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French Tailoring Thread (e.g. Camps de Luca, Cifonelli, Smalto and etc.)

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I heard good things also about Lucca and Daniel Levy but being halfway Paris and Naples is a no brainer in terms of shirts.
 

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Anyone know where Mary Fritollini went? She made shirts in the vein of Lanvin but couldn’t afford doing on her own and went in house somewhere. The most impressive thing detail is the way she makes the sleeve pattern to give it a 3D shape. All my other shirts, the sleeves lay flat on the ironing board. Her sleeves come out of the board.
 

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Anyone know where Mary Fritollini went? She made shirts in the vein of Lanvin but couldn’t afford doing on her own and went in house somewhere. The most impressive thing detail is the way she makes the sleeve pattern to give it a 3D shape. All my other shirts, the sleeves lay flat on the ironing board. Her sleeves come out of the board.
do you have pics to show how the sleeves come out of the board?
 

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I tried to take pics once but gave up. It is not easy to photograph it.

I wonder if someone would reverse engineer the pattern so I can get more shirts made. I don’t need the handsewn buttonholes or hand embroidery that Mary throws in.
 

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Anyone know where Mary Fritollini went? She made shirts in the vein of Lanvin but couldn’t afford doing on her own and went in house somewhere. The most impressive thing detail is the way she makes the sleeve pattern to give it a 3D shape. All my other shirts, the sleeves lay flat on the ironing board. Her sleeves come out of the board.
I contacted her three years ago. She has retired and no longer made shirts. What a pity.
 

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She is still on some social media. But retired from shirtmaking still, I think.
 

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I tried to take pics once but gave up. It is not easy to photograph it.

I wonder if someone would reverse engineer the pattern so I can get more shirts made. I don’t need the handsewn buttonholes or hand embroidery that Mary throws in.
100Hands is not identical, but in the same league.
 

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Hi all! Planning to move to Paris sometime soon, do you have any MTM shirtmakers that you recommend? For example, I heard good things about Jean-Manuel Moreau.
 

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Hi all! Planning to move to Paris sometime soon, do you have any MTM shirtmakers that you recommend? For example, I heard good things about Jean-Manuel Moreau.
I like whatever he posts on IG but have no experience. But when living in Paris I would go somewhere with a more Parisian style and not Italian/ Naples. But of course that's a personal style decision.
 

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I like whatever he posts on IG but have no experience. But when living in Paris I would go somewhere with a more Parisian style and not Italian/ Naples. But of course that's a personal style decision.
Thank you! What about someone with a more Parisian style then? Anyone you recommend?
 

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Thank you! What about someone with a more Parisian style then? Anyone you recommend?
just go back a couple pages in this thread, I have no experience with any French tailors since I live on the West Coast and they dont come out there but we just discussed a few shirt makers - it's a very educational read.
 

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My 2 cents on Parisian shirtmaking.
- Lanvin is dead, sad though.
- Mary Frittolini stopped but is active on social media indeed. I had one shirt made. Beautiful work I must admit but the collar was a tad rigid for me.
- I had 10 shirts made by Lucca. He used to be really good but one a very specific style. Then the quality went down the drain for some reason. A charming man.
- I have 8 shirts from Courtot. Probably one of the best options in Paris and the man is also very pleasant.
- Charvet is overpriced and not worth it but I must admit their fabric floor is to die for. Also the only place where one would find Zendalyne.
- Daniel Levy has good press but have never seen nor ordered anything.
- plenty of Industrial MTM makers That aren’t worth anything
- Camps de Luca and Cifonelli offer bespoke shirts. Pricey.
- I can’t step into Berluti. Had a terrible experience and giving money to LVMH pains me, to some extent. I’ve got to turn a blind eye when it comes to Loro Piana.
- Jean Manuel Moreau makes beautiful shirts but made in Italy. I’ve got many and am very happy.
- He’s one of my three shirt makers with Luca Avitabile and 100Hands (best make out there).
 

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My 2 cents on Parisian shirtmaking.
- Lanvin is dead, sad though.
- Mary Frittolini stopped but is active on social media indeed. I had one shirt made. Beautiful work I must admit but the collar was a tad rigid for me.
- I had 10 shirts made by Lucca. He used to be really good but one a very specific style. Then the quality went down the drain for some reason. A charming man.
- I have 8 shirts from Courtot. Probably one of the best options in Paris and the man is also very pleasant.
- Charvet is overpriced and not worth it but I must admit their fabric floor is to die for. Also the only place where one would find Zendalyne.
- Daniel Levy has good press but have never seen nor ordered anything.
- plenty of Industrial MTM makers That aren’t worth anything
- Camps de Luca and Cifonelli offer bespoke shirts. Pricey.
- I can’t step into Berluti. Had a terrible experience and giving money to LVMH pains me, to some extent. I’ve got to turn a blind eye when it comes to Loro Piana.
- Jean Manuel Moreau makes beautiful shirts but made in Italy. I’ve got many and am very happy.
- He’s one of my three shirt makers with Luca Avitabile and 100Hands (best make out there).
That’s super helpful, thank you! I like Italian shirts so I think I’m going to try JMM as the first option when I move there. Can you comment a bit more about how your experience with him is?
 

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