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post #1051 of 1727
Ambrosi used to be 'outsourced' the pants for Solito and Rubinacci I believe. Don't see anyone calling him a cheaper option. Or a lesser one.
post #1052 of 1727
The relationship between Solito and Ambrosi is over and Ambrosi left some customers ( by some, I mean me) hanging out to dry.
post #1053 of 1727
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Ambrosi used to be 'outsourced' the pants for Solito and Rubinacci I believe. Don't see anyone calling him a cheaper option. Or a lesser one.

Definitely lesser. I would rate him as terrible as would many others. Cheaper, absolutely. When he was doing outsourcing I believe the charge was about three or four hundred euro.
post #1054 of 1727
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Definitely lesser. I would rate him as terrible as would many others.

lesser due to bad quality or because of lateness?
post #1055 of 1727
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post



lesser due to bad quality or because of lateness?
The quality. Have you actually used ambrosi or are you just guessing?
post #1056 of 1727
@agjiffy Any chance we can see more of your cifonelli collection?
post #1057 of 1727
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

The quality. Have you actually used ambrosi or are you just guessing?

I don't own any, but I've seen and handled a few.
Edited by venividivicibj - 5/15/16 at 9:48pm
post #1058 of 1727
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Solito does nice work though, especially if you ask for a more traditional cut (rather than slim and short). Panico and Iorio are also great. I haven't seen the non-Paone stuff from Rubinacci, but it might be worth stopping by their store.
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post

Funny you mention Raffaele Iorio. He doesn't get mentioned a lot on this board, blogs or instagram. Or have you seen some of his stuff irl?

I've never heard of this Iorio either, but very curious to learn more. Managed to dig out a few photos here on SF and it looks really nice. Does anyone have first hand experience and/or know about style, prices etc...?
post #1059 of 1727
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I don't own any, but I've seen and handled a few.

I think the common experience is that the outcome ranges from great to horrendous. I think many find that the problems are too common and too hard to get fixed to make it worthwhile. I like the the armoury guys are upfront about this and are always willing to give you your money back when Ambrosi flakes out, so it can be worth a try. In my case, I never received the great; just the horrendous. The pants were unwearable. And he didn't seem to have much interest in making them right. I tried, but that was a time-consuming experience that I imagine would have been impossible without the armoury standing behind the pants. Ambrosi is the only tailor I've ever used that doesn't require a look at the finished product on the client. I find that troubling, particularly at his rarified price point.

I thought Simon Crompton's review was pretty much spot on.
post #1060 of 1727
Simon Crompton's reports are not reliable. Just look at one of his shirts, a total mess, not to mention a number of other things he has written about clothes. Getting something right now and then means his words are meaningless.
post #1061 of 1727
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Simon Crompton's reports are not reliable. Just look at one of his shirts, a total mess, not to mention a number of other things he has written about clothes. Getting something right now and then means his words are meaningless.

Well, feel free to add your own personal experience with Ambrosi, which I take it is more meaningful than Simon's.
post #1062 of 1727
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

@agjiffy Any chance we can see more of your cifonelli collection?

Sure. Today - Cifo tweed jacket (porter & harris harris tweed) and trousers (smiths flannel).

post #1063 of 1727
The rear-enlarging military jacket, which I generally wear casually with jeans. There are many more on the french bespoke thread, I believe.

post #1064 of 1727
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post


I've never heard of this Iorio either, but very curious to learn more. Managed to dig out a few photos here on SF and it looks really nice. Does anyone have first hand experience and/or know about style, prices etc...?

Yes, I do have first hand experience with him, so do other forum members. However I do not know whether they want to tell about this.

He is a Neapolitan tailor, does soft coats and hates anything exaggerated.

Works out of a very small workshop inside a multi-storey residential building, nothing fancy, no frills. Coffee is included though.

Prices, as always - depends on who you are, who introduced you, how the tailor likes you etc. I'd say his prices are within the price range of other non-luxury Neapolitan tailors.

Happy to answer any other questions.
post #1065 of 1727
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Originally Posted by C&A View Post

Funny you mention Raffaele Iorio. He doesn't get mentioned a lot on this board, blogs or instagram. Or have you seen some of his stuff irl?
Why no mention of the post-Rubinacci Gennaro Paone stuff? Imo his work is certainly up there with his contemporaries Gennaro Solito, Antonio Panico and Raffaele Iorio that you do mention.

@dieworkwear you might have overlooked this one while creating your funny chart - I (and other users too, I am convinced) would be happy to see your answer here. smile.gif
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