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Sartoria Gianni Volpe - Naples

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by marcodalondra, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    By the way, what is the deal with lapels? Is that double stitching on flannel?
     
  2. banis

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    Thanks, K.!
    Wow... Why Nay?
    I'll think of lenghtening the pants to see how it will work. Either on any current pants or on the future.

    I'd say that his jackets are somewhere in between. Pirozzi made for me a very drapey jacket and NSM (suit jacket not a sportcoat) was the leanest one. Volpe is closer to NSM in terms of fit.
    Lapels are pickstitched. It is not as prominent, as on the Solaro suit and photo accentuates it more than it is IRL.
    I don't mind it.
     
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  3. Mr. Moo

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    Those suits are nuts.
     
  4. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    I was at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday and had a chance to wear my suit and take pictures with a proper camera, and hopefully show both the fabric and the overall suit a bit better.

    The first picture was taken at the bar within the RAH, and the other two at home under a different light condition:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62671033@N04/6393902099

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62671033@N04/6393904751

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62671033@N04/6393906987

    BTW: I am also wearing the recent Vincenzo Prisco's shirt, a silver Charvet tie and Jeffery-West captoe derby
     
  5. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Just commisioned a new suit in the Fabric below. It is a PoW in grey with Blue overcheck by Ariston in Super 130s 2 x 2:

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    Should do first fitting in early June when mr Volpe should travel to London.

    I have also collected a pair of trousers in micro houndstooth by H Lesser and I will post some more pictures later
     
  6. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    The trousers in H Lesser 11/12 oz

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  7. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ Really, really nice fabrics...
     
  8. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Thanks Dave
     
  9. marcodalondra

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    A flying picture of the Ariston's POW check first fitting

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    We had a second fitting and the Jacket was ready Saturday morning but I was late back from the seaside and did not collect it before flying back to London. I may get someone to bring it to me in mid August or will collect it in September.
     
  11. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    I have also collected three pair of trousers on this last trip. I consider those a lot like my trousers, as I have specifically requested a lot of details that appealed specifically to me.

    The first one is the Trouser in the Ariston PoW check to go with the jacket above (close up of the fabric can be found furrther up):
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    The second and third are spare trousers for suits ordered in the past. First of the two is a characoal super 100's:

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    The last one is in Loro Piana Tasmanian 130s (to be paired with a Jacket in a same colour 120's not longer in production):

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  12. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    some pictures I took in the sartoria on this last trip:

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  13. davesmith

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    I love those pants! The button fly is such a cool feature.
     
  14. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    The finished PoW suit worn for the first time today. Two very similar shots until I get the change to be photographed better.

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  15. add911_11

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    It looks lovely, BTW an you comment on the fabric, I knew place that sell the brand for a good price and I would like to try them for the great colour.

    The 'structured' stuff looks a good twist to the SF norm bullshit soft tailoring.
     
  16. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Thanks,

    You mean the Ariston POW? I like it quite a lot. It is a bit heavier then the common Italian stuff. I have bought it directly from their warehouse near Naples. Ariston is a fabric Merchant and has fabric specifically for them by selcted mills including Carlo Barbera.

    BTW my jacket is not structured as well. I think the look is giivenby both my upper body structure and the the fabric itself.
     
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    O nice, I think I will give Ariston a check.

    Your body makes the suit look great, at the end of the day, this is how a suit should fit.
     
  18. TheTukker

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    This looks very good Marco. Surprisingly, these pictures seem much more flattering than some previous ones I have seen you post here. I am guessing it has to do with the angle.
     
  19. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    First of all thanks.


    It has not to do with the angle, this suit fits me noticeably better then any other I own and it will be probably the standard for all my future commissions.Not sure to what other photo are you referring to (shirts???). My first commissions from Volpe are over 10 years old and have been altered to fit my current body, and although wearable, I never posted pictures. The recent Mohair suit was commissioned in between weights and probably should not have been made because of that, but I wanted to re-connect with mr Volpe and I Did anyway, so it was good but it does fit me a bit looser in the jacket and tighter in the trousers. The only other pictures I posted of a jacket, were of my RTW morning coat, again ok with the limitations of RTW
     
  20. TheTukker

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    Apologies for making such a vague comment; glad you are taking it the right way though, as it was indeed meant as a compliment. I think I may have indeed referred to the mohair commission; were those the pics taken outside when you just came out of the car? In any case, not sure it matters much; you seem to have found your go-to tailor and styling, which is what's most important.
     

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