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A recent visit to Naples

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by coolpapa, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I spent five days in Naples last week and thought I'd share a few thoughts and pictures. I stayed at Casa Rubinacci, which is a very nice set of apartments with everything we needed. We visited Rubinacci, Cappelli, Mina, and Cilento, among others. I've posted pics of the new Rubinacci atelier in the Rubinacci thread. We ate lots of pizza, drank lots of wine, walked a lot, and saw more of the city on this visit than on prior visits. I enjoyed our time there, but I'm not sure we will ever return. Naples is a relatively rough city, particularly when you get out of the area around Rubinacci, Cappelli, et al. We've had nothing but positive experiences, but we've met the tailoring folks we want to meet, we've seen the historical sites to see, and there are other destinations to visit. Anyway, on to the pics.

    Cappelli - loved meeting Patrizio, just a charming and sweet man. Spent a good hour and a half with him and he was very patient in showing me a range of silks and wools to choose from. I ordered ties in most of the fabrics in the pictures. I may have over done it here. :lol:
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    Cilento - this is really a great men's shop, I could have spent hours in here, in spite of the fact that it's not a huge space. It is packed with interesting stuff. Incredible selection of fabrics, hundreds of ties, more than any place I've ever been. There's a separate boutique a few doors down that is exclusively ties. Lots of beautiful shoes, Alden and Edward Green, in models I've not seen before. They had a EG Sandringham in cordovan and in suede with leather soles and a stitched goodyear welt. My only regret of the trip was not asking how much and possibly purchasing a pair. This place is a must visit.

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    Da Dora - as others have said, just a wonderful restaurant and anyone who loves seafood must eat here. Also had two fabulous meals at L'Europeo and some great pizza at Da Michele.
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  2. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Great post. Thanks for taking the time to do it.
     


  3. bourbonbasted

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    Of course, this on the one day I decide to work through lunch...

    Great pics, thanks for sharing.
     


  4. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    My girlfriend won't go to Napoli with me...
     


  5. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I don't think I could get my wife to go with me again either. If I ever do return, it will be a day trip.
     


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    Amazing that not one store in the USA can work for you. Is it the adventure or the quality?
     


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    ps not being a smart ass just wondering if there are any places to go in the USA offering quality goods.
     


  8. gomestar

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    did you strangle Solito for me as instructed?
     


  9. coolpapa

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    Gennaro sleeps with the fishes. Wait, I guess that probably won't help you get your suits faster. Sorry about that, didn't think that through.
     


  10. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    What the fuck?
     


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    What a post. Thanks for this.
     


  12. chogall

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    Day trip to Naples :eek:

    Ballerz
     


  13. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I meant a day trip from somewhere else in Italy. A day trip to Naples from the states would be ballerz.
     


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    The finished ties from Cappelli.
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    scared of Italian men hitting on her?
     


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