Thursday, December 8, 2011
Tailors Napolisumisura were in San Francisco earlier this week. Of course that was while I was checked into the hospital for a minor procedure, and so missed a fitting on my first jacket from that house. I think of NSM, as they are sometimes called by people who don't care to spell out the entire name every sentence or two, as the tailor for off duty clothing. The house cut is very relaxed, the sewing is much better than anything available from England, and they are happy to make minimally or altogether unlined jackets which makes them a great choice for hot weather clothing generally and linen quite specifically.
Of course, given that these are travelling tailors, missing a fitting sets the project back four months which would push delivery out past the end of summer. Getting things back on track will require a trip from Florence to Naples next month once Pitti Uomo is complete. Fortunately, the train service is good, the Hotel Parker (from whose balcony the accompanying photo of the harbor was shot) has room for another guest, and any reason to visit E & G Cappelli is a good one. Things could be considerably worse.