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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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

  1. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    I thought she was visiting SF in March, and NYC / Boston in April.

    Tentative dates for SF April 8-9, NYC/Boston May 4-11.
     
  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Their pricing is for CMT--- what is the easiest way to put non-Italian cloth into the mix? Do they need to have you hand them the actual stuff, or do they have connections at Lesser's, Smiths, W. Bill, et al. who can send them the length of cloth once given the number?
     
  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Tentative dates for SF April 8-9, NYC/Boston May 4-11.

    Thanks, I have it on the calendar.
     
  4. greekonomist

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    Their pricing is for CMT--- what is the easiest way to put non-Italian cloth into the mix? Do they need to have you hand them the actual stuff, or do they have connections at Lesser's, Smiths, W. Bill, et al. who can send them the length of cloth once given the number?

    Good question. I'm curious to know as well.
     
  5. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Their pricing is for CMT--- what is the easiest way to put non-Italian cloth into the mix? Do they need to have you hand them the actual stuff, or do they have connections at Lesser's, Smiths, W. Bill, et al. who can send them the length of cloth once given the number?

    Good question. I'm curious to know as well.

    If she had access to the fabric from those mills, she would just carry their books with her.

    You have to bring your own English cloth although she is working on getting Fox and some other mill, but they are not too keen on working with her as they have been stiffed by some Neapolitan tailors. Also, she has an a Italian book that has some english cloths in it. For solid colored stuff, not sure why anyone would skip Dormeuil for the mills mentioned. If you are looking for a very specific pattern, that is a different story.
     
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    Tentative dates for SF April 8-9, NYC/Boston May 4-11.

    Thanks for posting. I will definitely be making an appointment for their visit to my city of bostonia.
     
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    If she had access to the fabric from those mills, she would just carry their books with her.

    You have to bring your own English cloth although she is working on getting Fox and some other mill, but they are not too keen on working with her as they have been stiffed by some Neapolitan tailors. Also, she has an a Italian book that has some english cloths in it. For solid colored stuff, not sure why anyone would skip Dormeuil for the mills mentioned. If you are looking for a very specific pattern, that is a different story.


    That makes sense. Thanks.
     
  8. Eustace Tilley

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    Tentative dates for SF April 8-9, NYC/Boston May 4-11.

    Thanks
     
  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For solid colored stuff, not sure why anyone would skip Dormeuil for the mills mentioned.

    Because they do really, really good work?
     
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    FWIW, I just ordered some Minnis and am having it shipped directly to Naples. Keeping my fingers crossed that there are no complications...
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because they do really, really good work?

    So does Dormeuil, at least as good in most cases. Have you had anything made in Dormeuil or seen it up close? Anyway, just bring whatever fabric you want and she'll happily work with it.


    BTW, (and this is not a comment directed at concordia or greekonomist), when you order something from Mina, her policy is that you pay 50% at time of order, and 50% upon delivery of finished goods. Pretty much the same as most tailors. She is too nice to say this to anyone but she cannot and should not do business with people who want to come in for the first time, place an order, and not pay anything. Just because she extended a courtesy to a customer that happened to post here that he did not pay anything until final delivery does not mean that you can demand that she extend the same courtesy to you. You can't expect her to order fabric for you, get the people working on your items and she won't see any money for 6 months. She has to pay people. Don't ruin it for everyone else, you order, you pay. Just because Solito or whoever decided to stay away from the States for a year does not mean that she needs to be painted with the same brush. If you don't want to risk your money, stay with a local tailor.
     
  12. Eustace Tilley

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    FWIW, I just ordered some Minnis and am having it shipped directly to Naples. Keeping my fingers crossed that there are no complications...

    what fabric did you get?
     
  13. JohnnyCrockett

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    Here are some detail shots of my brushed cotton trousers. Up until now, I've been so focused on nailing down fit that (ironically) I hadn't paid too much attention to construction and handwork. Am really liking these pants. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Nice pants but that is a ridiculous number of buttons.
     
  14. Kuro

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    Hi,

    Which Dormeuil book(s) does she typically bring? Amadeus?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Nice pants but that is a ridiculous number of buttons.

    Four is ridiculous? Add the button fly and we'll talk [​IMG]
     
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    Hi,

    Which Dormeuil book(s) does she typically bring? Amadeus?

    Thanks in advance.


    she mixes it up, Amadeus, Scottie Derby, some seasonal ones. Also Holland and Sherry 9viceroy flannel among others), Loro Piana and an "italian" book where you'll find Loro Piana, Smiths, Drapers
     
  17. medtech_expat

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    what fabric did you get?

    A dark grey with blue pin from the Crown Classic book. This is my first Minnis, so am stoked even though this isn't an unusual pattern.

    [​IMG]


    Hi,

    Which Dormeuil book(s) does she typically bring? Amadeus?


    In addition to what Ed mentions, she has a ginormous Dormeuil mohair book and H&S Target, Conquest, Legend Flannel. A few books by Scabal, but I can't recall which ones.
     
  18. edmorel

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    In addition to what Ed mentions, she has a ginormous Dormeuil mohair book and H&S Target, Conquest, Legend Flannel. A few books by Scabal, but I can't recall which ones.

    I will be in the minority here, I know Minnis is great quality, but the finishing on the fabric leaves a lot to be desired, for my tastes. Can't se myself ordering another suit from them, and barely wear the two that I have, the italians and the italianate English (Dormeuil/H&S/Scabal) do a better job on the fabrics, from a style/finish perspective, for my tastes/in my opinion etc etc.
     
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    Can anyone tell me what's the use of this gap?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Can anyone tell me what's the use of this gap?

    [​IMG]


    that's a button hole, i've mostly seen it done by italian tailors. Mine used to say, "that's the secret button only the woman that knows you will unbutton..."

    Adrian
     

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