Satriano Cinque: Bespoke shirt review

Read MoreFeb 20th 2013

  [NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]] The second post in this series on bes...

Satriano Cinque: Bespoke shirt review

  [NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]] The second post in this series on bes...

Feb 20th 2013

Satriano Cinque and Solito in London

Read MoreMar 7th 2013

  [NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]] As promised in my recent posts on Nea...

Satriano Cinque and Solito in London

  [NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]] As promised in my recent posts on Nea...

Mar 7th 2013

Luca, Satriano Cinque and A&S collars

Read MoreNov 4th 2013

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque above, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]One of the nice things about having clothes made...

Luca, Satriano Cinque and A&S collars

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque above, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]One of the nice things about having clothes made...

Nov 4th 2013

Satriano Cinque and Solito back in September

Read MoreAug 13th 2013

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]The Italians, frustratingly, don't tend to ...

Satriano Cinque and Solito back in September

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]The Italians, frustratingly, don't tend to ...

Aug 13th 2013

Satriano Cinque: bespoke shirt, Naples

Read MoreOct 23rd 2012

In Naples last week, I was able to have a fitting on the shirt I ordered from Satriano Cinque earlier in the year. As neither Luca nor Gabriella travel to London, this was the only opportunity to get a fitting done - indeed, in the end we had two fit...

Satriano Cinque: bespoke shirt, Naples

In Naples last week, I was able to have a fitting on the shirt I ordered from Satriano Cinque earlier in the year. As neither Luca nor Gabriella travel to London, this was the only opportunity to get a fitting done - indeed, in the end we had two fit...

Oct 23rd 2012

Luca Avitabile replaces Satriano Cinque

Read MoreOct 8th 2014

 Customers of Luca Avitabile - the superb Neapolitan shirtmaker introduced on this site - will already be aware that he has split from Gabriella, his partner at operating company Satriano Cinque.As per usual, any back-biting should be largely ignore...

Luca Avitabile replaces Satriano Cinque

 Customers of Luca Avitabile - the superb Neapolitan shirtmaker introduced on this site - will already be aware that he has split from Gabriella, his partner at operating company Satriano Cinque.As per usual, any back-biting should be largely ignore...

Oct 8th 2014

Satriano Cinque and Solito dates

Read MoreJan 16th 2014

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]For those with an interest in Neapolitan ta...

Satriano Cinque and Solito dates

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]For those with an interest in Neapolitan ta...

Jan 16th 2014

Blue shirts: Burgos, Satriano Cinque, Segun Adelaja

Read MoreFeb 18th 2013

This week is blue-shirt week. Over the next three days I will post about three blue shirts made for me in recent months, by three different makers. Hopefully running the three together will make for some interesting comparisons. They are all identic...

Blue shirts: Burgos, Satriano Cinque, Segun Adelaja

This week is blue-shirt week. Over the next three days I will post about three blue shirts made for me in recent months, by three different makers. Hopefully running the three together will make for some interesting comparisons. They are all identic...

Feb 18th 2013

Solito and Satriano in How to Spend It

Read MoreFeb 28th 2014

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]The latest How to Spend It column looks at ...

Solito and Satriano in How to Spend It

[NOTE: Luca Avitabile, the cutter for men's shirts at Satriano Cinque that I use, has split from the company and set up on his own. I recommend contacting him for any inquiries, at [email protected]]The latest How to Spend It column looks at ...

Feb 28th 2014

D'Avino shirts, Naples

Read MoreDec 4th 2013

One of the new makers I met in Naples last month was D’Avino, a small shirtmaker run by Fiorenzo Auricchio (above). Fiorenzo trained as a boy under his father, who worked for Gino Borelli – so a pretty decent education – and then set up his own...

D'Avino shirts, Naples

One of the new makers I met in Naples last month was D’Avino, a small shirtmaker run by Fiorenzo Auricchio (above). Fiorenzo trained as a boy under his father, who worked for Gino Borelli – so a pretty decent education – and then set up his own...

