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Tour of Rubinacci workshop / Cappelli atelier -- June 2011

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Well done Matt.

    I agree that the sweet spot is finding the tailor or house that best fits what it is you are looking for and who evolves with you over time. For me that is Despos by a mile. I have used Raph, Solito, Poole and Shattuck and none come close to the harmony I feel in Chris' stuff and can't fatnom ever using another tailor. Ed has found that with Mina, Vox with Edwin, NYR with Ercole etc. and that, at least to me, is Nirvana.

    Trying to convince a doubter otherwise is a waste of your time.
     


  2. MrKaizen

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    Neapolitan tailoring tradition masters, randomly Rubinacci is the first of the group:

     


  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Well done Matt.

    I agree that the sweet spot is finding the tailor or house that best fits what it is you are looking for and who evolves with you over time. For me that is Despos by a mile. I have used Raph, Solito, Poole and Shattuck and none come close to the harmony I feel in Chris' stuff and can't fatnom ever using another tailor. Ed has found that with Mina, Vox with Edwin, NYR with Ercole etc. and that, at least to me, is Nirvana.

    Trying to convince a doubter otherwise is a waste of your time.


    Excellent point. One of the most overlooked aspects of the tailor-client relationship is that it is a relationship. Ordering a bespoke suit is not like going to the mall.
     


  4. TRINI

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    Well done Matt.

    I agree that the sweet spot is finding the tailor or house that best fits what it is you are looking for and who evolves with you over time. For me that is Despos by a mile. I have used Raph, Solito, Poole and Shattuck and none come close to the harmony I feel in Chris' stuff and can't fatnom ever using another tailor. Ed has found that with Mina, Vox with Edwin, NYR with Ercole etc. and that, at least to me, is Nirvana.

    Trying to convince a doubter otherwise is a waste of your time.


    Wuv. Twue wuv.
     


  5. mmkn

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    none come close to the harmony I feel.

    Any photos worth posting?

    - M
     


  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Wuv. Twue wuv.

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  7. zalb916

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    Well done Matt.

    I agree that the sweet spot is finding the tailor or house that best fits what it is you are looking for and who evolves with you over time. For me that is Despos by a mile. I have used Raph, Solito, Poole and Shattuck and none come close to the harmony I feel in Chris' stuff and can't fatnom ever using another tailor. Ed has found that with Mina, Vox with Edwin, NYR with Ercole etc. and that, at least to me, is Nirvana.

    Trying to convince a doubter otherwise is a waste of your time.


    While you make a good point, you are in a unique position in that you have tried a half dozen tailors. You know that Despos is the best for you, because you've tried others and have points of comparison. I'm not saying you can't find Nirvana by only trying one or two tailors. You certainly can. However, it would seemingly be more difficult to be as assured as you are, if you haven't had the opportunity to experience other tailors.
     


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    Great thread mafoofan. Looking forwards to the next few posts.

    Would love to see some close of photographs of the lapped seams on the trousers, and trouser linings / pockets, if you have time.
     


  9. banis

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    He has an atelier in Rome as well.
    I know. For me there is no difference whether to go to Rome or Naples. One-two more hours does mean anything.
     


  10. luk-cha

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    what started as a great thread - spoilt [​IMG]
     


  11. apropos

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    ... and spoilt by idiots who bring nothing to the table too. Nobody gives a shit if your tailor is used by all the 'top families' in Naples (which when you think about it is a... quaint kind of boast, like the biggest above-ground pool) or if your tailor doesn't service 'tourists'. Nobody gives a shit if your tailor is the most 'authentic'. Nobody gives a shit if your tailor considers himself value for money. We are interested in whether stuff looks good and is well made, and - in contrast to marcodalondra, banis, and Rufino - as far as I am concerned [​IMG] is bringing that to the table. In spades.
     


  12. banis

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    ... and spoilt by idiots who bring nothing to the table too.

    Nobody gives a shit if your tailor is used by all the 'top families' in Naples (which when you think about it is a... quaint kind of boast, like the biggest above-ground pool) or if your tailor doesn't service 'tourists'. Nobody gives a shit if your tailor is the most 'authentic'. Nobody gives a shit if your tailor considers himself value for money.

    We are interested in whether stuff looks good and is well made, and - in contrast to marcodalondra, banis, and Rufino - as far as I am concerned [​IMG] is bringing that to the table. In spades.

    And you bring a lot the table, don't you? I don't want to derail this thread anymore, so will leave your stupid comment without any furhter reply. Just keep in mind that if you think that Foo is the only one who has a first hand experience, you are mistaken.
     


  13. apropos

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    Well you're leaving this thread, and I'll take credit for that. [​IMG] No one is saying that others think foo is the only one with a Napolitan tailoring experince, except you and the other 2 clowns. Foo has not said that his experience is the best/most authentic one, nor the only valid one,, which is what you guys are getting your panties in a bunch about. If you guys think it's not representative of a Napolitan tailoring exprience, or if you feel that strongly about your better/more authentic Napolitan tailoring experiences and your awesome clothes, start your own threads, not shit up threads started by others.
     


  14. marcodalondra

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    Well you're leaving this thread, and I'll take credit for that. [​IMG]

    No one is saying that others think foo is the only one with a Napolitan tailoring experince, except you and the other 2 clowns.

    Foo has not said that his experience is the best/most authentic one, nor the only valid one,, which is what you guys are getting your panties in a bunch about.

    If you guys think it's not representative of a Napolitan tailoring exprience, or if you feel that strongly about your better/more authentic Napolitan tailoring experiences and your awesome clothes, start your own threads, not shit up threads started by others.


    I think you are the only clown. We did indeed bring a different perspective about Rubinacci as Foo narration was at least a bit biased and again moving on the waves of the Internet hype. These threads will cone up in Internet searches years from now and it is important that other views are shared. Before talking about idiots etc.. Make sure you are no one of them
     


  15. apropos

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    Unless his intention is a tailor shootout, why does he have to be unbiased? At the end of the day, you care enough about this imaginary problem to shit up his thread, but not enough to start your own thread. It's not your responsibility to make sure every decent tailor in Naples gets his 2 minutes of fame. And if you really feel it is, like I said - start your own thread. So much for 'sharing other views'. [​IMG]
     


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