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I would just ask Rubinacci to do what you want, they are both no tailors (I guess most of SF actually didnt know that...) but rather efficient mediators to those people who cut and make your item and used to that.
Other than with many other tailoring houses you wont have to debate with the actual cutter/tailor that something's not like you want it to be and than listen to the explanatations why the way they made it is the only possible way to do it...
post #3302 of 4245
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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post

I would just ask Rubinacci to do what you want, they are both no tailors (I guess most of SF actually didnt know that...) but rather efficient mediators to those people who cut and make your item and used to that.
Other than with many other tailoring houses you wont have to debate with the actual cutter/tailor that something's not like you want it to be and than listen to the explanatations why the way they made it is the only possible way to do it...

Who are you referring to when you say "they are both no tailors"? I ask only because if you are referring to Mina, she is a tailor. She may not be the one cutting and sewing your order, but she is a tailor.

Aaron
post #3303 of 4245
He is referring to Mariano and Luca. They are not tailors, they are stylists.
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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post

I would just ask Rubinacci to do what you want, they are both no tailors (I guess most of SF actually didnt know that...) but rather efficient mediators to those people who cut and make your item and used to that.
Other than with many other tailoring houses you wont have to debate with the actual cutter/tailor that something's not like you want it to be and than listen to the explanatations why the way they made it is the only possible way to do it...

Well this is what I do. I think I can efficiently mediate better than a client can dealing face to face with a cutter. I just speak the language and Im mega patient.
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.......(I guess most of SF actually didnt know that...) ...

Very Michael "Not many people know that" Caine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY85a15n5QY&feature=related

Quote:
Peter Sellers initiated this when he appeared on BBC1's Parkinson show on 28 October 1972 and said:

" Not many people know that. This is my Michael Caine impression. You see, Mike's always quoting from the Guinness Book of Records. At the drop of a hat he'll trot one out. 'Did you know that it takes a man in a tweed suit five and a half seconds to fall from the top of Big Ben to the ground?' Now there's not many people who know that! "
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Interesting explanation about the jacket shoulder following the natural clavicle to shoulder transition.  I understand why the "natural" shoulder would show through with so little padding.  I'm going to put it in the hands of Mariano to recommend what he thinks given my shoulder line and build, but I'm definitely going to ask for a "clean" - single plane shoulder line and see what he thinks.

 

I'll be sure to take some pictures tomorrow of the process and my thoughts.  

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

He is referring to Mariano and Luca. They are not tailors, they are stylists.

Ah, thank you for the clarification. I clearly misunderstood Cravate. Carry on.

Aaron
post #3308 of 4245
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Originally Posted by _AMD View Post


Who are you referring to when you say "they are both no tailors"? I ask only because if you are referring to Mina, she is a tailor. She may not be the one cutting and sewing your order, but she is a tailor.

Aaron
Did she say it herself? What does/did she make?
From conversation with her she did not even mention being a tailor.
post #3309 of 4245
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

He is referring to Mariano and Luca. They are not tailors, they are stylists.

Ah, thank you for the clarification. I clearly misunderstood Cravate. Carry on.

Aaron

Yes, that is what I meant.
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Originally Posted by Cravate_Noire View Post

.......(I guess most of SF actually didnt know that...) ...

Very Michael "Not many people know that" Caine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY85a15n5QY&feature=related

Quote:
Peter Sellers initiated this when he appeared on BBC1's Parkinson show on 28 October 1972 and said:

" Not many people know that. This is my Michael Caine impression. You see, Mike's always quoting from the Guinness Book of Records. At the drop of a hat he'll trot one out. 'Did you know that it takes a man in a tweed suit five and a half seconds to fall from the top of Big Ben to the ground?' Now there's not many people who know that! "



I see, but I think that as usual, I dont give a fuck.
post #3311 of 4245
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Originally Posted by banis View Post

Did she say it herself? What does/did she make?
From conversation with her she did not even mention being a tailor.

Yes, Mina told me that she has been working as a tailor for over 20 years. IIRC she worked at Attolini as well as other well known houses before striking out on her own. If others have information to the contrary, I am open to correction.

Aaron
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My first Rubinacci visit...

 

Leaving Zürich and the steady rain behind was a great plus for the day trip to Naples where it was sunny and 30C.  I was highly impressed with Mariano and his entire operation.  From the moment I met Massimo, his driver, at the airport I felt completely at ease.  Mariano graciously took me on a tour of his facility, stopping to have me measured (and body type discussed) with  his shirt maker, pant maker and cutters.  I mentioned my shoulder preferences and his response was succinct, "with your figure a natural shoulder is a must" - I felt at ease.  They were able to produce a mesclun shirt for me to be fitted in before my departure later in the afternoon which was quite impressive.

 

Mariano arranged for my lunch at Da Dora which all I can say was amazing - if you visit Naples, you must check it out.  Here are a few obligatory iGentleman pics from the first visit...

 

My first order:

 

- Solid Navy, super 180's Wool & Cashmere, 3/2 buttons, welted pockets with flap & ticket pocket, side vents, 100% silk paisley tie lining

- Medium Grey flannel trousers, super 160s Wool & Cashmere

- Tan Khaki brushed cotton trousers

- 3 Riva shirts, french cuff and split collar

 

It certainly isn't cheap - which has already been noted here - but I felt completely at ease making this purchase decision.  That's rarely common for me, for such an expenditure - so I think that speaks volumes to the experience Mariano creates.

 

 

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Da Dora:

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Unless the jacket shoulder is padded to straighten things out, that is the inevitable result. From my understanding,

Not true
post #3314 of 4245
Great pictures. Do post more if you have some. smile.gif
post #3315 of 4245
Sounds like you had a great experience.
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