Originally Posted by Coho
I always enjoy reading your post. For me, Italy still presents a language barrier. What's bespoken has not always been achieved in the final product, at least by some examples I've seen here and on other forums, so I will only go to Italy when I've exhausted all my tailoring options in the English speaking parts of the world.
Thank you, Coho.
I agree with you 100% about the language barrier that Italy still presents (based on what I have read from fellow members of SF and AAAC and even based on what I have read in a few articles in clothing magazines and on the internet).
But what about the language barrier in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia, if there is one at all?
I also think that all aspects of quality of the bespoke clothing and shoes from England and Italy is much better to almost indescribably better than the bespoke clothing and shoes anywhere in Asia (other than the shoes from the two or three high end, highly reputable, high priced bespoke shoe makers in Japan, where the bespoke shoes are generally considered up to snuff with the bespoke clothing and shoes from England, Italy and the extremely few high end, highly reputable and high priced bespoke tailors and shoe makers in the USA).
It seems that it is only in the USA that the very high levels of customer service and the finest tailoring like that in Italy and especially in England (most of all, on Savile Row, at least in quantity/choice) are becoming scarcer and scarcer. This does not seem to be the case at all in England and Italy.
If only Italy had less or much less of that pesky language barrier (or better yet, no language barrier at all, but I can almost guarantee that Italy's pesky language barrier will never go away 100%, oh well), than Italy would, 100-1, have about the same sales as England in bespoke clothing and shoes.
Of course, when I say bespoke clothing and shoes in England, it is not just on Savile Row. Bespoke clothing and shoes in England is any city or town in England that has bespoke tailors and shoemakers that are of the same caliber that H. Huntsman, Paul Davies, Rubinacci, Bontoni, William Fioravanti and Perry Ercolino are of.