To revive the post...I purchased my Canali over a year a half ago out here in the bay.. I feel like I got the deal of a life time at $159..I believe it had been sitting there for over a year and a half and they just continued reducing the price due to the size..I think $700 is a good bargain for Canali...like Klobber said earlier, if its full canvass and fits well then why not..I just prefer my Zegna's to my Canali's just for the simple fact that EZ's have softer shoulders,higher armholes and a lower buttoning stance.. Canali's shoulders are not as soft and the buttoning points are pretty high astonishingly enough. I find the EZ's milano cut slimmer than Canali's cut.. maybe thats just me though..
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Quick request for advice. The Canali suit linked below is on sale at Nordstrom. It fits me extraordinarily well and I quite like it. My one concern is that the color (both on the internet and in person) seems a bit on the light side for a navy business suit to me. But I'm open to being wrong about this. I'd be interested in anyone else's view. Should a navy business suit be dark navy? How much wiggle room is there?
Thanks in advance.
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Almost 18 months ago, my boss suggested I should start dressing like a vice president. I still don't have the title, but I do now have 7 Canali suits and another 5 blazers. When I needed to upgrade my wardrobe, I went to the First Canadian Place Harry Rosen store and met a terrific consultant. We looked at a number of different lines, and the tailor opined that Canali looked best on me (shoulder and jacket body shape). I bought 5 suits on that visit, and have been wearing them as daily work suits ever since. They all still look and feel terrific, and I've continued to buy Canali. Their shirts are absolutely more comfortable than the house brand (Tilford), and the ties are thick and tie well (though Brioni is still the best!).
So, I am a big Canali fan. Mine have worn very well and, at $2,200 (Canadian) or so I feel they are good value. But, just as much as I agree with the (years) earlier post noting that if your suits wear too quickly you need more suits, you must also be careful about your dry cleaner. Garden-variety/ corner store cleaners tend to press at much too high a temperature. Ask at a quality menswear store who the best local cleaner is. In Toronto, I use Dove. And don't "over-clean" your suits. With spot cleaning, you shouldn't need to dry-clean/ press more than twice per year unless there is a catastrophic issue. Quality suits - like Canali - will shed their wrinkles if hung properly.