Because I'd rather spend my time in Paris than London.
French Tailoring Thread (e.g. Camps de Luca, Cifonelli, Smalto and etc.) - Page 45
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+1 re Lucca and his scissors dancing around your neck. He's the only bespoke shirtmaker I've seen do that schtick with the cardboard collar. He's a maniac, but it pays. Playing on the height & opening of the collar in front of a mirror is really an effective way to hone in on the best balance for your face. Surprised no one else does this. Also, he's the only one I've seen experiment on you with first button placement -- makes a huge difference when doing open neck.
Makes a huge difference I concur, and he puts real thought into it. As you say as well the only one I've come across to ask about the button placement if you never/rarely wear ties. I plan on giving him another go to sort out the issue with the sleeve/cuffs I have.
None, apart from seeing them on a list on the Chateau Olufsen blog, I couldn't get much information other than that out of the internet, even on depiedencap the forum en francais only talks about Courtot or Lucca. Of the others on the list Halary is not well-regarded and Rolly is shut.
According to the site below they closed their shop in the late 1990s and in 2012 Didier Thuillier relaunched the brand. They have a phone number listed if you wish to be measured in Paris but do not give details on sur mesure etc.
I was gonna say... the travel time for one way is 2 - 2,5 hrs. I have even made the trip from Cologne, Germany to London and back in a day.
It's still more annoying than not going at all, but it's not too bad either
Ok, good point.
Well, I'm shock by this part of the interview :
"Tailoring techniques didn't evolve, we always very traditional, in the old tradition.
Therefore, materials are now changing. We are now changing for more and more fused, less horses hair.
Nowdays, we have trouble to found supplies. We are now required to adjust to the proposed solution."
Lino Ventura was very close to Cifonelli familly. Massimo told me that Mr. Ventura used to eat pasta with them on week ends.
Finally, I resize my pictures for my post on Kenjiro Suzuki (that you can see here).
Kenjiro Suzuki was alone this afternoon. (He normally work with his wife and one intern)
I came few times and I never meet his wife. She might be working from home.
Mr. Suzuki is fluent in French and Japanese. Unfortunately, he is not speaking English.
He told me that he will learn soon because he wants to work with customers in London.
Mr. Suzuki learned a lot at Smalto, so his cut is very Smalto-esque. He add few measurements for his own style.
He has 50% French customers and 50% Japanese customers. He get famous in Japan mostly because of NHK documentary.
Price for a 2 pieces suit is starting at 3.5000 euros.
Mr. Suzuki is very, very busy. He told me that it would take at least 2 months for a suit.
He is already thinking of hiring someone (an other talented tailor) since it's pretty hard to satisfy every customers.
Every year, Mr. Suzuki is travelling in Japan for a trunk show at Wako Ginza (department store).
Price will be more expensive than his price in Paris.