Eidos Napoli

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  1. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I've been dying for them to post this stuff online so I can brag on social media.

    In all seriousness, there outerwear selection was unrivaled and nearly all exclusive. The peacoat is an inky navy version of the japanese cotton shantung that we used for the blouson. The shawl collar toggle jacket is our take on Picasso's favorite painter's jacket that we cut for gentry in a gutsy Japanese indigo dyed canvas.

    Finally that SC is the navy version of the hemp and wool that NMWA sold out of in the stone color. That fabric has to be felt to be really appreciated. I've also never seen a fabric drape as beautifully.

    Simply put, this shirt is a collector's item. I think there are 6 in the world and we will not be reproducing this style again.
     


  2. hookem12387

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    Trying to decide if I can justify a second Dickie shirt.

    You will never, ever, find a better beach shirt. Just making sure everyone knows.
     


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    Where can one pick this one up at?
     


  4. FLW

    FLW Senior member

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    Gentry has it online now
     


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    I just got off the phone with one of the guys at Gentry (Nikaus sp?) to place an order and he was super helpful and had an appreciable knowledge of the products. They have a really great operation over there. Apparently, someone called and placed an order for an Eidos piece right before I did. And for those who are curious, I decided to snag one of these guys:

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    I missed out on the blouson made in this fabric and between that and the discount they're running on coats, I couldn't pass this up. I can't wait till it gets here.
     


  6. sebastian mcfox

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    @NickPollica
    Curious, what justifies the $350 price tag - fabric? unique styling?
     
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    Also, is this Dickie model linen or cotton? The gentry item title lists linen, and under details it says 100% cotton. Thanks!
     


  8. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    1. Where it is made: we produce all of our shirts in a small workshop just outside of Naples. The space is actually the ground floor of the owner's house. There are 3 tables and 8 employees. Everything is cut by hand. They also produce for E. Formica and Liverano. While a Liverano shirt will run you about $375 to start these days, our shirts start at $250.

    2. How its made: Again, there is a considerable amount of hand labor in our shirts from hand-cut patterns to handgun button shanks. This particular shirt has a lot more detailing thanks our basic dress shirt: Hip patch pockets, vented sleeves, a straight bottom vented hem with an extended waistband, etc. Its also sent to an outside wash house for a special a softening treatment after its produced to give it a more appealing handfeel.

    3. What it is made out of: 100% linen from Cotonficio Albini (the quality is called Sahara for those keeping score). Its a beautiful fabric that only gets better the more you wash it. It does not come cheaply. I believe it would run you around $45 dollars a meter if you were to try to buy it in the retail market.

    4. Its aesthetics: I went through great pains to make sure all the details were just so in order to create a special piece that simply isn't available elsewhere in the market. I think most people on this forum focus on the first 3 points above (often rightly so) but there is something to be said for the validity of paying a premium for good design.


    cento percento lino.
     
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  9. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Thanks for the detailed answer, I really appreciate it. How transparent is the fabric? I find a lot of linen, especially white, doesn't leave much to the imagination.

    And would you recommend TTS? Going by the Gentry measurements, it looks like I should size up from my usual 38 to a 40 (I'm 5'11" and have a 38" chest/18 inch shoulders).
     


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    I appreciate the honesty of this statement. It is nice to hear someone stand for the work and effort put into a garment. There is no way in hell I can swing a $350 seasonal/casual shirt, but I still admire everything behind it.
     


  11. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I own this fabric as a regular washed sport shirt and have never noticed it to be particularly transparent. As for sizing, its sounds like you should be getting a 39.
     


  12. sebastian mcfox

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    Thanks. Guess the Gentry measurements are a little off - they have the 39 with 17.5 inch shoulders
     


  13. NickPollica

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    Most Neapolitan shirtmakers I know deliberately cut shoulders their patterns with a more narrower point to point and a larger sleeve head so that your shoulder sits comfortably inside the sleevehead. Do you have any Ingress shirts? He does this as well.

    My worry is that you won't notice the shoulders being more narrow but will notice the roomier body.
     
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    Nice. I look forward to seeing pictures when you get it.

    Gentry is a really great store. I've bought from them a couple of times (before they started carrying Eidos) and now two Eidos only orders. Very friendly and helpful staff. One of these days when I get back to NYC I'll make the trip out to Brooklyn. I'll have to leave my wallet at home though.
     


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    Good enough for me! I'm about a 39 chest/18.5 shoulders- ordered the linen Dickie in 40. I'll remark on fit when I get it.
     


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