(Stu @ June 16 2005,07:04) This might draw flames but IMO Canali is a notch above Corneliani. I love Corneliani, but Canali suits, at a discount are one of my favorite buys. One of my nicest suits is a Canali dbl.-breasted 6 X 2 Navy pinstripe. The fabric blows away that on all my other suits, including a Chan and the other Canalis and Cornelianis, save for the Isaia, of course. I think the shoulders on Canali are more pronounced than those on Corneliani as well.
How would you compare Chan with Canali in general? I know somebody (maybe you) posted that he thought they were pretty comparable. I don't own any Canali items except for neckties. I do have one Corneliani suit, which is nice, but I like my first Chan suit better...although maybe I'm prejudiced because the Corneliani was OTR and the Chan MTM. I note that when this topic has come up in the past, most respondents place Canali a notch or two above Corneliani.
Well as you know, Chan's chief advantage is if you are hard to fit in RTW. My Chan suit fits amazing, absolutely perfect. But I am a very easy to fit 42 R in RTW. With Canalis I just require a bit of sleeve shortening. And the fabric in my Canali suits blows away by a huge margin the LP120 fabric in my Chan suit. That said, I have yet to buy a Chan suit with a better fabric, which I intend to do soon. But then again, the price point of the Chan and most of my Canalis are similar, with the Canalis actually being a few bucks cheaper. So with Canali for a few bucks less I get an slightly inferior fit and a far superior cloth compared to Chan.