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Spoils of Napoli

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

  1. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Manton - Beautiful ties. Is the first (lavendar/purple) part of the CBD rubric [​IMG]?

    Joel Klein joins the fold!
     
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    I am wearing the Mina suit today and I think I like it. I am fickle so give me a couple of wearings to know for sure. We went round after round on the tightness issue.

    I am curious to hear your thoughts on NSM vs AS. But you having 6 more suits done by Solito speaks volumes as to your preferences.
     
  4. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am curious to hear your thoughts on NSM vs AS.
    I'll tell you one thing, Mina's sleeve is pitched correctly! [​IMG]
     
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    There was no shortage of garbage in the city. The 'burbs were worse, though.

    I never felt unsafe crimewise anywhere, including in Spaccanapoli and the Spanish Quarter.

    The driving is insane.


    What....I drove by Spaccanapoli in a taxi during the day, and I was checking my door locks every 5 seconds. Naples might have great tailors but it's not a pleasant place to be in.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I took a cab only one time, to the train station when I left. Walked everywhere else. Walked the entire length of Via Tribunale and Benedetto Croce and never felt the least bit in danger.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I took a cab only one time, to the train station when I left. Walked everywhere else. Walked the entire length of Via Tribunale and Benedetto Croce and never felt the least bit in danger.
    Did you go through the underground tour?
     
  8. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you go through the underground tour?

    Yes, that was neat.
     
  9. mafoofan

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    I took a cab only one time, to the train station when I left. Walked everywhere else. Walked the entire length of Via Tribunale and Benedetto Croce and never felt the least bit in danger.

    It's not danger--it's being stolen from and not realizing it until later. That still happens even in Rome. At the Villa Borghese, two thugs snatched my wife's purse. I ran after them and they threw the purse back at me, but with all the cash gone. I must look bigger when I'm angry and in motion.

    As for garbage: I think you must be confusing the generally worse state of litter and trash in Naples as compared to Manhattan for the garbage problem that's been on the news. Did you see 10-foot high stacks of garbage (some on fire)? If not, you're just seeing the natural grit of the city.

    Did you go through the underground tour?

    Stupidly awesome. They really shouldn't just let people into the rooms and do as they please--terrible for preservation.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you see 10-foot high stacks of garbage (some on fire)

    I saw many huge stacks, none on fire.
     
  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I saw many huge stacks, none on fire.

    This is the Naples garbage problem:

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    I don't think you'd see anything remotely close to it in the central parts of the city--unless things have changed a lot.
     
  12. badsha

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    Damn looks like some parts of India.
     
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    Cant wait to hear the details of your NSM experience
     
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    Dang....ghetto.

    (the city, not the sprezz)
     
  15. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think you'd see anything remotely close to it in the central parts of the city--unless things have changed a lot.

    Chiaia was mostly clean. Santa Lucia was surprisingly bad in parts. Definitely the problem was well beyond mere litter in the central districts.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cant wait to hear the details of your NSM experience

    I will step out and get a coffee with the foo later and he can post his honest impression.
     
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    I must look bigger when I'm angry and in motion.

    Drape does that you know. Dowdy and placid in a still photo, and large and angry in motion.

    I'm looking forward to the fittings report too. That is an awesome number of fittings, especially for 2 weeks.

    --Andre
     
  18. Cary Grant

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    I'll tell you one thing, Mina's sleeve is pitched correctly! [​IMG]

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    I've visited Rome, Florence, Rapallo and Venice and the best way I can describe Italy is that it's a developed country with third world leanings. Like, they don't have their shit together in key areas of infrastructure and it boggles the mind. Greece also has this problem. These countries are hopelessly backward and change will be slow and gradual and will never be complete, because it is the product of the nature of the people (no racism).
     
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    Like, they don't have their shit together in key areas of infrastructure and it boggles the mind.

    Not just Italy.

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