Originally Posted by Dan e gee
I have been waiting for mine for 2 months also. However, unlike you I took no notice of people like the OP who started all the rumours as he contradicts himself.
Anyway, how do people do business? What he was first accused of has been standard business practice for years. Bribing clients with free gifts, lunch and drinks for a contract is no different than sending someone a free tie.
At first he claimed that those 'vintage' fabrics were not as hard to find as GC claimed. Then he insinuated they were not 'vintage'?
I try not to listen, and I certainly would not judge by a photo.
Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
I was not too interested in the age of the silk anyway, but more in the selection he had to offer.
When I do receive mine if the silk is sub standard and the tie poorly constructed I will send it back.
Until I can judge for myself I will not jump on the bandwagon of condemnation and judge someone on gossip.
I will give him the benefit of the doubt. That is only fair.
I think it is way too easy to brush these controversies off as something that was started by SartodiNapoli like @hymo
also tried to do on page 4 of this thread.
When SartodiNapoli initially started screaming and shouting at Gianni there was no involvement at all of myself or T4Phage. Actually at that time I wasn't looking at the Passaggio Cravatte thread that much and I continued to patronize Passaggio at that time.
If you go 2 pages back in this thread you can read what I/we found out recently about Gianni's business practices. SartodiNapoli then jumped on the bandwagon, as did others.
I really believe that the shit storm that is now hitting Gianni, could have been avoided by him if he would have addressed my reasonable questions about inkjet printed silks heads on. Rather than dodging the question and blaming others. He could have even turned it into something positive for his business if he would have made an honest "official statement" and offering a resolution for those who felt misled. Of course, that would only have been necessary for those who were buying his ties and paying the premium for his unique selling point (HAND PRINTED VINTAGE OF WHICH ONLY FEW METERS ARE LEFT AND THAT ARE 40-80 Y/O), not for those who now keep repeating that the vintage aspect is just a minor one, or even totally unimportant.
Now the fact that Gianni decided to issue an "official statement" that is bending the truth and again contains falsities means that either he is willingly lying to his (former and current) customers or just doesn't know a thing about fabrics. I think its a case of both actually.