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post #76 of 90

Just an update since this has been dormant for a while. 

 

I just paid 450 for my shirt - that is with my fabric choice, double cuffs and a spread collar.  They start at 350. 

post #77 of 90

Sorry, 400 Euro.  Not 450. 
 

post #78 of 90
That is a not inconsiderable sum for a shirt.
post #79 of 90
When I went to Naples and bought fabrics from Cacciopoli, I stopped to chat with the merchants. The very knowledgeable cloth purveyors knew all the tailors I spoke to them about -- Solito, Rubi etc -- but they didn't know Matuozzo. When I mentioned her name, they seemed unsure, and I spelled her name out, and they said they didn't know her. They also balked when I told them her prices and suggested a number of others whom Neapolitans use. They had a few things to say about Rubi's prices and work (but that's irrelevant here). They did rave about Gennaro, saying he's one of the best in the city.

Tailors that go on tours do know who she is, of course. I was just surprised that famous cloth merchants (and a few others I met) that supply fabrics to most Italian tailors don't know who she is. Given Naples' tailoring circle is intimate ...

I suspect she's more of a hit internationally than locally.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 12/31/12 at 1:56pm
post #80 of 90

Yes, I believe that is true.  My wife is from Japan and she searched for Anna in Japanese and came up with tons of posts.  Anna's guest book had so many Japanese clients signatures that they nearly outnumbered the Italian and English ones combined. 

 

The shirt was a gift from my wife, so I am happy to accept it, but I am certain that there are shirt makers in the area who do similar work at better prices.  Actually the reason I finally decided to join SF was to start a thread about shopping in Italy- Napoli in particular.  It can be a very daunting task and I live here!  I've been here a year and I am not doing well finding hand made clothes at prices I can swing.  The thing is that so many people here will take advantage of you and charge you far more than they do to locals.  (Prezzo Americano)

I wanted to participate in the forums for a while before I start my own thread about Naples.  Perhaps you would be kind enough to share your knowledge once I post?  I'd appreciate it!

post #81 of 90
Look forward to the thread.

Naples definitely isn't the least bit touristy. Your encounters don't come as a surprise to me, but I, fortunately, didn't have that bad xp. Okay, maybe I did at one location (Buannono near Gambrinus) when I tried to buy Riva shirtings. But whilst the price was higher than most, it isn't astronomical (maybe it is to them)

Did quite a bit of research beforehand and I did dress down (well, a Barbour Beaufort n t-shirt). Read up on crimes in Italy, and with >2500 euros in my pocket, I didn't want to be a walking candidate. My dress (down) might have prevented various merchants from quoting me extortionate prices.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 12/31/12 at 5:13pm
post #82 of 90
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

That is a not inconsiderable sum for a shirt.

FYI Charvet 1/2 measure starts at a similar price point and from there sky's the limit. FWIW the price seems to be the going rate.
post #83 of 90
Labour cost in Paris is high relative to Naples, and Charvet has a richer pedigree -- that doesn't speak to the quality of course, but it does speak to the price.
post #84 of 90

I don't own a Charvet, but I know their pedigree and cost are both rich.  I unfortunately, am not!  The shirt I am getting is a full bespoke shirt and it is at the upper limits of what I can spend, but I am comforted by the knowledge that the Japanese are enamored with Anna's work.  If any of you have been to Japan you will know how detail and quality oriented they are.

 

Oh, Happy New Year! 

By the way, the fireworks for New Years just ended.  Few places in the world do fireworks like Napoli....insane! 
 

post #85 of 90
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

FYI Charvet 1/2 measure starts at a similar price point and from there sky's the limit. FWIW the price seems to be the going rate.

The going rate for a shirt or for decorative balls?
post #86 of 90
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


The going rate for a shirt or for decorative balls?

 

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post #87 of 90
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Originally Posted by kcc View Post

Several years ago, I hopped on a flight to Southern Italy; I walked through the secured gates and met AM without appointment. Let's be real about the perceived notions of inaccessibility. This is nothing more than glamorization - I ain' hating.




Flying to southern Italy is itself a huge barrier. That's what makes Anna Matuozzo less accessible and why it's exaggerating to say people are 'flocking' to her now. By nature of the fact that she's harder to get to than your nearest Neiman Marcus, her popularity will always remain somewhat limited.

You don't have to fly to her do you?
I believe you can send photo's and measurements by email,
post #88 of 90
Would you pay 450 USD for a shirt by sending somebody measurements and a photograph? I wouldn't biggrin.gif
post #89 of 90

this mail not work camiceriamatuozzo@fastwebnet.it

you have another address?

 

thanks.

post #90 of 90
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Originally Posted by rickytt View Post

this mail not work camiceriamatuozzo@fastwebnet.it
you have another address?

thanks.

camiceriamatuozzo@gmail.com should work.
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