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why the vox-ian levels of snark?
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What are pleats at the neck?


I just edited that based on help I received from AlexSF.  Sorry.

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You crack me up man. 

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She currently charges 350-400 Euro, this shirt was 400 Euro so about $520 US. 

And please don't take this disclosure as braggardly- this was my Christmas present from my wife.  (This and the Indiana Jones BluRay box set.)
This is a one time thing for me. 

Can you order a shirt w/o any hand sewing? Is that what you get for 350 euro?
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T4phage might have a better answer. I was under the impression that the €350 price was dependent on the fabric, but I never asked.
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440 euro?

hope it came with a happy ending...

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Italy still has a one of the highest levels of craftsmanship in the world, this is our tradition it is part of our culture. It is a country full of tailors from the one man show charging from €600-1000(without fabric generally) to the more established tailors charging €1500-2500. In Florence, where I am from, I can think of at least two established tailors that produce clothes equal to Rubinacci in fit, cut and finish. What you pay extra for with Rubinacci is reliability, honesty and accessibility all things which are not to be underestimated, particularly in Italy.
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440 euro?

hope it came with a happy ending...

 

It was only 400, so sadly.. no.
 

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Wait -- Ten goddamned pages and not a single pic of him wearing the shirt? WTF?
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Wait -- Ten goddamned pages and not a single pic of him wearing the shirt? WTF?

 

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. 

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Wait -- Ten goddamned pages and not a single pic of him wearing the shirt? WTF?


I know, refreshing, isn't it?

 

We need moar American Gents on this damn forum.

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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. 
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.
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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 .
Cari saluti
Simona
 
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,

Warm Salutations,
Simona

 


 
 
 
After I received Simona's first email (linked in spoiler) I wrote back to her that I had seen on the internet that the fully hand-sewn shirt was 400 euro and that the partially handmade was less and that I just wanted to be sure that there was no confusion due to my poor Italian skills. 
 
She replied today:
 
"Ciao Tommy ,
non sò da quale sito hai preso queste notizie , ma sicuramente non erano del nostro sito ufficiale , mi dispiace che ci siano state notizie sbagliete , spero di aver chiarito tutto .
Comunque per rassicurarti le rifiniture che ha la tua camicia sono le principali e le più importanti .
Sarò comunque sempre a tua disposizione .
Buon lavoro e un abbraccio forte alla tua famiglia .
Simona"

Translation:

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.
 
Simona
post #149 of 262
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T4phage might have a better answer. I was under the impression that the €350 price was dependent on the fabric, but I never asked.

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.
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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.  

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