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Can someone clarify - neopolitan tailoring - spalla camicia vs mappina?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dng992, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. dng992

    dng992 Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the jacket shoulder, Ive heard both terms utilised by neopolitan tailors.

    Could someone provide key differences/explanation? From my understanding both refer to the shirred'waterfall' effect of the soft shoulder? spalla camicia / mappina?
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    No idea, and this question is too complicated to take to the menswear advice forum. I'll bump this to the top instead.
     
  3. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's two ways to say the same thing.
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Mappina refers to the shirring. Spalla camicia just means that the seam allowance at the armhole is pressed open, like on a shirt.
     
  5. jefferyd

    jefferyd Well-Known Member

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    Both seam allowances are typically pressed toward the coat for a spalla camicia, rather than pressed open or toward the sleeve. There is also very little, if any structure.
     
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  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Whoops, yes, sorry, I meant towards the coat, as you say. Thank you for the correction. But the mappina is a separate thing.
     
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  7. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  8. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    Does the distinction, if any, actually matter?
     

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