http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/F...?TOPIC_ID=1005Just visited some dept stores yesterday to apply this little test. I found that almost all of the semi high-end suits are fused / semi fused. Among the mid high-end suits I observed yesterday seems only Canali have them fully canvased. However, this is what puzzling me: I also tried some discounted (CAD $130-170), made in China suits at Sears, for the sake of comparison, and found that they have a third layer between the inside lining and the outer garment. Does that mean that they are canvassed?
Quote:All medium priced suits and quite a few expensive ones are, at least semi-fused. How do you spot the difference? Go to the bottom end of the jacket front and pull the fabric apart. You feel the outer fabric and the facing. If you feel an additional layer of fabric, then this is floating canvas. If you cannot feel a third layer and the outside fabric feels considerably firmer than the facing, then it's fused.