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Rome shopping + restaurants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ville_e, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. ville_e

    ville_e Well-Known Member

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    I will be visiting Rome and I'd like some recommendations on shops and restaurants.

    SHOPS:

    Slowear
    Borrelli outlet?
    Boggi

    I'm looking for stores which would be unique to Rome. Smaller stores. I'm especially looking for some nice reasonably priced spread collar dress shits.


    RESTAURANTS:

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. ville_e

    ville_e Well-Known Member

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    I have read the previous Rome threads. however, i would appreciate some updated recommendations. I am especially looking for well priced dress shirts from local makers.
     
  3. Samuel Smith

    Samuel Smith Well-Known Member

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    Just make sure you stop by Il Forno in Campo di Fiori or San Crispino near the Trevi.
     
  4. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    They are all over the place. You might try Davide Cenci, near Giolitti/the Pantheon.
    I also remember a custom maker named Dani or something like that, which seemed inexpensive, and was on Via Francisco Crispi, somewhere between V. Ludovisi and V. Sistina.
     
  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Battistoni is probably the most famous shirtmaker in the region. They have a custom program in the back. Jaja also makes custom shirts, and they're somewhat near Battistoni, but I don't know how well they fit. It's bespoke, for what that's worth.
     
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  6. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    Neither are "reasonably priced". Battistoni is beautiful and everything I have from there (not much) is fantastic. I think it is under-appreciated. I am sure their women's clothing is under-appreciated as it is beautiful and I have never seen it mentioned.
     
  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. I missed that part in the OP's post.
     
  8. ville_e

    ville_e Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. I might purchase one shirt from Battistonig but I'd like to buy a bunch of reasonably pricedood quality dress shirts for everyday use from a local maker.
     
  9. romafan

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    I was surprised at the Davide Cenci store. While expecting it to be larger than the New York, it was surprsingly departmentstore-like, with large displays of Brooksbrothers offerings:)confused:) and Polo by Ralph Lauren...
     
  10. dopey

    dopey Well-Known Member

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    It is definitely anglophile in style (the American branch) and given to international labels, but there is a lot of Italian made clothing as well. Department-store like is a good description.
     
  11. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    It's funny how many stores in Italy are like this. Next to Cucinelli and Fay will be large displays for Brooks Brothers. Everyone has their own foreign fetishes, I suppose.
     
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  12. Gdot

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    BB and RL are HUGE in Milan.

    And Wrangler jeans were all the rage for a while.

    And my favorite place for a local bite in Rome:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...iews-Ristorante_l_Archetto_II-Rome_Lazio.html

    A bit off the beaten path in Trestavere. But it's mostly locals and the food is perfect, authentic, Roman everyday food. And Trestavere has become a very 'happening' district these days. After dinner walk up to the top of the hill (You'll know what hill I mean.) From there you have some magnificent night time views of Rome across the Tiber.

    You didn't ask about museums but I'll offer up one in addition to the Borghese anyway:

    http://www.doriapamphilj.it/ukhome.asp

    No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Capuchin monks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capuchin_Crypt
     
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  13. RSS

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    Restaurant: La Pergola. I was there last year and it was one of the most outstanding meals I've ever enjoyed.

    If you like modern architecture ... even given the less than aesthetic neighborhood ... the Richard Meier church pictured below is worth a visit.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Well-Known Member

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    I had a nice meal at Glass Hostaria (modern) recently
     
  15. Wicky

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    The Borrelli outlet store (near the Vatican) in Rome unfortunately is no more. They attracted the wrong crowd I was told, whatever that may mean. The Borrelli store itself however is and prices are lower than in the US or elsewhere in Europe (especially if you are able to reclaim the Italian VAT). Borrelli store is very small and in a small side street of the Via Condoti and a 2 minute walk from the Spanish steps. Right around the corner (and on the same square as Spanish steps) is the Kiton shop. Never has sale and prices are always giving me the hickups. Boggi is in the same street (5 minute walk from Spanish steps) in the direction of the Obelisk (I forgot the corect name of the Piaza).

    Borrelli is also sold in a store called Cosimo Colonne (right around the corner of Davide Cenci referred to a few posts above). They used to have Attolini and a very nice qualifty house brand too.

    If you really want to visit sartorial paradise go to The White Gallery (its about a 35 minutes busride from Termine Station but you will be flabergasted). Kiton, Attolini, Sartoria Partenopea, Cucinelli, Santoni, Lobb. Bring you lady and she will likely spend hours on the first floor. Address:

    http://www.whitegallery.it/

    Cheers
     
  16. rjsphd

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    i had good luck with bespoke work from Micocci in Rome. He was quick with a fitting and had tons of handwork. got his name from the Flusser book. Been a while, so don't know if he is still around. I also had good luck with Caleffi, a store near the Marcus Aurelius column. It is MTM more than bespoke,but I am happy with the product. Great service.


    I also second the recommendation of the Galleria Doria Pamphilj. It is an amazing little museum in the heart of Rome. Well worth the visit.
     
  17. romafan

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    No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Capuchin monks.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capuchin_Crypt[/quote]

    The bone church! :wow: This is a very cool little spot (especially if you have little kids), right near the Piazza Barberini near the bottom of Via Veneto. Supposedly Cappuccino was named after the color of the monks' robes...

    * there's a new modern art museum up on the east side of the Tiber across from the Stadio Olimpico that's reportedly very cool (Maxxi)
     
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  18. Gdot

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    A family member (adopted) still lives on the top floor. And the areas that are now the museum were occupied as a private home by a biological heir well until the 20th century. Can you imagine growing up in such a place? And did you happen to catch a glimpse of the gilded crib?
    Amazing.
     
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  19. rjsphd

    rjsphd Well-Known Member

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    I once was in the museum when the mother (Countess?) strolled through. It was my understanding that she lived in the apartments of the building. Hard to believe that a family had kids running (and rollerskating, if you listen to the tape they give you) through the halls with a Velasquez and Boticellis on the walls. It is my favorite museum.
     
  20. oldpreppyguy

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    I think the street Wicky is referring to in his earlier post is Via Babuino - it runs from the bottom of the Spanish Steps to the Piazza de Popolo. Along with all of the great boutiques on Via Babuino (including a neat little optical shop), there are a couple of great, off-the-beaten-path, restaurants on one of the side streets about three blocks before you get to the plaza.
     

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