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Neapolitan Tailoring in Singapore - Interest Check

the_sartorialist

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All,

I recently read about Mina of Napoli Su Misura both on Style Forum and from her own website, and this has given birth to a potential idea of bringing a touch of Neapolitan tailoring to Singapore, if we can garner sufficient interest / orders.

I have checked with Mina and understand that she would potentially want to have at least a dozen orders, before considering making the trip, and I wanted to see whether there would be any takers out there?

Subject to confirmation from Mina, I believe their approximate prices (with customers supplying their own fabric) are listed as follows:

  • 2-piece suit - €1,500 (about SGD$2,600)
  • Jacket - €1,200 (about SGD$2,080)
  • Trousers - €300 (about SGD$520)

With an additional €200-€400 (about SGD$350 - SGD$670) extra if one were to use her fabric selection.

Please let me know via PM or by reply to this thread if you are genuinely interested, so I can see if we could put something together.
 

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Hi there ts,

Sounds like an interesting project. I'm keen if we could hear from SF members who ordered anything during her last NY trip or from past experiences. Pics would be great.

With regards to the downpayment before she embarks on this trip, is it 50% of Euro 1500?

Further question, do we order and bring the fabrics to her or will she do it?

Lastly, how many fittings during her stay in SIN, will we be sent the basted suit or just the final product? Timeline?

Cheers for the initiative Sir.
 

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I'm in. I would fly in, because I'm in Australia right now, but it's a shorter flight than to Italy or the US.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

the_sartorialist

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Originally Posted by suited&booted
Sounds like an interesting project. I'm keen if we could hear from SF members who ordered anything during her last NY trip or from past experiences. Pics would be great.
There was actually some commentary from Edmorel about his garments from her posted in this thread here.
Originally Posted by suited&booted
With regards to the downpayment before she embarks on this trip, is it 50% of Euro 1500? Further question, do we order and bring the fabrics to her or will she do it? Lastly, how many fittings during her stay in SIN, will we be sent the basted suit or just the final product? Timeline?
All very valid questions, but until I can ascertain some minimum levels of interest, I would refrain from bothering her with too many emails, as I am sure she is busy with her own workload as well. If I were to hazard a guess, I would expect that she would require some form of financial commitment before she can justify her trip to Singapore, so it would seem a 'yes' to the downpayment beforehand. As for the fabrics, I don't see a problem either way. And finally, for the fittings and timeline, my suspicion is that a lot of it will depend on how many orders get generated along the way, which will dictate the frequency and duration of her trips, and consequently, how quickly one can lay hands on the finished garment. It is perhaps safe to conclude that the initial garment one is looking to bespeak may take longer, as it is after all an experiment from both sides; the consumers (us) and Mina (who probably also wants to find out if Singapore is a viable market / hub for the neighbouring regions).
Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
I'm in. I would fly in, because I'm in Australia right now, but it's a shorter flight than to Italy or the US.
Thanks, Andrew. Let's keep our fingers crossed to see how many more people we can get, before this takes off!
 

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I would be interested, but let me find out what neapolitan tailoring exactly means.... : )
 
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Originally Posted by wellsuited
I would be interested, but let me find out what neapolitan tailoring exactly means.... : )

Neapolitan simply refers to style of clothes from the city of Naples in Italy


Sometimes the term goes a bit wider to also include the province of Naples.
 

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I am happy to put my name down for 2 orders initially.

Also, I would be happy to arrange for samples of ranges of cloth from J&J Minnis, John G Hardy and LBD Harrisons (including their linings) to be there for those who would consider ordering their own cloth and supplying it to Mina. I would be able to arrange special pricing and probably free shipping to Mina in Naples.

Cheers,
Andrew
 

Simon4rings

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Maybe the guys from The Rake might be able to assist? This might be fodder for an interesting article
 

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I could be interested - need to know more about the timeline as well, given that I'm in Hong Kong most of the time. Cheers to Andrew for his kind offer as well.
 

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Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
I am happy to put my name down for 2 orders initially.

Also, I would be happy to arrange for samples of ranges of cloth from J&J Minnis, John G Hardy and LBD Harrisons (including their linings) to be there for those who would consider ordering their own cloth and supplying it to Mina. I would be able to arrange special pricing and probably free shipping to Mina in Naples.

Cheers,
Andrew


Wow this would be a great addition. Mina's fabric selection is not quite as extensive. Would you like to provide the same service for her NYC visits as well?
 

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Originally Posted by poorsod
Wow this would be a great addition. Mina's fabric selection is not quite as extensive. Would you like to provide the same service for her NYC visits as well?


I do not visit NYC often enough, but maybe I can speak to her about this when (if) I see her in Singapore.
 

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As a happy customer of Mina's I can heartily endorse this. I had one measurement, one basted fit and got a finished suit on the third visit.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert
pictures?

Check the first post as there are links to some great pictures in there, sure to impress
 

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