Anonymous said: Hi, Adriano: re. your August 28, 2014 post: how did you get 1,000 followers overnight? An e-mail marketing effort (to what sort of a list)? Some other type of campaign? Congrats on breaking 3k! Best -- Brunonian

Thanks. You’re not the first person to wonder whether I did some kind of spam email marketing campaign to get more followers.
Well, I didn’t — I wouldn’t even know how to — so I’m also quite puzzled by the sudden spike in my number of followers.
Others have come up with some pretty contradictory explanations, but the truth is that I have no scientifically verifiable way of knowing what happened. Or at least I personally lack the web 2.0 marketing skills to be able to track where these metrics are coming from. So I’m just gonna lay back and enjoy it while it lasts.

Nicolas the sales rep at Jean-Manuel Moreau, which sells the most reasonably priced Orazio Luciano MTM suits out there.

Nicolas the sales rep at Jean-Manuel Moreau, which sells the most reasonably priced Orazio Luciano MTM suits out there.

Upping my blogger game and going for Pitti streetstyle pics thanks to my new Cannon 600D.

Pal Zileri
Lucca bespoke
Stark & Sons
Finsbury

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Just broke the 3000 follower landmark last night, thanks to an unexpected 1000 new followers over the last 24 hours. 

Thanks guys!

Just broke the 3000 follower landmark last night, thanks to an unexpected 1000 new followers over the last 24 hours.

Thanks guys!

De Petrillo
Noname shirt
Noname tie
Boggi ps
Boggi socks
Crockett & Jones

Here’s a rarely seen check I just spotted in Boggi’s FW14 collection.

Boggi
Emmanuel Berg
Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Les Dandys
Carvil

Anonymous said: Dear Adriano, a quick mail to know if the new Louis Purple G402 model had finally been released? If yes, did it reach your expectations?Thanks, François

Yes, I think it is available. I did not try it. I saw a prototype and it didn’t strike me as very different from base SE68. Someone will have to show me the differences in greater detail.

The joys and prerogatives of being a #menswear blogger:

Paul-lux.tumblr.com‘s new FU jacket made from an exclusive fabric in Caccioppoli’s new FW14 collection (not yet available to tailors, as the bunches will be sent out in September). Fabric is a cashmere, wool and silk blend by Loro Piana. The suit is a copy of a Ripense bespoke by NK Fashion in Hong Kong.

The joys and prerogatives of being a #menswear blogger:

Paul-lux.tumblr.com‘s new FU jacket made from an exclusive fabric in Caccioppoli’s new FW14 collection (not yet available to tailors, as the bunches will be sent out in September). Fabric is a cashmere, wool and silk blend by Loro Piana. The suit is a copy of a Ripense bespoke by NK Fashion in Hong Kong.

Alban also happened to be in Florence, so he stopped by Sartoria Rossi after reading my previous post.

He sent me these pics of the blazer he picked-up, as well as some more shots of the colorful Rossi collection.

Upon closer investigation, and contrary to my initial belief, Rossi is only half canvassed, not full canvassed, so much less of a good deal at RRP. On sale though, in an outlet like Valdichiana, at -70% off, a great deal however.

Anonymous said: Bonjour, Je mesure 1,94m et j'aimerai m'acheter des costumes a Paris. Mais malheureusement les costumes prêt a porter ne me vont soit les manches trop courtes ou la veste trop grande etc.. est ce que a part Gambler qui fait de la demie mesure, pourrais tu me recommander une autre enseigne sur Paris a pour un budget de 500euros/ costume? Merci d'avance

Vous trouverez une réponse à la même question seulement 6 posts plus bas sur ce blog, j’y ai listé des tailleurs en demi-mesure à premiers prix.

adappergent said: I'm thinking of trimming some older suits. The pants have pleats, in some one, two or three. Do you think there's a chance to make them look more contemporary? The jackets have no vents which I fancy a lot. Do you think I can request to adjust for vents (one or two) without having to add fabric? Just adjusting the jacket as it is? Your advice is greatly appreciated. Regards Victor

Removing pleats or creating vents require skills beyond the range of most alterations tailors, so make sure you find the right guy first.
To remove trouser pleats you must first unhinge the entire waistband, in order to resorb any pleats by flushing them out around the side/back.
Creating vents will require finding a piece of matching fabric. Here is my 2 part tutorial:

Part 1:
http://dirnelli.tumblr.com/post/83819992677/lessons-in-alterations-often-times-as-we

Part 2:
http://dirnelli.tumblr.com/post/85744620500/before-and-after-sometime-ago-i-had-this

A fundamental chart demonstrating the inevitable decline of heritage brands as they become more popular. More details here:

http://www.muffyaldrich.com/2014/07/preppy-companies-2014.html?m=1

A fundamental chart demonstrating the inevitable decline of heritage brands as they become more popular. More details here:

http://www.muffyaldrich.com/2014/07/preppy-companies-2014.html?m=1

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etrela said: Hello ! Happy to see that you discovered Sartoria Rossi in real life (we had a littl "tumblr-chat" about it a few month ago, and you saw two of my jackets by them at th alteration tailor a few weeks ago). Aside from style, what do you think about the construction of thier jackets ? All the best. Cheers. Christian

Right now, I am still in Italy wearing shorts and flips flops, so my purchases have thus far remained in their suit bags. I will however write-up a proper review of Sartoria Rossi for Parisian Gentleman once I return to France.

What I can say so far is that their styling and fabric choices are amazing. As for construction, we’ll see. Seems like a really good value-for-money proposition for a fully canvassed garment. It definitely has that ‘whoosh’ sensation when you put on the jacket, that unique feeling you get from great jackets when they fit like a glove, close to the body, while feeling extremely light to wear.

"Ils sont beaux les italiens (Italians are beautiful)"

— My 5-year old, on vacation in Italy.