Well, I met Luca today. Previously, I had only talked to him for about 15 seconds back in Naples. As it turns out, he's just as pleasant and friendly as his father--which is saying a lot.
Anyway, I was surprised to find that my charcoal herringbone suit was actually done
. We spent 20-30 minutes scrutinizing it; I'm very satisfied, but I'm sure there will be a fair share of criticism when I find time to get some picture up
He also brought dozens and dozens of tie swatches for me to look at. Manton will be happy to know that I wound up picking an actual wedding tie--two, actually. One is light blue and brown houndstooth; the other has fine brown strips over a blue and white background. I'm not sure which I'll wind up wearing.
I also picked a few ties to be made from vintage silk that I'll pick up in Naples. My favorite one looks almost Japanese; it's navy blue with little red/white flowers.
For those that are interested, Luca tells me that they will start offering bespoke ties online
within a couple of months.