Anna Matuozzo - A walk-through of my bespoke shirt purchase in Napoli. - Page 10
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Can you order a shirt w/o any hand sewing? Is that what you get for 350 euro?
My answer will be worded in a fashion that is in keeping with how I treat people in all of my interactions, both face-to-face and online.
There is not a picture of me wearing the shirt because I am not inclined to post one.
Originally Posted by AmericanGent
News on the Anna Matuozzo front. I wrote to Simona (her daughter) and asked her about the amount of hand-sewn work on my shirt and I asked her If the price I paid was for semi hand-sewn or full hand-sewn.
She replied today :
Ciao Tommy ,
la camicia che abbiamo realizzato per te è a mano ( asole , travetti , giro manica , la spalla , il bottone in madreperla , le pieghe giù ai davanti ) , tutta tutta a mano è una richiesta particolare del cliente è costa di più .
Se tu vuoi anche le pieghe nei lati e il collo si può fare ma c'è una differenza .
Sono a tua disposizione per qualsiasi cosa .
Google translate butchers this so I'll clean it up a bit:
The shirt that we made for you is made by hand (buttonholes, bar tacks, armhole, shoulder, mother of Pearl buttons, pleats down the front). A shirt made completely by hand is available to our customers by special request but would cost more. If you want hand stitching down the side seam and a hand attached collar it can be done but there is a price difference.
We are at your disposal for anything,
I do not know which site gave you this news, but it certainly was not our official site. I'm sorry that there has been wrong news, I hope I have clarified everything.
However, the most important thing is to reassure that the finishing touches on your shirt are just right.
I will always be at your disposal.
Good luck and a big strong hug to your family.
Thanks. The reason I ask is that if the way AM cuts is the distinguishing feature of her shirts and you don't really care about the hand stitched bells and whistles that do not enhance the fit or make of the shirt, you may be able to get the biggest bang for your buck by foregoing all of the extra needle work.
Well, I beg your pardon if my tone was insulting. My exasperation was meant to be somewhat wry. I just find it funny that there's page after page (after page!) of bickering about quality, when the whole issue would be cast in a more appropriate light based on the appearance of the finished result. Meanwhile, you certainly didn't seem shy about taking pics during the fitting. It's like sharing the experience of a $500 haircut, showing the barber cutting your hair, and then not showing what the haircut looks like in the end. Weird.
Thank you for your reply Greggers. My original intention for this post was to provide a walk-through so that if anyone else wanted to have a shirt done that they would know how to find her and get an idea about the process. I really didn't want to post the pictures of myself, but I felt that showing Anna at work was important.
I am not really comfortable posting pictures of myself online (even on FB) and when I post on SF I prefer to focus on the item. At 6'1" 230 I'm no menswear model.
That said, I do understand your point that seeing how the shirt looks while on the body it was made for would give a better idea of her work.
Sadly, I have not had a chance to actually wear the shirt yet. I wear gym clothes or jeans to work and then change into my uniform, so It's just hanging in the closet.