Spoils of Napoli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. quar

    quar Senior member

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    The lapels and shoulders on the Solito are amazing. Brilliant work.
     


  2. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Those are some fxxx off Solito lapels. Is that a Solito standard DB lapel?
     


  3. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Will have more to say when I find time to write it out.

    I'd block out time on your calendar on behalf of StyleForvm - but it's already empty
     


  4. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    I like everything Manton posted in this thread.
    Weird, I did not expect that.
     


  5. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Solito DB:

    [​IMG]


    I like that!
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Those are some fxxx off Solito lapels. Is that a Solito standard DB lapel?

    I think so. He cuts a wide lapel generally.
     


  7. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Solito DB

    Ooooooh. Solito delivers (when he delivers).
    Love the jacket. Trousers look kinda wacky from your snapshot. Maybe it's just the photo.

    Did you say you had 6 fittings? What else did you order from him? Do you have to go back to Naples for final fittings?
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The trousers are Ambrosi and they are fine. Let's try to rememer that this is CLOTH and it's meant to move and ripple and stuff.

    I had fittings on six suits:

    -B&W (looks mid gray) nailhead fresco, weaver unknown, probably 10 or 11 ounce.
    -Dark blue w/royal nailhead (3% silk gives it some sheen), Woodhouse, 10/11 ounce
    -Super lightweight mid gray fresco (lighter color than the one above, which is also a good bit heavier), Minnis, 8 ounce
    -Tan tropical, Lesser, 8 ounce
    -Tan linen probably 12 ounce, weaver unknown
    -Slate blue shark, Minnis, 13 ounce.

    We got through the fittings there. I am confident they will be fine. He will ship them or bring them.

    The DB was made for NY visits but I brought it back to have the left sleeve corrected and taken in at the waist, which they did while I was there.
     


  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice haul. Dark blue nailhead with royal blue silk almost sounds sexy [​IMG]

    I totally understand about judging quick self-taken snapshots. I'm sure the pants are great.
     


  10. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    That DB is freaking fantastic.

    +100. More pics, please.

    For the record, I like Mina's SB on you, too. Tall and lanky is a good look, and the lapels are excellent.
     


  11. kcc

    kcc Senior member

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    I like the DB on you Manton. How much influence do you have on the details of your garments?
     


  12. The Gooch

    The Gooch Senior member

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    Manton: less money on clothing, more money on food. The fit of the trou in the Solito pic is horrendous not to mention the Fooesque shoe sitch. I say this will full respect.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like the DB on you Manton. How much influence do you have on the details of your garments?

    Some. I can specify DB or SB, of course, how many buttons and where the lapels roll, pocket config, etc. I also asked for drape, which Luigi refers to as "comfortable." Beyond that, it's all them.

    While I was there, Gennaro showed me an interview with him in an English language magazine in which he said something to the effect that "If you want to dictate how your clothes will look, I am not the tailor for you."
     


  14. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Manton: less money on clothing, more money on food. The fit of the trou in the Solito pic is horrendous not to mention the Fooesque shoe sitch. I say this will full respect.

    Right, you can tell that from one pic.

    Ah, Style Forum.
     


  15. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Right, you can tell that from one pic.

    Ah, n00b


    FTFY
     


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