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canali suit from the rack

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by in stitches, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    i just bought a dark blue on blue with white pin stripes canali suit from nordstrom rack (size 44r 80% wool 20% silk) for $799.99. i am very pleased with the suit as far as quality and fit, but i havent bought a suit in a long time my profession doesnt call for it so i only have the pleasure of wearing one on special occasions. the last suit i bought was over five years ago, a pal zileri also from the rack but i got it for $360 (still got it its in great condition) im wondering if what i paid for the canali is reaonable can they be easily found for cheaper?
    also the jacket sleeves are unfinished does anyone know a place in or near baltimore that can finish the sleeves with functional buttons and do a good job from what i understand a special machine is required to stitch the button holes
    any feedback is appreciated thanks in advance : )
     
  2. jaymanjones

    jaymanjones Active Member

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    I think that Canali make exceptional suits so you made no mistake in purchasing one

    Is it the Exclusive line or the normal line?? I bought an Exclusive suit 3 weeks ago here in London and it went for £1400, which is like $2200. From what I remember the suits in the normal range were all over $1400 so you got a great bargain either way. And if I'm not mistaken Canali's jacket sleeves are always left unfinished so the customer can decide what he wants done with them...
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    the suit is at the tailor now i think it is the normal line but thanksfor the reply i appreciate it!
     
  4. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Well-Known Member

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    That's the standard first Rack price for Canali suits. Sometimes they stick around long enough to be reduced futher, but more frequently they're bought up pretty quickly at that price. It's around 40% off the normal Nordstrom price, which is better than you're going to see at any Nordstrom sale. If the suit fits well on you it's a deal. If it doesn't it isn't.
     
  5. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    edited by SpooPoker
     
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  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mang. Stitchy is letting me practice my dubiously honored powers by locking his above post. :)
     
  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Can you quote the one I edited?
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    this is what it looks like i can still get into the quote box. please try again
     
  9. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    Spoo, are you a full fledged mod now ? Like empty, you can edit anyone's posts ? I thought mods powered would be limited to the theses you had started yourself
     
  10. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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  11. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    ^ Try that one?


    Not a mod - j and LA Guy can explain better, but I am a "dubiously honored" editor for all of MC.
     
  12. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    still got it. looks like you have to be on your toes keeping your edits edited still pretty sweet you can do that. "with great power comes great responsibility" -uncle ben
     
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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    oh spit, now i got it, duh, i can quote a locked post of mine and edit it in a new post. but once you edit and lock a post i cant go back into the op anymore and edit it back to what it origonaly said. its like trying to edit someone elses post. it cant be done. your powers are indeed greater than i thought

    :worship:
     
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  14. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    WHo else got these powers ? Spoo, Parker and Manton ? Or are there others ?

    All of them can basically delete, edit and lock my posts ? I really dont like this, no offence to the 3 gentlemen
     
  15. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    here is how it works.

    part 1. Certain posters as decided by the mods based on their contributions to the forum and the consistent quality of their posting have been given mod like powers. Look for posters whos' status (not custom title) is not senior member but "hall monitor" or "dubiously honored" to spot who has these powers. I have noticed rambo and kitakira as well so far.

    part 2. This is not an overarching power they have. It is limited to the sub forums they are known for contributing in. Spoo in mc, I imagine kitakira in sw&d and I assume rambo is for the lifestyle sub forum (the last 2 are not confirmed as to these areas just my guess).

    part 3. The reason as I understand is two fold. One is as the site continues to grow, almost 100k member now, there needs to be more "hall monitors" making sure things stay reasonably under control withhin each area of the forum. Two is to create some dedicated threads that stay on focus. Sure we all love the tendancy for threads to be derailed and tangential with epic proportions, but there is also a need for focused threads in each area of the forum for people to discuss certain topics and learn from them. Say a topic dedicated to drape without fighting and youtube songs and gifs. Or a food topic or denim topic that stays on point. Not every thread needs to be that way but there is enough of a desire expressed for this that the mods made it so each part of the forum can have its share of focused threads for those who are interested to participate in.

    part 4. Surely these powers can be abused, and why should poster A have the right to edit mine and other members posts when I cant, or when I think poster B deserves that right. But like all large communities the power has to be deligated to a limited number of trustworthy people. I trust spoo cuz i have got to know him, rambo as well. Parker and kitakira I really dont know much but I will trust thats the mods made a good choise and that they are worthy and trustworthy enough to hold their position, just as others might know and trust them and not know and trust spoo. Im sure if any of the new hall monitors were to abuse or misuse their powers it would be noted quickly and they would have them revoked.

    It is all we can do to trust that our mods have made fair choises for a task that is in my opinion at this point neccessary for the continued growth of the forum. Only time will tell, but I am confident that these new added monitors will all prove to be both worthy of their title and to add a new level of stability to each area of the styling forvms.

    all the best,

    -IS


    that will be my last serious post for a while im going back to DT where i belong now. bai :)
     
  16. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    As I understand Hall Monitor is only for reporting spam. It has no powers to edit / delete posts.

    What is the diff between Spoo and emptym when it comes to MC ?

    There is a HUGE difference in being able to moderate threads started by oneself and to moderate all threads in MC.
     
  17. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Spoo and the other dubiously honored members know whassup because I sent them a PM, and they know what they are and are not going to do, right, Spoo? Or else it will be like when Spiderman lost his powers and fell off the Empire State Building.
     
  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Aye, aye, captain! :fonz:
     
  19. Brianpore

    Brianpore Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say you were being harsh editing the OP's post lol, but saw your just testing out your new superhero capabilities :)

    That's what it looks like to me when I try to quote it.
     
  20. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    Back to the OT, good deal on the suit. you basically got almost half price on a standard Canali. Standard sounds bad, because Canali is a great suit with a very distinct look. For a bigger guy like you (judging from the 44), it should work out very well.
     

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