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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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

  1. George

    George Senior member

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    It's a great pack and travel suit, and also a good one to wear day into evening with a quick tie change.
    Yep, good point. I've always considered Mohair a dressy cloth.
    It can probably scrub a potato with one swipe, but I have not tested that. - B
    Ha, and the Crispaire was probably one of the more 'refined' versions too. [​IMG] I need to get another one, probably a midnight blue one.
     
  2. George

    George Senior member

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    The old Tonik was great, tragedy they don't make that any more.
    Too heavy, too scratchy and too bloody expensive. I keep hearing rumours that it is being woven again but I doubt it. The market no longer exists for cloths like that. The Tonik book was beautiful.
     
  3. poorsod

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    You can feel the cloth through the lining of your jacket or at the front.

    I felt it through the front, not through the lining. More of a surprise than discomfort.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Too heavy, too scratchy and too bloody expensive.

    I keep hearing rumours that it is being woven again but I doubt it. The market no longer exists for cloths like that.

    The Tonik book was beautiful.


    It was crazy expensive.

    I didn't mind the scratch. I've yet to come across a cloth that bothers me because of scratchiness. When I read people complain about that I scratch my head.

    I agree it was too heavy. The colors and finish were summery but the weight was not. Still, very beautiful.
     
  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Quite right. One should not comment on photographs. Devil's work.

    Instead, I offer this video featuring Antonio Paone of Kiton and other Kiton luminaries:

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    - B

    All I can tell you is that his style is as high and tight, and as extreme, as I have ever seen. Once I saw a nice coat of his, on Uppercase, but otherwise it has been high kings of Scampia.
     
  6. voxsartoria

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    All I can tell you is that his style is as high and tight, and as extreme, as I have ever seen. Once I saw a nice coat of his, on Uppercase, but otherwise it has been high kings of Scampia.

    Noted. That's the way the photos look. I was just curious about meowmeoew's comment that he wanted to cut the shoulders in further.

    This is one of the better threads on this stuff given that guys who have or are in the midst of buying NSM are posting comments and photographs, including guys who have been in Naples getting fitted up. So, it's not all Internet stamp collecting like has often been the case.


    - B
     
  7. A Y

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    The Mohairs I like are the 2 ply or 3 ply mohairs which are a different beast, a much crisper cloth. Usually 70% wool 30% Mohair. A word of caution, they do have a rough hand.

    Thanks! [​IMG]

    --Andre
     
  8. dunga

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    Has anyone seen a Naples version of one button suit with peak lapels? It would be kewl to see an Italian version of the Tom Ford lewk, like the pictures spoopoker posted.
     
  9. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, Dormeuil have a book (Ice?) which has Wool/Mohair/cashmere mixes. I've not seen it though.

    If you want sexy cloth, Mohair is the one.


    The Ice cloth resembles a worsted flannel more than the traditional look of a mohair/wool blend. The mohair adds body but isn't detectable in the look of the cloth except to add a touch of sheen to the cloth. There is a beautiful grey and white glen plaid with a light blue overplaid in the Ice book that makes up great.
    I am cutting a medium to light grey chalk stripe from the Ice book for myself to know how it wears. The ones we've made tailored up well, just have not personally worn the cloth.

    I think the Italian mohairs were more unique in the 70's and 80's. Larger variety of colors and patterns. Lots of stripes and cloth in olives and tans and browns. Deepest, darkest brown, almost black, was a favorite. Made a client a tuxedo in this shade, believe it or not.
     
  10. brax

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    There is nothing about which that Minnis needs to apologize in a suit.


    - B


    Agreed.

    I have one in what appears to be a similar flannel

    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    Just because it's pretty. No other reason.


    - B


    What store is this?

    -LR
     
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    This is one of the better threads on this stuffincluding guys who have been in Naples getting fitted up. So, it's not all Internet stamp collecting like has often been the case.


    - B


    +1
     
  13. SpallaCamiccia

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    Can this mina do me a chalkstripe flannel jacket only if I gave her the measures of my best jacket?

    I plan to fly Naples soon, I got flights for 20 euros from my city.

    How much would she chargue me for an Attolini kind cut?
     
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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. I have one in what appears to be a similar flannel [​IMG]
    If this is the brown plaid from Brioni, it isn't anything like the Minnis flannel. Yours is much softer and looks llike the Loro Piana cloth with cashmere and is a high supers type cloth.
     
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    There is a beautiful grey and white glen plaid with a light blue overplaid in the Ice book that makes up great.

    Discontinued sadly. I went asking for it.
     
  16. voxsartoria

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    What store is this?

    -LR


    That's a Rubinacci coat made in the late 1930s.


    - B
     
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    That's a Rubinacci coat made in the late 1930s.


    - B


    Thank you.

    -LR
     
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    That's a Rubinacci coat made in the late 1930s.


    - B


    You were commissioning coats back then? Does it still fit?

    [​IMG]
     
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    If this is the brown plaid from Brioni, it isn't anything like the Minnis flannel. Yours is much softer and looks llike the Loro Piana cloth with cashmere and is a high supers type cloth.

    What Chris said.
     
  20. GusW

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    Looking forward to meeting Mina in January in SF
     

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