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Corneliani V. Canali

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by slaavwmr, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. slaavwmr

    slaavwmr Senior member

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    They seem to be priced similarly. However, I have noticed Canali's going up in price.
     


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    Stu Senior member

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    This might draw flames but IMO Canali is a notch above Corneliani. I love Corneliani, but Canali suits, at a discount are one of my favorite buys. One of my nicest suits is a Canali dbl.-breasted 6 X 2 Navy pinstripe. The fabric blows away that on all my other suits, including a Chan and the other Canalis and Cornelianis, save for the Isaia, of course.

    I think the shoulders on Canali are more pronounced than those on Corneliani as well.
     


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    demeis Senior member

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    I agree with stu on this one. Canali's are better and can usually be found at a better discount (not making them better just cheaper). I think the fabric's are nicer but like you said Canali's are going up. In the last year i think they've gone from around 1150-1300 to 1350-1400 in the store that i work at.
     


  4. slaavwmr

    slaavwmr Senior member

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    Are you saying Canali is a better suit or it is a better buy.

    I was in a store and they both had the same style suit I wanted.

    Corneliani is 1095 and Canali was 1550.

    When not on sale is there really any difference?
     


  5. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I think that Canali is slightly more refined than Corneliani -- I think the lapels are pressed a bit better, for instance. But I like the Corneliani cut better. The difference is not worth $500 IMO. Maybe $50 or $100 at retail, assuming equivalent fabrics.

    I should note, however, that the Canali Exclusive that I bought for my dad to wear to my wedding (got it on sale at Bloomingdales for $250..) had hand-padded lapels -- something you tend to see only on Kiton and Brioni. Not sure if this is still the case though.
     


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    If they are simliar and you like both i would go with the corneliani just because of price. The canalis are going up a lot it seems. Me personally i love canali's products. But at the new price difference i would go with the corneliani. Canali's IMO are a little better but starting to lose value to cheaper price brands.
     


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    Not to be a bug, but...

    I pay a bit more for suits and, like magic, the fabric seems to hold up better.  Can and Cor make nice suits, but the fabric on the low 1000K suits leaves something to be desired.  My Canali sportcoat is a favorite but the fabric pills.  Zegna and Isaia of the same vintage are still like new.
     


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    (demeis @ June 16 2005,07:53) I agree with stu on this one. Â Canali's are better and can usually be found at a better discount (not making them better just cheaper). Â I think the fabric's are nicer but like you said Canali's are going up. Â In the last year i think they've gone from around 1150-1300 to 1350-1400 in the store that i work at.
    Are you saying Canali is a better suit or it is a better buy. I was in a store and they both had the same style suit I wanted. Corneliani is 1095 and Canali was 1550. When not on sale is there really any difference?
    I don't think Canali is $400 better than Corneliani. But if you look around, you can find either on sale for $600 or less. At that price point, IMO, the Canali is the better suit.
     


  9. Ambulance Chaser

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    In my opinion, Canali and Corneliani are sufficiently close in quality that the decision to buy one over the other should be based upon which cut fits you better.  Corneliani has softer shoulders and is cut closer to the body, and is better suited for the young and slim.
     


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    slaavwmr Senior member

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    It sounds like the Corneliani cut is closer to Zegna?
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    I've owned both. My Canali suits have never worn out. I'm still wearing Canali suits I bought in 1990. They still look good.

    I had two Corneliani suits. Both began to disintigrate after a couple of years (sewing came apart, suits began to lose shape, etc.) I ended up getting rid of them.

    Canali is the best ready to wear suit for the money, as far as I'm concerned. If I was going to spend more, I'd go bespoke.
     


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    Kai,

    What sort of fabric is used in your Canali suits and where do you purchase them?

    Thanks,

    John
     


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    How would you compare Chan with Canali in general? I know somebody (maybe you) posted that he thought they were pretty comparable. I don't own any Canali items except for neckties. I do have one Corneliani suit, which is nice, but I like my first Chan suit better...although maybe I'm prejudiced because the Corneliani was OTR and the Chan MTM.

    I note that when this topic has come up in the past, most respondents place Canali a notch or two above Corneliani.
     


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    (Stu @ June 16 2005,07:04) This might draw flames but IMO Canali is a notch above Corneliani. I love Corneliani, but Canali suits, at a discount are one of my favorite buys. One of my nicest suits is a Canali dbl.-breasted 6 X 2 Navy pinstripe. The fabric blows away that on all my other suits, including a Chan and the other Canalis and Cornelianis, save for the Isaia, of course. I think the shoulders on Canali are more pronounced than those on Corneliani as well.
    How would you compare Chan with Canali in general? I know somebody (maybe you) posted that he thought they were pretty comparable. I don't own any Canali items except for neckties. I do have one Corneliani suit, which is nice, but I like my first Chan suit better...although maybe I'm prejudiced because the Corneliani was OTR and the Chan MTM. I note that when this topic has come up in the past, most respondents place Canali a notch or two above Corneliani.
    Well as you know, Chan's chief advantage is if you are hard to fit in RTW. My Chan suit fits amazing, absolutely perfect. But I am a very easy to fit 42 R in RTW. With Canalis I just require a bit of sleeve shortening. And the fabric in my Canali suits blows away by a huge margin the LP120 fabric in my Chan suit. That said, I have yet to buy a Chan suit with a better fabric, which I intend to do soon. But then again, the price point of the Chan and most of my Canalis are similar, with the Canalis actually being a few bucks cheaper. So with Canali for a few bucks less I get an slightly inferior fit and a far superior cloth compared to Chan.
     


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    I don't like the cut of the Canali's - a little boxier with heavier shoulders than the Corneliani - I would go with the Corneliani.

    Panzer
     


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