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Luciano Barbera Suit Maker ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rssmsvc, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. rssmsvc

    rssmsvc Well-Known Member

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    I know Attolini use to make LB suits, but does anyone know who the current contractor is ?
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I know Attolini use to make LB suits, but does anyone know who the current contractor is ?
    I recall the mention of St. Andrews - at least for the Collezione Sartoriale line. Can't seem to find those old threads though. Edit: here is one... http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...1&postcount=34 And a different opinion: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...42&postcount=4 I have one LB C.S. suit and it does not really seem to have the Attolini silhouette, nor the Attolini slim fit.
     
  3. rssmsvc

    rssmsvc Well-Known Member

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    How is the construction quality, I have a few from the old Attolini days and wondering if they are still that quality
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Mine is pretty damn nice [​IMG]
    Wish I could be more specific... from my limited understanding of these matters, it is very nicely constructed, good soft fabric and comfortable.
     
  5. grenadine

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    I just picked up a nice, new grey Collezione Sartoriale from ebay so I'm interested in this as well. Can anything be discovered from the product codes on the tag?
     
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    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    rssmsvc Well-Known Member

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    I tried that and had no luck

    C.C.I.A.A. NAPOLI 495876
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I tried that and had no luck

    C.C.I.A.A. NAPOLI 495876


    A. Harris may have some ideas.
     
  9. grenadine

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    C.C.I.A.A. NAPOLI 495876

    Where is the RN # to be found? I looked all over but didn't find anything that resembled a format like this.
     
  10. A Harris

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    Saint Andrews was four makers ago, Attolini three makers back. I've not been able to find out who the current maker is as of yet.
     
  11. aportnoy

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    Saint Andrews was four makers ago, Attolini three makers back. I've not been able to find out who the current maker is as of yet.


    I believe Eligo is two makers ago Andrew....I would also like to know who is the current maker, though.

    "The brand Eligo Napoli is owned by none other than Vincenzo Attolini. He is the eldest son of Cesare Attolini and named after his grandfather, who by many is considered the originator of Neapolitan clothing.

    He broke off several years ago from Massimilliano and Giuseppe, Cesare's other two sons, to start his own label. He is so proficient at producing high quality goods he has won the contract to start producing all of Luciano Barbera"s suits and coats."

    Courtesy of Ian at The World's Finest
     
  12. grenadine

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    I recently saw an E-bay auction for a Barbera coat. The seller claimed that Attolini was the manufacturer as evidenced by an internal tag marked 'Grilux SpA', which was stated to be Attolini's distributor. My Barbera suit has this tag as well but I have no idea whether or not the seller is correct as to the manufacturer.
     
  13. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    I have several Barbera coats and pants, but I'm not sure how long I've had them. They are high quality but I would say they are not quite up to Oxxford, Brioni or Kiton construction quality.
     
  14. mrwynn

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    For the Sartoriale line that is.
     
  15. rssmsvc

    rssmsvc Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 one from I think the St. Andrews days and one from the Parnepea(sp). Both are good, the St. Andrews one I would put up against the higher makers and the Parnopea one is I would say is just a bit above belvest with Oxxford above.
     
  16. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

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    Your garment was made by Sartoria Partenopea


    I've read this too, but was never able to reconcile it completely with the evidence... Some part of the story is missing. I say this because close examination and documentation of the detailing and interior labeling suits/jackets by Barbera, Sartorio (prior to that label being bought by Kiton) and Sartoria Attolini leave me no choice but to assume that they were all produced in the same facility, or at least in very close association with each other. I've never seen an Eligo coat in person, but pics of the interior labels in Ians auctions match exactly with the Barbera/Attolini and Sartorio coats.

    Between Attolini and the most recent coats (at least some of which are Partenopea), there was at least one other maker - a small shop set up or used by Caraceni. I never did get definitive evidence of this, but the distinctive cut of those coats, and conversations with people in the industry point to it being true.

    Grilux Spa is another name for/is owned by/is in close association with Barbera (I don't know the exact relationship) and you'll find it printed on almost all Barbera labels going backat least 15 years. It has nothing to do with the maker

    It should be noted that all this is fairly irrelevant in terms of the actual quality of the coats and suits. The Barbera Sartoriale line has always been of the highest quality (imo the Partenopea jackets are probably the lowest quality in the history of the label which is saying something, as they are very very nice.) My opinion - Barbera is underrated in terms of construction quality, and their styling and fabric selection is the best in the industry. It would be a mistake to think of a Barbera garment as being only as good as the shop that tailored it. It is much more. Probably the only major reason to differentiate between the makers is that the cut has varied somewhat, as is to be expected.
     
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    I'd say Barbera Sartoriale stuff probably has one of the, if not the, best price-to-quality ratios for NWT garments on ebay.
     

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