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Registered i'll continually update the list with the people you like as a reference for our new members. please post your choices in the thread and i'll add them in.
 

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Cordings cords to the lower extremities, vintage (cashmere, made in Scotland) Ballantyne, Pringle, Drumohr, Lyle & Scott to the torso, Viccel socks to the toe, Simonnot-Godard hankies to the left pectoral, Ascot OEM (made in Germany, crunchy knit ties) and Tie Your Tie to the neck, anything and everything Alden has ever made in unlined suede to the hooves.
 
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William Lockie for lambswool knitwear, Jamieson's of Scotland for Shetland knitwear, Bresciani or Mazarin for socks (Gallo if you are tacky with patterns), Velasca and Yanko shoes are not bad either.
 

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John Smedey for knitwear. RLPL, Drake’s, Marinella for ties. Loake - 1880 range, Alden, C&J, Vass and EG for shoes.
 

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I can only mention ties, Marinella and Cappelli being my favourites. Drakes I like too but are overpriced. Nice if you can get them on discount.
 
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Cordings cords to the lower extremities, vintage (cashmere, made in Scotland) Ballantyne, Pringle, Drumohr, Lyle & Scott to the torso, Viccel socks to the toe, Simonnot-Godard hankies to the left pectoral, Ascot OEM (made in Germany, crunchy knit ties) and Tie Your Tie to the neck, anything and everything Alden has ever made in unlined suede to the hooves.
I must say, Cordings never appealed to me, but that Shetland tweed blazer I bought is really the mustard after a bit of town tailoring. Don't like the branded buttons mind you, but that can be solved. I also noticed from the cut of the jacket, which I assume is their signature style, Glen Gregory of Heaven 17 has been wearing one of their suits recently in some publicity photos. I take this as a good sign. So I am bit of a convert to Cordings and will be exploring what they have to offer for the spring and summer.

Crockett & Jones: been wearing them since the early 1990s, and still have pairs from then still going strong. For a few years I ditched them for Alden's. Some of the Alden's are very distinctive and iconic in the case of saddle oxford in cordovan, so they're up there too.
 

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Cordings cords to the lower extremities, vintage (cashmere, made in Scotland) Ballantyne, Pringle, Drumohr, Lyle & Scott to the torso, Viccel socks to the toe, Simonnot-Godard hankies to the left pectoral, Ascot OEM (made in Germany, crunchy knit ties) and Tie Your Tie to the neck, anything and everything Alden has ever made in unlined suede to the hooves.
An important caveat for Cordings cords: wait for their seasonal trou-promotion, "buy one get one half off" (the next one should be early-April and, I believe, late-September in the Fall).

This way you won't have to curse them like our dear CesareRomiti CesareRomiti !
 

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I can only mention ties, Marinella and Cappelli being my favourites. Drakes I like too but are overpriced. Nice if you can get them on discount.
I agree with Drake's prices. I did mention it in another thread, but their prices are really interesting in their Haberdasher shop.

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Fox Brothers. They are famous for their cloths, I do like very much their scarves and ties. The scarves cost as much as N.Peal and are cheaper than John Smedley. I wonder what is the construction of their ties like.
 

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I'm pretty sure sarto is a complete lifestyle brand
In a certain sense, yes. The embodiment of an entire philosophy of life.

But he is ultimately inimitable. He needs, therefore, to provide us with an entire range of commodities, and not just shirts and ties, so that we can playact and sample this glorious mode of existence. However fleetingly. . .
 

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Do you have some Sarto pieces? I'd really like to order him some ties but his fabrics offer is too messy and too limited. The day he'll show us good photos with true colors and an actualized stock, I'll put the trigger. Can you tell him Lumpen Lumpen ?
How can be too limited an offer of hundreds of references?

The day when a true Neapolitan made top notch bespoke garment has a website like those of Porsche or Iherb showing tons of obnoxious colors, ridiculous options and tons of money spent on that web, that day Naples will be Ebay or McDonalds.

True arthisans do not need websites or even camera photos, that is for wannabes or scammers.

Have you ever seen Attolini with a deep website? Maybe Sears, not him.

