Official Events and PSA thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Oh that's right--the London prices took a leap. What about the Naples prices?

    Do they offer a Despos discount?


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  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Do they offer a Despos discount?

    Does Despos offer a Despos discount?
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Pet peeve.

    First written appearence was in Shakespeare:

    "With bated breath, and whispring humblenesse."

    Maybe he misspelled it in the first place...


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  4. RJman

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    First written appearence was in Shakespeare:

    "With bated breath, and whispring humblenesse."

    Maybe he misspelled it in the first place...


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    I am unfazed (q.v.).
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Personally, I would go ahead and commission a suit from Solito/Ambrosi if I were in NYC just for the chance to have something made by these two Neapolitan icons. But again, I am not expecting the sun, the moon and the star.

    A link to one of my favorite Uppercase posts.


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    Do some of you people ever keep on topic? I get the distinct feeling that you really like the way your keyboard clicks. Perhaps you should try to keep the wisecracks on the how to be a clown forum. [​IMG]
     


  7. voxsartoria

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    Do some of you people ever keep on topic? I get the distinct feeling that you really like the way your keyboard clicks. Perhaps you should try to keep the wisecracks on the how to be a clown forum.

    Welcome.


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    Do some of you people ever keep on topic? I get the distinct feeling that you really like the way your keyboard clicks. Perhaps you should try to keep the wisecracks on the how to be a clown forum. [​IMG]

    Excuse me. Who invited you? If you don't like it here, there's a more advanced forum where, I'm confident, you'll be a big hit.
     


  9. uppercase

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    I've seen ones just as fitted from Solito, often worn by Salvatore Ambrosi. Remember, this is the younger Solito coming, so his eye could be a bit different, and I am not sure what he does. My guess is narrower, but who knows.

    Yes, I was wondering who would be representing Sartoria Solito. I would have liked the old man, Gennaro, to come to NYC but realistically, why not his son. Still, Gennaro is the man I would want to cut my coat, and only in his house style.

    Also, what cloth books are they bringing along and will they, hopefully, accept bringing our own cloth?

    It's always best to counterbalance the lush, extravagant Neapolitan tailoring with solid English cloth.

    Personally, I would go for a sports coat/odd trouser commission which can really be sublime as done by the Neapolitans.

    Somehow, a heavier, Fall/Winter weight English tweed, or other jacketing cloth, in bold pattern, just works great with a Neapolitan silhouette. It's also going to be a bit more forgiving for the tailor to work with in a first-time commission.

    Regarding the Ambrosi trousers, I'd go with a nice, solid-color flannel to complement the sports coat. Again, a bit heavier to ensure the drape and for me, a bit fuller than the default narrower Neapolitan trouser. Ambrosi can make anything.

    Or, as an alternative, why not a solid, textured coat with bold patterned trousers. Very cool. These boys are the ones to make something special, out of the usual, for you.

    But, anyway, I think that the point is that you would want to line up your cloth before you walk into the meeting with Solito/Ambrosi.

    It's too bad that the boys didn't organize to bring a shirtmaker along; it's not too late.... Now that would be a trip!
     


  10. whnay.

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    It's too bad that the boys didn't organize to bring a shirtmaker along; it's not too late.... Now that would be a trip!
    Indeed, and why not a tie maker as well!
     


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    Indeed, and why not a tie maker as well!
    He is talking about bringing swatches from E.G. Capelli for bespoke ties. Not sure what he decided.
     


  12. Manton

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    They will take customer's cloth.

    I don't know what books they are bringing, but when Ambrosi came alone a few years ago, he had books from H&S, Wodehouse, and Drapers. Maybe some others that I don't remember.

    I believe he is bringing a selection of ties from Capelli this time.
     


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    He is talking about bringing swatches from E.G. Capelli for bespoke ties. Not sure what he decided.
    That would be excellent. He should bring a shirtmaker when he returns in March.
     


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    They will take customer's cloth.

    Ambrosi does, but do you know for a fact that Solito will?
     


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    Ambrosi does, but do you know for a fact that Solito will?

    Hmmm. No, I guess I don't.
     


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