info on borrelli royal collection suit shoulders?

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  1. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    can someone please advise on Borrelli Royal Collection suits? So hard for me to tell what the shoulder of an item really looks like on a mannequin, if not at least displayed from the side.

    What is the shoulder like on Borrelli Royal Collection suits?
    Do the suit jackets have a nice high armhole? roll of lapel?

    I only have one other borrelli item for comparison, but it is the borrelli luxury vintage, with no shoulder / unconstructed spalla camicia shoulder, sportcoat.

    thank you!
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  2. aph999

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    Foxx, my avatar is from the Royal Collection line, and here's what I can tell you:


    • The fabric is among the nicest I've come across. Mine has the most distinctive pick-n-pick weave I've ever seen, and I've got that pattern in Brioni, Kiton and Sartoria Partenopea.
    • The shoulder is moderately padded - definitely more than the soft Luxury Vintage line.
    • The armhole is relatively high.
    • Mine has a narrower lapel than the current navy ones Ian is offering - although I'm tempted by his current ones as well.
    • Great roll of the lapel.


    I think you'd be pleased.
     


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    I saw those too. The only thing that put me off were the shoulders as I already have enough suits with shoulder like that and my next purchase was going to be something with a softer shoulder. I look at STF far too much....so much temptation!
     


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    I saw those too. The only thing that put me off were the shoulders as I already have enough suits with shoulder like that and my next purchase was going to be something with a softer shoulder. I look at STF far too much....so much temptation![/quote

    There is nothing( in my size) at STF that has true natural/virtually unpadded shoulders.
    That was also the case two years ago when I visited the store in LA.
     


  6. aph999

    aph999 Senior member

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    The closest I've come at STF to a natural/unpadded shoulder is the solid navy Orazio Luciano (La Vera Sartoria Napoletano) suit I bought a couple months ago. The shoulders are gorgeous - hand stitched, true spalla camicia shoulder.

    This is what it looks like:

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    ^ looks great. There was one if those in my size and I blinked and it was gone.
     


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    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I also have eye on the royal collection suit from STF. Compare to Isaia suit jacket, does this Borrelli suit jacket have more padding?
     


  9. Wayward

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    aph999, that is a great suit in your avatar and I've always been meaning to ask what it was. While we're at it, are they concave/pagoda shoulders? It sure looks that way, which is what I've tried to find short of jumping to Tom Ford.

    Also, when I saw STF I first went to Sierra Trading Post...:embar:
     


  10. aph999

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    Borrelli Royal Collection, special purchase through ShopTheFinest (now gone, I'm sure, but here is the original blog entry) One of the most pronounced, but tasteful, pic-n-pic patterns (or, by some accounts, sharkskin) I've ever come across. Very fine fabric, lightweight suit with distinctive handwork and tasteful narrow lapels. Shoulders are slightly roped, at a minimum, but not sure if they'd qualify for concave/pagoda. Regardless, the look when tried on: OMG.

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