Yes, I have. In Florence two years ago, I stopped in sensa appointment and ordered
one shirt as a trial. You are correct, more MTM - try on a smock, etc. but a good degree
of choice as to details that I was not able to get with Individualized Shirts here. Edge
stitching, smooth front, choice of rear pleats, etc etc and many collar choices.
Simone comes to NY a couple times a year, and I ordered three more, making a few
adjustments to style and fit. I tweaked the collar spread a bit, and the point length...I don't think
these changes went all the way to another collar type, yet the adjustments were made. The only downside to this is I swear he has a lot more
fabrics in Florence than he brings to NY.
The shirts are rather slim fitting (I asked for them that way) but on the next order will
ask for a bit more room.
I am not an expert on construction but the shirts seem to be well made - so far.
He also makes ties and suits, neither of which I've tried.