# Canali Suit size Question

#### sf417

##### Member
What does the size 50/6C mean in a Canali Suit?

I understand the 50 means a size 50 Italian Size, but what about the 6C? What would 6R mean?

Thanks

#### rajesh06

##### Senior Member
Both of my Canalis are labeled 52 7 L. I wear a 42 L. I am guessing the 7 is drop.
"Corto" is Italian for Short so I assume that the C indicates a short suit and R a regular suit.

#### sf417

##### Member
There is someone about 4 posts down on this thread who says "C" is "regular body" --

can anyone confirm what 50R6 and 50C6 mean? Also what does 6 "Drop" mean..

This is my first expensive suit so I am not familiar with the sizing. thanks

##### Distinguished Member
The drop is the difference between the chest and the waist measurement. A 6 inch drop on a 40R suit would mean the suit is made to accomandate a 34 inch waist (40 - 6 = 34).

#### sf417

##### Member
Thanks, so a canali suit with 50R with drop 6 would mean a 44 waist, what does that equate to in US size?

#### demeis

##### Distinguished Member
The &quot;C&quot; stands for a short, R for regular, and L and sometimes T or Long or Tall. The other number usually a 6, 7, and sometimes and 8 is the drop. So a 50R would have a 34&quot; waist roughly. This all changes because its on centimeters. So as you get larger the size changes. a 50R would be about a 39.5R US. but when you get to say a 56R it would be a 44R us. This is because the europeans measure across the chest, so a 56R is a chest size of 112 centimeters. When you convert this to inches its abour 44&quot;. But as a 50R whic is 100 cm comes out to be about 39.5&quot; Look at a tape to get better sizing info.

#### sf417

##### Member
thank you for the excellent explanation.

#### sf417

##### Member
In terms of pricing, does \$800 sound reasonable for a Canali suit?

#### Flame

##### Distinguished Member
No, you should aim at around \$400-600.

#### pkincy

##### Senior Member
Originally Posted by sf417
In terms of pricing, does \$800 sound reasonable for a Canali suit?

\$800 at a retail store for goods that are not shop worn and of a good color and style for you is very good.

You can bottom feed on Ebay or at a deep discounter for the shopworn and hideous styles that no one else will buy.

Now sometimes bottom fishing can get you a quality garment still in good condition that will fit in your rotation but you need to be very lucky or very persistent for that to happen.

Perry

#### sf417

##### Member
Originally Posted by pkincy
\$800 at a retail store for goods that are not shop worn and of a good color and style for you is very good.

You can bottom feed on Ebay or at a deep discounter for the shopworn and hideous styles that no one else will buy.

Now sometimes bottom fishing can get you a quality garment still in good condition that will fit in your rotation but you need to be very lucky or very persistent for that to happen.

Perry

Thanks Guys -- Yes \$800 is from a retail store - I am hesitant to go the ebay route since I am not as familiar with quality suits and wouldn't be able to spot a fake.

#### demeis

##### Distinguished Member
Originally Posted by pkincy
\$800 at a retail store for goods that are not shop worn and of a good color and style for you is very good.

You can bottom feed on Ebay or at a deep discounter for the shopworn and hideous styles that no one else will buy.

Now sometimes bottom fishing can get you a quality garment still in good condition that will fit in your rotation but you need to be very lucky or very persistent for that to happen.

Perry

I like this advice. How come i don't hear this more often?

As for the \$800 i think its a good deal. Its probibly from either last season, or this season, someone said that bloomingdales was doing 40% off. I know they only do level 1 and 2 fabrics but still a good price. Plus the customer service you pay for as well is worth it. I would say go for the \$800. Plus if its not a departement store they probibly have a pretty good tailor that will do a good job rather than taking it to some free standing tailor who from my experiences and those i know are awful.

#### sf417

##### Member
Appreciate the excellent advice - Am pretty close to pulling the trigger on this one -- will let you know if I go for it. Thanks

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