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Anna Matuozzo Prices

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by UK2004, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. UK2004

    UK2004 Well-Known Member

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    How much is a typical bespoke shirt from Anna with Carlo RIva fabric?
     
  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    How much is a typical bespoke shirt from Anna with Carlo RIva fabric?

    ~350 euros, regardless of fabric choice.
     
  3. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Well-Known Member

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    You can also order shirts without all (or so much) of the hand-stitched details for a little less. Mine came out to be 380 euros, and the others are (I think) only 30 euros less or so. She doesn't charge extra for extras such as monograming, etc..

    Bespoke ties are 120 euros each.
     
  4. UK2004

    UK2004 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for this, going to make a visit in the summer, can you get the measurements taken in one day or do you need to go back another day for final fitting etc?
     
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    Mafoofan's blog has a great entry about Matuozzo's operation. I am sure that he (and others that have ordered) can give more specific answers, but reading his blog is a great start, and an awesome source of information.

    Apologies if you have already read it.
     
  6. kcc

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    don't follow the flock, be original. There are many more artisans in Italy to choose from. Visit Rome, Forenze and Milan.
     
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    don't follow the flock, be original. There are many more artisans in Italy to choose from. Visit Rome, Forenze and Milan.

    Will they result in your getting a better product, or just a more original one?
     
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    I'm still looking at that figure with some amazement. [​IMG]

    ~350 euros, regardless of fabric choice.
     
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    Who are they? I'm sure people in the know can elaborate. It'd be nice to get good quality shirts with out the name bling.

    don't follow the flock, be original. There are many more artisans in Italy to choose from. Visit Rome, Forenze and Milan.
     
  10. mafoofan

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    I'm still looking at that figure with some amazement. [​IMG]

    Believe, I'm amazed when I look at it too. So I try not to look.
     
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    Coho Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha. The best advice I've received to date.

    Believe, I'm amazed when I look at it too. So I try not to look.
     
  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    don't follow the flock, be original. There are many more artisans in Italy to choose from. Visit Rome, Forenze and Milan.

    Given Anna's prices and limited accesibility, the number of people that 'flock' to her is naturally limited. The other well-known, great Italian shirtmakers are as expensive.
     
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    Given Anna's prices and limited accesibility, the number of people that 'flock' to her is naturally limited. The other well-known, great Italian shirtmakers are as expensive.

    Not really. Siviglia in Rome is considerably cheaper, but of course, he doesn't have the handwork that Matuozzo does, if you value that sort of thing.
     
  14. mafoofan

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    Not really. Siviglia in Rome is considerably cheaper, but of course, he doesn't have the handwork that Matuozzo does, if you value that sort of thing.

    Doesn't he charge ~300 euros? The point is, they're all expensive, even if some are more expensive than others.
     
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    Not really. Siviglia in Rome is considerably cheaper, but of course, he doesn't have the handwork that Matuozzo does, if you value that sort of thing.
    While the quality is very similar, they do not make similar shirts even discounting the handstitching. A client may like one or the other, or both, but both is not necessarily guaranteed.
     
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    Doesn't he charge ~300 euros? The point is, they're all expensive, even if some are more expensive than others.

    My first order was seven shirts. None cost that much. In fact, all were considerably less, and most were Riva fabrics.
     
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    While the quality is very similar, they do not make similar shirts even discounting the handstitching. A client may like one or the other, or both, but both is not necessarily guaranteed.

    I don't have any Matuozzo shirts, but from what I've seen and read here, i'd agree that they are not similar. There does seem to be a price differential, and given the handwork in Anna's shirts, I can see where that money goes. That is not as important to me, so I'm happy with Mimmo's product. I'd like to meet Anna and have some shirts made by her, but I had such a great experience with Mimmo and his daughter Francesca, that I'd be hard pressed to have shirts by any other Italian shirt maker.
     
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    I don't have any Matuozzo shirts, but from what I've seen and read here, i'd agree that they are not similar. There does seem to be a price differential, and given the handwork in Anna's shirts, I can see where that money goes. That is not as important to me, so I'm happy with Mimmo's product. I'd like to meet Anna and have some shirts made by her, but I had such a great experience with Mimmo and his daughter Francesca, that I'd be hard pressed to have shirts by any other Italian shirt maker.
    I agree with you that sticking with one option is the best. Both make really lovely shirts and playing the field rarely gets you the best results. FWIW, the shape of the bodies and collars are very different, although that does not really call for a price difference. I don't attempt to understand pricing structures, just to try to find what I like.
     
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    I don't understand the pricing structures either, but I do like doing business with people that I like. That's one of the reasons it was important to me to meet Mariano Rubinacci in person this week. I'm pretty much toast on that front and I'm ruined as far as suits and shirts go from now on. I have no choice but to stay employed for the near future. If that's my biggest complaint, life must be pretty good.
     
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    Personally, it's not about who is better, or the expenses. But rather the educational experience and the ensuing relationship that develops during the process. If it were about the costs and superior quality, then I would have recoiled when ordering Kiton's mtm shirts and learning of astronomical prices. Despite my experience, I remained a committed customer. Several years ago, I hopped on a flight to Southern Italy; I walked through the secured gates and met AM without appointment. Let's be real about the perceived notions of inaccessibility. This is nothing more than glamorization - I ain' hating.
     

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