Originally Posted by sprout2
Going all-out, I see. Very good.
The DB is smokin'.
Do you distinguish uses/contexts for your Italian versus English stuff?
TBH at first I didn't plan the commissions ahead. But after receiving a few items and wearing them for a while. I probably should start to think about this.
I will use Neapolitan tailors mainly for spring/summer items, especially causal stuff. Neapolitan tailoring brings the right vibe to the garments for that purpose. For fall/winter stuff, either Italian or British tailors will do, depending on the item and mood. However, I'd like to reserve formal stuff to British tailors.
Fabrics matter. For example, cashmeres for Neapolitan tailors, since I like them to be sweater-like. Finishing matters too. I'd like to hand more expensive fabrics (eg: vicuna) to a dedicated finisher. But it could just be me caring too much.
In addition, I've found English soft tailoring (like Steed) and Italian tailors with British influence (like Florentine and Milanese tailors) bring out the best of two worlds. I'm sure this has been discussed here repeatedly. You will find a lot of techniques in tailoring are common under many circumstances. A well tailored suit is appealing anyways, British or Italian.