Ambrosi Napoli

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  1. greger

    greger Senior member

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    I'll get on that right away! [​IMG]

    - M


    Oh!!! Thank goodness.[​IMG]





    (was looking for the "wipe the sweat off my face" smiley. but the one above will do.)
     


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    Concordia...can you please post before and after pics of the buttons

    Especially brace button pics...thanks in advance
     


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    If Ambrosi trousers have an objective weakness, it is the buttons. Savile Row uses very strong silk thread coated in beeswax, with a nice amount spacing the button from the underlying fabric. Braces buttons on SR stuff almost never come off.

    Ambrosi buttons (and he does use a LOT of them) are fastened more like shirt buttons. I've had my cleaners replace a bunch of them, or at least re-fasten the brace buttons so they didn't pull the waist band out of shape.


    Wonder why they don't put buttons on proper. It is not that hard.

    My granddad when he sewed buttons on after making the neck would take it through the neck, then around one and a half times and through the neck again, then 3/4s of the way around and through, and then a quart to a third and take through. When he was pulling it out for the last time he would give it a quick jerk snapping the thread right where it came out. Where it breaks the thread explodes. You can watch videos and read books about testing rope strengths and they explain about the ropes exploding where it breaks. Anyway, it is a neat little trick when finishing off sewing on a button. Just don't drive the needle into hands or fingers when concentrating on snapping the thread.
     


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    That would be a neat trick to see
     


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    That would be a neat trick to see

    It is not hard to do and it works fine.
     


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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Concordia...can you please post before and after pics of the buttons

    No.
     


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    How tapered does the leg opening tend to be on Ambrosi trousers? What is the width of the leg opening in Ambrosi owners' experience?
     


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    How tapered does the leg opening tend to be on Ambrosi trousers? What is the width of the leg opening in Ambrosi owners' experience?

    Mine are 8.5" but that is what I asked for.
     


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    Have people received their trousers post-thread kerfuffle?
     


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    Are we still talking about fkn shirts?

    I think Ambrosi will move on to making shirts when he continues reading this thread...
     


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    Wonder why they don't put buttons on proper. It is not that hard.

    My granddad when he sewed buttons on after making the neck would take it through the neck, then around one and a half times and through the neck again, then 3/4s of the way around and through, and then a quart to a third and take through. When he was pulling it out for the last time he would give it a quick jerk snapping the thread right where it came out. Where it breaks the thread explodes. You can watch videos and read books about testing rope strengths and they explain about the ropes exploding where it breaks. Anyway, it is a neat little trick when finishing off sewing on a button. Just don't drive the needle into hands or fingers when concentrating on snapping the thread.


    Thread breaks / exploding, what?? Won't the knot unravel?
     


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    Concordia...can you please post before and after pics of the buttons Especially brace button pics...thanks in advance
    No.
    lol
     


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    Thread breaks / exploding, what?? Won't the knot unravel?

    Don't believe it? You can read a book about it!
     


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    Thread breaks / exploding, what?? Won't the knot unravel?

    What knot? Your not being a knot head are you?[​IMG] Some knots will weaken a rope or thread by half.
     


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    Have people received their trousers post-thread kerfuffle?
    i placed an order in september 2010 and paid in full with my fitting in early february 2011, and was instructed that the pants would be mailed 1 month from the fitting. fast forward to now...still no pants and no communication despite multiple emails. to be honest, this was my first bespoke order and the experience has been a little discouraging. anyone else have luck?
     


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