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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Well-Known Member

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    IIRC, the boat was a special order from a small company called Riva-something?

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    Have all of you been asked for full address, place and date of birth for NSM's accountant? How do you respond?
     
  2. Butler

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    They are in trouble with the IRS I guess,I see no problem providing the info
     
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  3. sprout2

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    What [​IMG]
     
  4. Kaplan

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    Apparently some new requirements by Italian law. Just seems a bit excessive.
     
  5. Leaves

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    Aw man that's very cool.
     
  6. Concordia

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    This has probably come up in the last 239 pages, but did NsM change their workmen for shirts and trousers in the last year?
     
  7. Grammaton Cleric

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    Why do you ask? Has the quality dipped?
     
  8. Concordia

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    Not dipped. But the inner workings of the trouser are different, and the shirts have somewhat stiffer collars and cuffs than I remember my earlier orders having. I could be wrong about that latter point, of course, as different fabrics and a few years of laundry can change one's impression.
     
  9. dopey

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    For sure. I have noticed lots of little changes. Not so much a quality difference but differences in contraction methods and details.
     
  10. poorsod

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    I wonder if the changes are due to variations to whomever is assigned the job.
     
  11. jerrybrowne

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    I've often wondered the same, especially when I get minor differences in fit and finishing details between pairs from one order.
     
  12. poorsod

    poorsod Well-Known Member

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    I have variations in fit based on the material. That's why I get fittings. It's the details that might vary, at least for me.
     
  13. gusvs

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    Same here.
     
  14. JawnGault

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    So the same person does not continue to work on your clothes for future orders?

    I notice that the quality of minor fit and finish details on my newer jackets have increased from my very first jacket. The sleeves are much more cleanly attached, without over puckering/sloppiness.

    My only "issue" is with the pants--the fit/silhouette is always the same, but I always require multiple visits to get the proper fit in the waist. However, I attribute this to a tailor's general wariness to take in a garment too much.
     
  15. Leaves

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    Do you machine wash or hand wash your NSM shirts? Mina told me to hand wash "her" shirts (I have not received my first shirt yet) and that I would "destroy them" if I machine washed them. I love hand made items as much as the next SFer but I'm not hand washing my shirts. Not dry cleaning them is one thing, but hand washing is just too much, got enough washing to do with kids running/crawling around the house. Call my lazy. I'm guessing she's over exaggerating?
     
  16. medtech_expat

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    I machine wash on the delicate cycle and hang dry; this seems to have worked out well the past few years.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    ^That's what I do with mine as well (not Mina, but all bespoke shirts). If you have a delicate, or "hand wash" option on your washer this should be fine. Also because these options don't agitate the clothes as much and spin like crazy to rinse you don't need a lot of detergent or you will have to run them through a few times to get rid of the excess detergent. At least this has been my experience. At this point I just spray the collars and cuffs with shout and run them through. That is enough to get them good and soapy when I start the cycle.
     
  18. Eustace Tilley

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    Machine wash on delicate is fine. Just make sure to line dry.
     
  19. aportnoy

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    My dry cleaner has a hand wash option that i use on all my better shirts. it's about a buck more a shirt than the standard shirt laundering and I find it to be a great option.
     
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    They have that option, which is fairly affordable at my local place, but I am just so cheap when it comes to such things. I just can't talk myself into it when I have a washer right in my apartment. Ironing does suck though.
     

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