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The buttonhole thing depends on the tailor. DBs nornally have buttonholes on both lapels but I have seem both.

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I never really paid much attention to buttonholes on the peaks. I usually let the tailor figure that out.
 

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No matter which tailor you choose in Napoli, make sure you get a pizza at 50 Kalo. All the locals I spoke with recommended this as the best pizza in the city and it certainly did not disappoint.
 
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I will be in Italy in October and am considering getting my first bespoke suit done. I am very skinny - 6'1" (185 cm) and 155 lbs (70 kg). I bought most of my suits about 20 years ago and even the Armanis look too boxy now. I like the contemporary style, but am afraid that it will accentuate my skinniness. Which suit style goes better with my body type: Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli? Or should I stick with the more structured British style as someone here once said?
 

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I will be in Italy in October and am considering getting my first bespoke suit done. I am very skinny - 6'1" (185 cm) and 155 lbs (70 kg). I bought most of my suits about 20 years ago and even the Armanis look too boxy now. I like the contemporary style, but am afraid that it will accentuate my skinniness. Which suit style goes better with my body type: Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli? Or should I stick with the more structured British style as someone here once said?
 

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I will be in Italy in October and am considering getting my first bespoke suit done. I am very skinny - 6'1" (185 cm) and 155 lbs (70 kg). I bought most of my suits about 20 years ago and even the Armanis look too boxy now. I like the contemporary style, but am afraid that it will accentuate my skinniness. Which suit style goes better with my body type: Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli? Or should I stick with the more structured British style as someone here once said?
I have a similar body shape - 6' (183cm) 145lbs (66kg). After experimenting, I found that I look much better in the British style - a bit of structure and extension in the shoulders, a chest drape, and a nipped waist.

Though, from what I understand, some of the Milanese & Florentine tailors can do a version of this.
 

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I will be in Italy in October and am considering getting my first bespoke suit done. I am very skinny - 6'1" (185 cm) and 155 lbs (70 kg). I bought most of my suits about 20 years ago and even the Armanis look too boxy now. I like the contemporary style, but am afraid that it will accentuate my skinniness. Which suit style goes better with my body type: Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli? Or should I stick with the more structured British style as someone here once said?

With this build, you will look good in most any style of tailoring so I'd just go with whichever aesthetic you prefer. That said, I'd say slim guys look particularly good in a Florentine cut.
 

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What about Neapolitan, guys? I dream of Napoli! I like the relaxed elegance, but my wife says that I would look like a piece of plywood in it.
 

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I will be in Italy in October and am considering getting my first bespoke suit done. I am very skinny - 6'1" (185 cm) and 155 lbs (70 kg). I bought most of my suits about 20 years ago and even the Armanis look too boxy now. I like the contemporary style, but am afraid that it will accentuate my skinniness. Which suit style goes better with my body type: Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli? Or should I stick with the more structured British style as someone here once said?

Wouldn't 38L in typical slim RTW work for you?
 

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I will be in Italy in October and am considering getting my first bespoke suit done. I am very skinny - 6'1" (185 cm) and 155 lbs (70 kg). I bought most of my suits about 20 years ago and even the Armanis look too boxy now. I like the contemporary style, but am afraid that it will accentuate my skinniness. Which suit style goes better with my body type: Milano, Firenze, Roma or Napoli? Or should I stick with the more structured British style as someone here once said?

Typically a good tailor makes adjustments to their pattern to adjust for slender frames.

What about Neapolitan, guys? I dream of Napoli! I like the relaxed elegance, but my wife says that I would look like a piece of plywood in it.

Which tailors have you used in Napoli to give her that idea?

There was an old blogger who had a similar slight build - blue suede shoes, I think was his name, he used Solito if I recall correctly. You can find him on instagram.
 

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Wouldn't 38L in typical slim RTW work for you?
38L is usually a bit too narrow at the shoulder and tight at the chest for me. I used to buy 40L, but now 40R with nipping at the waist and shortening the sleeves afterwards.
 

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Typically a good tailor makes adjustments to their pattern to adjust for slender frames.



Which tailors have you used in Napoli to give her that idea?

There was an old blogger who had a similar slight build - blue suede shoes, I think was his name, he used Solito if I recall correctly. You can find him on instagram.
Thank you! Never had bespoke before. She just thinks that a closer to the body cut won’t be a good look on me.
 

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did kotaro charge you extra for a tuxedo? I know some makers charge extra because (and im not entirely sure - this is my understanding) the lapel facing is more work
Yes he did, I think it was 4k vs his usual 3300.
 

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Thank you! Never had bespoke before. She just thinks that a closer to the body cut won’t be a good look on me.

Dm him on instagram. He might have some insights. Where do you live? Do you plan to be a one and done? Or order more in the future?

do you need a tailor that travels to you as well?

Yes he did, I think it was 4k vs his usual 3300.
thank you. makes sense. On the rare occasion, there will be a tailor that doesn’t charge extra for a tuxedo. Those are great. Satoki San (RIP) didn’t charge extra for a tuxedo - I had my fabric with him before he had to close his sartoria in Milan
 

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