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Solito Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I posted this somewhere else. That thread is already derailed. Let's try to keep this clean.

    Here are the four Solitos that came yesterday.

    Tan linen from Tip Top:

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    This is unusual. There is the little touch of lining at the shoulder but none in the sleeves:

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    All the other jackets have regular sleeve lining.

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    Minnis 7/8 fresco, second lightest gray. It looks ligher than that pic.

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    This is tan Lesser Tropical. You can see the faint pic around the pocket outline in this picture. Luigi said that on a lined coat he would have tacked the pocket to the lining but as this is unlined he had to do it this way. Actually, I have stuff from other tailors with flap pockets and they just let the pocket sort of dangle so this is either unique to Italy, Naples, or Solito. Anyway, I have never seen it before.

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    Same coat; I can already hear the critiques of this pic and OMG!! how bad that coat fits!!!

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    Hard as nails 10 (or so) ounce B&W nailhead fresco from Tip Top; this cloth is freakin' awesome:

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  2. Slewfoot

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    Yay! Great post. Need a closeup photo of that gray nailhead fresco. Woodhouse?
     
  3. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The shirt is perfect with the fresco IMO.
     
  4. voxsartoria

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  5. Matis

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    The top linen coat, is it a bit uncomfortable when you wear long sleeve shirts inside? Too much friction? Did you specify to be made as such?

    The tan tropical: the flap pocket details, I think it is quite typical in Naples. I have seen that detail on some RTW Borrelli and Attolini half lined jackets. Charming detail for the summer.
     
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    The lapel rolls seem to start just below the top button almost making them seem like a 3 roll 2.75. Is that his default or your request?

    Also, how many fittings for each garment?

    PS - they all look great.
     
  7. Matis

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    Would you please show the details of the double stitching on the linen coat if it is not too much to ask?
     
  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I like what I see but can someone please go to Manton's house and take proper pictures for him?
     
  9. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    If anyone can pull of a 3-button, it's Manton. All us average height people have to stick with 2 and 3-roll-2's.

    They look good, but I agree with TRINI, needs less grainy pics.
     
  10. TheWraith

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    All looks good, Manton.
     
  11. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yay! Great post. Need a closeup photo of that gray nailhead fresco. Woodhouse?
    I can make it closer but it will really fill the screen.
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  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The lapel rolls seem to start just below the top button almost making them seem like a 3 roll 2.75. Is that his default or your request?

    Also, how many fittings for each garment?

    PS - they all look great.


    One fitting each though the left sleeves on the tan wool and minnis fresco were short and had to be dropped from the top or recut, I don't know which.

    Actually, my first SB from him rolls to the middle, I did not ask for any change but all six of these are like this. I actually prefer a lower roll but I know from experience that these will soften over time and the roll will fall.
     
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    Great stuff, love the shape of the patch pockets.

    Perhaps, its the camera angle but I think I'm developing an aversion for the high placement of the lapel notch by some Neapolitan tailors. The moderate stile features of LH's garments is yet another reason of its appeal.
     
  14. cronicmole

    cronicmole Senior member

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    nice jackets..did you have to clean the broken bulbs on the floor from your camera after each shot though?
     
  15. quar

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    Nice work.

    Love the Minnis Fresco.
     
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    Love the Minnis Fresco.

    +1
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    an aversion for the high placement of the lapel notch...

    Manton's Solito stuff is some of my favorite bespoke on styleforum, but I agree in general that I would prefer that the fashion revert to a lower gorge.
     
  18. quar

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    Manton, I notice that you buy a lot of your own fabrics and do CMT. Is that because the selection from Solito is inferior / smaller, or is it to take advantage of the savings?
     
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    Great stuff. Just one comment in the spirit of nitpicking, the breast pockets seem a tad high particularly the patch one. Could be due to the angle ....
     
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    I can make it closer but it will really fill the screen.
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    Ive been looking for something like this for a while, guessing its discontinued?
     

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