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Rome shopping; partly window and not the usual suspects

poorsod

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G. Marini
Via Francesco Crispi, 97

They were the only Roman bespoke shoe maker I was able to find mentioned previously on these boards but there has not been much discussion about them. To my eye they seem to make relatively conservative shoes compared to their Italian counterparts such as Lattanzi and Scafora. Their finishing is also quite conservative with a mild non-fiddleback waist. I didn't inquire about the price given that I'm not in the market for a new shoemaker and I'm wasn't returning to Rome anytime soon. They seem an alternative for people who want a relatively conservative Italian shoe.

http://www.calzaturemarini.it/homepage2.htm

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There are lots of different small men's stores around the shopping triangle near the Spanish steps. I found a nice cashmere tie on sale for 80 euro from one of them called Mario Calvo.

Mario Calvo
via della Carrozze 62

http://www.mariocalvo.it/

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The pattern looks very much like the one offered on special order by Will via Cappelli some months back. I suppose Calvo and Cappelli may share suppliers.

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It was sold to me as a cashmere tie (there is no fabric label). But after seeing Will's notes and feeling the fabric again, it is most likely a cashmere/wool blend.
 

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Looks like great stuff, more please.
 

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Sermoneta Gloves
Piazza di Spagna 61

http://www.sermonetagloves.com/

This was more of an impulse buy. I have been looking for unlined carpincho gloves and missed Madova in Florence. These were 125 euros which is an okay but not great price. It was only when I returned that I discovered there is a Sermoneta only a few blocks away from where I live.
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This is the part were we take a break from our regularly schedule posts to pay homage to . . .

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I actually found it by happenstance while I was searching for Merolla (and before I discovered that Merolla no longer sells to the general public and the store address I had was old or could not be found).

The place permeated with tobacco smoke so i didn't linger. I saw the HMS Victory pocket square that is oft spoken of but it was too advanced for me - I have no idea how to use it. They have a good assortment of ties, mostly silk but some cashmere, but nothing that piqued my fancy.
 

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Nice photos, PS. Are you still in Rome now?
 

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