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Lanieri Online MTM suits Made in Italy - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lanieri, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Lanieri

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    Thanks guys... so far we got Chicago and Atlanta. Anyone more?

    Let's get serious then: I think it will be a nice idea if we let SF readers pick their ideal spot for a trunk show! I've took a look at nice AirBnb apt in both Chicago and Atlanta (for example, this one: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/4746788?checkin=01-06-2015&checkout=07-06-2015&s=_I3k) but since I'm definetly not a local, maybe in each city there are some hidden gems that would be perfect to do a trunk show!

    The idea is to create a moving "men cave" for everyone to enjoy, where you can meet the Lanieri's team, have a drink - on us - , relax, take a look at the fabric and, if you wish, get measured.
     


  2. patliean1

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    Depending on when you guys come here to Chicago I would be interested in visiting. What are the prices for sportcoats? I noticed your website has been down (at least for me) for a few weeks now. Thanks
     


  3. Lanieri

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    I was thinking between the end of june/ beginning of july...

    Sportcoats starts at 450$ up to 730$, depending on fabric.

    Regarding the website, that's strange: it's working correctly and it has never been down recently.
    What browser are you using?
     


  4. patliean1

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    Oddly enough I can only access the website for my phone. Thanks for the info
     


  5. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    Actually that spot in Atlanta would be pretty good (so weird seeing prices for my city in Euros, though). I would also look at things in the Inman Park area, or anything around Piedmont Park.

    We also have a place that won a medal at Festa Della Pizza, so... If you seriously want to come to Atlanta I can put together some more ideas.
     


  6. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Stylish Dinosaur

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    Per favore visita atlanta
     


  7. Lanieri

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    Hi Edina,

    thank you for your appreaciation, we are currently setting up a new section of our website where users can ask us to set up a trunk show in their city, once we receive ten request we pack our fabrics and take a plane wherever we are asked to go.

    This initiatives also combine quite nicely with our new Ambassador program: introduce us a friend, he get's a 100 $ on his first order (min.basket of 300$) and you get 100$ discount with no min basket size!

    More details here: https://www.lanieri.com/en/ambassador
     


  8. klp2332

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    A Review of Lanieri

    Overall, I have had a very pleasant experience dealing with Lanieri regarding my order of a Loro Piana jacket. In the interest of providing information to my fellow Styleforum members as well as providing credit to where it is due (namely, Riccardo and his team at Lanieri), I feel the need to report back. And so, in the next few paragraphs, I wish to outline my experience and sincere opinions about the ordering process, and, more importantly, the final product.

    First Things First: About Lanieri

    But first things first. What do they do? Well, from a quick glance at their site, they offer the usual MTM tailored-ware: suits, jackets, trousers, vests, and shirts. But, unlike some other MTM vendors, they do not offer coats or other accessories. Another differentiating factor, and one that I seem to come across time and time again (for better or for worse) is that Lanieri products are 'Made in Italy'. Although, many would see such a statement to demonstrate quality, I am often quite skeptical of such an inference. In fact, it would merely make me think that a significant portion of the money that I part with, will contribute to a (unnecessary) premium of production costs. But one ought to remember that Italy possesses some of the finest tailors around that produce suits that are uniquely Italian in style. The point is: if you want an Italian cut, you are going to have to do 'Made in Italy'. Naturally, a suit from elsewhere (India, UK, USA), will give you a different style.

    What about the price point? Lanieri is priced above other MTM's: Indochino, Black Lapel, etc., but is obviously more affordable than Bespoke offerings. As for the other MTM's, frankly, I haven't tried them. So, I cannot chime in on how they compare. The results would be very interesting! *Edit: But one thing, I ought to mention is that the fabric Lanieri offers is, by far superior, to almost all other MTM's. We are talking about Loro Piana, VBC, etc.

    Ok. Before I began my order, I wanted to find out a bit more about Lanieri. So, I scoured the web for information and I discovered that they were previously called 'Natural Gentleman' and already had a brief history of doing business in Italy. Upon further scouring, the feedback and opinion of 'Natural Gentleman' was largely positive (although written in Italian). This made me confident enough to go ahead with the order.

    The Ordering Process

    This is where Lanieri really shines! The web interface is intuitive and the customer service is friendly and effective.

