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.
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.