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New Cesare Attolini Store in NYC. Anyone been?

allman brotha

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Sorry if I missed a recent post on this...I scanned for one. Hope this is not redundant!

Was wondering if anyone's got a report on the new Attolini store in NYC? I saw some coverage on GQ site. Looks pretty nice from the photos I saw. And big? Seems so at reported 2500 sq feet. Nice. Curious to know any info.

Thanks.
AB
 

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"The tubular construction makes this very special belt even more special because, as it’s worn, it softens, assumes the shape of the wearer’s body, and develops a fit memory, much like a hand-sewn pair of leather shoes from John Lobb, Santoni or Edward Green – or a suit by Cesare Attolini............"

:crackup:

So does that mean that non-tubular belts that gradually form a gentle curve mimicking the waist of the wearer, are just cheap belts of poor quality?
 

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"The tubular construction makes this very special belt even more special because, as it’s worn, it softens, assumes the shape of the wearer’s body, and develops a fit memory, much like a hand-sewn pair of leather shoes from John Lobb, Santoni or Edward Green – or a suit by Cesare Attolini............"

:foo:
 

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I do remember a past thread about :foo: and his quest for an alligator tubo belt to replace one he had.

I don't remember whether the reason was because the tubular construction made the belt less durable and more prone to damage.
 

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That passage needs a re-write, but I assume he means the belt's quality will form that memory "better" (?) (with more integrity) than some other belt - perhaps another in alligator? I don't know. Assumed. Anyway, I'd buy one if I had the cash. Hot looking belt.

The blog isn't bad. Jury's out on his pictures, but he makes a clear case as to why they look that way, so point to blogger.
 

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That passage needs a re-write, but I assume he means the belt's quality will form that memory "better" (?) (with more integrity) than some other belt - perhaps another in alligator? I don't know. Assumed. Anyway, I'd buy one if I had the cash. Hot looking belt. 

The blog isn't bad. Jury's out on his pictures, but he makes a clear case as to why they look that way, so point to blogger.  

I quite like the photos
 

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That passage needs a re-write, but I assume he means the belt's quality will form that memory "better" (?) (with more integrity) than some other belt - perhaps another in alligator? I don't know. Assumed. Anyway, I'd buy one if I had the cash. Hot looking belt. 

The blog isn't bad. Jury's out on his pictures, but he makes a clear case as to why they look that way, so point to blogger.  

Meh, excessive hyperbole. All belts will eventually conform to the wearer's body/waist. That's why used belts get that curve instead of remaining straight.

I question the durability of pure alligator skin. Most alligator belts are backed by calf leather to increase durability.

As a luxury item there is no doubt that the tubular belt is awesome though.
 

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