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post #496 of 617
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Originally Posted by SartodiNapoli View Post
 

I do not know Panico so can´t say anything about, but Pino Peluso is a great tailor and friend of mine who does a great Neapolitan cut, also a very cultivated person who can talk about everything and a pleasure to chat with. I miss going there once in a while to chat and take coffee or going out to eat.

 

He introduced me the tailor of the prior Holy Father, The Pope.

Indeed, Pino is a very cultured gentleman and a great tailor. It seems like Pino Peluso is one of those "well kept secrets" amongst the italians. Many i've asked hold him in high regard. Most igents here don't know much about him however. But i did speak to him and he is willing to travel. As it is, he is already travelling to Paris. Hopefully one day the level of sartorial appreciation in Singapore will be high enough for him to have enough orders to make the trip!:p 

post #497 of 617
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Originally Posted by Mark Lee Jin Yi View Post
 

Indeed, Pino is a very cultured gentleman and a great tailor. It seems like Pino Peluso is one of those "well kept secrets" amongst the italians. Many i've asked hold him in high regard. Most igents here don't know much about him however. But i did speak to him and he is willing to travel. As it is, he is already travelling to Paris. Hopefully one day the level of sartorial appreciation in Singapore will be high enough for him to have enough orders to make the trip!:p 

 

 

Agree, better to stay away from igents and bloggers. We all know what happens when they hype one, after some months they ruin the name of whoever making the tailoring losing real habitual clients. 

post #498 of 617
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Originally Posted by Mark Lee Jin Yi View Post

Sure, I just came back from Naples last night. The final suits are not ready but I do have a couple of pictures from the fittings. 

I have decided not to write my experience here in the Solito thread for a few reasons (out of respect to the thread starter and to Solito himself, so as not to contaminate and derail the thread etc). Hence, I will create a new thread for Pino's work and will post the link here - but give me some time to write it! Lots of school work to catch up on after spending so much time in Naples. 

As a primer, a few quick observations: 

Pino Peluso

1. Perhaps the most conscientious neapolitan tailor I worked with - really took his time with me. 
2. Most responsive to emails/facebook messages (we chat on facebook message and even when i first emailed him, he once replied my email thrice a day which would be a record for neapolitan tailors:p) 
3. In terms of finishing, I would say it is slightly better than Solito's. I think this stems from the fact that his Sartoria is a little smaller. I will show some pictures and you guys can judge for yourselves! 
4. Understanding English - about the same level of understanding as Luigi Solito. 
5. 2 fittings done in Naples - he said he wanted to feel satisfied with his own work and he wouldn't be happy with just one fitting. So we did the measurement, first fitting and second fitting all in 3 consecutive days (Caveat: I messaged him and emailed him in advance and he could organise his schedule accordingly). 

Panico

1. Spent less time with me during the measurement and fitting than Pino, but perhaps thats because he has quite a few years more experience (Pino is also a Master Tailor but he is in his 40s, Panico is a lot older). 
2. Very responsive as well - Paola generally replied to my emails in English the next day. 
3. Finishing slightly better than Solito's. In particular, his pick-stitching is very discreet because thats what he likes. I had to ask many many many times before he agreed to double stitch my double breasted jacket but he said he will do it in a very "soft" manner. 
4. Language here was a big problem especially during the selection of fabrics - but that turned out really well! Over the days I started to understand basic italian abit more so it was ok during the fitting as well. 
5. 1 fitting done in Naples - but the state of the jacket was more advanced than the usual first fitting. He also seemed very proud that he could get that result with just the first measurement. He looked at me, smiled and said in his raspy voice "Primo misura"wink.gif 

Overall, I want to point out that both were true gentlemen.

For example, Pino was willing to work hard over the few days and suit my travelling schedule to Capri and Pompeii etc. This meant an early morning fitting on Friday and an evening fitting on Saturday! He was even willing to do the fitting on Sunday morning if I couldn't come back to Pompeii on time. At the Sartoria, he was very careful with his words when I asked his opinion on the Solito suit and Matuozzo shirt I was wearing. Because of his ability to speak English, we managed to develop a cordial relationship and we chatted about all sorts of other things (including the military, because we had both been through it). 

