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post #24721 of 30115

The ticket pocket is fine as such, though I think for a tall and slim person the proportion of visible fabric is more flattering without it. For a fit with a larger area of fabric on the front, additional pockets can nicely diminish this effect.

 

Not a big deal though in this case IMO.

post #24722 of 30115

Could someone quickly school me on the Armani suit hierarchy?  I came across a pretty heavily discounted navy summer-weight suit that I am thinking of buying and putting up for next season.

 

All I can recall from the inner lapel were "Collezioni" and "Giorgio" in addition to Armani.

 

Where does this sit within the Armani range in terms of quality - bottom, top, middle?  I'm not expecting "top" but any info would help as most of my suits are Samuelsohn with the odd Corneliani and D'Avenza thrown in and I really don't know from Armani.

 

Thanks.

post #24723 of 30115
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Could someone quickly school me on the Armani suit hierarchy?  I came across a pretty heavily discounted navy summer-weight suit that I am thinking of buying and putting up for next season.

All I can recall from the inner lapel were "Collezioni" and "Giorgio" in addition to Armani.

Where does this sit within the Armani range in terms of quality - bottom, top, middle?  I'm not expecting "top" but any info would help as most of my suits are Samuelsohn with the odd Corneliani and D'Avenza thrown in and I really don't know from Armani.

Thanks.

Low to mid quality.

Armani Collezioni is the diffusion line. Some decent fabrics but fused for OTR models. AC MTM is now half canvassed however.
The Giorgio is the specific cut of the suit (soft shoulder model).

Armani Black Label (the label just says "Giorgio Armani") is the highest line. But that too is fused, unless you find the ones that are covered in basting, in which case it's canvassed (and close to $5k in retail). Harry Rosen just started carrying black label suiting, but it's the fused line.

Black Label (canvassed)
Black Label (fused)
Collezioni MTM (half canvassed)
Collezioni OTR (Fused)
Emporio Armani (Fused)


So long story short, Colezzioni isn't that impressive. A bit better than Hugo Boss in my opinion.
post #24724 of 30115

^^^ Appreciate that quick and comprehensive response.  I'll pass.

post #24725 of 30115
Was it a grey window pane model by chance?
post #24726 of 30115

No - a solid lightweight navy.  At the Outlet.  There was also a terrific navy Corneliani in a heavy chalkstripe flannel, but the deal wasn't as good on that one.

post #24727 of 30115
Are they having an additional markdown on suits right now (e.g. $100 off, or 20% off. Something like that)?
post #24728 of 30115
I was tempted by a Collezioni solid navy flannel suit a while back. I checked the tag, and it was 100% polyester. Crazy stuff.
post #24729 of 30115
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Are they having an additional markdown on suits right now (e.g. $100 off, or 20% off. Something like that)?

 $100 - $250 off plus and additional 20% off starts Thursday next week.  At present, it's just some individual suits and sport coats marked down.

post #24730 of 30115

Was wondering if I could get some feedback on the fit of these trousers from Howard Yount. They're the Made in USA fit in size 38. I had to tighten the side adjusters almost to their limit, but they seem to fit well in the thighs. Made in Italy is too tight in the thighs for me. I'm 6'5" and about 215 lbs.

 

To my untrained eye, they seem to fit well. I would probably have a tailor take in the waist a little.

 

 

 

post #24731 of 30115

I was wondering if a blucher cap toe would be ok to wear to say a wedding. I know that a balmorals are more formal, but I have a slight problem with them. First I can't find them in my size and in my price range. Second I have severe type 1 diabetes with neuropathy in the feet and legs. I would love to get a pair of Allen Edmond Park Avenue's. I can't justify the price for a pair of shoes I maybe only to wear once or twice.

post #24732 of 30115
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I was wondering if a blucher cap toe would be ok to wear to say a wedding. I know that a balmorals are more formal, but I have a slight problem with them. First I can't find them in my size and in my price range. Second I have severe type 1 diabetes with neuropathy in the feet and legs. I would love to get a pair of Allen Edmond Park Avenue's. I can't justify the price for a pair of shoes I maybe only to wear once or twice.

 

As a guest, unless it's more formal than suits, you should be fine.  Black, though.  Black.

post #24733 of 30115

Thanks for the fast reply, oh yea definitely a black pair. Also looking at a pair of black wingtips as I already have a pair of cognac colored ones. I don't plan to ever stand up in a wedding again. The last one I did the shoes we had to wear messed my feet up for a month afterwards.

post #24734 of 30115
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Thanks for the fast reply, oh yea definitely a black pair. Also looking at a pair of black wingtips as I already have a pair of cognac colored ones. I don't plan to ever stand up in a wedding again. The last one I did the shoes we had to wear messed my feet up for a month afterwards.

 

Wow; I'm surprised they were that picky, if you had a medical (or whatever) reason that the shoes weren't good.  I just told my guys black shoes, and it looked just fine.  My brother in law and I were in balmorals, one other guy in derbies, and I don't even know what the best man wore, except it was black.

post #24735 of 30115
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post
 

Was wondering if I could get some feedback on the fit of these trousers from Howard Yount. They're the Made in USA fit in size 38. I had to tighten the side adjusters almost to their limit, but they seem to fit well in the thighs. Made in Italy is too tight in the thighs for me. I'm 6'5" and about 215 lbs.

 

To my untrained eye, they seem to fit well. I would probably have a tailor take in the waist a little.

 

Aside from the length, yes they look like they fit.  And I'm totally a fan of the snazzy white t-shirt.

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