Originally Posted by inimitable
Hand sewn buttonholes, shoulders and crows foot stitching was something like an extra €20 or 30. If I hadn't opted for this it would have been an entirely machine made shirt.
Not a bad thing at all, but just worth noting.
Simone has made one shirt for me (I was fitted twice in Florence during Pitti), it was very nice even though it was almost 100% machine made. Good value for money IMO, light-years better in fit
than my made-to-measure shirts from Finamore (despite being fitted by a Finnamore rep during a trunk show), Truzzi etc . For my following shirts I will make some small alterations, but this is only normal, it was after all the first shirt Simone made for me. Both Abbarchi and Bugelli (another renowned shirt maker in Florence) makes their shirts almost entirely by machine by default.