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How would you rate Gianni Campagna suits of Caraceni?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Well-Known Member

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    Because I am usually in "Africa" more often! [​IMG]
    This will get under the radar except for our most italian savvy readers...
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    !luc
     
  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    If Campagna are fully bespoke, then they would be different from, say, Kiton. Perhaps they would have more handwork than Kiton. And of course would fit different being bespoke. It may be like comparing proscuiutto with parma ham--cf:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosciutto
     
  3. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    If Campagna are fully bespoke, then they would be different from, say, Kiton.

    This is what Campagna claims on his website and in that Forbes article. He doesn't do MTM. He has a RTW line (Sartoria Campagna) and he does full bespoke (Gianni Campagna). It's unclear from the website whether or not his Caraceni line is bespoke or not.

    Of course, when it comes to Kiton, comparing his work to the K50 would be comparing apples to apples.
     
  4. LabelKing

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    This will get under the radar except for our most italian savvy readers...
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    Is he in Ethiopia?
     
  5. mkk

    mkk Well-Known Member

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    Milan has A. Caracani and Ferdinando Caraceni. Rome has Tommy & Giulio Caraceni. Gianni Campagna has a line called Domenico Caraceni by Gianni Campagna.
    A. Caraceni is more expensive than Tommy & Giulio, who start at 2800 Euro. Ferdinando Caraceni charges between $4000 and $5000.
    Campagna is not as expensive as people generally assume based on what's been published in Forbes and Robb Report. His MTM starts under 1500 Euro. I recall his "bespoke" as starting around 3500 Euro. At the flagship store you'll see that Campagna is more of a brand. There are lots and lots of RTW items and accessories such as perfume and belts.
     
  6. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

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    If Campagna are fully bespoke, then they would be different from, say, Kiton. Perhaps they would have more handwork than Kiton. And of course would fit different being bespoke. It may be like comparing proscuiutto with parma ham--cf:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosciutto


    Not 100% true, the level of construction has nothing to do with being bespoke or not. Kiton RTW are constructed according to a stock pattern, bespoke is constructed to your pattern. Whosever pattern it is has no bearing on the level of worksmanship. However, you are correct bespoke will fit better; if it doesn't, fire the tailor.
     
  7. Haute In Cali

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    No. Gianni Campagna bought the name, but the quality of the suits are nowhere as good as the Caraceni brothers in Rome or the 'true' Caraceni in Milan.

    I was under the impression that Gianni Campagna started out and worked at the "true" Caraceni in Milan for almost a decade, so I would think that his work was comparable - no?
     

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