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Ambrosi Napoli

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

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  1. Prada_Ferragamo

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    How did I miss this thread? It has everything - fallen angels, mud slinging, passive-aggressiveness competition, race and class warfare... fantastically entertaining [​IMG]
     
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    How did I miss this thread? It has everything - fallen angels, mud slinging, passive-aggressiveness competition, race and class warfare... fantastically entertaining [​IMG]

    It's a shame that Ambrosi's English is so shit, otherwise he would find some valuable feedback in this thread.
     
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    Do you think present and future Ambrosi customers will begin to insist that they only pay half up-front and the remainder upon delivery? It appears the full payment up front disincentivizes Salvatore to stick to any sort of reasonable delivery schedule.
     
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    Do you think present and future Ambrosi customers will begin to insist that they only pay half up-front and the remainder upon delivery? It appears the full payment up front disincentivizes Salvatore to stick to any sort of reasonable delivery schedule.

    I did it as a way, I thought, to speed up the process. I was wrong...
     
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    I'm relieved I didn't reply to Ambrosi's repeated solicitations - thanks intuition.
     
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    Ercole actually charges me more than Salvatore does.
     
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    I did it as a way, I thought, to speed up the process. I was wrong...

    Yikes. Still, I think it would have a greater effect if it were a collective action from all customers placing orders in the future vs. a sole actor such as yourself (but you were wise to do so).
     
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    Do you think present and future Ambrosi customers will begin to insist that they only pay half up-front and the remainder upon delivery? It appears the full payment up front disincentivizes Salvatore to stick to any sort of reasonable delivery schedule.

    The profit margin is way to thin for the half-and-half payment plan to motivate a dead beat tailor to finish the order. He makes less money by actually delivering the order....
     
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    It bears worth repeating.

    I think he makes the best pants I've ever seen, fkn magic pants. I also really like him as a person, he is very generous, etc.

    I just think he has serious issues with keeping to deadlines, managing time, communicating, etc.
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm not kidding.

    Lol, sorry.
     
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    What an epic thread.

    At the end of the day, how many people are going to continue to drink from the Ambrosi well?
     
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    It bears worth repeating.

    I think he makes the best pants I've ever seen, fkn magic pants. I also really like him as a person, he is very generous, etc.

    I just think he has serious issues with keeping to deadlines, managing time, communicating, etc.


    This.

    Though, I must say that Salvatore has been on a self-pormotional blitz for the last 6+ months and has clearly neglected his customers as a result. And that, no matter how you want to cut it, was a conscious decision.

    For me, I tried to be patient/understanding/whatever for a few go-rounds and personally could not deal with the frustrations and walked away from both he and Solito as a result.
     
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    This. Much the same goes for Luigi Solito. I tried to be patient/understanding/whatever for a few go-rounds and personally could not deal with the frustrations and walked away from both.

    I like the product enough that I am willing to deal with it.
     
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    Can someone (anyone?) explain the magic of the Ambrosi pents?

    I don't mean handwork or construction - I mean fit.

    Is there an Ambrosi silhouette?
     
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    Can someone (anyone?) explain the magic of the Ambrosi pents?

    I don't mean handwork or construction - I mean fit.

    Is there an Ambrosi silhouette?


    I have some pics at home that might show the difference.
     
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    I like the product enough that I am willing to deal with it.

    I know you do. Perhaps if I had been able to go to Naples and get fitted for a bunch of stuff at once it could have worked out. It seemed to help significantly in your case.

    Truth be told, I am so happy with Despos that I don't feel the need to look elsewhere, though the price is close to double.
     
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    I know you do. Perhaps if I had been able to go to Naples and get fitted for a bunch of stuff at once it could have worked out. It seemed to help significantly in your case.
    It helped but I still had to deal with a taste of what foo and nay are going through.

    And, truth be told, Salvatore still owes me four pairs. I do expect to get them some day.
     
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    It helped but I still had to deal with a taste of what foo and nay are going through.

    And, truth be told, Salvatore still owes me four pairs. I do expect to get them some day.


    Wow, a tough situation all around.
     
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    Is there an Ambrosi silhouette?

    Note the pickstitching:

    [​IMG]
     

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