well, inspired my iammatt's demented rant on button boots I will go on record and say that I like Partenopea very much but I think it is overhyped on here (as is Castagnia). They make a nice jacket, a bit long for my taste and a bit wide at the waist but shoulders are very soft (and longer than other's, a 40R measures about 19 at the shoulders) and the construction is good. That being said, I don't think they are doing anything better than Isaia (I think Isaia uses better fabrics) and given the relative ease of procuring Isaia at bargain prices, I would not spend $700 or more on a Partenopea suit, for what it's worth. Unless of course I am selling one than you should pay me a lot more than $700 as it is the best suit in the world. Speaking of which, did you know that Isaia makes some Valentino jackets? I just picked one up the other day.