Panico was a true gentleman as well. He also accommodated my travel schedule and he actually waited for me in his Sartoria at 6pm on a Saturday (he usually closes at 1pm on Sats) because I wanted to pay half of the remaining 1000 euros I owed him in cash - so as not to suffer on the transfer back in UK. He was very patient in the fittings and choosing of fabric and did not appear impatient at all with this new young inexperienced client of his. When he did not agree to my requests because it was not typical neapolitan style, he would also slowly explain to me in italian the reason why it was not a good idea rather than simply dismissing it. 

Such a pleasure to be in the company of these two gentlemen amidst the chaotic city:D

Very interesting post, may I ask you range of prices of these tailors?

Thanks,
post #499 of 617
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Originally Posted by JLopez View Post

Very interesting post, may I ask you range of prices of these tailors?

Thanks,

as always in naples - it depends on who introduced you, who you are and how much the tailor likes you...
post #500 of 617
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as always in naples - it depends on who introduced you, who you are and how much the tailor likes you...

Actually with Pino, his prices start from 2500 and go up to 3000 euros (for some pretty good s180s fabric). While I was at his sartoria though, he showed me some gorgeous s200 fabrics that can be custom woven for you, and that's 5000 euros. One thing to note, he told me he doesn't increase his prices when he travels. But, he will only travel when there are sufficient orders. Which is very fair, I feel.
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Hey guys! As promised, I took a little break from law school and wrote Part I of my experience with Pino Peluso. I will do Part I of my experience with Panico next after i've handed in my two essays. 

 

I created a new thread for Pino and will create a new thread for Panico so as not to contaminate this thread. 

 

Here's the link to the thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/512414/sartoria-peluso-thread

 

Hope you guys enjoy reading it(: It's a nice break for me from Jurisprudence:p 

post #502 of 617
@Mark Lee Jin Yi thanks for the review! I will read the links and I'm interested in hearing more. Ah, jurisprudence is definitely something fun to get away from (5 years out of law school currently). Good luck with your purchases!
post #503 of 617
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Originally Posted by Mark Lee Jin Yi View Post


I have decided not to write my experience here in the Solito thread for a few reasons (out of respect to the thread starter and to Solito himself, so as not to contaminate and derail the thread etc). Hence, I will create a new thread for Pino's work and will post the link here  

I'm confused about what's going on in this thread from post #489 on, especially given the statement that I quoted above. Please start a new thread about the other tailors.
post #504 of 617
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I'm confused about what's going on in this thread from post #489 on, especially given the statement that I quoted above. Please start a new thread about the other tailors.


Dear @juuceman

 

With regards any confusion, distress and/or chagrin that you may currently face, kindly refer to Post #501 for immediate relief. :rotflmao:

 

Included therein is also a link to the new thread that has been started. 

 

Kind Regards,

 

:rolleyes: 

post #505 of 617
Does anyone know if Solito has confirmed his trip to NYC this December? If so, what are the details?
post #506 of 617
Thread Starter 
I've not heard that he's booked anything. He said when he was here in Sept (or whenever that was) that he would be back in Dec and going to be a the same place. Whose location I've already forgotten ...
post #507 of 617
I must have that address somewhere. Back in Sept, he was very confident that he would be returning to NY this December. But then again....
post #508 of 617
Luigi tells me he'll be in NYC on Dec 3rd and 4th. Might want to contact him for appointments; I assume he was planning to reach out to people soon (although I know the date is close)
post #509 of 617
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I've not heard that he's booked anything. He said...... that he would be back in Dec and going to be a the same place. Whose location I've already forgotten ...

I met up with Luigi Solito earlier today (to collect a sport coat which turned-out very nicely indeed) and asked him about New York.

He and shirt maker Luca Avitabile will be back in NYC next week and will see clients on Thursday Dec 3 and Friday December 4.

Venue is the same as previously:

HMS International Fabric Corporation
730 5th Avenue, Suite 502
New York NY, 10019 USA

They promised me to put it up on instagram later today.

Otherwise:

satoriasolitonapoli (at) gmail.com - http://www.sartoriasolito.it/
info (at) lucavitabile.it - http://www.lucavitabile.it/
post #510 of 617
Thanks, Bengal-Stripe. I am sure the email to his NYC clients is slowly making its way across the Atlantic.
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