Returned yesterday, from my first visit with Ripense. Ordered a suit and a shirt, and plan/hope to do one suit pr. year going forward. Not exactly big timing, but moving forward with my wardrobe in a steady pace.
Now this is my first bespoke suit, I choose the always popular and "safe" navy route. No harm in that I guess... :). As indicated by Paul, he certainly has his opinions on styling - but for me they where all reasonable and founded in his vision for his work.
After I had given my overall design-brief, fiitngs was much more efficient than I imagined, discussing and fine tuning design choices along the way, both between me and Andrea, and between Andrea and his head tailor. I found both quite assuring. But then again, how where I to know how exactly stuff like this work with this exact house, when this was my first visit.
In the 2 fittings I had, we already got a long way and I'm already looking forward to going back for the final fittings in september or october.