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Eidos Napoli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hrv123, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Simply, lupo translates to wolf in Italian although the meaning is a somewhat long story.

    My father grew up on 13th St. in South Philadelphia. At that time (the 50s & 60s) all of the men in his neighborhood treated the corner of 13th & Wolf Street as their village piazza, congregating there daily. I spent my own childhood listening and loving stories of his youth on that corner. He described it as the cross section of the old world and new America. Its where he opened his acceptance letter to the University of Pennsylvania, surrounded by his entire family (both related and extended). He was the first of them that would go to college.

    When I was a designer at Ralph Lauren I started a blog entitled 13th & Wolf because I was feeling unsatisfied creatively. I loved working for Rugby but I wanted to explore my own culture's traditions and approach to clothing. 13th & Wolf opened a lot of doors, including an opportunity to get to know Michael Bastian. When I left Polo to work with Michael I was politely asked to stop writing about other brands and essentially stop the blog. I did so for a while until I discovered tumblr. I wanted to start my own but did not want to get into any trouble so I simply translated 13th & Wolf into Italian.
     
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  2. FLW

    FLW Senior member

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    I will tell this story every single time from now on when I hear "Nice shirt!" while wearing a Lupo polo. That is fantastic.

    EDIT: As the story of the designer, of course, not my own.
     
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  3. Chaconne

    Chaconne Senior member

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    Great story, great shirt. The story makes the shirt even better. Congratulations on your success!
     


  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    Hi Nick, great story, by the way sort off topic but were you involved with the polo's garrison suit fit in anyway? Think that was the only mainstream suit with big notch lapel at the time
     


  5. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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  6. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    It's a casual S/S jacket. You can swap the buttons, but it is always going to be a casual jacket with the patch pockets. It's a great jacket that you can wear all but maybe 3-4 months where you are.
     


  7. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    Thanks, sir. Forgot about the patch pockets. The silk hopsack is sexy, tough to pass up.
     


  8. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    It's pretty awesome.
     


  9. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is "bazar" a jacket model or line? And if it's a jacket model, does anyone have a pictures of it on demonstrating the cut?

    (I hate to pop into threads just to ask a question, yet here I am :-/)
     


  10. LeBeef

    LeBeef Senior member

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    IIRC bazar predates Antonio's involvement at Eidos, but indicates the jacket is fully canvassed.
     
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  11. jpo

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    I just sold myself on the Brown silk sport coat: is anyone else stocking it??? As NMWA is out of stock. I'm looking for a 52.
     


  12. blindboygrunt

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    Would love to know this as well for a 36 :)
     


  13. BrokenThread

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    X-post from NMWA-

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    Sorry for the low quality selfie. Eidos linen Lupo popover. Inky blue Formosa. I love them both. I'm a true 48 Formosa and the M/15.75/40 linen lupo just needs a inch or so of sleeve shortening and about an inch in along the sides. Great quality soft linen, amazing collar- wonderful piece, NP.
     


  14. mossrockss

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    I think I got the last one :embar: :slayer::satisfied:
     


  15. ComfortablyDumb

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    Looks great! Is the collar also linen or is it the same cotton/elastane as the regular polo fabric?
     


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