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Hampton's trip: Milano

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Hampton, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Lo Zingaro

    Lo Zingaro Active Member

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    You should pay a vist also to Castello Sforzesco and his garden. Yeah, we also have a castle here.

    Talking about night livin', pay a visit to:

    _ Brera his narrow street are so romantic. You'll see a lot of restaurants there. Don't even attempt to eat there. You can drink well but no please no food oh my God.
    To find something good move to La Trattoria Toscana in Via Giuseppe Sacchi, or if you want some fish, Pescheria da Claudio in Via Cusani 1
    _ Ristorante La Bice via Borgospesso 12 (near Montenapoleone) tipical milanese dishes, i believe it has some Micheline stars
    _ Ristorante El Boeucc (this is milanese dialetto, I don't know how to phonetically try to make a non-milanese pronunce it, show to the taxi driver a paper with the name on and he'll get you there, or walk there, Piazza Belgioioso 2. This also makes tipical milanese dishes.
    _ Ristorante Al Mercante in Piazza Mercanti (near via Dante-Duomo) this restaurant has a fantastic location, inside piazza Mercanti, Google it.

    Now that I'm thinking, you can plan an appointment with Valentino/Nicola Ricci of Sciamt in Milan, they have an atelier there.

    Party night?

    Start from Via Moscova and make a visit to all the bars: start from La Vecchia Lira, take a Negroni at Radetsky then walk in corso Garibladi until you find corso Como. Congrats, you've reached Milano's most loud and want.to.get-home-at-9am-drunk street
     
  2. Lo Zingaro

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    I don't recommend Bulgari because it's like 25€ a cocktail. Glasses are small. Russian oil new riches around you. You dine at Bulgari ( I mean DINE, not make a feint) and you spend like 350€. You can invest your money better, dude. I suggest other places. I go to Bulgary only because I brought my fianceè there and gave her my engagement ring there. But it was so long before it became notorious; it was a special place because once upon a time there was a Dom Perignon kiosk in the big garden outside and it was vey nice, but this doesen't exist no more.
    Today Russian customers and new riches there order Dom Perignon, Armand de Brignac, Cristal and stuff not to celebrate, but to make cool photos to put this S**t on facebook. They drink it like it is Heineken. I'm not say you don't have to, but this profanations of symbols makes me profoundly sad; I'm wondering how long will it take for these people to destroy tailor ateliers and bespoke world when they'll see that is cool. Pitti is already showing that we are heading in that direction. I remember buying a bespoke suit fom Solito in Naples with 1200€ .... Sigh.
     
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  3. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    Lo can't I just hire you as my guide while i'm in Milano [​IMG] Well spending unnecessary money is not really my thing but if it's well worth it I would as for good food or great wines. After knowing that information about Bulgari I wont go there, it's to expensive for me could do something much better for that kind of money while i'm there.

    One question about Bulgari, the brand name is BVLGARI but is the V actually a U? So when we write Bulgari that is right?
     
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  4. Lo Zingaro

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    Yes, it's written both ways.This is ancient Rome's heritage: in those days there was no difference between "V" and "U" so was used like so. But it's BULGARI anyways :)
     
  5. JunyaYamamoto

    JunyaYamamoto Well-Known Member

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    remember, cappuccino and cafe latte only for breakfast! lol
     
  6. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    Aha oki :)!
    You know it! If not wine...
     
  7. harryx2

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    The garden at Bulgari is fantastic, especially at night. It is a great place for people watching - so many good looking women. As with all posh hotels worldwide, there are Russians and escorts.
     
  8. Hampton

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    Aha, well after reading the prices i'm not sure about going..
     
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  9. Grammaton Cleric

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    A Q for Lo Zingaro: how expensive are the suits at Tindaro de Luca?
     
  10. chobochobo

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    Unfortunately, I have the experience to back this up...
     
  11. Lo Zingaro

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    Something like 3000-4000€
     
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  12. Hampton

    Hampton Well-Known Member

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    More info :)? Getting near...
     
  13. Lo Zingaro

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    When will you arrive here?
    As a matter of fact, I think there is enough stuff for a week :)
     
  14. hrb

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    You can usually buy L.S. tickets out front day of from sellers, for around 60. There have been some really good suggestions here already. The only one I can think of that hasn't been mentioned (and which others may not agree with) is sermoneta, a glove store in the quad with the most impressive selection i've ever seen, to the point of being overwhelming. the quality is not amazing but decent enough and you'll find the colour you've been searching for but can't find anywhere.

    The sunday market outside the duomo is pretty neat too if your dates coincide. have fun!
     
  15. Hampton

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    Yeah but since I manage to stay 8 days now instead of 3 can I do a lot more. And I think I will have time to much of the things that explained in this thread (I hope so)
    This sounds nice, thanks for the info!
     
  16. Lo Zingaro

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    Uhm...let's see. Well you can go to Riccardo Freccia Bestetti's lab in Vigevano. Very close to Milan, like 20 mins by train.
    Did we mentioned Al Bazaar shop in via Scarpa near corso Vercelli? Lino Ieluzzi's in the house. You can get dressed for Pitti in 15 minutes there.
    Take a visit also to Gianni Campagna/Caraceni in Via Senato. Don't get dressed there, it's overpriced and there is no added value to that kind of clothes. As a matter of fact, I've seen no elegant people in there, no elgant suits in the shop windows. The only elegant thing in there is the building itself and the nearby garden Palestro.

    Hope it helps!
     
  17. sdolina

    sdolina Well-Known Member

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    Your advises are always great. What's your opinion about prices in Al Bazaar - fair?
     
  18. hrb

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    IMO Al Bazaar is fair for the quality offered (or was a year ago), depending on the exchange of course. I did feel that if you came and left without buying anything, they seem a little offended. That said to come out of there empty handed is a display of immense self restraint.
     
  19. sdolina

    sdolina Well-Known Member

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    Do they offer RTW or MTM? Planning to buy odd coat/trou there.
     
  20. Lo Zingaro

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    I have never bought anything there. The prices are of course high, you can get a jacket for like 900€ and suit for 1200€, more or less. This prices are pre-Pitti, pre-Sartorialist boom, so I just don't know right now. I think it got higher of course, because of the advertising that had in the following (and present) years. The shop is very good , it has lots of cool stuff and watching the shop windows you can get some inspiration for your outfits :) The house style is very bold: skinny pants, double breasted jackets with ticket pockets and in summary a suit that shouts "Bought from Al Bazar - Milano"
    They surely have RTW, I ignore if they make MTM but I suppose so, since the market is moving that way.

    About not buying anything and feeling unconmfortable, it's quite normal in high end shops in Milan. The recepit to beat this is quite easy: behave like a millionare --> try 3-4 suits, walk loudly in the shop, talk with the owner, laugh with him, make comments about fabrics, say you usually use Carlo Barbera cloth because he gives you a batch each Christmas for present and at the end, no please, I feel that this RTW/MTM jacket armholes are too wide and I absolutely need to get a bespoke suit with smaller ones because it didn't pass the test (the test is: close the jacket and touch your own shoulders with the tips of your fingers: al Bazaar's jacket will probabily, dramatically, get into your mouth.) Leave like this and they'll understand that you have the money, the taste, but the problem is theirs
     
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