BTW why on the Crapelli thread are always posting new ties the same 4 shills all the time?

If they want us to believe they buy 4 new ties everymonth, then I need the contact of his charlie dealer since he delivers.
 

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He is like the Wolf of Wall Street but with class.

The only thing the first could do better was charlie, and only because was on the 80s...
Would Sarto make 10.5 cm ties or does he think that's too tacky? (keep in mind 9 cm almost look skinny on fat people)
And does he make 3-fold construction for less money or is it just rolled edges?
 

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Would Sarto make 10.5 cm ties or does he think that's too tacky? (keep in mind 9 cm almost look skinny on fat people)
And does he make 3-fold construction for less money or is it just rolled edges?
He will make you want you want even tablecloth ties.

He will do 3 fold.

Just ask him

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I like the tissues. Looking for larger patterns that will look good with my already too densely patterned sportcoats though. I bet he's got some.
 

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They do not need many years on their shoulders if you can make it look like they have many years on their shoulders

Johnny Caccaruti proved this
 

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I don't mind inkjets as long as the color doesn't chip off like Panta and the seller doesn't try to pass them off as what they aren't
 

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Sarto has a beautiful set of english navy fabrics. He's a super reactive seller but I repeat it's a pity we can't obtain accurate coulours photos from him.

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Sarto has a beautiful set of english navy fabrics. He's a super reactive seller but I repeat it's a pity we can't obtain accurate coulours photos from him.

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What can you expect from someone who lives on the 1930s? 3D images?

Give thanks the pics are not in black and white... taken with a 5 kilos camera.

By the way, I will give you a trick to make your ties look as madder, since the chemical corrosion process was banned by the EU.

Piss on your ties, take them 1 week on a can, a voila.

The process goes faster if you drink a lot of alcohol before.
 

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What can you expect from someone who lives on the 1930s? 3D images?

Give thanks the pics are not in black and white... taken with a 5 kilos camera.

By the way, I will give you a trick to make your ties look as madder, since the chemical corrosion process was banned by the EU.

Piss on your ties, take them 1 week on a can, a voila.

The process goes faster if you drink a lot of alcohol before.
Are you a sort of Peter Parker? Tell SpiderSarto that if he can find that kind of top elite wool/cashmere/silk Loro Piana fabric I'll pull the trigger for his 3x7-fold offer.
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Are you a sort a Peter Parker? Tell SpiderSarto that if he can find that kind of top elite wool/cashmere/silk Loro Piana fabric I'll pull the trigger for his 3x7-fold offer.
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Piana? too expensive, any pennypincher would pay the price. Only with a Crapelli tag that is like having a 24 golden karat certificate, that inmediately makes a rag cost 20 times more.
 

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I am amazed to see this crap is SF affiliate, any of this unties would pass the Kiton quality test.

Assymetrical, long stitches to save time that wrinkle the roll, poorly and randomly cutted etc.


Who makes Berg&Berg products?

All Berg & Berg products are made to last by niche manufacturers, most of them located in Italy. From the wool and cashmere specialists in Biella to the (fake) tie-makers of Naples, we are proud of working with (un)skilled artisans, who are truly masters of their craft. ( Their craft seems scamming)

Berg and Berg: museum of horrors, please move to fake arthisans.
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I am amazed to see this crap is SF affiliate, any of this unties would pass the Kiton quality test.

Assymetrical, long stitches to save time that wrinkle the roll, poorly and randomly cutted etc.


Who makes Berg&Berg products?

All Berg & Berg products are made to last by niche manufacturers, most of them located in Italy. From the wool and cashmere specialists in Biella to the (fake) tie-makers of Naples, we are proud of working with (un)skilled artisans, who are truly masters of their craft. ( Their craft seems scamming)

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Could you please consult with Sarto for a special name for this unbrand of unties? We need something of “Crapelli” caliber. Merde & Merde, for example?
 

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Could you please consult with Sarto for a special bane for this unbrand of unties? We need something of “Crapelli” caliber.
What means bane?

I think the upper ones are made on the same dungeon that Crapelli ones, got the same deffects and overall POOR cheasy look.

btw I edited and posted more examples above
 
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