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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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

  1. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just find I can get a cleaner underarm by using a separate side body.
     


  2. George

    George Senior member

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    I just find I can get a cleaner underarm by using a separate side body.
    I've had several different cuts over the years Side bodies with no darts in the fronts. Good for plaids. Side bodies with darts in the fronts. ..and the cut we've been discussing above. In my experience the cutting technique that the tailor employs is dictated by the clients build.
     


  3. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    Eddie, I thought I was looking at a pic of me for a minute. She told me you guys had a great time and she says you have great taste. I saw a pic of her in a sportcoat that looked really familiar [​IMG]

    TOLD you we had the same haircut! [​IMG]

    Just opened: Island Creek Oyster Bar.. Great place run by a strong team.

    Thanks, Bill.

    Great post - thanks medtech. I'll be meeting Mina in NY this coming Friday.

    Will you have that overcoat made up? What fabric did you end up going with? Mina had a DB navy herringbone on a mannequin which was very similar to the brown one she made up for Ed in September... looked fantastic. I'm considering this myself.

    Fitting can be done without the cut but you have to rebalance the jacket, shorter back, this guy has big blades and that would not be optimal. You can see the back on the grey jacket, there is pulling from the waist diagonally up to the blades.

    I always enjoy reading your posts to understand the causes driving a particular result. In this case, the pulling was addressed in the forward fitting.


    For those of you who have PMed, I may appear to be showing an outrageous amount of cuff but this isn't the case. I was wearing a Borrelli RTW shirt with the cuffs undone for the fitting; with my dress shirts, slightly more than 1 cm of cuff shows. Incidentally, I had the chance to examine a few of Mina's shirts and was very impressed. She took some measurements and will have a trial shirt for me next month.
     


  4. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Will you have that overcoat made up? What fabric did you end up going with? Mina had a DB navy herringbone on a mannequin which was very similar to the brown one she made up for Ed in September... looked fantastic. I'm considering this myself.


    Nope. Have 2 sportcoats and a suit in progress, and will drop by fabric for another two sportcoats.
     


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    Incidentally, I had the chance to examine a few of Mina's shirts and was very impressed. She took some measurements and will have a trial shirt for me next month.

    Her shirts are very Italian looking. Thick buttons and a very tall collar (at least for me) for my fitting. The swatch fabric labeling was a little confusing, it had labels for both 170s and 200. Kinda academic to me as the colth feels amazing. The price is good if it is 170, and a bargain if it were really a 200.
     


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    I really missed Italy. Nice trip.
     


  7. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    ... an older style of cutting whatever that means.
    Probably for back when people stood straighter.

    Thanks for posting these E.
     


  8. ALFAMALE

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    Great stuff, really like the grey and blue plaid.
     


  9. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Great stuff, really like the grey and blue plaid.

    +1. What fabric is that medtech?
     


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    Thanks for sharing your experience. The relaxed elegance of Italian suits are unequaled.
     


  11. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    +1. What fabric is that medtech?

    Loro Piana - Mina should have that with her.
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Loro Piana - Mina should have that with her.

    Thanks
     


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    Loro Piana - Mina should have that with her.

    From the orange loro piana books? They have some great stuff in them.

    Shame ive never seen them with any tailors outside of italy.
     


  14. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    From the orange loro piana books? They have some great stuff in them.

    Shame ive never seen them with any tailors outside of italy.


    Aren't all (or most) of the LP books orange? Every tailor I know has them.
     


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    Aren't all (or most) of the LP books orange? Every tailor I know has them.

    no, theyre burgundy.

    the orange books in question dont say loro piana on the front
     


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