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Since no one else has posted it, I thought I would inform the members of this forum that the talented and artistic Los Angeles tailor Giacomo Trabalza has passed away. Those of us who knew him will miss him greatly, as will anyone with a passion for craftsmanship and virtuosity. Giacomo was 87.
 

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That's horrible

But he did exceed the current average life span for a white man (which 79 years) by eight years. He also lived a phenomenal life. But still, I am very saddened (even though I knew nothing about him other than what I have heard on AAAC, LL and SF).

From what I have heard on AAAC, LL and SF, he was a phenomenal man and a phenomenal tailor. He will absolutely be missed.
 

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AFAIK, Enzo Caruso, Johnathan Behr and Jack Taylor are the only three top tailors left in Los Angeles, California.
I Googled Jack Taylor. I found a sleevehead article that appears to indicate that Mr. Taylor is 91 years old.

I'm certain that Mr. Taylor has a large and loyal customer base and that he's a world class tailor.

For practical reasons though, as a new customer, I need to consider a less risky longer-term relationship, especially given the recent turn of events....
 

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Giacomo Trabalza was a phenominal tailor and ran an amazing Bespoke , custom shop. He fit and serviced his customers individually and personally and was a true artisan. I am sure he will be greatly missed by his customers, freinds and family.

To give you a bit of information; several others you mentioned as the remaining custom tailors are not tailors. I mean no disrespect, when I post this; but Jack Taylor and Jonathan Behr are not custom tailors. They do not sew garments; but are excellent arbiters of fine made to measure and custom clothing. They both do an excellent job and I have a great respect for each of them; but they are not custom tailors and should not be compaired to Giacomo or his specific trade.
 

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To give you a bit of information; several others you mentioned as the remaining custom tailors are not tailors. I mean no disrespect, when I post this; but Jack Taylor and Jonathan Behr are not custom tailors. They do not sew garments; but are excellent arbiters of fine made to measure and custom clothing. They both do an excellent job and I have a great respect for each of them; but they are not custom tailors and should not be compaired to Giacomo or his specific trade


I agree with you I know all the gentlement you are mentionning I worked with all of them
But you are not a custom tailor either .You are very good at promoting yourself.
Changing operating system every other year,to me is not a reference.
I have never seen your product , and it could be very good

Freddy Vandecasteele
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Freddy, I am definately not a tailor. I also, never represented myself as one , on this site or on any other.. ever. I never speak ill about my fellow , Bespoke or made to measure specialists. In contrast, I think of them as "arbiters of style". Giacomo was the only true tailor mentioned in the above comments.

My last retail venue; was in business for more than 7 years. Having developed a new format of doing business, " rather than a bricks and mortar store" allows me to offer artisan, hand made products at great prices; compaired to customers seeking these brands out on e bay or at the dept stores markdown period..

My earlier comments were only for clarification, as I am finding a great deal of mis information posted on Andy's site regarding true "Bespoke" clothing. INHO
 
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