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Canali silhouette

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Washington, D.C.
    I was trying on a Canali suit at my local Filene's Basement the other day.  To my surprise, it had fairly heavily padded shoulders, a boxy cut, and a flared skirt.  Does anyone like this silhouette or prefer it to Corneliani's softer shoulder and close-to-the-body cut?  And is it possible for a tailor to bring in the skirt?
  2. Ranjeev

    Ranjeev Senior member

    Nov 11, 2002
    This is a bump but I too would appreciate any comments regarding the Canali silhouette. AC, any comments on the regular line Zegna silhouette? I am trying to decide between purchasing one of the two.
  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Mar 3, 2004
    For Canali, it all depends on the shoulder width. Some are cut narrower it seems -- but these are mostly special order from high end stores like Mr. Sid in Newton -- and then the pronounced shoulder silhouette isn't something I mind so terribly. I find that a more sloped shoulder suits me better. However, I think Canali looks great on a lot of body types.

    In terms of Zegna, I think that the regular Zegna line has softer padding in the shoulder, along with a more pronounced roping at the sleeve head (giving the "puff" look there). For a structured shoulder, the Zegna's have remarkably little padding indeed. I prefer Zegna over Canali for this reason.
  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

    Feb 5, 2004
    I have tried several Canalis as well and have found that some of them have a much more narrow shoulder than others (my estimates would be a difference from about 17.5" to 19" on a size 36). The slimmest looking Canali I have seen was one that I found at Off 5th. And if I was just a little bit more boring (a.k.a. business [​IMG] ) I would have loved it.

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