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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:11 PM
I fully encourage local vendors in the US to offer products. Alessandro and Hunter both make good items. I believe that Alessandro stopped making uniforms because he had problems finding the correct material and the number of orders didn't support the cost of bulk ordering of the material. That is the main problem with small vendors; the cost of materials creates too large of a risk unless they have plenty of orders in hand.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 11:42 AM
out of hand nor should we fail to consider the option of working
with a tailor to achieve an acceptable uniform piece.Both deserve
to be given a chance and I should also add that one thing people
like Larusso and others like him should be given credit for is
they're willing to offer up original items
(often acquired at great expense)to be copied and made available
at a reasonable price for the reenacting community at large to enjoy.
I also don't believe that a home-grown manufacturer/tailor
can be that easily squeezed out by competition from Asia - we're not
talking potential customers numbering in the thousands - if your product is made
well, accurately and not excessively priced,it will sell. You want an example? Your very
own made in the USA Alessandro.I rest my case.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:22 AM
Remember original WW2 Italian uniforms were cheaply made and usually poor quality for the troops. I want more people to show an interest in our hobby, without being expensive or exclusive... End of rant
Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:17 PM
This is true just hope italy switches back to the lire with the euro collapsing so it will be more affordable for me like it
was back before they switched currency!
Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:20 PM
Better uniforms and complete, not bits and pieces.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:31 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:35 AM
Other reenacters on the U.K. reenacting website have been discussing this.
Ah well never mind they come and go.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 05:18 PM
thanks for the answer. And yes, a professional taylor will have no problem making 1 or 1 hundred pieces looking the same. If he is a pro, I mean, and makes proper cutting paper-shapes (or wooden ones, if the quantities justify the effort). Even relatively small Industrial taylors (the ones that makes uniforms for private police and guardianship firms, gold clubs etc) use laser-cutting for the clothing, so their cut is OK as well (and they can make even just 20 or 30 uniforms of your design). No, I do not think there could be a quantity/uniformity problem. I'm still a bit puzzled
Maybe uniformity of the cut and - mostly! - cloth colour with other reenacting groups?
Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:29 PM
Spoke with someone at Hesse A. said they are in talks
with another source for Itai items. Could this be Sartoria
or another chi-com company? Hmmmmmmmm.....,,,
Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:01 AM