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French Tailoring Thread (e.g. Camps de Luca, Cifonelli, Smalto and etc.)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by poorsod, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. dirnelli

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    Hugo has very broad shoulders compared to a very thin waist, he would be like drop 11 in RTW sizing, hence your impression. His Cifo suits are house cuts not special requests.
     
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    OK, thanks for pointing this out. He looks pretty robust, I must say.
     
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    A lot were, but not Simbabwe, where Mugabe, the dictator in question, rules.
     
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    Anyone have any pics of completed suits by Suzuki?
     
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    Gabriel Gonzalez of Cifonelli

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    While Lorenzo Cifonelli prides himself on creating original designs and his own house style, Gabriel Gonzales freely admits to being a disciple of Camps de Luca. Since Cifo aquired Gonzales, Cifo can easily cater to both types of clients. Gabriel is not too far from retirement, so hurry if you think you want him to cut for you petsonally. I think he has some arrangement with Cifo whereby he can continue to serve his own private clientele, and I beleive his price for his own house cut is below that if the Cifo house cut, TBC.
     
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    Thanks, but I stopped Wordpress, all pics are continuing to be updated here http://dirnelli.tumblr.com

    The pic above is Guy from the Cifo RTW boutique on the ground floor, wearing a Claude Rousseau bespoke suit -- Cifo acquired Rousseau.

    BTW -- some people walk in to the street level shop and think they've seen Cifo, but in fact to see the bespoke atelier you must enter in the next building and walk upstairs, FYI. Indeed the RTW collection style offering is not equivalent to the bespoke style offering.
     
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    Another reason to order soon from Camps de Luca: there's rumor of a move to a new location, following a change in ownership of their building, where they've been happily fitting customers, overlooking the Madeleine, since the 1950's.

    A must see, but beware bespoke tailors are not walk in.

    Pics source http://stiff-collar.com
     
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    By the way, a discussion and pictures of the work of French bespoke tailor Urban are sorely lacking from this discussion thread -- this is a call out to anybody who has information and pictures to join in. Indeed, so many knowledgeable tailors from the Parisian scene have told me that the man was a monument to tailoring, performing certain details of construction that only he would bother to do, being even more maniacal than any of his peers -- details that have never since been taken up by any other tailor, too much bother. Apparently, everything about the man was of military precision, both in his personality and in his way of designing a suit.

    Along the same lines, Stephane, the bespoke thrift king of Batignolles, never tires of reminiscing about the supposedly stellar tailoring work of one Breslav (sp?) -- apparently only his former customers will ever know how incredible his work was, but we can trust Stéphane to know what he's talking about. This Breslav guy came and went, shooting across the firmament of Parisian tailoring like a shooting star in the night sky. Apparently Stéphane has seen him around recently, if anyone has info?
     
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    I like Cifo's house cut. I even prefer it above the CdL cut. That Claude Rousseau, in particular, is very nice.
     
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    Do you know approx. price of suits and jackets in the RTW?

    Also, what of their quality? I heard it was pretty good in the new range.
     
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    Is it a French thing to knot your tie so large like in these pics?

    Can't stand those shiny yellow silk fabrics. They look like they came out of the Countess Mara or Brunello Piatelli bargain bin

    There really is no such thing as a good yellow tie IMO

    @in stitches




     
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    Quality is really very good for the new RTW line. Probably as good as it gets.

    As for the price, a suit will be in the 3000-3500 range IIRC.
     
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    That's not too expensive at all. I wonder if they will come down in the sales (when I will be there next June).
     
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    I doubt it as they will launch the store around Q1-15
     

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