Interest check: Roberto Ugolini trunk show in NYC this January.

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  1. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi All -

    For those of you who don't know me, my name is Antonio Ciongoli and I'm the creative director of Eidos Napoli, a new project rooted in tailored clothing from the Isaia group. I'm currently in the process of designing next fall's collection, which is largely inspired by the city of Florence and its longstanding history of artisanship. With this in mind, I have been talking with one of my favorite Florentine artisans, the bespoke shoemaker Roberto Ugolini, about the possibility of hosting him for a trunk show at our New York showroom during my upcoming market week this January. That said, I want to make sure a visit for him will be worthwhile so I thought a good place to commence an interest check would be the SF community.

    For those of you who haven't heard of or know much about Signore Ugolini, the site Gentlemen's Gazette wrote a fairly comprehensive history here. In a quick summation, Most famously known for being the creator of Vass' U-Last, Roberto is a highly skilled shoemaker that produces an elegant, entirely hand made product at a price that is quite reasonable in comparison to his contemporaries.

    As I mentioned above, the tentative plan right now would be to host him at the Eidos showroom in midtown during the middle of January for 2-3 days. I have no word on pricing yet but know will update this thread accordingly once I confirm. Please feel free to respond or PM me with any questions you may have about setting an appointment.

    Thanks,
    AKC
     
  2. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd be interested as well, especially if prices were close to the same as in his Florence shop.
     
  5. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi All -

    If this does work out, Roberto will be coming to NYC from January 16th-19th. Still waiting to hear about prices and will update as soon as I know something.

    Its really about whether we can drum up enough business to make the trip worthwhile for him. That said,if you are interested, please shoot me a PM and I can pass along his contact info. to set an appointment.

    -AKC
     
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    G. Landi Well-Known Member

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    is this happening? Will he have his bags?
     
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    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Unfortunately, not at this time.
     

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