Today I went looking for E.G. Cappelli, world famous tie maker from Napoli. I am posting this so that anyone planning a shopping trip in Napoli will be able to find the store and also to give a little insight into my experience.
Assuming that you are starting in Chiaia area:
Go to Piazza del Martiri
This is Piazza del Martiri, facing the waterfront.
Turn around and head up hill away from the waterfront.
At the top of the hill the street turns left, then forks. Stay left and head down this little pedestrian street.
After two blocks look on your right for this gate:
If it's locked you can ring the buzzer. He is number 17.
Head into the gated neighborhood and walk straight up towards the tree.
Take a right at the tree and on your right is the entrance.
Enter the shop and there are a few display cases and some ties set out. The main display room is down one floor.
Here are a few pictures of the ties he offers. They are very simple for the most part. Mostly printed silk with a few woven options.
I didn't take pics of all the ties, sorry! Here is the link to their website:
Patrizio was great to talk to. He told me that he was a pharmacist and then 18 years ago he sold his pharmacy and got into the tie business and now he's selling ties all over. He was packing up a box to ship to Houston TX while I was there! He is a true gentleman and speaks very good English.
Edited by AmericanGent - 3/16/13 at 3:05pm