I have read the threads about suit quality and pinch tests.. canvassed/fused, etc..
I have owned a 'real" brooks brothers suit years ago that truly stood the test of time. I am in the market for a new suit(s) , and do have funds to get a "good" one. I know the hickey freemans, and certain brooks suits, canali's, etc.. are good quality, however i did purchase 2 suits at the brooks brothers outlets (the 346 line suits).
Now let me tell you. I just did not want to spend a lot of money at this point and only need the suits for a few occassions. I absolutely know what i am getting in that they are less quality than the high end "real" brooks suits, However, I did do a pinch test on both of these suits.
Firstly, these suits are not stiff or boxy and seem to move with me very well. As far as the pinch test? I pinched both suits in a few spots on the front of the jacket and I fell a "3rd" layer in between. According to the test, these are canvassed? not fused? So the 346 line does make good suits that are canvassed? I'm not saying the wool is as good as a custom or high end suit, however, Am I mistaken here? I definitely feel a 3rd distinct layer in these suits?
please advise of comment