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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Banana Cognac

    Banana Cognac Senior member

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    lucky bugger - seems like ive been waiting an eternity for them to offer it to all international customers.

    What did you pick up?
     
  2. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    Visited Azzaro for the first time today, great store. Didn't pick anything up today but I'll be going back soon. What's your opinion on the quality of the brands they stock? Versace Collection Enrico Coveri in Loro Piana Fabrics Pasini Carracci Sartoria Italiana Cerruti Antichi Telai 1894 Also a couple more random brands in-store. Luciano told me he is also the distributor for Canali but I can't remember if I saw any of those there. Some are in their current promotion, which has some steep discounts: http://www.azzaro.com.au/page/promotions Can I do better in Melbourne or online at those prices?
    You won't do better in Melbourne. You can do better online. He sells Canali for about $1000, NWT on eBay can be gotten for about $700. However, its the range of stuff he gets that I love. He had a few Canali Kei suits a few weeks ago..but they went very quickly. Some were 3-piece. These are now discontinued...they were never sold in Australia and now never will be. He gets loads of Cantarelli samples as well (which are hand-made with all the sartorial trimmings). Some of the stuff he gets you'll never find on the internet. He sells cheap fused suits made in China, cheap fused suits made in Switzerland and Turkey (e.g. Versace Collection), Half-canvassed Italian made suits (e.g. Pasini), Fully canvassed mass-produced Italian suits (Cantarelli, Canali, Mabro, Sarti D'Italia) and hand-made Italian suits (Antichi Telai 1894). In terms of quality, I'd say the handiwork in an Antichi Telai suit is on par with Isaia/D'Avenza etc. (my only gripe is the low armholes). Canali of course are on par with Zegna. Cantarelli (mainline) is a little bit below but you often get very interesting/edgy fabrics and colours. He's got a few Cantarelli Tailor suits and as mentioned previously, the hand-finished samples. Versace Collection is like Z-Zegna..i.e. slightly better than Boss. I'm very happy with my Pasini suit (and everything else I've bought from him).
     
  3. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    I'm very happy with my Pasini suit (and everything else I've bought from him).
    Thanks for the info. The Pasini suits were damn cheap ($100) and Luciano seemed to think they were good value, although he said some people can't stand the soft shoulders and no lining. Can't find any info about them from a quick google search though. I'm thinking they can't be all that flash for that kind of price point?
     
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    Looking at the lapel roll, the button holes, the way the internal pockets are constructed, the feel of the shoulders and way it sits across my chest I'd say the Pasini absolutely kills my Versace Collection suit and is probably in the same ballpark as mainline Cantarelli.

    The trousers have a nice 3-button closure and crotch padding. The jacket lining has sweat guards.

    Price tag is no guarantee of quality. He's making a big loss at that price..but he needs room on the shop floor so out they go.
     
  5. flashkobalt

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    Damn...wish I was in Melbourne....anyone doing proxies?
     
  6. blahman

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    ^^ I might be heading back there to have a look at the sports jacket rack and accessories. Unfortunately I'm a bit short on cash.

    Man, laychyzee, I wish those Pasinis were available in my small size as soft shoulders and unlined was exactly what I was looking for going there.

    Pee-Gee, Alessandro quoted $800 for the Canali suit I tried on actually. I probably could have talked it down another $100 if I liked the fit, but it's just way too billowy a suit for my build. He brought up the topic of a 3 piece suit. I am tempted now, but I really don't see where I can actually wear a 3 piece in Australia without looking like a dandy or a Korean. I already have enough people ask whether I am Korean and I don't need more.

    Going to pick up my Sarti from Katrina's this Friday. Hope it turns out right. Had to be firm with the guys there that I specifically wanted the pants hemmed 'short'. Hope the sleeves don't turn out too short though and they give me back my mop cuff buttons that they'll inevitably remove.
     
  7. alexanduh

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    wth ALL the umbrellas are now "wardrobe staples"??
    no purchase for me now [​IMG]


    haha so true.
     
  8. sonthach54

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    So what do you all think about the Enrico Covewri's Lucchiano stocks? I thought they were fine, BTW, what are his shoes like in pricing terms?
     
  9. xiaoli

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    proxies proxies blahman? [​IMG]
    ^^ I might be heading back there to have a look at the sports jacket rack and accessories. Unfortunately I'm a bit short on cash. Man, laychyzee, I wish those Pasinis were available in my small size as soft shoulders and unlined was exactly what I was looking for going there. Pee-Gee, Alessandro quoted $800 for the Canali suit I tried on actually. I probably could have talked it down another $100 if I liked the fit, but it's just way too billowy a suit for my build. He brought up the topic of a 3 piece suit. I am tempted now, but I really don't see where I can actually wear a 3 piece in Australia without looking like a dandy or a Korean. I already have enough people ask whether I am Korean and I don't need more. Going to pick up my Sarti from Katrina's this Friday. Hope it turns out right. Had to be firm with the guys there that I specifically wanted the pants hemmed 'short'. Hope the sleeves don't turn out too short though and they give me back my mop cuff buttons that they'll inevitably remove.
     
