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E. & G. Cappelli- A walk through of my tie shopping experience in Napoli.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AmericanGent, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    Today I went looking for E.G. Cappelli, world famous tie maker from Napoli. I am posting this so that anyone planning a shopping trip in Napoli will be able to find the store and also to give a little insight into my experience.

    Assuming that you are starting in Chiaia area:

    Go to Piazza del Martiri


    This is Piazza del Martiri, facing the waterfront.

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    Turn around and head up hill away from the waterfront.

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    At the top of the hill the street turns left, then forks. Stay left and head down this little pedestrian street.

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    After two blocks look on your right for this gate:

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    If it's locked you can ring the buzzer. He is number 17.

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    Head into the gated neighborhood and walk straight up towards the tree.

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    Take a right at the tree and on your right is the entrance.

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    Enter the shop and there are a few display cases and some ties set out. The main display room is down one floor.

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    Here are a few pictures of the ties he offers. They are very simple for the most part. Mostly printed silk with a few woven options.

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    I didn't take pics of all the ties, sorry! Here is the link to their website:

    http://www.patriziocappelli.it/catalog/index.php

    Patrizio was great to talk to. He told me that he was a pharmacist and then 18 years ago he sold his pharmacy and got into the tie business and now he's selling ties all over. He was packing up a box to ship to Houston TX while I was there! He is a true gentleman and speaks very good English.
    Enjoy!
     
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    ^^^Dude... First of all it's Piazza DEI MARTIRI (the martyrs) not "del martini"!!!!! :foo::foo:
     
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    I wish I had picked up that 7 fold I showed earlier. I'm not sure how to use this tie. I might go back and exchange it on Monday.
     
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    Sorry- typo. I'll fix it.
     
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    A similar tie in deep chocolate will go well with blue.
     
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    My favourite tie maker by far... Thank you for sharing. Would love to visit some day. Dealing with Patrizio online is always a pleasure
     
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    Thanks Sod. The color seemed workable- but I'm having a problem with pairing it. It's more casual than my shirts so it feels off when I try to put it together. I think my wardrobe is not broad enough to find a place for this- still need more basics.
    Do you think the texture is too casual?
     
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    He was great. I'm working on blotting out my face on a pic we took- I'll post it soon!

    Glad to share- I'm trying to get downtown 1-2x per month and take pics. I also got some pics of the Borrelli store. they've got some great ties too! If you make it out here I hope this will help you find his shop! It's not easy to spot!
     
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    The texture is great. The color is too light for general use. More for summer pastels.
     
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    Maybe I'll keep it and see what happens. My wife told me to keep it and go buy another. She said "A man can never have too many nice ties".

    So in love with that woman.
     
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    So true!

    I think you should keep it. I have something very similar from Drakes, it looks great with a blue suit and white shirt: not the most daring combination, but a nice clean, crisp look. Try that combo and see what you think.
     
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    Thanks for that Dib. I just had a new light blue shirt bespoke from a local guy, I'll try it and see how it pulls together. I like the use of texture- like a Drakes shantung, but this one is a pickle. Of the 1000+ ties, I picked out the one that will take the most effort to pair. Oh well- still happy to have it!
     
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    I hunted all around for Cappelli for a long time and couldn't seem to find it. I found my way from the back, near the OLD Rubinacci store before they moved to the castle like place.

    Poorsod is right that the texture is nice but the colour isn't that versatile. I'd swap it for smth else.
     
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    I thought it would match my AM shirt, and it does. But when I put it on it was really dead. He had a blue version of it too. I'll play some more tomorrow and see.
     

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