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post #931 of 1857
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

It just blows my mind that a "vendor" would treat his customer this way.
It sounds like you invested thousands, and had Ambrosi done right by you, I'm sure you would have continued to work with him over the long haul.
Ambrosi will eventually burn all his bridges, guys like this always do in the end.

It is indeed baffling. Craftsmen don't necessarily know how to do business.
post #932 of 1857
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Sounds like a winner...

Where do I sign up to hand over my money, wait 6 months and then get the same amount back!

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post #933 of 1857
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

When did you last try him? Happy customers post-2008 are a rarity.
As for the rustic finishing: well, it wasn't always so. Newer trousers are much sloppier in craftsmanship than older ones. My originals are really at another level and worthy of appreciation.
sounds like you take those trou out and appreciate them from time to time. do you ever shake your head and wonder why ambrosi went down in quality?
post #934 of 1857
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

sounds like you take those trou out and appreciate them from time to time. do you ever shake your head and wonder why ambrosi went down in quality?

My guess? He got too big too fast.
post #935 of 1857
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


My guess? He got too big too fast.


So did one of his client. devil.gif

 

Couldnt resist.

post #936 of 1857
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


So did one of his client. devil.gif

Couldnt resist.

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post #937 of 1857
I will keep you posted on the saga. Rumor has it that they have been sent. We will see if it is another case of the check being in the mail. I will also post the finished product with a fit and the workmanship. You can be the judge and jury.
post #938 of 1857
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Originally Posted by Fred49 View Post

I will keep you posted on the saga. Rumor has it that they have been sent. We will see if it is another case of the check being in the mail. I will also post the finished product with a fit and the workmanship. You can be the judge and jury.
orly?
post #939 of 1857
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

sounds like you take those trou out and appreciate them from time to time. do you ever shake your head and wonder why ambrosi went down in quality?

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

My guess? He got too big too fast.



From what I understand the two folks on either sides are the new owners of Ambrosi. They've been active in pushing the brand in their native country Korea, as well as in Japan and other potential big markets. Maybe they're over pushing Salvatore's capacity??? facepalm.gif


btw Ambrosi is having a trunk show in Tokyo today and tomorrow
followed by Osaka on Sunday & Monday smile.gif
post #940 of 1857
New "owner"?

I thought Ambrosi was an artisan workshop, an atelier type of place, full of rustic charm and Salvatore himself and his father HANDMAKING all the trousers, each and every stitch?
post #941 of 1857
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

New "owner"?
I thought Ambrosi was an artisan workshop, an atelier type of place, full of rustic charm and Salvatore himself and his father HANDMAKING all the trousers, each and every stitch?

That's more or less the way it was back in 2007 when I first started using them. You can find the glowing review online. However, the plan was to vastly expand production capacity through a new workshop or factory with many more workers. I don't know if that ever happened, but Salvatore has posted online suggesting the transition was in part to blame for delivery delays.
post #942 of 1857
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

That's more or less the way it was back in 2007 when I first started using them. You can find the glowing review online. However, the plan was to vastly expand production capacity through a new workshop or factory with many more workers. I don't know if that ever happened, but Salvatore has posted online suggesting the transition was in part to blame for delivery delays.

It is inexcusable to promise a customer that his product will be finished and shipped on a certain date, then delay it even further. This fast business expansion signals that Salvatore is biting off more than he can chew.
post #943 of 1857
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

From what I understand the two folks on either sides are the new owners of Ambrosi.

Interesting - did not know that,.
post #944 of 1857
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

When did you last try him? Happy customers post-2008 are a rarity.
As for the rustic finishing: well, it wasn't always so. Newer trousers are much sloppier in craftsmanship than older ones. My originals are really at another level and worthy of appreciation.

Last pair was delivered in early 2010.

Maybe rustic wasn't quite the right word. They look very handmade though there is nothing discernibly sloppy about them.

Out of interest, what is he charging clients in Asia?
post #945 of 1857
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

Said it before and will say it again: I have Ambrosi's and I have Ercole's. The Ercole's are better.

I've ordered from both and I don't think Ercole can compare.

Maybe I just had bad luck and I really wanted to stick with Frank since he's such a nice guy but in my experience he just isn't a good fitter.

Some people here seem to be happy with him which is cool for them since at least the Brooklyn price is reasonable. Though even in terms of constructoin, I'd give Chan the edge in this price bracket.
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