Cantarelli

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aybojs, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    I was looking on Yoox just now and came across a nice looking blazer by Cantarelli that crossed my eye and has me tempted to drain $300 out of my nearly depleted bank account. I think I've heard the name mentioned in passing with some other high quality suit manufacturers but know nothing about the brand itself. What kind of quality is the brand, is there any handwork in them (I assume the jackets aren't fused?), and how are their suits generally cut (I'm looking for something on the slimmer end)? If possible, could someone list some comparable brands so I can tell whether or not I'd be getting a good deal by splurging on the jacket?
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd say Cantarelli is better than Canali, Corneliani and Zegna, but still a couple notches below Belvest and Isaia. They are not fused and they have handpicked lapels. They have several different models - some are slim with a high buttoning stance and some are fuller with a lower buttoning stance. It depends on the particular jacket you are looking at. At $300 it's not a bad deal.
     
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    aybojs Senior member

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    FYI I'm looking at the beige wool/silk/linen one with the light blue windowpane plaid. Looks to have some degree of waist supression and I like the pattern; it's just a matter of getting myself to spend $300 on a sportcoat when I've been spoiled by all the prices I've seen on ebay, though I think I probably will go ahead and get it anyway.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's hard to tell from that pic. It doesn't look loose and the buttoning position looks fairly high. But it's not as slim-cut as some Cantarelli's I've seen. It's a great looking jacket though, why not take a chance on it?
     

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