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Yasu great stuff, congratulation. All look good.

On the wrinkles, I once asked directly the guy that was working the iron on jackets at Volpe 's sartoria, and his first advice was to find a good dry cleaner that offered hand pressing, and specifically ask to use minimum steam and always a thick cloth between the iron and the wool garment (to avoids shining) . After telling him that is rare in England to find dry cleaners who know how to hand press, and reassuring him that I was quite competent with my Polti Vaporella iron, he told me to source an heavy cotton cloth (sourced a thick cotton drill-white), an iron where steam can be regulated to a minimum (my Vaporella had his full approval as is in fact a semi professional iron), and possibly a sleeve board and/or a tightly rolled bath towel, for the sleeves , shoulders, and other rounded parts. I use both a sleeve board and a rolled towel.

So either find a competent dry cleaner and discuss the above; or a competent hand presser and again discuss the above, or if you are a confident ironer yourself, follow the above.
post #107 of 115
Yasu, all are fantastic! I'm curious, does Sr. Volpe use or recommend a particular shirtmaker? Also, does he ever visit the US?
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Yasu, all are fantastic! I'm curious, does Sr. Volpe use or recommend a particular shirtmaker? Also, does he ever visit the US?

Mr Volpe won't travel to USA. He regularly travel to Rome and Milan other then receiving in Naples, and has been coming to London over the last two years, but going forward these trips are becoming rarer due to the low order per trip ratio as I understood.
As I understand, Volpe has shirts made by different shirtmakers all the time, an although I asked him several times who he would recommend, was always wary of suggesting someone in particular adding that some time he had to sort the shirt fitting issues himself. However, once we were in the Marinella boutique in London, an discussing shirtmakers with some Marinella/Volpe clients, and both Volpe ad the Marinella Manager, as well a clothing rep from Naples, had only good things to say about Lombardi (I was wearing one of his shirt) and went as far as saying that he was peraphs the only true shirtmaker left in Naples (Un vero Camiciaio).
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Marco, Thanks for your informative reply. With regard to Lombardi being perhaps the last true Neapolitan shirtmaker, some might argue that Matuozzo should be considered. Recently, I have heard good things about Satriano Cinque. Would love to hear from any members who have experience with them. Lastly, the SB Volpe cuts is gorgeous. What is his DB model like?
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Marco, Thanks for your informative reply. With regard to Lombardi being perhaps the last true Neapolitan shirtmaker, some might argue that Matuozzo should be considered. Recently, I have heard good things about Satriano Cinque. Would love to hear from any members who have experience with them. Lastly, the SB Volpe cuts is gorgeous. What is his DB model like?

Marco, i am also curious about his DB's. I also didnt know that Sgr Volpe offered bespoke shirts. Is that by his camiciaio friend Alberto?
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Yasu, all are fantastic! I'm curious, does Sr. Volpe use or recommend a particular shirtmaker? Also, does he ever visit the US?

Thanks for the complements, Brian. It is hard to find volpe's quality at his price range. Definitely worth trying if you have time.
post #112 of 115
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Bespoke51,

Outside of marketing stories, internet undue hype, etc, Lombardi is a true third generation shirtmaker, and in his office there is a proud record of an official document from the Kingdom of Italy issued to his grandfather. He was a shirtmaker himself before many others even came on to the scene. He is well regarded by the Neapolitan tailoring industry, not some internet hype or marketing campaign. I have tried many Neapolitan shirtmakers including Satriano, and overall I agree with the reputation Luciano Lombardi has among the industry.
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Marco, Thanks for your informative reply. With regard to Lombardi being perhaps the last true Neapolitan shirtmaker, some might argue that Matuozzo should be considered. Recently, I have heard good things about Satriano Cinque. Would love to hear from any members who have experience with them. Lastly, the SB Volpe cuts is gorgeous. What is his DB model like?
post #113 of 115
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Marco, i am also curious about his DB's. I also didnt know that Sgr Volpe offered bespoke shirts. Is that by his camiciaio friend Alberto?
Sorry Yasu, I meant the shirts Volpe wear himself, not that he makes them for clients. I am too young still for DB I feel, so I have not yet explored DB, but there is a picture I posted earlier with a DB hunging from the ceiling (also the guy with white hair is the one that I talked to about ironing ;-)
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Just found a few pictures of Gianni Volpe DB jackets worn by GV himself, on marco's blog Gentleman Napoletano. I previously had never seen pics of his DB jackets but now I am tempted to get a few![IMG][IMG]
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