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    Great alteration tailors in London - Pinnas and Needles

    Certainly. There have been a number of suits and jackets, but several were made by Rubinacci, so the quality was high, and there was a lot of handwork. The alterations that I’ve had done in jackets includes shortening the length, shortening the sleeves (from the shoulders, much as you’ve...
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    Great alteration tailors in London - Pinnas and Needles

    Yes. I have been getting suits and jackets altered by them regularly, including over the last few days. They always do an excellent job. I need to tell them very little about what is needed, because they can tell themselves. They are also extremely personable. Prices as has been noted are not...
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    Great alteration tailors in London - Pinnas and Needles

    I have used Pinnas and Needles several times, and wouldn't think of using anyone else. They have done simple things such as shortening trousers, and also more complex work such as tapering trousers, and shortening a rather delicate vicuna jacket. Everything has been done very well. As well as...
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    ok, so who makes a completely soft shouldered overcoat avail in NYC?

    I bought a coat very similar to what you described at Borrelli in August - navy blue, 100% cashmere, no padding on the shoulders. It's very light to wear. I don't know what they have in stock now, but it may be worth giving them a ring.
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    Alterations tailors in London

    Another thumbs up for Pinnas and Needles. I have used them for tapering trousers, shortening trousers and putting working buttonholes in the sleeves of a jacket. The work was all done very well, and the brothers who run it are very friendly.
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    bespoke shirts in Italy

    I have had shirts made by Anna Matuozzo in Naples in the past, and was very pleased with the experience and the shirts that she made for me. I would highly recommend her.
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    A Gentleman's Guide to Weight Loss

    Thanks a lot - that is an excellent and really helpful write up.
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    Business trip to Osaka in Summer What to wear?

    You have an Osakan mindset indeed when you consider Tokyo a "surrounding city" of Osaka. FTFY.
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    Tailors in Tokyo?

    I use B'Reform Works Studio on Meiji Dori near Harajuku - http://www.baycrews.co.jp/reformworks/ I have been very pleased with them - they are thorough and experienced.
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    Ambrosi Napoli

    Salvatore, I hear that you are supposed to be in Tokyo this month. Has the date been confirmed yet?
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    How many things are wrong with this

    BO - is that the name of his perfume?
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    How many things are wrong with this

    I love the understated elegance.
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    Tokyo suggestions

    It's probably worth wandering around Harajuku - lots of interesting small shops in the area - check out Cat Street, for example.
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    Going to Tokyo/Osaka for NYE

    The Isetan men's dept store in Shinjuku is also worth checking out. Lovely weather in Tokyo at the moment!

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