    Like other online MTM's, you provide bodily measurements as well as answer some questions regarding your posture. The whole process was comprehensively guided by videos integrated on their website. As a brief digression: although the lady in the video is very attractive, there were times where the actors in the video felt unnatural and corny (you will know what I mean if you watch it). You can also visit pop-up stores in Milan and London to be measured in-person.

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    After I had submitted the measurements, Riccardo and his team e-mailed me to double check some measurements and provide some feedback. Though, I have very little experience in online MTM's, Riccardo and his team were very professional, patient and ultimately guided me to make several amendments that improved the fit. This was one aspect that made my experience very pleasant.

    The Jacket

    The packaging was excellent. The jacket came in a sturdy box that, surely, would have protected its content from whatever DHL, Fedex, or UPS could throw at it (literally and metaphorically). The jacket was accompanied by a beautiful, thick wooden coat hanger (I must apologise for not having it with me for pictures) and a garment bag.

    For a first attempt, I thought that the resulting fit was quite good. Obviously, there is excess fabric at the back and some rumpling at the shoulders (though, I wonder to what extent this is caused by the jacket being lightly structured). The fabric is a 'Loro Piana Hopsack' -- perfect for the summer. The handiwork, I would say is quite decent -- although I think there could be some improvement here, if Lanieri really wants to take Styleforum by storm. However, frankly, for the price point, it is a solid offering.

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    During my preliminary research, I found out that Lanieri produces half-canvassed jackets. And, upon in-person inspection of my jacket, it was indeed half-canvassed. Of course, full-canvas would have made for a better product. But, alas, we are once reminded of Lanieri's affordable prices. However, as a future note, an option for full-canvas, would probably appeal well to Styleforum members.

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    The button-holes are high quality and stitched well. And in my preference for a bit of sartorial-ness -- I opted for a shade of red on the lapel.

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    Notice the prick stitching and the beautiful lapel roll.

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    As you can see, the jacket was very lightly structured. It makes sense as it is a Hopsack fabric for the summer. They offer personal embroidery (which I painted white as to hide my personal details).

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    The buttons are alright (nothing to write home about). But they offer an extensive variety of buttons, in both horn and polyester.

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    On a whole, Styleforum members should take Lanieri as what it is. A good-value, Italian all-rounder that you won't be disappointed with. Give it a try (and report back)!

    (I never really felt the need to explicitly provide a disclaimer, but I see it so often on Styleforum such that there must be a good reason for it! So here it goes: I am not affiliated with Lanieri nor do I gain any compensation, financial or otherwise, in promoting their products.)
     
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  9. Lanieri

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    Well Klp, what can I say, thank you very much for the long and precise review!

    Yes, we use to be named Natural Gentleman, but we changed it almost one year ago to better communicate the Italianess of our brand. As for the full canvass, we are working closely with our tailors to offer the option, but as of today we have gave priority to coats; so full canvass suits won't probably be available before 2016.

    Thank you also to have mentioned our prices compared to other MTM players. I have to say that on top of the Italian manufacture of our products, we also stand apart thanks to our top notch selection of Italian fabrics: we are the only one out there offering fabrics by Loro Piana, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Reda, Tallia di Delfino and so on...

    Full disclosure: the lady in the video was the Italian representative to Miss Universe 2013... I bet that most of you at this point are rolling their eyes, thinking: "Italians...."

    Ciao!
    Riccardo
     


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    Hey Riccardo,

    Just out of curiosity, how much extra would a manufacturer charge for a full canvas? Is it really that much more?
     


  11. Lanieri

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    Excellent question.

    To be honest a full canvass it's not that much expensive in terms of raw material, probably we are talking about 30 $ more per jacket. In our case, it's mostly about changing the manufacturing process and fully testing that the new construction works with our assortment of fabrics and that it does not have some weird reaction if wore in different weathers (we are testing several jackets in an atmospheric chamber). This is due to the fact that an MTM suits it's made using a both artisan and industrial process, unfortunately with the downside of both.
     


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    Thanks Riccardo, this is very helpful.

    Also, you might want to embed your company's link in your signature line.
     


  13. Lanieri

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    Done and thank you to have noticed! :)
     


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    No problem; you guys have a great product and website!

    Out of curiosity, would you ever consider doing a limited edition Vicuna blend sport coat for the fall/winter? That would be awesome.
     


  15. klp2332

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    Thanks. I think you are right, your fabrics are definitely superior to other MTM makers! This is something I failed to mention in my review.

    I have no doubt that Lanieri will soon become very popular here.
     


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