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my visit to Napoli & Mina @ Napoli Su Misura

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

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Dollar is stronger now, just in time for her visit. :slayer:
     


  2. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    I searched the thread but couldn't find much about how NSM clients feel about the pants. Not the quality, but rather the fit.

    I'm particularly interested if anyone has gotten pleats -- Does she do forward or reverse? Double or single? Has anyone deviated from the very slim flat front silhouette that Mina defaults to? I remember Manton saying that in a first try on, his pants came back like superhero tights and that's sort of giving me pause.
     
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  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    She altered my pants and they turned out very well in the end.
     


  4. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    ditto
     


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    she did a pair for me with a higher rise, double pleats and fuller through the leg. they are by far the best fitting trouser i have ever owned.
     


  6. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    Thanks guys -- anyone seeing Mina this weekend? I've exchanged a few emails with her before but I'm not sure I'll be able to reach her for an appointment on such short notice.
     
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  7. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    No harm in trying. First time I met her it was the evening of her last day in NYC.
     


  8. MORNINGSTAR777

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    I have my first fitting tomorrow.
     


  9. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    Cool. What are you having made up?
     


  10. ThinkDerm

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  11. MORNINGSTAR777

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    I didn't take any photos, but a 3 seasons sport coat in a grey/black prince of wales. The sleeves and body were too short so photos wouldn't have been worth sharing. They'll be back in NYC 11/29 and that's when I have my next fitting. I'll definitely post pictures of the finished product though.
     


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    She made double forward pleats for me. The fit is on a slimmer side, but not tight.
     


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    Lear Senior member

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    My favourite thread. Please keep the photographs coming. Can't say I'll do the same though :embar:
     


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    did she leave enough in the sleeve and shoulder to fix this? what about lengthening the jacket - was enough left to make the quarters right?
     


  15. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    The iGent really is an embarrassing species, and one that is very easy to spot in the wild. An example (one of many) from Mina's suite:

    Nervous guy attempting to act polished and confident: I want an 11oz. air force blue fabric (said with some authority)
    Mina / Dino: A blue / navy? Sure, we have lots of those
    Guy: No, no - an air force blue specifically!
    Mina / Dino: Sorry, we don't know what that means. Can you please describe it?
    Guy: Uh, uh, um - well, I thought you would know. I just know that I should want it.

    [​IMG]
     


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