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Top 10 tailors in america

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by banksmiranda, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'll give you that. Full disclosure - I also like Kiton, Attolini et al - shirts *and* suits. I actually have a couple. I *do* think, however, that we are a little too apt to take the word of a tailor, who after all, is also a salesman, at face value.

    And thank you for the compliments.
     
  2. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Senior member

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    Really. I tend to wear relatively high end stuff and that's what I often buy. Maybe it's just the circles in which I run, but I have to say I almost never get particular attention for it -- people simply don't ask me where I got a jacket or sweater or pair of trousers.

    And truthfully, I don't buy for them to ask. I buy it because I like it; I find the craftsmanship and detail to be pleasurable. Frankly, the most compliments I get are for "flashy" items -- big boots, brightly striped shirts, etc. The truly good stuff, the stuff that I love, passes by unremarked upon and perhaps unnoticed.
     
  3. marc39

    marc39 Well-Known Member

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    Cherrytree---Is that incompetent "master tailor" (HA.) at Sal's shop, off Lexington Avenue in NYC, still making Jon Green's suits? Sal, who should really be a butcher given how he "butchers" a garment, made the most horribly fitting suits I ever had the misfortune of owning, that is until I threw them out. And, I had the misfortune of paying $2,500 each for those abortions. The worst tailor in the world without peer. In fact, Green was in Sal's shop a few times when I was there. Yea, right, Jon Green's suits must be real masterpieces if they're being made by Sal the butcher.
     
  4. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    no one has mentioned Nino Corvato On madison Ave.

    I have known Nino for over 20 years. Back when he was Tony and was running the cutting room for Catania Clothing on lower Fifth ave. He is an excellent pattern maker and cutter. I no longer can afford his clothing. He runs a very tight ship. literally he has many tailors hard at work in his Tailor shop.

    This goes back to the same argument. Nino does not sit at a bench sewing by himself. He directs others to do the work.

    There was a tailor by the name of John Reyle in New York. He passed away at least 10-12 years ago. He could not sew. He did the measureing, styling, patternmaking, cutting and fitting. His tailors made a coat and a half a week each. The work was excellent. Of course John was a character. He had an amazing clientele list.

    M father loves good clothes. I wish that I fit into his John lobb shoes and his Lanvin shirts. I truely wish that I could alter the suits he had made by Smalto and Feruch. My father is a Francophile. This board seems to have forgotten that country.

    The workmanship in those suits is the finest I have ever seen.
    Handwork that is just amazing. The fit is spectacular.
     
  5. marc39

    marc39 Well-Known Member

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    Nino Corvato is, indeed, one of the really good guys in the tailoring industry. Coincidentally, I was wearing one of Sal's suits (L & S Tailoring) when I had visited Nino a couple years ago, and Nino was amazed at just how ill-fitting Sal's suit was (This is the same Sal whose shop makes suits for Jon Green) Nino is the real deal and even teaches tailoring at I believe the Fashion Institute of Technology. I ended up not having suits made by Nino because the tailor I ended up with has a house style more to my preference. But, I'll never forget Nino, knowing how skittish I was having been burned by Sal, offering to make the first suit with no deposit, and if I didn't like the way things turned out, he would not charge me for the garment. Nino's a real gentleman, a real tailor, and has integrity.
     
  6. marc39

    marc39 Well-Known Member

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    Cherrytree, interesting you know such details of the work Marcello was doing for Jon Green. You obviously know Jon Green well and so you have an agenda to boast about him, or perhaps you're Jon Green himself--Hmmmmm. As for the three "master tailors" who you say do work for you, I mean for Jon Green, is Sal at L & S Tailors one of the so-called master tailors?
     
  7. stebab

    stebab New Member

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    from Manuel Martinez. I've used many other "tailors" in the past, and Manuel is a gem. Classic British styling and timeless lines are his trademark.
     
  8. Richieg

    Richieg Member

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    from Manuel Martinez. I've used many other "tailors" in the past, and Manuel is a gem. Classic British styling and timeless lines are his trademark.
    What is his price range? Are his suits full bespoke, MTM, etc? Thanks
     
  9. bearman229

    bearman229 New Member

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    Nino Corvato is a Mastor mans tailor. Unlike the "Tom Brown's" of trendy today, he respects the masculine suit. He doesn't hike up pants an akward 6 inches or make suit jackets uncomfortable snug. A man should should move his suit, not the other way around (hence, a straight jacket.) I worked for one of (top 3) richest men in NYC and he had ALL of his suits either made or tailed by Nino. He would have custom Prada suits re-tailored by him, much to the chargen of Prada, same for Borrelli. Nino knows how to compliment a mans body. Unlike women,where, the more adoration, the bette - Nino keeps it classic and Manly. If you can afford him and can get an appoitment - Invest in at least one basic suit by him ( get your measurements on file.) His Assistant John ( given, with his talent, that he hasn't branched out on his own at this point) is seriously close to Nino's calibur (although half his age) and will be an un-approachable Icon within the next 20 years.He will inevitably inherit Nino's client list and I predict will be 10 times more talented than his mentor. Get on his client list now.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Awesome necrobump on a 6 year old+ thread
     
  11. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Hello Asst. John! Nice to have you here.
     
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    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Maybe Asst. John knows how to style turnback cuffs, and it is this that portends the 10x potential? :confused:
     
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    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Not creating a sock puppet with a background first shows lack of patience, imagination and attention to detail.
     
  14. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Senior member

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    Have we checked Asst. John's midi-chlorian count yet? It seems hasty to make such sweeping pronouncements about his future mastery, esp. that it will exceed his mentor's, without running a simple blood test.
     
  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Which tailor are we talking about now?

    :confused:
     
  16. andreyb2

    andreyb2 Senior member

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    A thread started by banksmiranda... Ahhh... the memories. :satisfied:

    Andrey
     

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