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Isaia Napoli on Sierra Trading Post

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Duveen, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Quick question, I picked up a mid-blue glen plaid Isaia suit from STP during the sale. It is more than I usually spend even with the discount, and I was wondering about the level of the line. It says 'Gianluca Isaia Napoli'. I think that there is one line higher, but I wanted to be sure it wasn't the diffusion line. It certainly feels nice and fits well. It has the neapolitan backwards-slanting shoulder (the 'pupilla' of legend) and I now know what folks mean when they describe a suit that 'hugs' the shoulders. I just wanted to get a sense of the cost-benefit here.
     
  2. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Well, I guess there is Enrico Isaia. But what you got was the Isaia's standard $2500 suit. Plus, I think the ones on STP have a pleated sleevehead, which is nice.
     
  3. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    There was a recent discussion about Stu's Isaia suit from STP and his purchase was the second line down from the highest, as you suggest, and certainly not the diffusion line.
     
  4. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Thanks, STYLESTUDENT. I remember that discussion and I tried to find it on the search and did not turn it up. I will look again.
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I enjoyed meeting you at Brooks last night. Â Had I known about this suit, I would have taken your girlfriend's position more emphatically. Â [​IMG] I think the "Gianluca" on the inside breast pocket label is in a larger and emphasized font in the diffusion line.
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    So what is the highest line called?
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I thought Enrico Isaia was the top line.

    Jon.
     
  8. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Hi Ambulance,

    I very much enjoyed meeting you as well. We should definitely grab a drink at Zucca at some point.

    I was, needless to say, quite chagrined when the STP package (ordered a while ago) arrived on that very night.

    I am thinking of sending the suit back. It fits well, but the color is an 'interesting' mid-blue that I am not sure is great for client meetings.
     
  9. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Keep 2 out of 3?

    I noticed on another thread that you purchased several shoes at the Paul Stuart sale with the assistance of a NYC SF member.  If you need to explain this purchase to your gf, tell her that shoes last a long time if properly cared for, so that the expense amortized over many years is actually quite low.

    I'll PM you about that drink.
     
  10. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    (Duveen @ April 14 2005,10:57) Hi Ambulance, I very much enjoyed meeting you as well. Â We should definitely grab a drink at Zucca at some point. I was, needless to say, quite chagrined when the STP package (ordered a while ago) arrived on that very night. Â I am thinking of sending the suit back. Â It fits well, but the color is an 'interesting' mid-blue that I am not sure is great for client meetings.
    Keep 2 out of 3? I noticed on another thread that you purchased several shoes at the Paul Stuart sale with the assistance of a NYC SF member. Â If you need to explain this purchase to your gf, tell her that shoes last a long time if properly cared for, so that the expense amortized over many years is actually quite low. I'll PM you about that drink.
    Or Duveen, as a fellow size 13, if you want to unload any of those PS shoes, please let me know what you'd like to part with.
     
  11. StagRaven

    StagRaven Well-Known Member

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    There should be a size 13/14 club for the exchange of those rare uber-large good shoes. I was having this very discussion with one of my brother rats yesterday: when we go shoe shopping, the question is not, "do you have this in a 13?". Far too often, it's, "what three styles (max) do you have in a 13 that aren't electric blue and fluorescent yellow?" [​IMG]
     

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