  10. sonthach54

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    Goodness, I must have been zonked at midnight, didn't realise my message made so little sense. What I was trying to say was, given members (especially __PG__'s) critiques of the other suits which Lucchiano at Azzaro has in stock, what do you think of the Enrico Coveri's. I picked up a black 62 for $300. Also interested in thoughts on the shoes he has in stock. Thanks.
     
  11. blahman

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    proxies proxies blahman? [​IMG]

    As I have said, my bank everyday account is a bit empty at the moment. Not really willing to dig into my savings for the loss of interest earnings and most of it's locked into different investments. If you are down with depositing some cash first, and give me details on what sizes, colours, particular brands, the drop etc you're after then I'll see what I can do. Shoot me a PM and we can talk details.

    That or Pee Gee or lachyzee might be able to help if not busy?
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    but I really don't see where I can actually wear a 3 piece in Australia without looking like a dandy or a Korean.

    Or a Korean Dandy?

    You could pretend you are Ban Ki Moon or even Sun Myung Moon
     
  13. blahman

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    ^^ I can pretend all I want but people would still think I'm emulating Korean boy bands.[​IMG] edit: Any cute Asian university girls in the queue there, Jimbo?
     
  14. Jimbosaurus

    Jimbosaurus Senior member

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    Just walked down Bourke Street. Holy hell the Zara queue is intense.
     
  15. math_grad

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    http://www.stardeals.com.au/deals/melbourne
    Stumbled across this deal by accident (I'm from Sydney). Probably not worth it, I don't know how Pernac is rated in terms of MTM, and Bruno McKenzie doesn't jump out to me as being a well-known mill, but I just thought I'd post it out of interest.
     
  16. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    They have some good fabrics at Pernac. Full floating canvas. No horn buttons last time I checked, though.
     
  17. Smudge

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    Can anyone comment on quality of Herringbone Suits v TM Lewin Suits. I'm weighing up a HB charcoal pinstripe (Osaka Cut) on sale for $399 v TML Charcoal Brampton http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Brampton-C...=MensTailoring which is similarly priced. I have several TML suits which have lasted pretty well and this would be my first HB one.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  18. bhall41

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    Can anyone comment on quality of Herringbone Suits v TM Lewin Suits. I'm weighing up a HB charcoal pinstripe (Osaka Cut) on sale for $399 v TML Charcoal Brampton http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Brampton-C...=MensTailoring which is similarly priced. I have several TML suits which have lasted pretty well and this would be my first HB one.

    Thanks in advance.


    I have one TM Lewin suit, which I purchased when I was living in London a few years back. It has lasted quite well but I will not be purchasing another, because I have 'moved on' since then.

    The fit is quite different - the HB Osaka cut is much more fitted, with soft shoulders. Also, I assume that he TM Lewin suit is fused whereas the Herringbone is at least half-canvassed I understand. Presumably you have tried on the HB and like the fit? IMO the HB is a better buy on the proviso it fits you.
     
  19. lennier

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    I have one TM Lewin suit, which I purchased when I was living in London a few years back. It has lasted quite well but I will not be purchasing another, because I have 'moved on' since then.

    The fit is quite different - the HB Osaka cut is much more fitted, with soft shoulders. Also, I assume that he TM Lewin suit is fused whereas the Herringbone is at least half-canvassed I understand. Presumably you have tried on the HB and like the fit? IMO the HB is a better buy on the proviso it fits you.

    The Lewin suits are actually half canvassed. Decently made and very good value on sale but as you say quite a different silhouette to the HB I would imagine. The Lewins have very british strong shoulders and structured chest, and I believe are known for tending towards wide-ish shoulders. Certainly the two I have the shoulders are really too wide for me, but I get that problem with almost all OTR due to chest/shoulder ratio issues.
     
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    The Lewin suits are actually half canvassed. Decently made and very good value on sale but as you say quite a different silhouette to the HB I would imagine. The Lewins have very british strong shoulders and structured chest, and I believe are known for tending towards wide-ish shoulders. Certainly the two I have the shoulders are really too wide for me, but I get that problem with almost all OTR due to chest/shoulder ratio issues.

    Thanks for clarifying - I must have forgotten that TML was half-canvassed. I agree with your description of the silhouette. I similarly found the shoulders too big for me and had them alterted on my suit at Katrina's, to make them less strutured.
     
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