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  1. marcodalondra

    Philippe Atienza Bottier - Paris

    There is no much information out there but after several years with JLP bespoke and then being director and master Bottier with Massaro, Philippe Atienza has opened his own operation a month ago at 127 rue Amelot, 75011 Paris in France. Does any French speaking member heard or can found out a...
  2. marcodalondra

    Crispinians LTD – Bespoke Lasts (Steven Lowe)

    I have decided to write a detailed review of my experience in getting my bespoke last and shoes as a regularly get asked information via PM. Part one will be the Lasts. I have a very large instep and since I was a kid, struggled to fit into RTW shoes, as the rest of my feet, balls and heels...
  3. marcodalondra

    Finollo, shirt and tie maker - Genoa - Italy

    I decided to start this thread to condense some info on this maker and also move some post regarding Finollo from other threads. Apparently founded by Emanuele Finollo in 1899 in Genoa, it quickly built its reputation by making shirts for the Duke of Windsor, Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli...
  4. marcodalondra

    The state of white tie

    White tie, the most formal of men outfits and a very rare sight nowadays as the occasions to wear it are very scarce if you are not in an orchestra. The major problem today is that if the trouser is not cut very high, the waistcoat is worn too low and create an unsightly white band under the...
  5. marcodalondra

    Neapolitan Bespoke Chinos

    Back in June when I was last in Naples I commissioned three "chinos" from Pasquale Mola in Brisbane Moss cotton drill. I have chosen different configuration for all of them, the royal blue has forward double pleats and cuffs, the white is flat front with no cuff an the red flat front with...
  6. marcodalondra

    Vittoria Fluido - camiciaia Napoletana - (a Neapolitan shirtmaker) EDITED title

    I have spent a week in Naples and amongst other sartorial things, I have tried a new home based shirtmaker that was mentioned to me by a fellow SF member. After contacting her in private and some telephone conversation later I was reassured of her impressive CV (which I personally verified )...
  7. marcodalondra

    Formal Wear and Etiquette at 2013 Papal inauguration

    As you can see from the pictures below, there was a mixture of attires at yesterday Papal inauguration. Proper White Tie/Black waistcoat (as per formal Papal meeting etiquette) Dutch Prince Alexander: Morning Coat- Duke of Cloucester: Prince Albert of Monaco Lounge Suit King Albert II of...
  8. marcodalondra

    The sad state of men Morning Formal Attire @ the Epsom Derby 2012

    I was in the Queen's Stand at the Epsom Derby yesterday where the admission dresscode was "Morning Coat or Morning Suit" for men. I have to report that the vast majority of men did not comply with the general rules of morning attires and looked poorly put together. This may be related to the...
  9. marcodalondra

    Antica Camiceria Luciano Lombardi - Napoli - Bespoke Shirt

    Few months ago, on a quest for my new favourite shirthmaker, I commissioned several shirts from different makers. For a series of events, I have only just received this shirt and decided to review it. After making an appointment I turned up to meet Luciano Lombardi in person at his large...
  10. marcodalondra

    Shopping in Naples Today

    I came back to Naples yesterday for an extended weekend, and spent this morning doing a bit of shopping. A couple of funny things happened that I thought it was worth sharing. Firstly it was full of tourist that are here to watch the American Cup boat race. I first dropped some fabric for a...
  11. marcodalondra

    Neapolitan Morning Trousers

    As I may have mentioned some time ago, I had to commission a pair of morning trousers. On my recent visit to Naples, I could not meet with Gianni Volpe's trousermaker, Marco, to discuss the changes to my pattern that Morning trousers would require, and therefore I went to his uncle, Pasquale...
  12. marcodalondra

    A view on Neapolitan shirtmakers and hand finishes

    Following on some recent PMs and older threads, I have thoughts to summarise my views on a separate thread where other could also express their view or refer back as reference. The skills of the tailor and shirt makers is first and foremost the cutting of the individual pattern and the ability...
  13. marcodalondra

    Xmas 2011 in Naples quick update

    I have been spending the last week in Naples for Christmas, and took the opportunity to take some trousers to Gianni Volpe for some small changes and also order some new shirts (6 so far and probably will order two more this afternoon), bought my own fabrics, and a couple if jacquard ties and ps...
  14. marcodalondra

    Contrasting collar shirt - New Bespoke commission

    I am re-posting this as a separate thread following Lonneker's suggestion, to get a bit more feedback. I would like to commission this shirt over the next three days, whilst De L'Ero of Satriano 5 will be in London for the first of many returning visits. One of my "shirt project idea" that i...
  15. marcodalondra

    Gianni Volpe Napoli - my mohair suit

    as promised here are some pictures of the final suit. Please note that I just came out of the car and did not really adjust the suit. It will still require some adjustment as I have lost some cm around the waist and gained muscle mass around chest/shoulder/upper leg...
  16. marcodalondra

    Gianni Volpe London Visits

    Gentelmens, As you know I was the driving force behind convincing Gianni Volpe to start visiting London. The first of these visit is now booked for the 29th and 30th July. Gianni Volpe will be receiving all potential clients at the Holland & Sherry Showroom and slots are available for both...
  17. marcodalondra

    Where to wear a White tie outside of state banquets? Russian White tie summer ball

    This was held yesterday in London: http://www.russiansummerball.com/index.php?page=2 Looking at the pictures someone still went in black tie....
  18. marcodalondra

    Satriano 5 - Naples - Italy

    Here is the Trial shirt from Satriano 5. It is a Canclini's Oxford sateen, French Cuff and semi spread collar. It is also darted at the back.
  19. marcodalondra

    Prisco Napoli - Camiceria

    Camiceria Prisco Napoli, also known as Camiceria Prima, was recommended to me by a friend of mine. It is actually located next door to the Salvatore Piccolo mentioned in this forum few times, but was visually busier then the neighbour whilst I was there. The owner himself took the measures, cut...
  20. marcodalondra

    Sartoria Gianni Volpe - Naples

    I have now returned to London and I am quite happy about my sartorial mission. As mentioned in another post, I have commisioned an H&S Mohair blend suit from Gianni Volpe and squezed in a first fitting whilst I was there. This is the only picture of the jacket fitting (due to short time I had...

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