Canali

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cesare, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Cesare

    Cesare Member

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    I recently purchased a Canali suit with which I am quite content. However, since it was a pretty costly suit for my standards (1100 euro) I was wondering what else was available in this price class since I am looking for another suit.
     


  2. FIHTies

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    Check out this thread for Good general info on Suits/Shoes etc. http://www.styleforum.net/cgi-bin....l=shoes Now...When you need ties or shirts for those suits... [​IMG] JJF
     


  3. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I like Canali suits. Well made and lower cost than other well marketed italian suits. However, Canali's styling is not for everyone I think (straight shoulder).
     


  4. Cesare

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    That was my impression too, the quality of the suit seems to be a bit better than Corneliani. I look the look better, it seems to me that Canali has a more 'modern' look than most suits. Also I like the fact that nothing is fused.

    But I was wondering how it stands up versus other 1100 euro suits. That's about 1400 US Dollars at the current exchange rate I think.
     


  5. drizzt3117

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    I Think Canali are decent, but if you are paying full retail for suits, that is fairly unusual on this forum... for E1100 you can get awesome suits from various sources (discounters)
     


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    Try Faconnable
     


  7. Cesare

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    How come no one buys full retail on suits on this forum? Everybody just buys from E-bay or something? I would hate to do that, I'd like to feel a suit and to try it on etc.

    Where I am from we also don't have to many discounters.
     


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    People don't buy at full retail for the most part because either they want to get higher quality clothing for the same price or pay less for the same item. Personally I try on items in retail stores and buy them on ebay or at a discounter, I don't think I've ever purchased anything online that didn't fit correctly.
     


  9. drizzt3117

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    For reference, for the $1400 you mentioned, I have purchased two Brioni and two Belvest suits and had them altered, and purchased two Attolini and two T&A shirts, with spare change for a Brioni and Barbera tie as well.
     


  10. Cesare

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    That does sound like a great deal, but are those suits new/used? And how do you go about buying in that way. Simply try it on in the store and hope that the suit on Ebay has roughly the same fit?
     


  11. drizzt3117

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    Of those particular suits, two were NWT and two were lightly used. I don't have a problem at all purchasing used suits, in fact, I prefer it, as the prices are substantially lower, and unless you are buying bespoke/custom suits, it's likely that the garment you are looking at was tried on probably dozens of times by prior visitors to boutiques. One dry cleaning nad you are usually good to go.

    You need to know your measurements and you will usually be able to purchase clothing on ebay w/o issues, as long as you purchase from reputable buyers.
     


  12. seok

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    bluefly.com Canalis supplied by Riflessi NYC?

    I was having a conversation today with Aedo, the owner, and I mentioned some Canali and Cerruti Shapes suits I saw on bluefly.com which I found in his store as well. He claims that Riflessi supplies bluefly.com with some suits.

    Not sure how reliable the information is, but seeing that the same suits were being sold at higher prices on bluefly.com, sounds plausible. ...removes my need to ever buy a suit off the website...
     


  13. Stu

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    I love Canali and find it one of the best bargains out there. I recently picked up a summer tan glen plaid at Saks Off 5th for $435. It's really hard to find a better suit at that price.
    I'd even pay up to $800 for a Canali, if it was exactly what I wanted, fit me perfect, and the store owner had a good layaway plan, where I could pay on it over 3 months, so as not to put the whole thing on a credit card or pay cash.

    But at 1kplus, I don't think Canali is a great deal, and agree you can do better on Ebay. Make sure you know your measurements when buying off Ebay, and you will do fine.
     


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    For the experienced ebay buyers:
    what is the economic reason that the new clothes are so steeply discounted?
    Are they end of season, or previous years model, or overstock...?
    Are the ebay sellers sourcing the clothes from major US retailers at end of season or at the factory from overstock?
    The economics of ebay is very interesting and I would appreciate any insight, particularly from the ebay sellers.
    Ofcourse, everyone loves a bargain, but what is the trade off?
     


  15. johnnynorman3

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    Most of the stuff I have flipped is from a previous season or the previous year. I've never noticed any downside. I refuse to sell things that look at all dated. For example, the Belvest suits from Louis Boston that I sold on Ebay are the exact same cut as the ones currently in Louis selling for about 5 times what I sold mine for on Ebay.

    Ebay flipping is a bit of a talent -- you've gotta live in the right place, and time the further discounts just right.
     


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