Originally Posted by teoky
It's because they aren't mentioned much around here. Maybe someone with first hand experience should start an Antonio Mura appreciation thread.
The name is Antonio Muro. I met Raffaele Muro in Florence during Pitti 87. He is Antonio's son, and seems to be both a tie maker and their sales rep. The company is really small. It's Antonio, his three sons and 3-4 employees. Company was started in 1970. They make ties and pocket squares. Ordered four ties in different constructions to evaluate. He carried quite a lot of vintage swatches. He was very careful to stress that this is "real vintage" from around 1955-70 or something like that (Raffaele does not speak English and the guy who translated was not very good at English either). We actually had a bit of a discussion about Passagio Cravatte, he was aware of them, obviously the tie makers in Naples knows about the "scandal" or whatever one should call it. He stressed that all his vintage classed silks were real vintage silks and not ink jet printed. They do make reproductions of vintage silks, but they never call it vintage in that case. Also, their vintage silk ties are about €50 more than regular silks.
I'll let you more and post pics when I get the samples.
"Real" vintage sample. According to Raffaele.
I'm not an expert.