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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by water View Post
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The collar fits true to size. I wear a 15.5.........


I don't get all these collar fits true comments,
I found them to off about 1/2 pt on every shirt I have tried.
post #17 of 31
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You have to be a lover of really huuuuuge tie knots

Nah, my head is shaped like a light bulb so I prefer spread or cutaways. I bought my Barba shirt online and although the collar was described as "spread", it certainly is not what I consider as such.
post #18 of 31
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
So $150 NWT is an okay deal for these?

I'd say that's on ok deal. Shopthefinest (Ian Daniels) regularly has a good selection of Barba shirts available for approx. $120-140. Note also that Barba makes a variety of sleeve lengths for any given collar size (and Ian always gives the exact sleeve measurement in his listings).

I have several Barba shirts and fit them to be cut a bit slimmer through the torso than Borrelli. (Not to be a complete shill, but once again I find Ian's very detailed measurements to be very useful in finding a good fit once establishing a baseline for comparison.)
post #19 of 31
Yes, another big thumbs-up for Ian's measurements!

I've generally found Barba to be the best fit for myself, as well, although I'm only going by two shirts. I should add, however, that I recently purchased a Borrelli on eBay that's slimmer than the ones I'm familiar with (the ones made for Neimans and the American market generally). The seller listed all the major measurements - almost exactly like a Barba shirt of the same sizing, though of course there's variation in both lines - and I find that I'm preferring it to my Barba's. The tag is like (exactly like, I think) the tags in the suits, essentially square and with just the seal/Borrelli Napoli, and bears a handwritten number. It's a 15-1/2" size 39, with a 44" chest and waist (my Barba's also do not have any waist suppression). If anyone can help me to identify this particular line of Borrelli shirts, I'd greatly appreciate it.
post #20 of 31
And I find that they don't fit my (nearly perfectly parallel to the ground) shoulders at all. My experience (and someone will no doubt disagree) is that you need big traps or sloped shoulders to be happy with the fit.
post #21 of 31
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It's a 15-1/2" size 39, with a 44" chest and waist (my Barba's also do not have any waist suppression). If anyone can help me to identify this particular line of Borrelli shirts, I'd greatly appreciate it.

I don't think you can identify these two lines by looking at pictures. The only way is to try them on and feel how it fits or in your case ask for the exact measurements.

Barba also has two different fits I was told by a Barba dealer. Normal and slimfit. It's the first time I discovered they also had two different fittings like Borrelli.
post #22 of 31
Barba and Borrelli are the only RTW shirts I buy anymore. I seem to find better deals on Barba though, so I have more of those. I have a linen Barba I got from one of the Italian eBay sellers that is my favorite shirt in the summer.
post #23 of 31
Hows Barba slim fit compared to lets say the BB extra slim fit? I just ordered a Barba slim fit shirt in 14.5 from Shop the finest and usually I have the same size in BB extra slim fit.
post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by Preparatory View Post
Hows Barba slim fit compared to lets say the BB extra slim fit? I just ordered a Barba slim fit shirt in 14.5 from Shop the finest and usually I have the same size in BB extra slim fit.

Barbas are marginally roomier in the chest.
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
Barbas are marginally roomier in the chest.
Ok, what about arms and waist?
post #26 of 31
Everybody, correct me if I am mistaken, but the Barba shirts I have seen seem to
have fused collars.
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by Preparatory View Post
Ok, what about arms and waist?

All in proportion I'd say.
post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by TheWorldsFinest View Post

Shirts by Barba Napoli.
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The History of Barba Napoli
In 1964, Antonio e Vittorio Barba decided to open a small facility to produce artisan shirts. Their decision was born of a passion to provide quality garments for the elegant man. Initially, all the shirts were produced for a limited number of customers, the Neapolitan VIP. However, soon the Barba brothers’ reputation for elegance and style was known throughout Italy. The secret to their success lies in the skilled cutting techniques, attention to detail and the use of refined fabrics.

The Construction of Barba Napoli Shirts

The cut of the shirts are exclusively finished by hand.
The front and the reverse of both the collar and the cuffs are perfectly aligned in the lines.
The sleeves are hand sewn, like in the best tradition of the Neapolitan tailors.
The back and front side of the hips are perfectly aligned.
The placket seam follows the fabric lines.
The gusset, the small white taffeta triangle that joins the back to the front, insures more life to the shirt.
The buttons are of the best quality Australian Mother of Pearl.
As a final touch, the shirt is dampened and hot ironed to give the shirt a softer finish.
Barba Napoli Shirts are available at ShopTheFinest.com.
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
So $150 NWT is an okay deal for these?

I'd say that's on ok deal. Shopthefinest (Ian Daniels) regularly has a good selection of Barba shirts available for approx. $120-140. Note also that Barba makes a variety of sleeve lengths for any given collar size (and Ian always gives the exact sleeve measurement in his listings).

I have several Barba shirts and fit them to be cut a bit slimmer through the torso than Borrelli. (Not to be a complete shill, but once again I find Ian's very detailed measurements to be very useful in finding a good fit once establishing a baseline for comparison.)

 

Sorry for bumping this thread, but thought it would be better than starting a new one. I'm interested in Barba Napoli shirts and have been looking at shopthefinest, which makes me confused concerning the measurements.

 

Take these two just to make my point:

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-47001-barba-napoli-pink-shirt-size-155-us-39-eu.aspx

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-46697-barba-napoli-blue-shirt-size-155-us-39-eu.aspx

 

It's the same collar size (15.5) but the chest measurements do differ 2.5". Are the shirts different fits or is it a typing error on behalf of shopthefinest? If they're different fits, what are the fits?

 

Also, where can one purchase Barba Napoli shirts online beside from shopthefinest, as I find their supplied range to be very small?

 

Hope someone can answer my questions. Thanks in advance. 

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