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Borelli Linosa/Sorrento

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by randallr, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    Where can I procure these/look at pictures of the differnt models?

    Can't seem to find them anywhere.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Try searching the forum. vox posted a pic with his Sorrento just yesterday

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    Borrelli Sorrento on me...some sort of beaded Missoni number on her, because I know that what to wear to a restaurant is always a difficult question.
     
  3. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    bump! vox details? Where can I get a sidekick like that?
     
  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    bump! vox details?

    Repost from another thread:

    Here's a Linosa in cotton:

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    Here's a Sorrento in cashmere and linen:

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    I think that the Linosas were Gen 1 and Sorrentos are Gen 2, but they overlapped in availability. Gen 1 Linosas had examples, like the cotton jacket, of a dartless front. There are also darted Linosas. All Sorrentos that I have seen have darted fronts.

    Fantastic jackets...if they fit you. Because of the way that they are constructed, the alteration options are fewer than with a more standard jacket. These are almost, although not quite, shirt jackets. None have shoulder padding or wadding, afaik, and they are generally quarter lined or even unlined. There is no chest canvass, but there is a line of fusing through the lapels down the fronts, about four inches wide on either side.

    The undarted Linosas are about the best RTW expressions of the sack that I have ever seen. There are so slightly constructed that unless you love them right away, you might say, "They charge $2K for this????" I only get them on sale...


    Where can I get a sidekick like that?

    I picked mine up at Mount Holyoke College in 1984. But full retail.

    - B
     
  5. forex

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    I want the patch pocket cotton suit mao posted couple of weeks ago,are suits over $2k?
     
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    I want the patch pocket cotton suit mao posted couple of weeks ago,are suits over $2k?

    To my knowledge, Linosas and Sorrentos only come as odd jackets. I think MeowMeow's looked like a suit but that was...I think, perhaps he can confirm...a Linosa cotton odd jacket with odd trousers.

    - B
     
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    To my knowledge, Linosas and Sorrentos only come as odd jackets. I think MeowMeow's looked like a suit but that was...I think, perhaps he can confirm...a Linosa cotton odd jacket with odd trousers.

    - B


    Maybe it wasn't Linosa or Sorrento but he said it was Linosa.It does look like a suit though.Does the store in NYC have good variety?
     
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    I want the patch pocket cotton suit mao posted couple of weeks ago,are suits over $2k?

    Mine came as a suit. I have no idea how much they retail now, as Borrelli has been bumping up their price quite steadily. I think the "Luxury Vintage" line is sort of like their diffusion line now, with lots of fusing but same details, i.e. hand sewn button holes, pick stitchings, etc.
     
  9. voxsartoria

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    Maybe it wasn't Linosa or Sorrento but he said it was Linosa.It does look like a suit though.Does the store in NYC have good variety?

    Hmmm...I just read his description, and indeed, he says it is a Linosa suit. So, I am wrong...they exist. I have never seen them, though...maybe it is a North American market thing.

    I haven't been to the NYC store. The one in Boston is fairly small, and their selection varies from none to few.


    - B
     
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    I think the "Luxury Vintage" line is sort of like their diffusion line now, with lots of fusing but same details, i.e. hand sewn button holes, pick stitchings, etc.
    I have a LV suit and there isn't any discernable fusing there. Where did you find fusing in a Borrelli LV suit/jacket?
     
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    I have a LV suit and there isn't any discernable fusing there. Where did you find fusing in a Borrelli LV suit/jacket?

    Some of my LV odd jackets are fused. Keep in mind we are talking about Borrelli's very light and soft fusing ala Linosa jackets. I have two LV summer suits and they are completely unlined, un-fused, and un-canvassed.
     
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    Some of my LV odd jackets are fused. Keep in mind we are talking about Borrelli's very light and soft fusing ala Linosa jackets. I have two LV summer suits and they are completely unlined, un-fused, and un-canvassed.

    un-fused,un-canvassed,you mean like a shirt jacket?
     
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    maomao,it's a great suit,if I can't find one,I'll just have one made for myself.But I am not sure if I can find that fabric,I am sure I would get a lot of wear of it in the summer.


    Maybe this guy can help:
    http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/...ich-luigi.html


    Thanks, I agree. Very good suit for the hotter days. Borrelli does MTM in their stores so you can definitely get it, but will be too expensive IMO.
     
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    un-fused,un-canvassed,you mean like a shirt jacket?

    No, they are still cut and sewn like a suit jacket, just without any internal structuring. Maybe I'll take a pic of mine and post here.
     
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    Thanks, I agree. Very good suit for the hotter days. Borrelli does MTM in their stores so you can definitely get it, but will be too expensive IMO.

    I'll see if I can find it at the store in NY,if not,I'll just have it made,but not Borrelli MTM.
    How would you describe the fabric?I wonder if I can find something similar to it.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Some of my LV odd jackets are fused. Keep in mind we are talking about Borrelli's very light and soft fusing ala Linosa jackets. I have two LV summer suits and they are completely unlined, un-fused, and un-canvassed.

    No, they are still cut and sewn like a suit jacket, just without any internal structuring. Maybe I'll take a pic of mine and post here.

    I see. My LV suit is also unlined and uncanvassed
     
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    Does it matter if a cotton or linen suit is canvassed? Isn't it going to make the jacket heavy?
     
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    Still the question lingers. Where is the best place to buy these?
     
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    What is the difference between the Linosa and the Sorrento?
     

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