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"Gian Luca Napoli"?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sartorially Challenged, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior Member

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    While cruising Nordstrom Rack, I found two "Gian Luca Napoli" suits that fit me very well for $400 each (supposedly $900 each retail).

    I gather from a search on this forum that this is a less expensive line of Isaia.

    I know that they are not fully-canvassed, but the fit was so good that I decided to buy them anyway. But I have two questions:

    1. Is $400 each a good bargain price?

    2. The suits come with the buttons "uninstalled" (I guess ready for functioning buttons). Do I have to have functioning buttons? Or is it okay to just have them put on as non-functioning buttons?

    I have functioning buttons on a few of my nicer suits, but I don't see the point, except to make future alterations, if ever necessary, a pain.
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    1. Is $400 each a good bargain price?

    If they fit you well, and fit your wardrobe needs, then I think that's a good price.

    No, you do not need to put in working buttonholes. It's not the greatest sartorial sin. Working buttonholes are more expensive. Not THAT much more expensive, but still. I don't know if you'll really need to alter the sleeve later, so I wouldn't think that's an issue.
     


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    johnapril Distinguished Member

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    While cruising Nordstrom Rack, I found two "Gian Luca Napoli" suits that fit me very well for $400 each (supposedly $900 each retail).

    I gather from a search on this forum that this is a less expensive line of Isaia.

    I know that they are not fully-canvassed, but the fit was so good that I decided to buy them anyway. But I have two questions:

    1. Is $400 each a good bargain price?

    2. The suits come with the buttons "uninstalled" (I guess ready for functioning buttons). Do I have to have functioning buttons? Or is it okay to just have them put on as non-functioning buttons?

    I have functioning buttons on a few of my nicer suits, but I don't see the point, except to make future alterations, if ever necessary, a pain.


    I think it's a good price for a well-fitted suit. Don't do the buttonholes. Use it as a workhorse suit until you get afford softer tailoring.
     


  4. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior Member

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    I understand these are not fully canvassed, but some seem to think that they are either "half-canvassed" or "have some hand work." What could such phrases mean?
     


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