Tour of Rubinacci workshop / Cappelli atelier -- June 2011

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  1. banis

    banis Senior member

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    Pretty much. They asked me if I felt something was too tight or too loose, but that is pretty much the extent of my input with respect to fit.

    That's kinda the way I do it too - I may have a few comments during subsequent fittings, but I never walk in with a laundry list of requests.

    I made such approach with the last tailor in Naples, whose comission I am awaiting by the end of the June. I just specified what I wanted and said how I felt. I don't know how it will turn out, but am already prepared that it may be a traimwreck and that I will have to send it back or wait until next trip for possible alterations.
     


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    As ridiculous as this whole process seems to me at times, I have to admit that when I read your write-ups on these trips I dream of someday experiencing this. Sounds fantastic. Can't wait to see the new suits.
     


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    Srly. Do some of you guys post on here to intentionally be class 1 A-holes? There is one thing to have a bona fide discussion, but many times it seems as if you people do it simply to rile up Foo. And we know what the result is. 50 pages of a thread that is ultimately derailed and more garbage than helpful. Maybe some of you guys would feel more comfortable posting on FNB. Those guys are an insufferable, mean-spirited bunch.
     


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    Again not entirely correct as the Neapolitan style existed before them and more than the 30-50 Attolini snr led LH there was the De Nicola School.


    And to clarify, the feedback I got was not from tailors but from people that uses tailors and then I have followed up with tailors...


    Again, Internet created over hype....
    I don't think anyone has claimed they single-handedly created the Neapolitan tailoring style (which, as you note, can actually be construed to be quite varied). The point is that they have deeply influenced tailoring in Naples and continue to do the same work they've been doing for decades. Hence, you are getting what can be called a very classic Neapolitan suit, if not the definitive one.



    The shaping of the jacket was by far and large the result of collaboration between Mariano and Gennaro. I was fairly passive throughout the process.

    Anyway, I actually think that the jackets they make for me are quite similar to what Mariano himself wears, perhaps moreso than what other forum clients have, differences in underlying physique notwithstanding.
     


  7. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    Though I've never had the pleasure of working with Sig. Rubinacci, I love the cut of his coats (and the cut of his hair).

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    Though I've never had the pleasure of working with Sig. Rubinacci, I love the cut of his coats (and the cut of his hair).

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    would you consider the cut of his trouser ?
     


  10. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    would you consider the cut of his trouser ?

    Yes. This pair:

    [​IMG]
     


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    -Foo's [​IMG] sartorial adventures with beautiful pictorial documentations........CHECK.

    -Heated discussions [​IMG] and borderline personal insults, discussion minute details...........CHECK.

    -Vox's expert level derailment.............CHECK.


    Styleforum, like the good ol' days..................YEAH!!!!!!!!
     


  12. Eustace Tilley

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    Though I've never had the pleasure of working with Sig. Rubinacci, I love the cut of his coats (and the cut of his hair).

    [​IMG][​IMG]


    If I were you, rather than playing around and editing photographs, I would take a few minutes to analyze this side-by-side comparison and see how you can improve.
     


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  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    less bickering more photos
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    ed can you repost your post?

    kthx
     


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