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The Rubinacci Thread. - Page 220post #3287 of 43297/27/11 at 12:45pmQuote:Originally Posted by mafoofan
If you can't speak Italian, I'd highly recommend sticking with Rubinacci. You cannot underestimate the importance of being able to communicate effectively with your tailor, particularly since it sounds like you have some particular preferences regarding shoulder treatment.
Also, I would not order two suits to start with any tailor. Do one and see how it goes.
No, Rubinacci shirts are not comparable to Anna's shirts in terms of handwork. Only the sleeve attachment and buttonholes are handsewn, and that's on the upgraded, more expensive shirt (300 euros). Anna's shirts have handsewn collars, sleeve attachments, side seams, buttonholes, etc. Also, from the examples I've seen, Anna's hand-stitching is a magnitude finer. The upside for Rubinacci is that it is slightly easier to deal with them from overseas--but then, you're in Europe to begin with. Just make sure you are getting the fully hand-sewn shirt when you order from Anna. They get that mixed up sometimes.
+1 on the communication aspect...in Napoli there are many tailors offering the a similar quality and contruction, but who will tell you to come back 2 weeks later for a fitting when you think you have an appointment and everything is prepared...also things like different payments modes, tax free and especially after-service if you want changes etc. are not really "Neapolitan" with a few exceptions.
A forum member waited 18 months for his Solitos (I dont remember which Solito though) as they simply forgot about him...post #3288 of 43297/27/11 at 1:00pmpost #3289 of 43297/27/11 at 1:57pmpost #3290 of 43297/27/11 at 1:58pmpost #3291 of 43297/27/11 at 2:09pmpost #3292 of 43297/27/11 at 2:14pmpost #3293 of 43297/27/11 at 2:32pmOh, just something funny:
I had the chance to talk with the guy from the company that sold the silk linings to Rubinacci...until they stopped to deliver to Rubinacci because they were not paid (they still sell silk linings to Caraceni).
Pretty Neapolitan, I also know a seamstresser who works at home and stopped sewing the buttonholes for Finamore because they thought that they could pay her whenever they wanted...post #3294 of 43297/27/11 at 2:38pmpost #3295 of 43297/27/11 at 9:46pm
Yes, the shoulders in the SJ above are closer to what I had in mind, but with maybe the slightest rollino.
Here is a pic (gorgeous jacket) that shows what I want to avoid in the shoulder - of course simply a preference of mine and no offense intended. Here you see two separate angles on the shoulder line - one that goes from the bottom of the collar to the top of the "real" shoulder inside, then a second line with a deeper drop to the top of the sleeve head. Although I'm sure this is a comfort addition and might make sense for casual SJs, I prefer a single line which is cleaner in my opinion for professional business situations.
From what I understand, Rubinacci can make what I describe as well, but I'm interested in feedback.
I've not heard of Mila before and therefore am a little skeptical, but would be willing to consider if others have some good experiences. Are her suits also 100% hand-sewn?
I'm willing to put the recommendations (within limits) in the hands of Mariano to see what he recommends for my frame and build. I have wide shoulders but a 32" waist and I'm tall. I want a well fit bespoke suit that is proportional to my dimensions and that does little to accentuate my already strong shoulder/neck line.post #3296 of 43297/27/11 at 10:02pmpost #3297 of 43297/27/11 at 11:11pmIf you don't speak Italian or don't have anyone who can assist you with the translation, Rubinacci, Attolini and Napoli Su Misura seem to be the best option for first attempt. All of them will probably make what you want if you can explain what exactly you desire. NSM is the cheapest and if you want to try two different tailors, I would also try visiting her.post #3298 of 43297/28/11 at 12:17ampost #3299 of 43297/28/11 at 2:32ampost #3300 of 43297/28/11 at 7:29amWolverine, there's actually little to no shoulder extension in that lambswool jacket you posted. The change in angle is not due to the jacket falling my shoulder, but because I have pronounced clavicles. Unless the jacket shoulder is padded to straighten things out, that is the inevitable result. From my understanding, Mariano prefers to let your own shoulder line show through and that is what they do best.
Whnay's jacket shoulders are also unpadded--he just has differently shaped shoulders than mine.
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