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Back from Italy - the damage done.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kaplan, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    First, a big thank you to all of those who helped me out with suggestions and information in my 'Going to Italy' thread.

    Here's what I ended up with:

    Navy Cucinelli wool/cashmere v-neck
    Brown, unlined deer skin gloves from Cilento (not sure if these are unbranded Merola or not - the guy I spoke to didn't seem to know. Either way, they are very nice.)
    White Finamore cotton/linen shirt
    Light blue Finamore cotton shirt
    Light blue Finamore linen PS
    Navy Finamore knit tie
    Aqua Borrelli Luxury Vintage linen shirt
    Navy Borrelli canvas belt
    Off white Borrelli canvas belt
    (The belts are made by Barone Roccadoro and have solid brass buckles with a finish that looks like brushed steel.)
    White cotton/hemp Incotex pants
    Dark brown Tod's suede moccasins

    Here's a quick group shot that doesn't really do anything justice:

    [​IMG]


    Kaplan,
    When you visit Naples please ask Marinella and Cappelli who makes their grenadine silk for them and let me know. Also please ask them what their current charges are for bespoke 3 and 6-fold grenadines.

    Have a good trip I wish I could go.

    David, Marinella charges between 90 and 100 Euros (I forgot) for an OTR grenadine tie.

    After being escorted from their smaller store - around the corner and up a wide set of stairs - to their larger one (necessary for a bespoke order) I enquired about their silk. The woman I spoke with didn't know and phoned someone to check.

    Apparently they get some of their grenadine silk from the UK and some from Italy; I wasn't given any names at first. When I suggested Fermo Fossati as the Italian source, they replied that some of their silk indeed was from there.

    Price of a 3 fold bespoke grenadine is 120 Euros, (what they call) a 7 fold is 180. I didn't go to Cappelli, sorry.

    I made a bespoke order for a navy grenadine that probably is made with FF silk as it looked very similar to what I've seen in photos of Hober ties.

    Marinella also had a less chunky grenadine, which I assume is from the UK supplier.



    I'll leave you all with a random sample of my vacation shots [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Please let me know if the pic is too big and needs resizing.
     
  2. daniele6

    daniele6 Senior member

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    I hope you had a good time...from the pictures it seems you had it!
     
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    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    It's lunchtime and the food in those photos look amazing.
     
  5. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    Thanks for posting this. Good scores there!
     
  6. scoota

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    Great pics, you have a good eye for taking shots! What program did you use to make that collage of pics? After seeing those I so want to go back to Italy now.
     
  7. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    lovely montage. welcome back
     
  8. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thank you all for the kind remarks [​IMG]
    Great pics, you have a good eye for taking shots! What program did you use to make that collage of pics? After seeing those I so want to go back to Italy now.
    The collage is made with Picasa 3 - it's free and very easy to use.
     
  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Nice photos and your purchases look great too. Sounds like you had a nice time!
     
  10. ChampdeMars

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    Trastevere, one of, if not the best neighborhoods in Rome. Oh how i miss you potable aqua. Looks like you had a good time.
     
  11. Meursault-

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    Very nice photos! I'm quite jealous.
     
  12. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very well done - I'm glad you had a good time. It looks like you got a lot of great stuff. Did you happen to visit any tailors in Naples?
     
  13. comrade

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    I'm jealous.
    Great photos.
    How much were the Finamores?
     
  14. Miguel Alvarez

    Miguel Alvarez Senior member

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    Nice pics. You didn't go for mtm finamore? That navy knit tie is pretty sweet. I've seen that in person.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    nice gloves. details?
     
  16. HHD

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    Your photo collage is beautiful! Really good pics.

    I like your purchases too. Is "vintage linen" a sort of washed-out, super soft linen? It's an irresistible material.
     
  17. lasbar

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    How about the Italian master tailors such as Rubinacci ?
    Did you visit their shop or other tailoring houses ?
     
  18. tchoy

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a great time.
     
  19. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Trastevere, one of, if not the best neighborhoods in Rome.
    Yes, Trastevere is really beautiful and a wonderful neighbourhood to walk around in. We had an excellent dinner there at Taverna Trilussa (Bruschetta with truffles and porcini mushrooms, pasta carbonara, Fiorentino steak, a bottle of Moroello Principe Pallavicini, tiramisu, golden grappa and an espresso [​IMG])

    How much were the Finamores?
    The white cotton/linen was 190 Euros minus 30% due to the sales. The light blue cotton one was 170 Euro and wasn't on sale, but I got 10% off anyway.

    Nice pics. You didn't go for mtm finamore? That navy knit tie is pretty sweet. I've seen that in person.
    I was only in Napoli for a day and didn't want to pay 240 Euro for a MTM when I couldn't come back for a fitting (plus shipping costs). As it turns out, the Finamores OTR fits me really well.

    And yes, that knit tie is really nice [​IMG]

    Your photo collage is beautiful! Really good pics.

    I like your purchases too. Is "vintage linen" a sort of washed-out, super soft linen? It's an irresistible material.

    Thank you. Yes, that linen is pretty much like you describe it.

    How about the Italian master tailors such as Rubinacci ?
    Did you visit their shop or other tailoring houses ?

    Very well done - I'm glad you had a good time. It looks like you got a lot of great stuff. Did you happen to visit any tailors in Naples?
    I did visit Rubinacci (how could I not? [​IMG]), but I didn't get anything.

    They had a very nice solid navy tie in shantung silk which I regret not picking up.

    nice gloves. details?
    What details are you looking for?
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  20. ThinkDerm

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    What details are you looking for?

    close up photos... :) pricing, etc.
     

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