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East Sicily Tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by UrbanComposition, May 27, 2016.

  1. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Just chatted with Sleevehead, and he's actually putting in a lot of work behind the scenes to create the Kickstarter and make it something continuously profitable. If successful, he'll get a cut (like most agents) but by far the majority is going to the tailor. Incidentally, both Sig Arrigo and Palmisciano set the US price at $3000 for a suit, which is pretty fair considering the quality, amount of handwork, and fit.

    Obviously more would be interested in the lower price, but check out the survey here:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=h75uGZnnIkgotS9_2BJzm_2BnQ_3D_3D

    I'd assume that the more people are interested in the "early bird" price, the more the tailors can be convinced to make the trip out. $1500 is a killer deal for a suit.
     


  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Interesting idea, kickstarter for Sicilian tailoring. However you miss the opportunity of visiting Sicilia :)
     


  3. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    I agree. Panarea really felt like we were on vacation. We rented a boat from a fisherman and toured ourselves around the island till we found a bay. We anchored off the shore, had prosciutto and white wine, took an afternoon nap, and then dove in the sea to cool off. It was magical.
     


  4. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Sorry to bring up an uncomfortable topic, but if the tailor bails and/ or orders are not delivered at the end, is Sleevehead taking responsibility for the money as an agent?
     


  5. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Good question. I assume so; he wants to make it legit and not a "take the money and run" operation. That's just the vibe I have so far; I'm sure once the business side of things is set up, the details will be clearly spelled out.
     


  6. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    IMO, that would be the most useful part of having an agent. Essentially someone who acts like a store holding a trunk show if something goes wrong.
     


  7. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    Agreed. I do know where both guys live, though, and I can outrun them. :)

    Here's a few pics of the DB.

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  8. lordsuperb

    lordsuperb Senior member

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    Can you take a picture with the pants and jacket on?
     


  9. sprout2

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    He already showed us the jacket on and no pants. He can just show us the pants on and no jacket and you can stitch them together.

    Edit: Isn't this a standalone DB?
     
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  10. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    Not sure if I missed this, but what is the early bird special and how does it work? One time deal?
     


  11. UrbanComposition

    UrbanComposition Senior member

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    When it gets cooler, yes. Summer temps in San Francisco can sometimes dip into the 60s.
     


  12. lordsuperb

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    Sweet! This is the winter version of the cream linen double breasted. :slayer:
     


  13. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Jacket looks great. If we could get the early bird prices in SF I would commit to a few pieces.
     


  14. Andy57

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    I agree with @Mr. Six , if San Francisco is on the itinerary, I will buy a suit.
     


  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    If only if only.....
     


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