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Today, out of the blue, I was approached via email by a company in Naples, Italy offering me tailoring services as a B2B service. They can do shirts with 7 "passages" by hand, and also with 15 passages by hand including hand-sewn buttonholes. Prices are clearly B2B, and significantly below retail.

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There's no mention who made the shirt, but I'm pretty certain it's T&A because it has T&A's signature three-button cuffs. The fit looks really good. Notice how very snug the cuffs are.

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Today, out of the blue, I was approached via email by a company in Naples, Italy offering me tailoring services as a B2B service. They can do shirts with 7 "passages" by hand, and also with 15 passages by hand including hand-sewn buttonholes. Prices are clearly B2B, and significantly below retail.

 

 

As i warned you, no serious Neapolitan shirtmaking house ( and I have been practising on almost all) do deliver on time or even deliver even being there 12h a day.

 

No Italian even knows the email do exist, so i am sorry to say, they have tried to scam you. I hope CN is not behind that as any or their daily usual scams to foreigners.

 

Now who is the “ insane” ?

By the way, the way is said in Naples are 8 and 16 passages by hand, no 7 or 15, so this seems clearly an attemp to fraud.

 

Do you also receive letters of Nigerian heritors and so on?

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Hi guys. I'm new here. I was at ButtonLiew a few days back and had 2 piece of shirt tailored. The experience was great. It was like visiting a doctor and he meticulously explained every single detail. Now, I have a question here about shirt darts. From what I gathered here in this forum, having darts on your shirts are generally frowned upon. Why is that so?

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It's not frowned upon. Some people like the idea of not having darts at the back. It's just a preference.

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This is from my 3rd collab from a HK shirtmaker, quite pleased with it.

 

Apologies in advance for the very grainy photo, it was dark this morning when I left for work. I'll try a capture from work next time.

 

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Just received delivery of the 4th version from a recent visit to HK with less waist suppression.

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Thanks M. I think I want more volume in the sleeves in the next version.

 

Re:length - that's my watch hand, and thats pretty much the default position when I wear my gshock.

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Looks real good; very snug cuffs.

 

The iPhone obviously has a very, very, veeeerrrrryyyyy long way to go before approaching the capabilities of a real camera. That photo was shot at only ISO 2500 and looks worse than an Impressionist painting. I couldn't find it now, but I have an ISO 3200 photo from my APS-C DSLR that is great even at that sensitivity. I say this because I literally have people see me holding my DSLR and asking why I don't just use my phone. How they, too, have DSLRs but find their phones to be equivalent. These are not obviously dumb people; they are real professionals in their technical fields, supposed to be endowed with good judgement. I'm beginning to think they are just suckers for Apple's marketing. If you did a survey, I'm sure 19 out of 20 people on the street will think their iPhones have a camera the equivalent of a DSLR.

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Yesterday, I bought three cuts of haute de gamme shirtings: DJA 200/2.

 

Graph checks

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Fil-à-fil (since we're speaking French)

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HK bespoke - fourth order, maybe 3rd iteration. 2015

 

First time trying a stiffer collar. I don't dislike a stiffer collar, but not as comfy.

 

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My most recent shirt by master Tok - purchased circa 2013 or early 2014. Second iteration. Love the collar, so comfy due to the soft interlining.

 

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