my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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  1. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Mina's made half a dozen pairs of pants for me and I like them. Workmanship is good, fit is good, styling is good etc. I also think they're a relatively good value.
     


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    ^ I've had bespoke odd trousers made by Dario / LS Men's, Mr. Ned, Ercole, Mina and the vaunted Ambrosi - Mina was the best. Very clean across the back, and not as lean as I would have expected from a Neapolitan maker (Ambrosi was good but a bit too lean for a North American business silhouette).
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Was impressed with NSM pants (far more so than their coats but that is neither here nor there). I would say their first effort was not great but the second pair was 100% dialed-in and fit better than anything I have gotten elsewhere.
     


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    Thanks, everyone. "Very clean across the back" and "not as lean as one would have expected" is music to my ears. I'll put in an order this weekend.
     


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    I'd like to try MSM on their visit to San Francisco next week. For my first commission, I'm considering an odd jacket. Given everyone's experiences with them, would I be better off ordering a summer or winter jacket? In other words, should I expect to be putting on my new jacket for the first time sometime around June of next year (after a fitting on their next visit in April)?
     


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    I would recommend a Summer jacket. I think they do better with lighter weight fabrics from what I've heard. After all, they live in a warm climate.
     


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    Also see here
     


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    I would go with a summer jacket purely because of their styling. I think it's better suited for lightweight jackets, though they also make some lovely fall stuff as well.


    Thanks E,TF. I saw those, and Vox noted to me that he's had great experiences with NSM's trousers. To be honest, I somewhat suspect that he may be an easier client to fit (that is, I may be more deformed), but it's nice to hear nothing but positive reviews so far.
     
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    As you're in SF, just keep in mind that "summer" weight is definitely a relative term, particularly for southern Italians. I would also suggest considering a solid color coat in hopsack or Irish linen, since not having to fuss with pattern matching while adjusting through your fittings removes a complicating variable.
     
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    Thanks all, good advice all around.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just a few of the fabric books yesterday in San Francisco.


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    Dino wearing a very nice beige and brown jacket with a slight blue overplaid.

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    I'll post pics of the chunky brown/beige herringbone cashmere jacket I picked up yesterday. (I can't wait for cold weather now :) )
     


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    Dino told me their next visit won't be until March. Quite sad, though I'm looking forward to it.
     


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    Visit to where, San Francisco?
     


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    Hmmmm, that is disappointing to hear. That means that anything less than quarterly visits requires a full year lead time to allow for an initial fitting and only one adjustment.
     
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