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Sartoria Randazzo Catania?

Orgetorix

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Anybody know anything about a maker or shop called Sartoria Randazzo Catania? I picked up two jackets from them today, and they're beautiful. Practically dripping with handwork. Relatively light padding in the shoulders, but the sleevehead has a bit of roping. The jackets are too big for me (46-48R), so they'll be up in B&S before too long.

First person to tell me that Catania is a region in Sicily and Randazzo is a town there gets the I-could-have-Googled-that-for-myself award.

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Actually, Catania is a town, a provincial capital. And I expect Randazzo to be a family name. It's probably a local tailor.
 

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Where did you get it? I couldn't find anything on google, ebay, or in between my couch cushions... so it's probably what the poster above said, a small tailor.
 

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Originally Posted by texas_jack
dripping and handwork are two words I never want to hear in the same sentence again.

Something about your comment reminds me of this article.
 

Orgetorix

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Originally Posted by radicaldog
Actually, Catania is a town, a provincial capital. And I expect Randazzo to be a family name. It's probably a local tailor.

Wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randazzo

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Randazzo (Sicilian: Rannazzu) is a town and comune of Sicily, Italy, in the province of Catania. It is situated at the northern foot of Mount Etna, 70 km NW of Catania by rail. It is the nearest town to the summit of Etna, and is one of the points from which the ascent may be made.
 

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Originally Posted by radicaldog
Actually, Catania is a town, a provincial capital. And I expect Randazzo to be a family name. It's probably a local tailor.

Originally Posted by Orgetorix
Wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randazzo


Originally Posted by Nicola
http://sicilia.paginebianche.it/exec...Randazzo&dv=ct

What Radicaldog said.


Originally Posted by radicaldog
Actually, Catania is a town, a provincial capital. And I expect Randazzo to be a family name. It's probably a local tailor.

Actually both answers could be correct.
Catania is both a province and a city.
Randazzo is a town in the province of Catania in the region of Sicilia.

So "Randazzo" could be either a tailor's family name, in the city of Catania, or an un-named tailor (on the label) in the town of Randazzo.

In the Italian business directories there are several possibilities (perhaps on a label the OP may find one of these names):

NAME/TAILOR/CITY (Province)
Randazzo Uomo Sartoria; Concetta M. Curiale; Catania (CT)
Sartoria Longo Rosa; Rosa Longo; Randazzo (CT)
Sartoria Cavagnola Santino; Santino Cavagnola; Randazzo (CT)
La Sartoria Creazioni di Salva' Carolina Alessandra; Carolina Alessandra Salva'; Randazzo (CT)

My guess is that "Sartoria Randazzo", by Concetta Curiale, in Catania, is the most likely provenance.
 

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venessian;4216442 said:
Actually both answers could be correct.
So "Randazzo" could be either a tailor's family name, in the city of Catania, or an un-named tailor (on the label) in the town of Randazzo.

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I have been to Randazzo and based on my impression of the place (small, a little bit grim), I think it is much more likely that the label is the family name of the tailor located in Catania (which second biggest city in Sicilia.
 

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Originally Posted by Selvaggio
Originally Posted by venessian
Actually both answers could be correct.
So "Randazzo" could be either a tailor's family name, in the city of Catania, or an un-named tailor (on the label) in the town of Randazzo.


I have been to Randazzo and based on my impression of the place (small, a little bit grim), I think it is much more likely that the label is the family name of the tailor located in Catania (which second biggest city in Sicilia.


Yes, I agree, as I wrote above.
 

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Originally Posted by texas_jack
dripping and handwork are two words I never want to hear in the same sentence again.

LOL!
 

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Originally Posted by venessian
So "Randazzo" could be either a tailor's family name, in the city of Catania, or an un-named tailor (on the label) in the town of Randazzo.

Very unlikely, for grammatical reasons: 'Sartoria Randazzo' almost certainly means that the shop belongs to someone named Randazzo (trust me, I'm a native speaker).

Originally Posted by venessian
In the Italian business directories there are several possibilities (perhaps on a label the OP may find one of these names):

NAME/TAILOR/CITY (Province)
Randazzo Uomo Sartoria; Concetta M. Curiale; Catania (CT)
Sartoria Longo Rosa; Rosa Longo; Randazzo (CT)
Sartoria Cavagnola Santino; Santino Cavagnola; Randazzo (CT)
La Sartoria Creazioni di Salva' Carolina Alessandra; Carolina Alessandra Salva'; Randazzo (CT)

My guess is that "Sartoria Randazzo", by Concetta Curiale, in Catania, is the most likely provenance.


Yes, almost certainly.
 

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