Originally posted by Marc39: In speaking with a Brioni rep dring one of their trunk shows at Bergdorf Goodman/NYC, I was told Brioni does not do custom/bespoke suits, so may I ask where your custom Brioni suits were made?
Unlike you, I don't speak to the rep, I go to the main store on Via Barbarini in Rome (follow Via Gesu)*. Â We go to Italy twice a year, and in the past 5 years I have always got a suit made for me. Â It takes two fittings plus, the fittings include the unfinished suit/jacket minus sleeves, buttons, and covered with chalk marks, etc. Â I have seen their people working, so unless I am totally delusional, yes my suits are bespoke Brionis.
Originally posted by Marc 39: ....stated your custom Borelli suit and custom Kiton suit were very similar and you attributed that to the same tailor---The same "tailor"....
Yes, the same person who was at the time the head tailor of Kiton a few years ago when I had to get a fitting for a suit that I ordered, was the same person who fitted me at Borrelli........so the same tailor. Â I was also comparing my MTM Borrelli/Kiton/Isaia and the linings, stitchings, etc. Â The Borrellis were more similar to Kiton than to Isaia, this would be untrue if the Borrellis were made by Isaia.
Originally posted by cherrytree: T4phage, thanks for the accurate information on Borrelli and Brioni. Â Is Errico Formicola the tailor who fitted you at both Kiton and Borrelli?
I'm pretty poor with names (although the name sounds familiar), but he was the same person who was introduced to me when I ordered Kiton as the head tailor, and was the same person when I got my Borrelli. *I'm pretty bad with directions too. My wife corrected me: follow via Tritone to the end (fountain), and take the road that is North East - that is Barbarini. Anyway, enough of all this... The Christmas season is with us, so from me here in the Netherlands, Merry Christmas and a Joyful New Year to all people of good intentions.