Ambrosi Napoli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambrosi, Apr 14, 2011.

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  1. Big A

    Big A Senior member

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    Matt, you never fail to show up and act like a fucking moron when someone criticizes a Foo position .... Does being his Left Coast Bitch Boy ever get tiring?
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Boy, you really are a dick. Whatever.
    Matt, you never fail to show up and act like a fucking moron when someone criticizes a Foo position .... Does being his Left Coast Bitch Boy ever get tiring?

    He only plays one on the internet.
     


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    add me to the list. i ordered pants last september and am still waiting. i'm most disappointed in the lack of communication.

    salvatore needs a responsive business manager.

    as an aside, i'm looking forward to medtech's nsm/ambrosi comparison.
     


  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    He only plays one on the internet.
    Shh. Don't let my secret out. FWIW, I don't buy the apologetics NYR is trying to sell, and that has nothing to do with foo. I only make like 5 MC posts a year, so I can't possibly defend him all the time. The idea that this is just part of the game is silly. Providing good service means providing honest service. Slow is fine, obfuscating is not. Artisan or banker or teacher, all the same. Anyhoo, Salvatore owes me no pants, though I am not at all happy with how he is doing business right now. I did talk to him last week, but apparently without a lot of success. Now, I don't imagine anybody here has spent more time with Salvatore than I have, and I am fond of him, but he needs to get his ass in gear, and his act together, and were I out pants, or were I a new client or whatever, I would be spitting mad, so I am sure as hell not going to defend him.
     


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    Any business, when it grows, is going to go through growing pains. Then it either goes two places, up or away.
    Thank you for the wonderfully useless truism.
    To your second point, you're saying that if Salvatore told you he couldn't take your order because he has too much business you'd be cool with that? Bullshit. Because thats basically what he's telling you now by being backlogged 6 months, and you've got your panties in a bunch over it (rightly so I might add). Or better yet, if you were a new client, and wanted a pair of pants, and he said "Sorry, not now, I'm busy," you'd ever return to him for work. Again I call bullshit.
    You know, confining yourself to Brooklyn's best does have its disadvantages, one of them being a very distinct commercial provincialism. Just because you cannot imagine your own tailor being backlogged to the point where he cannot complete orders by the regular time does not mean it doesn't happen. Point in fact, my last two orders from Rubinacci were uncharacteristically slow to finish. However, Mariano told me upfront it would be a longer wait than usual due to ramped up business. Also, perhaps more importantly, they didn't take any money from me. And yes, to speak in your parlance, I was "cool with it."
    I've shown mine. You show yours and prove me wrong.
     


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    I don't know about handwork, but tutee's trousers made by Ercole was pretty damn near perfect. That may be more of a reflection of both of them than Ercole alone.

    We all like to think and feel that we are the only client.

    Alas, we are not.

    [​IMG]

    Let the artist be the artist, God knows the Italians make beautiful things when inspired.

    Either that or take a cue from Manton and go there yourself.

    - M
     


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    Jeezus christ that's f^@king ridiculous.
    You really don't appreciate... the handwork.
     


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    Let the artist be the artist, God knows the Italians make beautiful things when inspired.

    - M


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    don't do that. just take a deep breath, step away from the computer and solve this outside of the internet. Look, you guys know going in about the delays, they may have gotten worse but the guy is trying to build a larger business within the realm of a very personalised service. There will be growing pains and if you really like the pants, then just order what you want and realize that it will take a while before you get them. In terms of communications, it sounds like he could do a better job but it also sounds like they are incredibly busy. he's going through some growing pains, if you like the guy and you like the product and he's never done wrong by you, give him a bit of a break.

    Flack!
     


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    I'm not too worried either. Maybe my familiarity with "Filipino time" has me well-acclimated to delays. That said, it is a little irritating, particularly since I gave him some sample pants that I've wanted to wear.

    Very tolerant, very anthropological. Reminds me of when I lived in Ecuador.
    It occurred to me at the time, and has been confirmed more recently, that
    "Flipiino Time", "Ecuadorean Time" etc. are excellent variables to predict the
    level of emigration to the US. I've never been south of Rome but I've watched
    enough Italian movies to understand that Southern Italy is relatively speaking,
    in the European context, underdeveloped, with a mentality closer to Latin America
    than Milan.
     


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    You know, confining yourself to Brooklyn's best does have its disadvantages, one of them being a very distinct commercial provincialism . . . . And yes, to speak in your parlance, I was "cool with it."


    Ha ha, now it's class warfare.
     


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    Very tolerant, very anthropological. Reminds me of when I lived in Ecuador.
    It occurred to me at the time, and has been confirmed more recently, that
    "Flipiino Time", "Ecuadorean Time" etc. are excellent variables to predict the
    level of emigration to the US. I've never been south of Rome but I've watched
    enough Italian movies to understand that Southern Italy is relatively speaking,
    in the European context, underdeveloped, with a mentality closer to Latin America
    than Milan.


    Anywhere there's heat/sun involved, you can expect some form of added time.
     


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    Anywhere there's heat/sun involved, you can expect some form of added time.

    as an australian, im going to take offence at the comment some time next month
     


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