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I have a pre-owned Ralph Lauren Signature Label (made by Corneliani) suit in blue pinstripe.   The suit has signs of use, specifically a couple of snags and the lining of the sleeve requiring restitching, but perfectly wearable.  There is also some minor shine on the trousers (but not noticable unless looking for it) I would rate it 7.5-8 out of 10.  I would keep it, but for the trouser waist.  I've tried to capture the major issues in the pictures.   Please note...
I was going to keep this as secret as possible.  However, since you've asked for it   http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?62512-Dario-Zaffagni  (I wonder how APortnoy is?)   http://robbreport.com/Wardrobe-A-Classic-Remake.aspx   They do come up rarely at good prices.  I was fortunate enough to pick up the 5 Zaffagni items I mentioned above (pre-owned, but in decent condition 8/10) for less than £300 (That is two, 3-piece suits; two, 2-piece suits and...
If the suit had a vent (or two) in the jacket and I wasn't so completely broke, I would really be making enquires about it.   I have several Saint Andrew items aside from the ones I've already mentioned.  A few Saint Andrews branded SC's, as well as a couple of RLPL items and I must admit to liking most of them a lot.  Excellent find.   Clint
Quote: I'm not sure, as mine is different.  However, based upon the Saint Andrews Fabric label, I would be inclined to treat them the same.  If  understand correctly, Zaffagni did run (own) Saint Andrews, before they were taken over.  If I were pressed, I would suggest that you've got an early Saint Andrews (Andrea) forerunner.  The quality should be just as good (possibly better) than current ones.   All of my items (4 suits and 1 SC) have labels similar to the one below...
I would suggest the same.
Do you have a picure of the tag, as I've still got 5 Zaffagni items, so I could compare it with what i've got?   Cheers
    Compare the two pictures that I've just "borrowed" from the eBay links and then compare to the label that you have.  You should see that Grendel is correct.   1. Canali     2. Corneliani       In addition, Corneliani tends to have the model written in English (at least of the one's I've seen) and both the Canali and Corneliani have different typefaces (fonts).   Still, Canali's not a maker to laughed at.   I really hope that this helps?   Clint
  I often get confused between them myself.   I've just done a search on eBay.   1. Canali label - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Canali-46R-56EU-Pure-Wool-Black-2-button-Tailored-sportcoat-/180793582146?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item2a18232242 2. Corneliani label - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Corneliani-Couture-1-Button-Tuxedo-Jacket-44R-NEW-1595-/360424642486?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item53eafb97b6 3. PRL label -...
Sorry to be a pain, but what you're looking at is a Canali label, not a Corneliani.   For rerference:   http://www.styleforum.net/t/278605/is-anyone-aware-of-a-suit-tag-database-or-guide-to-deciphering-them/0_40   Clint
+1, I've not purchased from him in a few years, but I have always meant to have another pair commissioned.   I hope all is well with him and that there is an adequate explanation for the issue mentioned above.
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