Sartorial London: The Official Thread (UPDATED 9/6/2012) - Page 7
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I think Maglia supplies the frame and metal parts but Talarico provides the sticks.
I don't believe Talarico makes their own sticks. They didn't seem to have the capacity to when I visited both of their workshops. Plus, Mario Jr. told me that they get them delivered, but I don't know from who. I have my guesses, since there aren't many people who do this type of work, but conjecturing here seems like the kind of thing that leads to crazy internet rumors (e.g. all Marinellas are made by Drake's).
When I visited in 2008, they had whangee-handled sticks sitting around that were bound up to shape their curves. But, that was 2008. And then, they would not speak about a custom order or cutting a stick to length. So, who knows.
I've just joined StyleForum and am going to London the week after next. I am a slim, short person, which makes finding clothes difficult. I buy a lot of clothes at Uniqlo because their XS shirts / jackets and 29 waist chinos fit well, are of good quality for the price, and are simply & fairly elegantly styled (unlike what I've seen in other mass market chains such as H & M, C & A, Zara, etc.)
I'm wondering if anyone knows of shops in London that sell small sizes (I'm looking in particular for shirts and jackets). I wear a 44 jacket in France (34 UK/US?). I'm looking for off-the-rack clothes, not bespoke, in natural fibres (synthetic linings are OK) and don't want to break the bank...
Thanks for any tips and advice you may have!