French Tailoring Thread (e.g. Camps de Luca, Cifonelli, Smalto and etc.) - Page 24
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Why would you go to Cifo RTW? It's made by Caruso and sold at a premium, I don't really see the point.
Honestly, if you want well made suits in RTW, do target (especially on sale) Corneliani, Pal Zileri and Canali. They're very good value for money (on sale).
Otherwise, if you're thinking about spending the kind of money that would cover a Cifo RTW, do walk a few more blocks up to Jean-Manuel Moreau and order a MTM Orazio Luciano - La Vera Sartoria Napoletana. You'll pay a tad less and get a beautiful napolitean cut.
Cifonelli uses Caruso Golden Finish option.
I would go for Cifo RTW, just because the fitting is made by Lorenzo Cifo.
And Alterations are made by Cifonelli staff, they adjust a lot of things.
Also sales guy in the boutique is very helpful. Not like most of other ready to wear brands...
Yes, they wrote "4 weeks at Charvet and 6 weeks at Cifonelli".
But Challenges is a Financial magazine... There is a lot generalities and mistakes.
Charvet shouldn't not be compare to Cifonelli, there are well-known for their shirts not there suits.
Edited by HighToned - 11/10/13 at 4:18pm
Got a blazer from a consignor recently, leading to this exchange:
1. 1995 Sulka bespoke blazer (maker?)
>>Ciffonelli. Yes. I know, this is surprising. A client, who gets clothes made there as well said that ciffonelli did some CMT services >>years ago with Sulka. That jacket was actually made, fit, and delivered in Paris. It is the Ciffonelli cut, model, and styling details
I have not seen any recent Cifonelli bespoke up close. All I can note is that the interior pockets are set at a slant, like hacking pockets, as pictured below. Is this an indication of any particular Parisian tailor or house? Does anyone know who Sulka used in Paris about 20 years ago?
Not sure if this has been posted before but here's a piece from Permanent Style about a bespoken Cifonelli suit: http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2013/12/cifonelli-navy-suit.html#.UqQ74fRDt8E
They don't generally schedule far in advance (like British tailors), but it is usually every other month or so.
Best bet is to send them an email, or call and speak with Romain and they'll inform you of their next visit a few weeks before.