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Ambrosi Napoli

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

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  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Did you wind up selling many sailor pants?

    Just trying to keep my finger on the pulse of the streets.
     
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    Depends on whether or not the Met was putting on a performance of HMS Pinafore.
     
  3. Big A

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    mind blown
     
  4. marcodalondra

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    It looks like Jean Paul Gaultier's sailor pants version at least would stay up when taking a p... as it has a separate waistband [​IMG]
     
  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    You gotta work for a pair of Armourybrosis.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ambrosi will be in San Francisco today and tomorrow at Wingtip for a trunk show. Saint Crispins will also be there.
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Salvatore yesterday at WIngtip. Ran in to several Styleforum members getting pants. Salvatore will be returning every two months to San Francisco so orders placed yesterday and today will be ready for a fitting December 16th. He is traveling with Philip from Saint Crispins.


    In speaking with Salvatore, he mentioned that his business is much easier now that he is affiliated with key retailers in the major cities.

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  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I ordered this nice Holland & Sherry fabric. Philip from Saint Crispins had a pair made by Salvatore. The fine weave was far more interesting than a plain grey but not so bold as say a POW pattern.

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  9. JubeiSpiegel

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    How much are legendary Ambrosi pents nowadays? :lurk:
     
  10. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    What a relief that his affiliations with key retailers in major cities makes his business much easier, as none of them should go through the nonsense some of us did when he visited cities on his own.

    I personally got a bucket of shit thrown at me via his poor service.

    Through relentelss e-mails, FB msgs, (many of which were ignored), and countless calls (he never once returned my call and no one else at his shop speaks English), I suffered hoping one day I would get my trousers.

    I kept waiting as he noted they were almost ready, that he was visiting my city again next month and we must do a fitting first as he did not want to do shoddy work. I kept getting suckered into waiting and waiting.

    Despair set in that I lost my deposit, and lost my precious cloths.

    This struggle caused me to locate a trouser maker in Athens, at 1/10 his prices. An artisan who is honest, quick, picks up the phone when I call, instead of having someone else greeting you with "Pronto". An artisan who has given me the best fitting and looking trousers ever.

    I understand the allure of having a famous trouser maker commission something special for you. I earned for it as I felt I could justify his high cost compared to the astronomically high prices of using travelling English tailors. But don't kid yourself, there are other trouser makers out there who can provide an excellent product.

    I even got suckered into his few e-mails noting the item was ready for delivery (even though I found out later he never even cut my cloth). I offered to pay the full amount due and never tried to renegotiate the price. I just wanted my fucking pants

    I did get my entire deposit and cloth back (which he never even used after sitting at his shop for 2 years). He is not a thief. He was just dishonest in not delivering what he promised

    He manned up and apologized for this. Even though he first tried to guilt trip me that he was finally coming back and that the pants would finally be ready. I didn't believe him, and in fact he didn't return when promised.

    He finally did return to my city, 2 years later, and I offered to pick up my returned deposit in person. But he finally transfered my money back, I assume to avoid having a disgruntled customer seen by potential new ones, and he told he did not want to see me at the new place.

    And to think, I was stupid enough to take him out for dinner and show him around town. No good deed goes unpunished

    I have read Solito (who once travelled with him to make jackets) pulled some similar shit on folks in NY. But that eventually, folks got their jackets. Its a shame that birds of the feather flock together. Perhaps Salvatore learned from Solito that this Neopolitan way of doing business with overseas buyers had little adverse consequences.

    I didn't derserve this treatment, nor did many guys who trusted this dishonest man with our cloth, our money, our hopes and dreams....and our fucking precious time.

    My one highlight, Salvatore was the first person to defriend me on FB. How sad :slayer:

    Let the buyer beware. Caveat Emptor
     
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  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I bought a couple pairs of pants. :hide:

    FWIW, Salvatore told me he would be back every two months. First fitting in early December and then delivery by Christmas. Seems like a quick enough turnaround time that you could raise an issue with your credit card company if anything happened.
     
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  12. bourbonbasted

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    Or fly to Naples off the Sky Miles accrued from purchase.
     
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  13. dieworkwear

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    As Michael noted, for customers in the US, Salvatore's prices are cheaper than most traveling tailors.
     
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    Many other forum members have similar experiences. Now that people are warned, those who still order from Ambrosi are either suckers or masochists.
     
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  16. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree with Derek and would add that from everything I've read Ambrosi has had a good track record working through retailers for the last several years.
     
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    Sounds like he's now focusing on the part of the business where he adds value.
     
  19. Newcomer

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    Personally, I miss the drunk rants. One of my favorite style forum fights.
     
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  20. JensenH

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    Yeah, calling his customer a midget when he himself is no taller than a gnome is comical.
     
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