Dec 4th 2013

Segun Adelaja: made-to-measure shirt review

Read MoreFeb 21st 2013

The third in this series on bespoke shirts, this post looks at the made-to-measure service offered by Segun Adelaja, who owns a boutique in the Prince’s Arcade.It is obviously not a direct comparison to either Burgos or Satriano Cinque, as it is no...

Segun Adelaja: made-to-measure shirt review

The third in this series on bespoke shirts, this post looks at the made-to-measure service offered by Segun Adelaja, who owns a boutique in the Prince’s Arcade.It is obviously not a direct comparison to either Burgos or Satriano Cinque, as it is no...

Feb 21st 2013

D'Avino bespoke denim shirt

Read MoreFeb 17th 2014

This is the final shirt from Neapolitan maker D’Avino. It is, as I expected, absolutely beautifully made, and a very good fit for the first order. Neapolitan shirtmakers vary both by their price and their priorities. The shirtmaker I have used mos...

D'Avino bespoke denim shirt

This is the final shirt from Neapolitan maker D’Avino. It is, as I expected, absolutely beautifully made, and a very good fit for the first order. Neapolitan shirtmakers vary both by their price and their priorities. The shirtmaker I have used mos...

Feb 17th 2014

The (21) shirtmakers I have known

Read MoreOct 9th 2019

Three years ago, I wrote a post called ‘The tailors I have known'. The idea was to provide a single reference point for anyone to get a run down on everyone I had tried - and links to more detail.  A reader recently commented that it would be nice...

The (21) shirtmakers I have known

Three years ago, I wrote a post called ‘The tailors I have known'. The idea was to provide a single reference point for anyone to get a run down on everyone I had tried - and links to more detail.  A reader recently commented that it would be nice...

Oct 9th 2019

Solito jacket

Read MoreMay 1st 2013

I’ve finally got round to shooting four jackets that were made in the past year. Over the next week I’ll do a post on each one, and while there is no intention to make direct comparisons – that would be largely pointless, given that they are su...

Solito jacket

I’ve finally got round to shooting four jackets that were made in the past year. Over the next week I’ll do a post on each one, and while there is no intention to make direct comparisons – that would be largely pointless, given that they are su...

May 1st 2013

Should I change from Turnbull & Asser to Kiton?

Read MoreAug 16th 2013

Hi Mr Crompton,I'm a fan of yours (Permanent Style, The Rake) from Singapore. I've been agonising over my shirts for some time and would like to ask your advice. I've been wearing bespoke T&A for about 10 years and I regard Steven Quinn as a friend. ...

Should I change from Turnbull & Asser to Kiton?

Hi Mr Crompton,I'm a fan of yours (Permanent Style, The Rake) from Singapore. I've been agonising over my shirts for some time and would like to ask your advice. I've been wearing bespoke T&A for about 10 years and I regard Steven Quinn as a friend. ...

Aug 16th 2013

Consider a charcoal tie

Read MoreMar 12th 2014

Conservative accessories are a great thing to master. First, because the acquisition of unusual clothing – such as cord suits or purple jackets – requires something effective to balance it. And second, because dressing extremely conservatively ??...

Consider a charcoal tie

Conservative accessories are a great thing to master. First, because the acquisition of unusual clothing – such as cord suits or purple jackets – requires something effective to balance it. And second, because dressing extremely conservatively ??...

Mar 12th 2014

How a shirt should fit

Read MoreJul 1st 2013

Learning how a shirt should fit you can take surprisingly long - as most fans of bespoke try far fewer shirtmakers than they do tailors. Once learned, however, the lessons are fairly simple. They are becoming particularly clear to me as I complete my...

How a shirt should fit

Learning how a shirt should fit you can take surprisingly long - as most fans of bespoke try far fewer shirtmakers than they do tailors. Once learned, however, the lessons are fairly simple. They are becoming particularly clear to me as I complete my...

Jul 1st 2013

Cashmere, denim and fresco

Read MoreJun 5th 2014

 In response to a couple of requests from readers, here is that photograph from the Asprey workrooms in colour. Navy cashmere jacket from Solito. Dark-brown horn buttons that I bought myself from Weldon's (Italians rarely have matte horn). One-butt...

