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The Unofficial Sartoria Pastena Elegance Naples Thread

sabmoll

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Hi everyone!
I’m planning on attending an upcoming trunk show.
I’m in contact with him via WhatsApp, but due to language barriers, I’d like your input on a couple of questions:

-what’s the consensus on his shirt offering? He quoted a very competitive price for bespoke shirts and claimed everything was done in-house. He asked for my size to bring a sample shirt - sounds like mtm?
-to those who use him for shirts: how many shirts did it take to perfect the fit?
-after that, do you just contact him and have everything shipped or do you normally collect during trunk shows?
-given your experience, how hard is it to communicate in general and eg for a longer style than his Neapolitan style that’s on the shorter and slimmer side? I know it’s normally frowned upon to deviate from a house style but I reckon he’s more of a „salesmen“ than a strict advocate of a certain style
-do you pay everything upfront?

The results in this thread are really impressive, especially given the price point so I’m really intrigued.
 

hookem12387

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I just ordered a first shirt so cant tell you the end result, but we used a couple different of his sample shirts to steal sizes from each and then messed with a few individual fit items to come up with the plan for a first shirt.

Also waiting on a first suit, but he's super flexible IMO re changes from default, which was mostly done at the first fitting stage. Antonio's english in-person is good; you'll have no concerns with that.
Hi everyone!
I’m planning on attending an upcoming trunk show.
I’m in contact with him via WhatsApp, but due to language barriers, I’d like your input on a couple of questions:

-what’s the consensus on his shirt offering? He quoted a very competitive price for bespoke shirts and claimed everything was done in-house. He asked for my size to bring a sample shirt - sounds like mtm?
-to those who use him for shirts: how many shirts did it take to perfect the fit?
-after that, do you just contact him and have everything shipped or do you normally collect during trunk shows?
-given your experience, how hard is it to communicate in general and eg for a longer style than his Neapolitan style that’s on the shorter and slimmer side? I know it’s normally frowned upon to deviate from a house style but I reckon he’s more of a „salesmen“ than a strict advocate of a certain style
-do you pay everything upfront?

The results in this thread are really impressive, especially given the price point so I’m really intrigued.
 

DavidLane

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Another gem from Antonio. Only the heaviest linen for me, this is the navy linen hopsack from Fox at 18/19oz which is HEAVY. Will be really nice in the fall.
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-DL
 

monsieurcharlemagne

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Long time lurker, first time poster here.

Thanks to this thread (and a very kind gentleman from Atlanta) I have commissioned my first sportcoat during a recent trunk show in Frankfurt, Germany. It was featured on Instagram today and I'm looking forward to the basted fitting.

I'm trying to keep it simple with my first commission: navy hopsack, 3b-2roll, two patch pockets, barchetta breast pocket, spalla camiccia and double vents, slightly longer in length and slightly lowered gorge.
 

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Long time lurker, first time poster here.

Thanks to this thread (and a very kind gentleman from Atlanta) I have commissioned my first sportcoat during a recent trunk show in Frankfurt, Germany. It was featured on Instagram today and I'm looking forward to the basted fitting.

I'm trying to keep it simple with my first commission: navy hopsack, 3b-2roll, two patch pockets, barchetta breast pocket, spalla camiccia and double vents, slightly longer in length and slightly lowered gorge.

Had my basted fitting with Antonio today. Pleasure to see him again.

As I'm new to the process and this being my first garment with Pastena, I'm looking forward to your feedback.

The following adjustments were discussed during the fitting: lengthen jacket by +2cm, lengthen sleeve by +1cm, lower buttoning point, lower armhole, add room in the chest and waist.

Overall, the jacket felt a bit tight and on the short side. With the adjustments, it should feel more relaxed and also cover my seat.

As for lapels and gorge, we'll keep them as shown here.

In the picture I'm also wearing a shirt by Pastena, commissioned together with my jacket in May. There are still some minor adjustment necessary to the shirt so I'll post a picture as soon as it's ready.
 
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