A visit to Rubinacci, Naples.

A visit to Rubinacci, Naples.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 4 Comments

Mention Rubinacci to any tailor in Italy and proper deference is paid, which is impressive given how much petty sniping there can be in the trade. Gennaro Rubinacci founded the company in 1932. “It actually began as a joke,” Mariano Rubinacci told me on my recent visit to Naples. “But of course, we take our ...

Coffee with Mariano Rubinacci, Redux.

Coffee with Mariano Rubinacci, Redux.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

As Pete wrote earlier, one of the calmer moments we had at Pitti Uomo was our morning coffee with Mariano Rubinacci. Mariano met us at the Westin Excelsior on the Thursday morning, the last busy day of Pitti Uomo before people start packing it up on Friday in preparation for the long season ahead.  Milan, ...

Coffee with Sig. Rubinacci.

Coffee with Sig. Rubinacci.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

It’s hard to stay cynical in Florence. I arrived prepared to look down my nose at Pitti’s tradeshow circus and the inevitable sartorial showmanship from attendees, to see through the veil of #menswear and tell the unvarnished truth about what I saw. Which, of course, I will. But as a longtime fan of makers like ...