my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Beautiful Mina. Really like the fabric on the brown sportcoat - is that Dormeuil?
     


  2. medtech_expat

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    Beautiful Mina. Really like the fabric on the brown sportcoat - is that Dormeuil?

    Yep; Scottie Derby.
     


  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Yep; Scottie Derby.

    Thanks E - it looks great
     


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    Yep; Scottie Derby.

    Are those all of your commissions? I am jealous [​IMG]
     


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    The peak lapel looks great.
     


  6. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    The suit and the sportcoat are mine, although I'm lusting over that overcoat as well. [​IMG]

    We experimented a bit this time around. This is my first mohair suit, and the peak lapels came out rather nicely. For the sportcoat, the gorge was lowered a bit while the lapels narrowed a touch, and this is the first example I've seen of Mina's double stitching.
     


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    very nice mte. i wish mina would come to dc.
     


  8. coolpapa

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    very nice mte. i wish mina would come to dc.

    Is taking the train too much trouble?
     


  9. Lightbringer

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    I take the bus down from Philly. I kinda wish she went to Singapore lol.
     


  10. Grammaton Cleric

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    Some beautiful jackets Mina. Any chance you may have photos of double-breasted jackets?
     


  11. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Beautiful Mina. Really like the fabric on the brown sportcoat - is that Dormeuil?

    Very nice, Mina! Really like that brown jacket, too.


    PSA: for anyone interested, NSM will be in San Francisco this week April 8-9.
     


  12. IndianBoyz

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    The grey coat looks very nice, what a lovely shoulder.
     


  13. alliswell

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    Le ultime.
    Buon weekend.
    Ciao


    Ora ho pauro. Quest'è il mio?
     


  14. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    This is Sr. Antonio, a maestro with over 40 years of tailoring expertise with Rubinacci, Matuozzo and Panico - and for the last 3 years exclusively for Mina. Mina and Dino will be the first to tell you that it is very odd indeed to see Sr. Antonio crack a grin or smile. He's a crusty old artisan with very firm and sometimes uncompromising beliefs on construction, fit and aesthetics. I think I amuse him with my Italian, to which he responds in Napoletano, after which I turn to Mina for translation. Last night I learned that my PoW suit is the very first time he has gone full-hog Napoletano for any American customer, and I suspect this more than anything else was cause for a grin.

    FUN FACT: Sr. Antonio was the recipient of the Golden Scissors - Italy's premier tailoring competition - for 5 consecutive years. Think about that for a moment; he's the Schumacher of the scissors, thread and needle. No wonder he is in such demand, with continual attempts to poach him from many of the names well-respected here by our community. Indeed, these are internationally-renowned brands which can rely much on their reputation, but Sr. Antonio is one of the very few magicians with the rare ability to infuse garments with life and soul. It is due in part to his skills that these houses were able to build their reputations. At the same time, his personality is such that he can be molto duro (very hard), and is certainly not in his element at the "front of the house." He prefers to remain in the background, and together with Mina they have forged a highly effective and productive relationship based on shared ideals, agreement on how things should be done (and importantly, what should NOT be done), and mutual respect for one another. Don't hold your breath to see him in the US, since he's always got a cigarette dangling from the lips, and with the flights to the US I'm concerned he might kill a fellow passenger even before entering Swiss airspace. [​IMG]

    Given his modesty, Sr. Antonio would doubtless not be too pleased to see his picture nor accomplishments so publicly displayed, but I don't expect him to join us here on SF anytime soon. With all the deserved interest in Mina and NSM, I only thought it proper to introduce Sr. Antonio as the key "man behind the throne." So - those of you who would like to work directly with a true master, get your ass to Naples. Basta.



    I am sure he is a great, talented tailor (as I can see from the pictures), however is the second time that I hear referral to the Golden Scissor (I have posted on the London Lounge and someone PM about this thread). Here is the link to the Golden Scissor winner, and there was a one time winner from Naples called Antonio, in 1962 Mr Antonio Fortunato (is he the one?).

    http://accademianazionaledeisartori....orbicidoro.htm

    It is common in Naples to refer to Tailor winning the Forbici D'oro even if they won only the regional selection (there is another young tailor that built a large clientele by newspaper articles claiming so...)
     


  15. medtech_expat

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    Dino, Parker & I on the mean (and windy) streets of San Francisco. note: I'm wearing a NSM shirt as well, sleeves are being recut approximately 2cm longer.

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