Hey all, As my profile reveals, I'm a newbie on this board. I'm very much interested in your opinion on the fused vs canvas debate. Combing through old posts, I noticed that some are fickle about the construction of their suits -- rightfully so, quality matters. But can you tell the difference simply by wearing the suit or looking at it? I'm asking this because I have an Armani Collezioni MTM suit that I love. It looks great, feels great and fits great. Since I"m satisfied with it, I can't justify spending extra money solely to get a canvas suit if I can't feel or tell the difference (based on trying a Kiton suit). Another issue to consider then would be the life span of a fused suit vs a canvas one. As I've only been wearing suits for six years, I'd like to read about the longevity of your suits (by brand and construction if possible). So far a Boss Einstein suit that I bought in 1999 is still in good condition. I'm in my late 20s and in great shape. I work hard to maintain my figure, but I also realize that ten years from now my body will change. With that in mind, is there any sense in investing in a suit for the long run? To the wiser ones, what have been your experiences in this? I guess I've shifted the issue of canvas vs fused into a monologue about quality and value. Anyway, I'd welcome your comments on this -- esp. those that disagree with me.
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4/29/04 at 12:23am