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Simone Abbarchi shirts - Florence

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bryce330, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. joelmax

    joelmax Well-Known Member

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    Simone is in town next week. I have been going to him for over seven years and have many shirts and two suits. I am a big fan.
     


  2. stubloom

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    I have one client in Phoenix with about 25 to 30 (CG and MB) and one in Toronto (SM) with about 15 to 20 Abbarchi shirts. Love the fabrics and they launder beautifully -- no starch and hand pressed, of course.
     
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  3. inimitable

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    Just received my first shirt. Very happy with the fit, very Italian, pretty slim.

    Went for a light blue Thomas Mason poplin. Handwork was an extra cost.

    Sorry for the poor image quality, I was eager to try the shirt out.

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  4. joelmax

    joelmax Well-Known Member

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    What exactly do you mean by "handwork was an extra cost"? Do you mean handmade? And if so how much more? I am waiting for a shirt from his last NYC visit. Based on what you say I may go for something different next time.
     


  5. inimitable

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    Hand sewn buttonholes, shoulders and crows foot stitching was something like an extra €20 or 30. If I hadn't opted for this it would have been an entirely machine made shirt.

    Not a bad thing at all, but just worth noting.
     


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    Simone has made one shirt for me (I was fitted twice in Florence during Pitti), it was very nice even though it was almost 100% machine made. Good value for money IMO, light-years better in fit than my made-to-measure shirts from Finamore (despite being fitted by a Finnamore rep during a trunk show), Truzzi etc . For my following shirts I will make some small alterations, but this is only normal, it was after all the first shirt Simone made for me. Both Abbarchi and Bugelli (another renowned shirt maker in Florence) makes their shirts almost entirely by machine by default.
     


  7. inimitable

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    I've had MTM in London before which I was a little dissapointed with. Simone's product is vastly superior in terms of fit and fabric choice. I only opted with the extra handwork so that it would be more comparable to my Neapolitan RTW shirts.

    I'll probably make a couple of changes such as a slightly longer sleeve, but wouldn't hesitate to order more in the future, especially at such a competitive price point. I've also got a bespoke shirt in the works from Satriano Cinque - mostly out of curiosity to see the difference in fit.
     


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    Simone explained that he has two levels of services: one MTM service and a bespoke service (with a trial shirt provided before the real shirt is made up). Maybe you should opt for the bespoke version just for reference? This would probably require a fitting in Florence though (I assume).
     
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  9. Cesare1970

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    At this very moment I have 5 shirts by Abbarchi. For my last order of 2 shirts, I have had the boards changes, a little less classic, more Italian. To me they are a little too 'low' in the neck and a little too pointy. The rest of the shirt is fine.
    Since I am not 100% satisfied,I was wondering if the boards potentially could be replaced?
     


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    Sorry, have never heard of boards on a shirt, but English is not my first language. Or are you referring to the collar? Simone has something like 20-30 different collars to chose from so it should not be a problem finding a collar that fits your style.

    To have the collars/cuffs changed you need to ask for extra ones being made up when you order the shirt. I don't think it will be worth the cost to have them replaced by a different maker (if he can even find the exact same cloth) or by Simone. Abbarchi shirts are relalively inexpensive, for this price range I wonder if it would be worth it.

    I have about a dozen shirts from Simone, I'm very happy with them, given the price range (about €110-130). It's not a fancy shirt with hand sewn details, but it's a good value, well fitting shirt.
     
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  11. Cesare1970

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    English isn't either my first language, but collar is the correct word! Thanks for your reply.
     


  12. joelmax

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    I had simone make some shirts with a thin placket, but originally it was a standard placket. He was able to fix it no problem.
     


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    whats the price for Simone's bespoke option?
     


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    I think it's the same price... you just need to be in Florence for a fitting? I had a fitting with him in Florence about two days after the initial measuring process where he used a practice cloth.
     


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    I have recently ordered two pair of shirts from Simone (haven't received them yet). He has told me that they are both bespoke and I personally paid 145€ each, but I think you can get them from 135€ depending on the cloth.
     


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