Cashmere, denim and fresco

 In response to a couple of requests from readers, here is that photograph from the Asprey workrooms in colour. Navy cashmere jacket from Solito. Dark-brown horn buttons that I bought myself from Weldon's (Italians rarely have matte horn). One-butt...

Jun 5th 2014

Sean O'Flynn bespoke dress shirt

Read MoreMar 14th 2013

At the end of last year I completed a project with Sean O’Flynn to cut a traditional dress shirt, with voile back, Marcella front and detachable stiff collar. Some readers may remember they have already seen this shirt in black tie shoots with The ...

Sean O'Flynn bespoke dress shirt

At the end of last year I completed a project with Sean O’Flynn to cut a traditional dress shirt, with voile back, Marcella front and detachable stiff collar. Some readers may remember they have already seen this shirt in black tie shoots with The ...

Mar 14th 2013

Casual, summer, office attire

Read MoreAug 22nd 2014

Following a request on last week’s Finagon post – the cardigan we created with John Smedley – here are some details on the rest of the outfit, above.One reader drew attention to the shirt collar, a button-down made by Satriano Cinque, the Neapo...

Casual, summer, office attire

Following a request on last week’s Finagon post – the cardigan we created with John Smedley – here are some details on the rest of the outfit, above.One reader drew attention to the shirt collar, a button-down made by Satriano Cinque, the Neapo...

Aug 22nd 2014

Postcards from Madrid

Read MoreMay 26th 2014

 These past few days I've been in Madrid, speaking at the Aristocrata club meeting and seeing a few of the tailors and shoemakers I know (Langa, Reillo, Calvo de Mora, Norman Vilalta).  I invited Elia Caliendo and Luca Avitabile of Satriano Cinque...

Postcards from Madrid

 These past few days I've been in Madrid, speaking at the Aristocrata club meeting and seeing a few of the tailors and shoemakers I know (Langa, Reillo, Calvo de Mora, Norman Vilalta).  I invited Elia Caliendo and Luca Avitabile of Satriano Cinque...

May 26th 2014

Papped at Pitti

Read MoreJan 10th 2013

My question is, why do they credit Luca in these pictures but not me? Is he more famous or something?Photo above by Tommy Ton at GQ, below by Nam from Grazia.Cashmere/corduroy suit from Anderson & Sheppard, shirt from Satriano Cinque, cashmere tie fr...

Papped at Pitti

My question is, why do they credit Luca in these pictures but not me? Is he more famous or something?Photo above by Tommy Ton at GQ, below by Nam from Grazia.Cashmere/corduroy suit from Anderson & Sheppard, shirt from Satriano Cinque, cashmere tie fr...

Jan 10th 2013

Ciao Luca and Luigi

Read MoreMay 23rd 2013

Luca from Satriano Cinque and Luigi Solito (left and right) were in town last week for fittings with a growing number of London clients. It's been nice to see that grow in just a few months.I also find I particularly enjoy with craftsmen around the s...

Ciao Luca and Luigi

Luca from Satriano Cinque and Luigi Solito (left and right) were in town last week for fittings with a growing number of London clients. It's been nice to see that grow in just a few months.I also find I particularly enjoy with craftsmen around the s...

May 23rd 2013

Clothes for a wedding

Read MoreAug 29th 2014

  The simplicity of classic wedding attire - in colour, in pattern, in tone - is a reflection of respect  for the importance of the event. Business attire, once-upon-a-time, was similarly restrained; but while I can see the argument for relaxing c...

Clothes for a wedding

  The simplicity of classic wedding attire - in colour, in pattern, in tone - is a reflection of respect  for the importance of the event. Business attire, once-upon-a-time, was similarly restrained; but while I can see the argument for relaxing c...

Aug 29th 2014

Summer: Tan, white and cream

Read MoreJun 30th 2014

Summer outfits often involve white somewhere, as it’s nice to reflect the brightness of the weather – particularly if you’re in Italy and the sun is that much more consistent than it is in the UK.Combining more than one white – or cream – t...

Summer: Tan, white and cream

Summer outfits often involve white somewhere, as it’s nice to reflect the brightness of the weather – particularly if you’re in Italy and the sun is that much more consistent than it is in the UK.Combining more than one white – or cream – t...

Jun 30th 2014