Monday, February 07, 2005
Great menswear in Rome at David of Rome
David of Rome is a my favourite mensware shop in Rome, it is owned by Jack Sasson a Itialian gentleman with a deep understanding of italian quality menswear. I have been a passive customer for several years, as my business very seldom takes me to Rome. Last week I had a chance to go to Rome meeting press about Lifeblog. I called Jack and he said he would wait for me. I knew from the past that he runs a sale from mid January until mid February and from mid August to mide September. This is a great time to buy as he runs 30% off almost everything. He carries Georgio Armani, Versace (they seem to be working on a new site) and Ermenegildo Zenga. I am mostly fond of the Zenga stuff. The reason I like to shop with him is that he is very knowledgable, honest and has a really great service. For example once I called him on the phone and asked if he could send me two shirts, I specified what I needed and I arrived few days later, I think he did not even charge me for postage! This time he offered to deliver my pants to my hotel, as I was too busy to pick them up. Few years ago I bought some Zenga suits and a jacket and the quality has been fantastic. I travel alot and stuff down my stuff in a carry-on bag so the quality has to be good otherwise it comes out with wrinkles all over. You can find Jack at David of Rome, Via Berberini 61, about a 10 minute walk from the Spannish steps towards the train station.
His shop looks a bit touristy, but when you discuss with him and feel the quality of the cloth you know that you are in a shop where someone cares for quality and for the customer. If you visit him, send regards from me and drop a comment on this post. He told me that the fall was a bit slow, so I tried to help out a friend...
I like Zegna too..
Unfortunately I only can afford to buy the soft range as the other's are a bit too expensive. I'm not sure you van find the other ranges at Helsinki.
To soft's benefit I must say I like the bit understaded style they have and yet they are made of quality fabrics.
Posted by: Henrikki at Feb 8, 2005 11:33:06 AM
Hi Christian - we too have shopped at David of Rome in the past. Do you know if they are still open? I have tried their website with no success.
Posted by: Christine Watkinson at Oct 1, 2007 9:29:28 AM
Hi! thank you for the information! But do they have their own on-line shopping portal. If yes, can you send me? I feel he should have a good collection with him. i hope he has a good shipping policy if he sells online!!!
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Posted by: Matthew Christiansen at Dec 5, 2007 7:13:29 PM
My husband and I intend to visit Rome at end March. We would like to know whether your shop is still on sale at that moment?
Thank you very much!
Posted by: carol at Feb 17, 2008 5:40:49 PM
Dear Signor Jack
Hope you are well
we will visit you in May can you kindly have some trousers for my husband and something for us please
Posted by: Angela Sullivan at Mar 25, 2008 6:31:14 PM
Dear Uncle Jack
I have met you thru my good friend from Thai Air Ways Int'l, Rome office. I have bought a lot of good gears (cloths) from your shop. I was very impressed with your stocks and the customer services, especially the lady who helps me with the selection. I was very happy with the thing I bought. I wish I have more time to look around in your shop. I will be back to see you soon at your new shop.
Thanks and Regards
Perth, Western Australia
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I also like David of Rome!
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