I never felt I was being conned. But I don't really like the uncertainty and inaccessibility that goes along with dealing with travelling tailors generally and dealing with him was more than I could tolerate. I do wear his slacks and enjoy them but not any more than others I have tried. FWIW, the fishtail pants A & S pants made with the suit I ordered from them in 1987 are still my favorite, although they are no longer with us. LOL.

A few more words about Dario. I admit to a certain amount of sentimentality about him. He's a Dominican immigrant who works alone and has put four kids through college including one who is a doctor by makhe ing pants. He's also an incredibly sweet and huimble guy. I can assure you that if made pants that didn't meet my standards I wouldn't use him, I've spent too much time and money on this hobby to walk around in clown pants.I also am fortunate to be able to afford Abrosi and the like but I don't see a need to. However, I have to admit that those other factors weigh in my choices. Finally, do not go to Dario if you are going to obsess about the fineness of the sewing of his buttonholes, not that there is anything wrong with them. But really, when you put on a pair of pants do you get off on a detail that no one will ever see. Fit is king and if his pants fit you well, then why would you buy pants that are 6x as expensive and cause you agita in th eprocess.
post #1439 of 1843
Where did you go to college?
post #1440 of 1843
Cues in his message:
1. I'm smart.
2. I'm heavy.
3. I got the moniez.

Congratz to you sir!
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