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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Their website is lacking a price list - what's the current damage for NSM's shirts?
     
  2. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Thanks, everyone. If anyone else can chime in, particularly with comparisons to other Neapolitan makers, that would be appreciated.

    As for cost, VRaivio, you should probably check directly with NSM, as much depends on what you're looking for.
     
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  3. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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    It's in the region of bespeaking a shirt in London at Turnbull & Asser, Sean O Flynn, Dege and the like.
     
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  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really don't think so. It felt like bad luck more than anything else. She knows what she is doing and made every effort to get it right. At some point, it just seemed easier for me to give her another shirt and say "look at this and see if you can figure out why this works", which she did. I would say that my experience with her told me she has the desire to do things right more than anything else.
     
  5. bboysdontcryy

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    So what was the main issue? I'm guessing it has to do with sleeves and armholes since they're hardest to get right.
     
  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It was the fit across the back and where it connected to the armscye. It got solved by moving to pleats in the back rather than shirring, which is how the English shirt was made. There might have been other changes in dimesions, but that would be less visible to me.
     
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    Forgive this question, but what is the purpose for shirring, or pleats? It's different from darts, correct? Does it help to allow for a slimmer waist? Or?
     
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    I have plenty of shirts from both NSM and Matuozzo, as well as other Neapolitan makers (Finamore, Borrelli etc.). Matuozzo is by far the best in terms of fit, fabric selection and craftmanship. However, for the price I think NSM are hard to beat. The problem for me with NSM shirts is that they lack some of the best fabrics (Riva, Anderson etc.) and that I cannot get the same soft collars as with Matuozzo. I buy from both Matuozzo and NSM and will probably continue to do so. The other Neapolitan makers I do not like as much, I think they are overpriced.
     
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  9. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Informative. Thank you.
     
  10. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i don't know why you say this. I thought they did carry Riva (at least at some point) and certainly have some very high quality fabrics.
     
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    They used to carry Riva but not for quite a while.
     
  12. gusvs

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    They used to have Riva, but stopped after Riva's price increase last year.
     
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    When they attempt a soft collar, is their default a non-fused collar?
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Too bad. i guess I got in early enough.
     
  15. bboysdontcryy

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    On their recent tour, they mainly used TM Goldline and they brought a couple books of Italian fabrics, whose name fails me. Not Riva.
     
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    Not sure about their default, but my softest collars from NSM are quite different from Matuozzo.
     
  17. MrChris

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    Interesting discussion regaring NSM shirts. I ordered my first shirt this past weekend and it will be interesting to see how it turns out.
     
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    Sounds like you're casting a pretty wide net so I'd also include Francesco Merolla - Gabriella L'ero's former partner.

    I have no experience with either since I wasn't able to set up an appointment with Satriano 5 while I was in Naples.

    I have half an experience with Sivligia and they're certainly (and proudly) the odd one out in that group.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing mina and dino next month...
     

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