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post #24721 of 33006
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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 #24722 of 33006

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

post #24723 of 33006
Was it a grey window pane model by chance?
post #24724 of 33006

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 #24725 of 33006
Are they having an additional markdown on suits right now (e.g. $100 off, or 20% off. Something like that)?
post #24726 of 33006
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 #24727 of 33006
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

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 #24728 of 33006

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 #24729 of 33006

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 #24730 of 33006
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Originally Posted by WickedKlown View Post
 

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 #24731 of 33006

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 #24732 of 33006
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Originally Posted by WickedKlown View Post
 

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 #24733 of 33006
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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.

post #24734 of 33006

VISVIM. anyone have input on this? i know its SW&D but seems like the prices are quite high on these pieces? just rare?

post #24735 of 33006
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Originally Posted by gerbilunit View Post
 

VISVIM. anyone have input on this? i know its SW&D but seems like the prices are quite high on these pieces? just rare?

Just cos it's casual doesn't mean it has to be cheap. From what I understand it's very well made, but I personally wouldn't spend the money on it. I don't know enough about casual wear to really comment on value though. Mark up obviously has a lot to do with exclusivity though.

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