Originally Posted by weinberger
QUESTIONS? I HAVE 2 CANALI FOR BLOOMINGDALES SUITS AND I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO READ THE TAGS. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT ALL THIS INFORMATION MEANS? MY BIGGEST QUESTIONS ARE WHAT TESSUTO AND MODELLO NUMBERS AND LETTERS MEAN. PLEASE FORGIVE ME I AM TOTALLY NEW AT BUYING SUITS. ANY AND ALL HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED, THANK YOU
Ok, I'll bite - but only if you promise to STOP SCREAMING.
Tessuto is essentially Italian for the outer "fabric" or "composition" - in both cases the suits are made out of 100% wool. The Tessuto with the numbers above it is probably the specific wool used for that batch of suits (and it probably means something like the color, weight, weave, etc.). fyi the Fodera is for the internal fabric or comp, in both cases bemberg which is the highest quality lining available.
The Modello means "model" and is the manufacturer's way of differentiating different styles/cuts/flavors of suits. Someone would have to be a Canali expert to tell you what those means.
There, that's your first SF Q&A, hope it helps. Someone else with more knowledge can pick it up from here...