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Ambrosi Napoli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambrosi, Apr 14, 2011.

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  1. Fred49

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    price?
     
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    +1
     
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    Someone should set up a live video feed from the summit.
     
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    Must be too much Machiavelli on the brain. I pay about $700 for my local guy as well, FWIW.
     
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    If it's the same message he cc'd me on yesterday, it looks like he's willing to do everything you asked for, Matt.
    He's also reached out to Fred and Orsetto.

    I really hope everyone gets their pents.

    In terms of the quality declining since 2008, I can't comment on that. But I do know that my pants from 2012 are as well made as my 2010 ones, and that professional tailors I've shown them too have marveled at them. One of the 2010's made a local tailor, born and raised in Naples, tear up and say, "No one makes pants like this any more. This is how we made them long ago." I let another tailor borrow a pair of the 2012's to copy. Coincidentally, he's been looking to hire a new pantmaker, so he's shown them to some prospective hires. They take one look, get discouraged at their own abilities, and refuse to work for him, even if he says they don't have to start out with such skills.
     
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    reading this thread makes we want to :brick:
     
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    I think there's too much cross-talking going on at this point. I'm going off of what Salvatore personally e-mailed me about an hour ago, and whatever T4 brokers, as he and I have directly spoken about the matter.
     
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    best thread ever on SF:)
     
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    These pants are the sartorial equivalent of an onion booty.
     
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    nvm
     
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    +1

    I imagine the average price is 1.5 - 2X that, at least at the high end. I've seen people pay a lot more for a lot worse.


    I'm pumped for a detente / group kumbaya. Salvatore, I'll be back in Naples this fall, I've got some pent up demand.
     
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    Yes. Just as many out of business too.
     
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    SA has reached out to me too! Thanks to all who have helped (M, Armoury and T4) and spent time working with me along the way! I have been given assurances that all will be well soon. I belive that he will perform.:D
     
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    Bespoke is always an obscene price to most people ...

    I personally like that part of the equation...
     
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    [quote name="Cantabrigian" url="/t/237582/ambrosi-napoli/1185#post_5731490"]
    +1
    I imagine the average price is 1.5 - 2X that, at least at the high end. I've seen people pay a lot more for a lot worse.

    Most tailors have a $200-300 up charge for this amount of sf entertainment. So that should factor into the equation too.

    Rob
     
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    Can someone explain connection between how nice these pants seem to be to people complaining of terrible business practices? I don't seem to grasp how one substitutes for the other.
     
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    I believe what you are referring to is the Soup Nazi principle.
     
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    I agree. I don't know about everyone else, but I assess quality relative to cost. I am not willing to spend an infinite amount of resources for a marginal improvement. And the cost of anything isn't just monetary.
     

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