Originally Posted by sprout2
That linen check you posted is divine.
And that full-contact shopping must be extremely exhausting. At the end you must want to never look at a piece of fabric again and cloister yourself in a monastery for three months. That happens to me after abour 3 hours in SoHo New York (ghastly place), so I can't imagine a week and more of trundling fabric and spoils of war around. Hats off for your fortitude.
Ah cheers, it was hard to pass alright. Esposito isn't too dear either, linen is E30/m and all their cottons are E25, if you were buying on a visit from outside the EU you'd get your VAT back too. You know I thought it would be a bit of trudge to get them all in but to be honest I'd have to say it was a blessed relief delight to get away from plodding around a ruin all day, or another flipping church. Everyone I dealt with was a gent, Patrizio Cappelli is top boy of menswear in my view, and Giorgio was a bit of craic too.
Naples was great as well, unpretentious [or perhaps gritty for those of nervous disposition] cheap as chips, great food and my kind of place I'd definitely go back. The two shirtmakers I visited got me measured and fitted despite the fact that there were only three working days that week due to the 1st of May. I'll talk about them when I get the finished garment.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Hey fuck you, man.
Awww you don't really mean that, do you now?