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Ordered a Canali 2 piece black suit for $660 via MyHabit. Good deal?

post #1 of 25
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I've practically mined this site for all of its insight regarding fully canvassed suits prior to jumping on it. My experience via MyHabit (the amazon subsidiary) with assumedly -full-canvas suits is that they don't distinguish between the specific lines, so if you by a $1495 MSRP Hickey Freeman suit, it's probably going to be from the LTD line and, ergo, be half canvassed instead. I'm lucky I managed to return the one suit that ended up like that for me.

 

So anyway, does Canali have any half canvassed lines? or should I expect this to be a fully canvassed suit? I'm afraid to link it on my first post for fear of tripping an anti-spam filter, but it's on sale for 825 right now and can be paired with the TAXBREAK coupon, bringing it down to 660. There's just one left 50 IT.

 

Thanks for all the valuable insight, by the way. I've been an occasional lurker for a bit, but this is my first post. Here's hoping I'll have time to participate often.

post #2 of 25
Welcome to the forum. smile.gif

Canali do have at least one diffusion line (called Proposta, I think) which presumably is not fully-canvassed.

You'll be advised here not to buy a black suit. It's probably good advice if this is your first 'good' suit.
post #3 of 25
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Interesting. Why's that? (regarding black suits)

 

I presume I'll find out once the suit arrives whether or not it's fully canvassed.

post #4 of 25
Black suits aren't versatile. Search the forum for 'black suits' and you'll see what I mean.

The most versatile colours are navy and charcoal/med-grey.
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Black suits aren't versatile. Search the forum for 'black suits' and you'll see what I mean.

The most versatile colours are navy and charcoal/med-grey.

An agreeable point.

 

I suppose color isn't so much an issue right now for me so long as the suit is conservatively colored. I can always look at one for an expanded selection down the road.

post #6 of 25
Yeah, but again a black suit isn't a good option. If it was $200 then maybe. But for that price, there's no urgency to buy it. You can easily find Canali suits for $600 on ebay.

The SF consensus on black suits is that they're good for weddings and funerals. And that's pretty much it.

Black is good for a sport coat if it's a light fabric, like linen.
post #7 of 25

Black can work in night clubs (let's be real, few "normal" people can distinguish between dark charcoal, navy and black in club environments) too. 

 

All depends on where you're gonna use it. 

post #8 of 25
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The SF consensus on black suits is that they're good for burglars. And that's pretty much it.

FTFY...
post #9 of 25
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FTFY...

 

lol. I've got a strategy for how to utilize a good black suit, so we'll see how it turns out. If it works, I'll have pictures taken in action and will post them here.

post #10 of 25

I'd have not bought a black suit as well. But if you must, I would not pair it with brown shoes.

post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Anthony Le View Post

I'd have not bought a black suit as well. But if you must, I would not pair it with brown shoes.

Interesting.

 

Well in any case, turns out the discount works on past sales as well, so I went in and punched an order for this too.

 

http://www.myhabit.com/#page=d&sale=A368BOUC5WBBI6&asin=B009VPV91O&cAsin=B009VPVA3Q&fc=1

post #12 of 25
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Nevermind, found a charcoal grey on canali and threw the discount on top to get it for 760.

 

So that's three Canalis inbound, one black, one a lighter grey, and the third a charcoal grey. Who wants pictures?

post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 

Just got the black one. It's a mainline, fully canvassed.

 

All of you were right. It's too black for daily use... but it also arrived without the descriptive label inside the right pocket, so I went ahead and initiated a return for both reasons. I've still got more incoming, one a size 38, the other a size 40 (48, 50 IT)

 

For anyone with experience ordering high-ticket items e.g. suits from online sites, is it a common practice to slice these labels from the inside pockets of the jackets?

 

post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

The SF consensus on black suits is that they're good for weddings and funerals. And that's pretty much it..

Or work
Or going to the club
Or going to dinner
Or going on a date
Or as a sport-coat with chinos
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..
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Or pretty much any place you'd wear a dark navy suit or jacket, since they look nearly identical

I think you confused "SF consensus" with something of value.
post #15 of 25
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Or work
Or going to the club
Or going to dinner
Or going on a date
Or as a sport-coat with chinos
..
..
..
Or pretty much any place you'd wear a dark navy suit or jacket, since they look nearly identical

I think you confused "SF consensus" with something of value.

Right, a widespread consensus among relative experts is of no value whatsoever. Makes sense.
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