Originally Posted by Kazou
I had this saved for myself as a record, hoepfully it will help you get your head around Isaia's different lines. Quality wise, they varied over the years. They had a diffusion line that was fused but I think most of their current line is canvassed (someone correct me if I'm wrong) from what i've seen and felt in the stores.
quality wise, the mainline has not varied and has been superlative over the years. we discussed the diffusion line a month or so ago. consensus was that it hasn't been seen for a while. a couple of comments on the earlier post you quoted with the various models: Base V has a slightly more built up shoulder than Base S. drop = 8 Base T is an unambiguously skinny fit, similar in several respects to RLBL (very small armholes, skinny arms, constructed shoulder). it is discernably much slimmer than a Base V. i run a EUR 56 in base S, but i think i would need a 60 in a "T" to have even a prayer of getting into it. drop = 8 Base G / Gregory: i am not convinced that these two are the same. Gregory: - very slim fit, similar to base T - very short jacket - however: drop 7 only, and pants have deep pleats G: - roomier fit - shoulders fairly constructed -- similar to Base T (in contrast, Gregory is very light) - jacket "normal" isaia length - also drop 7, also pleats in addition to the models you listed, i also have a Base E. - body similar to "S", but a tad roomier - shoulders more padded than "S" - drop 7 quality across each of these lines is uniformly top-notch; differences are aesthetic only. everything is fully canvassed. hope this helps.