Ongoing Bespoke Projects

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  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    You know, this would look great w/ black penny loafers.
     


  2. semperexcelsius

    semperexcelsius Senior member

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    does anyone have experience with Sartoria Caliendo?
     


  3. gdl203

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  4. unbelragazzo

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    Yes...will be a part of upcoming roundup of tailors I've tried in Naples that will be in the StyFo Brief...just keeps getting pushed back in the schedule. I can try to answer any specific questions you have about Caliendo though.
     


  5. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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  6. dawei94

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    With all the recent talk about Corcos, I thought I'd put up pictures of my fitting with Kotaro. I first visited him right before Pitti and we discussed a timetable in order for me to be able to complete all of my fittings before leaving Europe. This is the first fitting from Monday. Fabric is wool/silk/linen from Cacciopoli. I will be seeing him again on Friday morning for a second fitting, and if necessary, a third one in the afternoon. Kotaro is very detailed and meticulous in the fitting. When I first put on the jacket, I didn't notice anything that needed to be changed, but Kotaro ripped apart both shoulders and repinned them, is adding a bit more room in the hips area, and is shortening the back (but not the front) of the sleeve by .5cm, among other things. (Excuse the running shoes, I'm traveling through Europe for a month out of just a backpack and a carry-on suitcase)
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  7. jedwards

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    Nice fabric and looks like a great fit from such an early stage.

    Need to try this guy now. Something about his style that is not currently represented in my sartorial wardrobe.
     


  8. dawei94

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    Please don't, the wait times are long enough as is haha

    But seriously, you won't be disappointed. His style lacks front darts like Liverano and other Florentine tailors, so patterns are undisturbed across the front. Prices are also quite reasonable. Would recommend if you have the patience to wait 6-8 months for delivery.
     


  9. ThinkDerm

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    could you share pricing?
     


  10. jedwards

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  11. dawei94

    dawei94 Well-Known Member

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    To add on to the weblink, the prices are inclusive of fabric (unlike what I've read about Neapolitan tailors, which usually quote a CMT price) and VAT. Some of the fabrics add €50 or €100 to the base price (for a jacket, I assume more for a suit/overcoat) but overall not much of an increase. The price for CMT without VAT is €1650, and mine was €1800 + €100 for shipping. I stopped by Cacciopoli and bought 2m of another wool/silk/linen jacketing for €180, so there's no fabric markup. Overall, incredibly reasonable in my view, especially since only one other tailor that travels (Liverano) makes jackets in a similar style, and I was quoted €4235 for a jacket when I stopped by their shop
     


  12. jedwards

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    To ThinkDerm, not sure where you are based, but Europeans would have to pay Italian VAT remember, making Dawei's prices about 20% dearer.
     


  13. lordsuperb

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    :brick:

    What is the point of attracting younger buyers at this price point?
     


  14. fllick

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    detailss on the suit fabric please. Thanks!
     


  15. dawei94

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    Sorry? I don't think that the pricing is supposed to attract younger buyers in particular
     


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