I'm curious - NOT bashing Armani - why not go with a bespoke suit for that kind of dough? Â Fusing on the Collezioni is done pretty well but still does not last like a floating canvas construction. One thing I will give Armani - with the exception of the Berber Carpet sportcoats and the super low gorge of a few years back most of what Armani puts out is visually pleasing. I have a feeling that if it feels great on you and you feel that you look great in it then you are a winner - it is less the suit and more the confidence - IMHO - that really makes you look like a Million bucks (and hey, even in Canadian a million doesn't suck.).
I could get fully canvased suit. But I could not find decent design which suits my look as good as Armani did. I am 5'11" tall 21' point to point shoulder, 44' chest, 34' waist. All other design label suits look too business looking and when I wear them I look too squared and rigid.. and make me look short as well. I know lot of you are laughing at me now .. having to spend $3000CAD on fused suit. But the suit looks and feels superb. Regardless how its made, it appears to have superb finish; I look at shoulder and waist seams to see if they align properly and when I wear the suit, the seams have to look flawless. I don't know for how long the suit will last. But I would like to imagin it will last longer than 8 yrs with minimal dry cleaning .. (my 8yr old Boss suit with twice dry cleaned is going strong and looking still brand new .. ) The thing is, nothing last forever, and I really think that if you dry clean your suit, wether the suit is canvased or not, it'll run down. And run down suit looks cheap no matter its kiton or Armani. I tried Zegna and Canali .. but the tailor and sale person did not want to recommand me to go with those labels. They really thought that Armani suits naturally bring out my figure well .. I do not have hard on for canvased suits. As long as the suit has quality finish and I look good in it .. I am happy.