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Isaia Napoli on Sierra Trading Post

Duveen

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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.
 

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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.
 

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 I think that there is one line higher, but I wanted to be sure it wasn't the diffusion line.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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
I think the "Gianluca" on the inside breast pocket label is in a larger and emphasized font in the diffusion line.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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?"
 

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