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Florence, Rome

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by andreyb, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. STYLESTUDENT

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    It takes courage just to admit that you know where Ypsilanti is, let along discussing it in detail.
     


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    My mistake, I thought Ypsi was down the road from Florence [​IMG] To sum up, those pictures of Rome are simply not fair to those of us who live in the US Midwest; makes me want to reconsider my career. Â The fact I was watching La Dolce Vita (for the first time) yesterday doesn't help. I have Rome (and Anouk Aime) on the brain today.
     


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    I bought the movie poster from La Dolce Vita and the picture of Anita Ekberg in the Trevi fountain for just 2,50 [​IMG] I also visited the terrace featured in the movie on the via veneto. Of course it has changed a lot. But I'm pretty sure I was at that terrace, since I visited pretty much every terrace on the via Veneto [​IMG] [​IMG] I have about 800mb of pictures of Rome. More than I have of any other city. It's just so damn beautiful.
     


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    Ekberg looks other-wordly in that scene; absolutely out-of-this world.

    I think one of the photos in the previous link is of the Trevi Fountain, but I might be wrong.

    I must go to Rome.
     


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    There are actually quite a few photo's of the Trevi fountain in that link.

    The most fascinating thing about it, is that the fountain takes up almost the entire square. The streets leading to it are more like little alleys and then there is suddenly this HUGE fountain. Impressive.
     


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    The patina of the structure is amazing.

    I'm going to find a tie in that color.
     


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    [email protected], thanks for suggestion.

    Actually, I included one bespoke shirtmaker (Mr Bugelli from Florence) in my list for exactly this reason -- I hope that he will visit Russia, so that we can arrange a meeting with him.

    Andrey
     


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    Since you were in Florence, did you go to Sta. Maria Novella (not the church.)? The prices of their goods are much much cheaper than what Oger sells it for.
     


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    naturlaut, thank you.

    Could you, please, suggest me address of Fray's shop?

    Is it really possible to receive a first fitting in Battistoni at the next day?

    Andrey
     


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    Gentlemen,

    Wonderful discussion of shoemakers, but... I don't like Italian shoes. In fact, I hope to find some English-made ones it Italy (there is only one shop in Moscow that sells Crockett & Jones; they just doubled original prices).

    Andrey
     


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    Church's has a shop in the Via Condotti.
     


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    I don't think Roy went to Florence... [​IMG] but I do agree with you about visiting the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella (website: http://www.smnovella.it). And not becase the products there are cheaper than at Oger's: the building in itself is a small museum. So, andreyb, another addition for your list. MtB
     


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    (T4phage @ April 18 2005,07:02) Since you were in Florence, did you go to Sta. Maria Novella (not the church.)? The prices of their goods are much much cheaper than what Oger sells it for.
    I don't think Roy went to Florence... [​IMG] but I do agree with you about visiting the Profumeria Sta. Maria Novella. And not becase the products there are cheaper than at Oger's: the building in itself is a small museum. So, andreyb something else for your list. MtB
    Exactly, and the room for the herbal remedies is wonderful as is the courtyard.
     


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    I have a wonderful leather maker in Florence who produces albums, boxes and other leather goods for me. PM me if you want his info.
     


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