Originally Posted by GusW
My custom mtm shirts from G. Inglese through No Man Walks Alone all have excellent fabric and more hand detail than Kiton or Isaia RTW shirts at a much, much better value. I think my last trunk show MTM order from Inglese shirts averaged around $300 +/- and Kiton shirts are now $850-$1250 RTW. Plus with MTM Inglese they fit me. There is no reason why I would buy Kiton or Isaia any more.
Purely subjective opinion.
I dont like those hand details and have had more that one person ask me if the shirt was not finished, which only reinforced my doubts about the look. The hand details on the ISAIA, finamore, kiton are much more pleasing to the eye and they seem more refined. I dont know what takes more time to do in practice, however the afforementioned neopolitan RTW/MTM brands are more aestetically pleasing.
This is a subjective opinion I realize.
What is up with the dots? Is that the style? I really wish I could get over that bc they are great value.
In terms of fabrics i have handled from each. ISAIA uses better more luxurious (for lack of better word) fabrics, and Kiton even better but both are more expensive than GI so thats no surprise.KITON prices are getting out of hand.i have only handled a few GI shirts so i cant speak about all their fabrics.
I default to ISAIA bc the size 40/15.75 is perfect for me. I have MTM shirts that dont fit any,better or at least I cant tell.
In terms of the isaia shirts gett8ng smaller. Most major stores have switched to the "I"talian cut which is trimmer than "E"uropean. If you look under the size tag there should be another tag designating the cut. Barneys i think was first but now even saks, neimans etc have the I cut.