That's Amore: Naples' Five Major Apparel Houses, an article in the September/October, 1998 issue of Departures by Jo Durden-Smith discusses what the author believes to be the five most significant Neopolitan men's clothing manufacturers. Â Included among the august fashion houses of Attolini, Kiton, Borrelli, and Isaia is the house of Mariano Rubinacci. Â A search on styleforum.net for posts about this line produced a few hits, but not nearly as many I would have thought a company that has been ranked the equal of the other Neopolitan men's clothing giants would have. Â Very few upscale men's stores would seem to carry this line (actually, none that I can recall), which seems most unusual. What are your opinions on Rubinacci style and quality relative to Kiton, Attolini, etc., and why is this company not as well known among the sartorially au courant, or as well represented by US retailers?
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