Originally Posted by voxsartoria
For what it's worth, Napoli Su Misura, Mina Adamo's traveling tailoring service, currently charges â‚¬300 CMT for pants. Considering that includes a baste and forward fitting in one's locale, her prices seem on par with what you describe for customers in Naples buying directly from the various local makers. At least to my uneducated eye, the construction on my first pair from her seemed approximately on par with the construction of a pair of Ambrosi-made pants that I have.
I am puzzled by the flavor of your comments about Ambrosi given that you are not, as far as I know, yourself a customer. The Ambrosis used to make the pants for Rubinacci, and I believe that they continue to make them for Solito (if not now, then until relatively recently.) Both are well regarded tailors in Naples and beyond. I rather doubt they would use a bad pants maker. Moreover, every person who has used Ambrosi seems delighted with the product (when they get it...
It would be more interesting for you to say what you heard, even if you do not know it directly yourself, rather than leaving a vague rumor hanging.
I was given up to three names of pantalonaio by different Sartorias and none mentioned Ambrosi, that is the fact. The other comments were amply expressed here, with late deliveries and pants seams opening up, which have heard also in Naples as a reasons he was not included in this best three list.
The 80 years old guy, only really makes few pants for selected few, and according to the people I have spoken to, he is really on a different level of construction and fitting. I have expressed my desired to have at least one trouser made by him, but not sure I can make it in the list of the selected few (he cannot phisically produce that many).
You are right, I am not a client, but have heard the feedback in Naples directly from people that have used his service and preferred others to him, so it puzled me that so many people on this forum were going to so much trouble, waiting times and spending that much money, if they could get better things in Naples. I certanly would not, but I have easy access to Naples and go back quite often.