I don't know if this is relevant to Nay's point, but I will say this:
1. On my most recent trip to Naples (May 2011), the trash problem was much, much worse than on my previous trips a few years earlier. There are garbage pile-ups even in the decent parts of the city.
2. As time has passed, I've grown less and less enamored with the Neapolitan bespoke experience. I've been burned and don't feel like venturing out much more. I will stick with Rubinacci because they have consistently done right by me, but that's it. The romance is great, but those of us who need some degree of reasonable reliability and responsivness from our tailors should look elsewhere. No, I don't consider it an option to hunt out obscure but supposedly amazing tailors in Naples, then use Google translator to communicate with them from the States, pay by bank transfer, then wait 6 weeks to 18 months for an order that will invariably be wrong, yet be left with no recourse. Some of us may recall, Ambrosi used to be a somewhat obscure trousermaker with a near mystical reputation, and yet here we are.
3. All that said, I will surely return to Naples again, and probably sooner rather than later. I may not want to do much business with its local craftsmen anymore, but even amidst the grit and garbage, the city is a magical place to be--for the food, for the people, for the intangible sensation of deja vu and crumbling grandeur that haunts every street. So long as Da Dora stays Da Dora, I will be back to Naples.