- Apr 11, 2016
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Thanks for the info, I Sarti is the one I was actually planning on seeing when I dreamed up the idea of a couple of Neapolitan-style sport coats, but I figured I would do my due diligence and see what other options people on the forum have used before.I have stuff from Solito, NSM, and a suit on the way from I Sarti Italiani. I don't have the Sarti suit yet, but I liked how it looked at the final fitting. One sleeve cuff just needs to be let out. The rest looked good to me.
NSM uses different cutters, so it's hard to characterize their work, as it depends on the cutter. Solito does nice work, but he uses very little padding in the shoulder, so you have to deal with the usual narrow shoulder issue. I think Sarti is more flexible. If you're looking for something a little fuller, Sarti might be a better option. I haven't worn the suit they made for me yet, but I have been thinking about putting a semi-big order on their next trip.
Of the three I've used so far, I think I like Sarti the best, then Solito. NSM is a bit too inconsistent, in my experience, although Mina is a very nice person.
I think they're a little more expensive than €1000 for a suit. I paid a little over $2,000 for mine and I used cotton. But they're more affordable than most.
I'm a big guy and definitely want something a bit fuller, I basically want to to find someone in NYC who can come close to recreating the style of the grey Ciardi suit Crompton wrote about on PS a while back.
edit: Also, thanks for the pic, I'm going to use that to describe how I want my Ivy-style cuffs going forward!