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Cerruti 1881 Suits/Jackets

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Gancini, May 19, 2016.

  1. Gancini

    Gancini Member

    Jul 27, 2014
    Does anyone have advice on the quality of the Cerruti 1881 suits and jackets (materials, construction, etc.)? I have seen some old threads claiming that they are pretty good quality, but I'm wondering if anything has changed in the last 5-10 years.

    I noticed some Cerruti 1881 suits on Gilt and some other sites for pretty reasonable prices (in the $300's) and was wondering if they'd be worth it. One site I saw was claiming that the jackets are all half-canvassed.

    If you could compare current-day Cerrutti 1881 to another better-known brand, what would you compare it to? Is it in line with Hugo Boss, or better than that? Samuelsohn? Canali? Brooks Brothers? Something else?

    For purposes of this thread, let's assume the fit is fine and I'd have it altered as necessary.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    Hong Kong
    I'd say that they are quite average, and outlet fodder. I had a jacket many moons ago.
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    The last time I saw a Cerruti suit was close to a decade ago, at a Neiman Marcus in Boston. At that time, iirc, the jackets were half canvas and iirc, about $900 at retail. Not a bad suit. I wasn't blown away by anything, but I certainly would have gotten one at a few hundred. I'd compare them to Samuelsohn, I suppose.
  4. Scelerat

    Scelerat Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2016
    Until it started to fade and wear, my favourite jacket of all time was a Cerruti 1881 dark blue ventless, three button jacket in a beautiful soft yet thick wool. Beautifully cut, and a perfect fit, with perfect drape. They may have changed in recent years, but they certainly were of excellent quality.

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