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Mr. Ambrosi - where are you? why no respond?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AvariceBespoke, May 25, 2011.

  1. banis

    banis Senior member

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    Having spent the whole day going around from Sartorie to Camicerie and spent a great deal of time having espresso and discussing the Internet impact on Neapolitan tailoring, the funny things is that this Ambrosi is not even considered that good by most of them and the very best Pantalonaio, now 80 years old and still going, is the most expensive ever charging 250 Euro per construction only whilst the rest work around the 100 -150 euro mark, so the price charged to most of you seams to be plain robbery.

    I have ordered an H&S Mohair/merino blend in light blue, 2 button SB suit and I am thinking to order one or two odd trousers , possibly a grey pinstriped and a beige one, hope to post soon some pictures


    Oh, you should have not revealed that secret. [​IMG] All those unsatisfied Ambrosi's clients will have to make seppuku now.

    On a serious side, I liked how my pants from GV turned out. There is probably the same amount of handwork (maybe 6.75% less), but they are great. Why would you go with a pinstriped odd trousers?
     
  2. romafan

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    Post from Naples:


    Having spent the whole day going around from Sartorie to Camicerie and spent a great deal of time having espresso and discussing the Internet impact on Neapolitan tailoring, the funny things is that this Ambrosi is not even considered that good by most of them and the very best Pantalonaio, now 80 years old and still going, is the most expensive ever charging 250 Euro per construction only whilst the rest work around the 100 -150 euro mark, so the price charged to most of you seams to be plain robbery.

    I have ordered an H&S Mohair/merino blend in light blue, 2 button SB suit and I am thinking to order one or two odd trousers , possibly a grey pinstriped and a beige one, hope to post soon some pictures


    keep an eye out in the local pizza parlours for a guy w/ bayonet-sided avaitor shades
     
  3. marcodalondra

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    Oh, you should have not revealed that secret. [​IMG] All those unsatisfied Ambrosi's clients will have to make seppuku now. On a serious side, I liked how my pants from GV turned out. There is probably the same amount of handwork (maybe 6.75% less), but they are great. Why would you go with a pinstriped odd trousers?
    I thought that the euro/lira inflation had a greater impact on shirtmakers and trousermakers in Naples after reading those forums, as the prices in lire were much cheaper. It turns out that few people are charging tourist marks up..., with Gianni Volpe you can specify as much detailing as you like as I did with both my shirts order today from two different shirtmakers. I ll pm you about the third one that could not fit me in for the Muslim fitting before I leave... The grey pinstripe is for a mezzo tight project (stroller in American English)... I would eventually order a jacket of the same material to make it double use as a separate suit but wanted to get the pattern right on this coat where we are working on amending my old pattern..
     
  4. srivats

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    I'm open to correction by the OP, but when AB says that, "all of my annoying posts/threads/e-mails worked. Objective achieved," I think that he means that they were successfully annoying.

    I could be wrong, though.


    - B


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. blackdice

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    Having spent the whole day going around from Sartorie to Camicerie and spent a great deal of time having espresso and discussing the Internet impact on Neapolitan tailoring, the funny things is that this Ambrosi is not even considered that good by most of them and the very best Pantalonaio, now 80 years old and still going, is the most expensive ever charging 250 Euro per construction only whilst the rest work around the 100 -150 euro mark, so the price charged to most of you seams to be plain robbery.


    That was exactly the impression that I got from the folks whom I spoke to in Napoli.
    Not owning any Ambrosi trousers myself, however, I am not making any judgement here and would love to compare his work to the ones I got from other tailors.
     
  6. banis

    banis Senior member

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    That was exactly the impression that I got from the folks whom I spoke to in Napoli.
    Not owning any Ambrosi trousers myself, however, I am not making any judgement here and would love to compare his work to the ones I got from other tailors.


    From my experience if you have a good relations and results with your current tailor and are fully satisfied with it, there is no need to go to anyone else. Difference will be so minor that it would probably not be efficient to jump from one place to another.
     
  7. alliswell

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    I'm open to correction by the OP, but when AB says that, "all of my annoying posts/threads/e-mails worked. Objective achieved," I think that he means that they were successfully annoying.

    I could be wrong, though.


    - B


    Also possible that the OP produced this thread as dispositive evidence of psychiatric fitness for a gender reassignment.
     
  8. alliswell

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    From my experience if you have a good relations and results with your current tailor and are fully satisfied with it, there is no need to go to anyone else. Difference will be so minor that it would probably not be efficient to jump from one place to another.

    But Ambrosi does the little button in the cuffs... that's worth the €100/month (or part thereof) that il maestro charges for the exquisite torture of making you wait while your fabric sits in a bin on top of your pattern.
     
  9. PipersSon

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    Btw, all of my annoying posts/threads/e-mails worked Objective achieved.
    I was completely with you in the beginning but given your 'performance' since you started this, I too think you've achieved your objective. If your objective was to show what a dickhead you are.
     
  10. pebblegrain

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    It's a shame that a thread on SF is necessary for Salvatore to complete his obligations, however, if it worked for Foo and AB, I'll do the same.

    Salvatore, if you're reading this, I just want the pants I paid for.


    You are doing it wrong, you need 7 more new threads. go.
     
  11. kolecho

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    Mr Ambrosi is a good man.

    [​IMG]
     
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    can we just rename the forum pentsforum or pentshouse?
     
  13. banis

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    But Ambrosi does the little button in the cuffs... that's worth the €100/month (or part thereof) that il maestro charges for the exquisite torture of making you wait while your fabric sits in a bin on top of your pattern.

    Eh...
    It is almost a default option for every tailor that I used in Napoli.
     
  14. marcodalondra

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    Eh...
    It is almost a default option for every tailor that I used in Napoli.


    Not true, it must be something they do for tourist trade.... The only default option seam to be a trouser on the short size that close tightly above the shoe.
     
  15. banis

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    Not true, it must be something they do for tourist trade.... The only default option seam to be a trouser on the short size that close tightly above the shoe.

    Maybe. The only pants that don't have such buttons are from NSM, that are probably one of the most tourist oriented
     
  16. alliswell

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    Maybe. The only pants that don't have such buttons are from NSM, that are probably one of the most tourist oriented

    I read this as meaning that NSM is the only tailor in Naples that treated you as anything other than a tourist. There couldn't be a more pointless adornment on a pair of pants, unless you really need something to let the sand out of your cuffs.
     
  17. Lightbringer

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    I read this as meaning that NSM is the only tailor in Naples that treated you as anything other than a tourist. There couldn't be a more pointless adornment on a pair of pants, unless you really need something to let the sand out of your cuffs.

    I find the adornment thrilling to the little black lump of coal that is my heart. Iris Tailor in Singapore assures me that they can accomplish this pointless detail, and my heart fills with unnatural joy at the prospect of collecting my pants with this detail from them.

    Though they may lack the magical hand work of the Ambrosi pants, they will have the most important element -- the button!
     
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    Is it a Waiting for Godot thread?[​IMG]
     
  19. dragon8

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    Mr Ambrosi is a good man.

    So good he doesn't respond.
     
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    I find the adornment thrilling to the little black lump of coal that is my heart. Iris Tailor in Singapore assures me that they can accomplish this pointless detail, and my heart fills with unnatural joy at the prospect of collecting my pants with this detail from them.

    Though they may lack the magical hand work of the Ambrosi pants, they will have the most important element -- the button!


    I would have to completely agree and want that small detail on the next pair of pants I have made. Getting sand in my cuffs was one of the reasons I stopped getting my pants cuffed years back!
     

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