So I was at Off 5th the other day and looking at the charcoal and navy version of these suits as they have a BOGOF sales coming up which would make the suit about $350... not a bad price for a suit I can beat the crap out of. As a background, I wear a 40S in RLBL Anthony, almost a perfect fit right off the rack (I own a black sport coat w/ silver buttons and a mid-grey suit). However, I have a very hard time finding suits that fit me as well as the RLBL... I just can't come to terms with having a whole closet full of RLBL... my middle class upbringing starts kicking in.
The Saks Black label actually don't fit me bad at all. As it turns out I am 5'7" @ 180lbs (athletic but a bit stocky w/ wide shoulders) and I look best in a short vs a regular in a trim fit suit (otherwise I have to get it taken in a lot) , as long as it's a drop 7. A drop 6 in a short makes me look too square.
If I was a little thinner, the RED label "trim fit" would have worked as well. It also looks like a drop 7.
The suits I tried on were labeled as follows:
Saks Fifth Avenue
Made in the USA
w/ E Zenga cloth label
The unfortunately do appear to be fully fused (not half-canvassed) but admittedly, I am not an expert on this. The SA thought it might be half-canvassed but comparing it to my one E Zenga suit (about 8 years old) and my RLBLs I would bet on fully fused. However, the fused layer does appear softer than the Z Zegna and Hugo Boss suits out there.
Inner pocket is labeled with: RN 54784 which is supposedly Joseph Abboud
With the all the discounts in, the price should be about $300 per suit, which for a suit that fits me pretty well without much alteration is nice to have around.