Quote:Fused suits look stiff and feel stiff. It's all about the roll of the lapel and the fit of the jacket over the chest. I can spot a fused suit from a good distance. Even the really good ones (Corneliani for Polo as an example) just don't fit like a canvased suit. The fact that your MTM Armani fits you much better than the Kiton you tried on has to do with cut, not construction. The Kiton was cut for someone with a different body type. Find a canvased jacket with a flattering cut and believe me, you will see the difference. As for durability, fused suits will eventually bubble. I've seen thousands of bubbled jackets (literally) and it is not a pretty sight. There seems to be a LOT of confusion lately as to how you can tell a fused front suit from a canvased one. Ignore all the stuff about how many layers there are. A fused suit can be identified by the fact that the chest fabric will feel thicker than say, the sleeve fabric, when you roll it through your fingers. On account of the fact that there is actually two layers there - fused together.
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4/29/04 at 4:56pm