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You guys ever feel like you have those "bad luck brands"? Like, you can't move them, they never fit you, and they usually have problems when you find them. For me that's Canali, Burberry, and Hickey Freeman. I almost never pick any of them up on principle.

And if proposta isn't higher end someone here lied to me once.

HAHA. Well, if I have an issue with those it's because I pick antiquated orphans...

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You guys ever feel like you have those "bad luck brands"? Like, you can't move them, they never fit you, and they usually have problems when you find them. For me that's Canali, Burberry, and Hickey Freeman. I almost never pick any of them up on principle.

And if proposta isn't higher end someone here lied to me once.

Definitely the lower line...

 

 

Funny this convo was going on exactly when I sold a Canali SC (Proposta no less) for the inflated BIN price.


Edited by capnwes - 1/28/14 at 9:02am
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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

You guys ever feel like you have those "bad luck brands"? Like, you can't move them, they never fit you, and they usually have problems when you find them. For me that's Canali, Burberry, and Hickey Freeman. I almost never pick any of them up on principle.

And if proposta isn't higher end someone here lied to me once.

From my recollection of Proposta on this thread, it was a discontinued line that was prone to dated styling.

My bad luck brand is Brooks Brothers. They usually fit like a tent and I can't move them to save my life.
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I once read that Proposta is just a fuller cut. I find Canali to be run bigger than other Italian brands I've seen in general.

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Canali is one of those underrated brands, I believe. I NEVER find it in my size, but I have found a few with nice fabrics that I would have worn. It can normally be found relatively cheap on ebay here.
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From my recollection of Proposta on this thread, it was a discontinued line that was prone to dated styling.



My bad luck brand is Brooks Brothers. They usually fit like a tent and I can't move them to save my life.

 



I like main line Canali, but not a fan of the Proposta stuff.

Newer Brooks Bros stuff seems to fit me pretty well, but the brand that i feel is like a tent is Hickey Freeman, they seem to be catered to the AARP crowd.
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From my recollection of Proposta on this thread, it was a discontinued line that was prone to dated styling.



My bad luck brand is Brooks Brothers. They usually fit like a tent and I can't move them to save my life.

 



I like main line Canali, but not a fan of the Proposta stuff.

Newer Brooks Bros stuff seems to fit me pretty well, but the brand that i feel is like a tent is Hickey Freeman, they seem to be catered to the AARP crowd.

 

Aren't they hailed as the conservative tailored cut? I picked up a couple jackets with the recent label HF recently and they're both two button, double vented which is quite rare as most other HFs I've picked up are center vented. Maybe they're slowly styling their jackets to be more contemporary?

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Like Hansderhund said, it is underrated, great fabrics, and well made.  and i am happy to part with a little extra coin for a good one, because i find Brioni to be usually far too expensive by comparison.  does anybody else have a taste for Canali?

 

it Anyone EVER, finds a nice looking Canali in a 38R.  you know who to pm.

 

Edit: also accepting decent & recent Zegnas.

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Aren't they hailed as the conservative tailored cut? I picked up a couple jackets with the recent label HF recently and they're both two button, double vented which is quite rare as most other HFs I've picked up are center vented. Maybe they're slowly styling their jackets to be more contemporary?

 

HF actually has a range of cuts and styles. 

 

http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/ourcollections.aspx

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I found a canali jacket that was marked a 50 (i.e. US 40). I can wear some 40's but this thing was sized like a 42. I'll keep this in mind when I look for some. I didn't know they ran that big!

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PTO did a review on one that was based in Arizona. Forgot the name, but I was planning on using them as well...lmk ur experience with em.

The Rave Fabricare we everyone is talking about is the same one that is based in Arizona.

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Having thrifted much lately as I'm concentrating on moving stuff. But did make one stop yesterday.

 

Grabbed these shoes as they were high quality and will look good after a shine - Anyone have any idea of the maker? I feel I've seen 3224 in a shoe before (maybe the last), but can't recall. 

They had been recently resoled to boot. Thinking VTG florsheims or hanovers? 

 

 

 

 

Also, did not kop.

 

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:lol: Good call. Pathetic fake.

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Speaking of Canali...

 

 

 

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Nice Canali Suit, not a 42/42R by chance?
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