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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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

  1. Butler

    Butler Senior member

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    How many buttons should the vest show, with the jacket buttoned (2nd button) in a 3-piece? For that matter, how much of the vest should be seen, above the jackets 'V' opening?

    How high should the vest be, relative to say the man's neck/chest/collarbone etc? The vest is supposed to be fitted across the body, is all I know (number of buttons, back fabric type being preference).

    Some threads here mention one button, but I've always thought it looked better with the vest 'showing' more (as is the case here), with a higher vest buttoning point.




    There are no rules, it is a question of personal preference of high high you like your waistcoat cut.

    I like mine on the high side, which one used to do, nowadays "fashion" tends to favour a lower cut!


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  2. UrbanComposition

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    Can't believe I missed this thread. OP has some srsly awesome suits, and more importantly, shared the experiences. Makes me sad I missed Mina when she came to SF.
     


  3. Stylistix

    Stylistix Active Member

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    There are no rules, it is a question of personal preference of high high you like your waistcoat cut.

    I like mine on the high side, which one used to do, nowadays "fashion" tends to favour a lower cut!


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    So there are no rules as to how many buttons should be showing above the jacket opening as well?

    Im surprised this hasn't been debated - how much the vest shows above the opening very much affects the overall look.

    Personally, I like the higher cut, and think it makes the NSM suit look that much better.
     


  4. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't be sad...she returns in April with my jacket for the first fitting [​IMG]

    You should meet her the next time she is in town.




    Can't believe I missed this thread. OP has some srsly awesome suits, and more importantly, shared the experiences. Makes me sad I missed Mina when she came to SF.
     


  5. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Don't be sad...she returns in April with my jacket for the first fitting [​IMG]

    You should meet her the next time she is in town.


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


  6. 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.
     


  7. 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?
     


  8. 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.
     


  9. 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.
     


  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! 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.
     


  11. ljrcustom

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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.
     


  13. Eustace Tilley

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

    Thanks
     


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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?
     


  15. medtech_expat

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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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