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post #16 of 21
The lapels on the Canali jackets are pick stitched.
post #17 of 21
Corneliani (regular and Linea) also have pick-stitching.
post #18 of 21
That's not a bad deal, you can find much better on ebay, or at warehouse sales, but if you want a brand new suit with return policy it's not bad.
post #19 of 21
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(alebrady @ 21 Oct. 2004, 12:24) i am wondering, in general, how the zegna, corneliani, boss, and armani shapes would be desribed
I have never experienced corneliani, so I cannot talk about it. zegna usually have softer padded shoulder and chest than Canali. Zegna's shoulder line is more slented than Canali. Canali's shoulders are real stright. I don't know why. But if you find fabric that drapes well, shoulders can look quite good. Boss, they used to make suits real boxy like canadian made suits, but I think they fixed that this season. New suits are very italian cut. Armani has the most room in shoulders. It creates very soft and round drapes all over. If you are muscular and have big shoulders, and do not mind fused suit, then Armani is for you.
I agree with everything MilanoStyle says except his comments regarding muscular shoulders and Armani. I have wide, muscular shoulders and a significant drop at 9-10 inches depending on the jacket and Armani never fits - if the shoulder is too wide for the chest and the end result is comical with a wide flaring skirt on the jacket. I think Armani only really looks good on terribly thin men or wider shouldered men with relatively shallow chests - if you're at all barrell chested, forget it. I personally prefer Zegna of the lines mentioned. the nicely sloped shoulder and light padding combined with a superb fit for my body shape are excellent. I think Canali is way to structured at the shoulder. I've no experience with the other makers listed.
post #20 of 21
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Armano Colleziono or Versace Classic V2 or Ermenegildo Zegna(?) Talk to me about this lable. NP
I like Versace suits a lot - slim double-breasted suits in interesting pinstripe colors. Armani Collezioni... there is another thread about this one. Zegna - I love the shoulders on Zegna. Love love love. So militant, that I love it. Try one on, and if it looks good, sweet. They look great on me.. Personally I look awful in Canali (except Proposta) and Corneliani, as well as Oxxford, Kiton, and Brioni. Awful awful awful, so I cannot recommend them if you're looking for a designer fit. Jil Sander, Helmut Lang, Costume National also make great fitting suits. In fact, Jil Sander is my favorite overall. Very slim, very forward, very cool. Also fully canvassed, so the designer-haters can at least not knock it on that base. I think this is the most incoherent post I've ever made. Need...foood.
post #21 of 21
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(MilanoStyle @ 21 Oct. 2004, 12:51)
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Originally Posted by alebrady,21 Oct. 2004, 12:24
i am wondering, in general, how the zegna, corneliani, boss, and armani shapes would be desribed
I have never experienced corneliani, so I cannot talk about it. zegna usually have softer padded shoulder and chest than Canali.  Zegna's shoulder line is more slented than Canali. Canali's shoulders are real stright.  I don't know why.  But if you find fabric that drapes well, shoulders can look quite good. Boss, they used to make suits real boxy like canadian made suits, but I think they fixed that this season.  New suits are very italian cut. Armani has the most room in shoulders.  It creates very soft and round drapes all over.  If you are muscular and have big shoulders, and do not mind fused suit, then Armani is for you.
I agree with everything MilanoStyle says except his comments regarding muscular shoulders and Armani. I have wide, muscular shoulders and a significant drop at 9-10 inches depending on the jacket and Armani never fits - if the shoulder is too wide for the chest and the end result is comical with a wide flaring skirt on the jacket. I think Armani only really looks good on terribly thin men or wider shouldered men with relatively shallow chests - if you're at all barrell chested, forget it.  
I agree with this 100% as I have pretty broad shoulders and a semi-barrel chest. I look like a member of Gotti's crew in Armani and most Italian suits. I should actually go to a store and try on some and take pictures so you people can laugh. I'm a 40R in most American suits, and many Italian suits in 42R are way too tight around my shoulders and chest. I did try on an Oxxford yesterday in 41R and it fit my body exactly, would have just needed to shorten the sleeves a bit.
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