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post #76 of 232
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post
Is this jacket longer than your usual Chan piece or it's just an illusion due to the button placement?
- longer than my bespoke stuff by 1", this is a 36R OTR.
- also everything has more drape to what I usually wear
- I was going to shorten, but EthanDesu suggested to try this length for more elegance. So we also left the trou full with a longer length
post #77 of 232
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Originally Posted by alexmvargas View Post
I believe there are two Caruso models that Sid has carried...

Up until a few months ago, all the Caruso they sold was the Milano, which has more structured shoulders. In fact, that was the most structured piece they sold.

More recently, they switched to the Caruso Meric (sp?) because they stopped selling Boglioli. The Meric has softer shoulders (comparable to the Boglioli or even the Sartorio stuff they sell, which is fantastic).

I recently purchased a Caruso Meric blazer in a herringbone that is outstanding. In fact, it fits so well off the rack that I have been considering picking up some suits in the same model but I haven't inquired into the cost yet. The blazer cost me about $1500 though so I would assume that a suit would be north of that. If people are interested, I can let you know when I find out definitively.

Cheers,
Alex


I was recently at a Caruso trunk show and the head of their US operations indicated that they have three models: the Meric (sp?), Neapolitan and the Milano. If memory serves me correct, I ordered the Meric, which is their softest, least structured model (and very much so). The Milano I remember being a tad longer, trimmer and having a somewhat stronger shoulder. I have no memory of the Neapolitan model. Apparently they now have eighteen workers who are making all of the Ralph's purple label jackets and suits. These workers apparently also do the hand work on the Caruso label clothing as well.
post #78 of 232
@NOBD:
Going to get measured for a RC MTM in a few days (here in Berlin). Maybe you could share some additional info:
a) Did you already have a good fit in the OTR (or do you think their MTM works with greater deviation from the standard cut)?
b) What do you get with the "bonus package"? What is the additional handwork? (the canvasing is handwork in the standard MTM I guess).
c) Did the offer a "no belt loops" - DAKS style trouser?
d) What are the "shoulder options"?
e) Are there options to specify gorge (high, low) and lapel width?

Thanks.

Max
post #79 of 232
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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post
@NOBD:
Going to get measured for a RC MTM in a few days (here in Berlin). Maybe you could share some additional info:

I don't know all the options, because I usually make a specific list of what I want. If my wishes are possible, I don't look further. But I'll try and answer your questions.

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a) Did you already have a good fit in the OTR (or do you think their MTM works with greater deviation from the standard cut)?

I only have one OTR Caruso suit (the grey flannel chalk stripe) which had a reasonably good fit. I think I could have come far with OTR with alterations, but what I really like about MTM is choosing the fabric, lining, buttons and general 'configuration' of a suit/jacket. That's why I haven't looked at OTR anymore after my first Caruso.

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b) What do you get with the "bonus package"? What is the additional handwork? (the canvasing is handwork in the standard MTM I guess).

I think OTR and MTM are both full-canvassed (I think by machine). I am not sure about the handwork in the package. Maybe some small things, like the lining and some things in the collar and shoulder, but I really don't know. Maybe someone else knows more. There are many more options for handwork, but they will cost you.

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c) Did the offer a "no belt loops" - DAKS style trouser?

I am not sure what DAKS style means. I have belt loops on all my trousers, but without must be an option, side adjusters too perhaps.

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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post
d) What are the "shoulder options"?

I know of at least two options: a rollino and a shirt shoulder (or other 'non-rollino'-version).

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Originally Posted by Maximillion View Post
e) Are there options to specify gorge (high, low) and lapel width?

I think so, to a certain extent, but again, I really am not sure.

Sorry Max, I will try and pay more attention to the options next time. I hope there is at least some information that you can use. Do you already know what you want? Fabric, SB/DB; general things like that?
post #80 of 232
Thanks! I am not looking for something specific. I will visit the shop with a friend because he is going to get an OTR. I will try on the OTR and if it fits somehow might order a MTM suit. I don't know what books are available at the store and it might be the case, that the store's tailor does not seem "good" and I have to change plans. I might get a suit, SB, 3on2.....I would love to try a high gorge wide lapel like yfyf in his blue Chan with the shawl collar vest....

Regards,

Max
post #81 of 232
I understand. Keep us posted. Und viel Erfolg!
post #82 of 232
Thread revival due to Caruso's Spring 2010 collection presented: http://www.carusomenswear.com/

What do we think?
post #83 of 232
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Thread revival due to Caruso's Spring 2010 collection presented: http://www.carusomenswear.com/

What do we think?

I think they don't need a collection. They should just go on and make nice suits, and skip the marketing part. They're not Zegna, Canali or Corneliani, they're Caruso. I don't want to see Caruso ads in glossy magazines either.
post #84 of 232
Why dont they put a list of shops where RTW and MTM are available respectively. After seeing their MTM suits I really want to have a look at their suits in a B & M store.
post #85 of 232
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Why dont they put a list of shops where RTW and MTM are available respectively. After seeing their MTM suits I really want to have a look at their suits in a B & M store.

This may be of interest to you then: " Starting this winter Caruso, in partnership with Umberto Angeloni, the former Brioni chief executive who took a 35 percent stake in the company last year, launched its signature label, known as Caruso, in the United States. Angeloni insists the softly constructed suits and sport coats feature the distinctive natural shoulder, high armhole, and raised button stance of bespoke Italian clothing but at a price ($1,500 to $1,900) more in line with today's economy. The suits were launched this fall through select Neiman Marcus stores, as well as better specialty retailers such as Denver's Lawrence Covell and Chicago's Morris & Son. "
post #86 of 232
^^ thanks for the info, but I am from India and travel to Europe once a year for holiday and thinking of seeing Caruso in Europe.
post #87 of 232
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^^ thanks for the info, but I am from India and travel to Europe once a year for holiday and thinking of seeing Caruso in Europe.

I can only comment on some European countries but generally in the Netherlands Caruso is fairly well available (both RTW and MTM) in some higher end stores. Germany same. Italy I have seen them on and off evenry now and then.
post #88 of 232
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I think they don't need a collection. They should just go on and make nice suits, and skip the marketing part.

And how do you convince the buyers to stock your suits?
post #89 of 232
I recently located some Raffaele Caruso here in Denmark, a little outside of Copenhagen.

They had about three suits (about $2800 each). The shoulder fit was the very best I've tried in RTW but other details was less to my liking.

About a week after visiting the shop they had a two day sale where the Caruso's were 50% off.
post #90 of 232
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
And how do you convince the buyers to stock your suits?

Yes, that would be a slight problem. What I meant was that I'd rather not see a 'fashiony' collection campaign, including flashy ads, if you know what I mean. I like their low profile.
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