Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FidelCashflow, Mar 30, 2013.
How did this turn out?
I received the jacket a few weeks ago but totally forgot to post pics until now. I'm very satisfied with the results - the fabric and fit was pretty much bang on. The workmanship is terrific - but I don't know if I'd regard it as superior to any of my Samuelsohn garments. I guess the brand itself should justify the price difference. The advantage of Corneliani is that they did have a better selection of buttons/linings/fabrics than Samuelsohn.
The jacket is a classic 2 button navy blazer with a natural lightly padded shoulder and patch pockets. I decided to go single-vented for this jacket - I find the look cleaner than double-vented. There's generous use of pick-stitching throughout (probably machine) but it's hard to see given the texture of the fabric. The pinstripe lining from the factory was their chosen by them - not me, but I'm quite happy with it - it seems to be the mark of a fine jacket that they use pinstripe lining in the sleeves instead of matching it to the lining of the rest of the jacket. The lining looks great - although I wish I would have picked an even brighter and more obnoxious shade. Feeling the seems it appears there is extra fabric in the jacket to let out.
On the whole I'm happy with the jacket since it's what I wanted when I couldn't find it in RTW - but given the price and the wait time my first choice in the future will still by RTW whenever possible. The quality of this jacket seems on par with Samuelsohn, Canali, Zegna, etc. I know they are all priced differently, but having worn them all I'd say they are pretty comparable in most regards.
That's a beautiful coat, excellent choice. For the record, 2k for a MTM coat of that quality, made in Italy, is a good price. I think everyone here is so accustomed to Ebay, shop the finest, or whatever discount store they scoff at full retail. However, you wanted customized details (patch pocket, surgeon cuff, single vent, etc...) which necessitated MTM or bespoke. Given your location, bespoke wasn't an option as expenses associated with traveling to NY for Napoli Su Misura or Chan would have have quickly offset any price difference between those discount bespoke services and Corneliani MTM. Great job and enjoy your jacket!
Nice coat. Hope we can get some fit pics soon to see the final results.
Wow - I've done several Samuelsohn MTMs - one blazer and near a half-dozen suits - never got anywhere near $2k. My double-breasted navy blazer came in around $1,100 - and that was with a higher end fabric.
Anyway - your jacket turned out very well.
Nice blazer Fidel. It looks like you got what you wanted and needed. Enjoy it! It looks sharp.
Lovely jacket. Enjoy and wear in good health.
Beautiful jacket, but...you never go full mafoo.
Nice blazer. I was in this exact position, looking at my tailor, MTM from Canali, Zegna, Samuelson...
Was walking about and popped into a boutique and found a Canali Kei with a two-ply fabric (unlined, but has a houndstooth interior) and smoked buttons...on sale. Bam, done. This will retire two lesser blazers, adios. Nice to have a high quality go-to blazer. Cheers, will post pics later...
The internetz demands fit pics...
It looks great, if you got exactly what you wanted, then simply enjoy it.
Don't want to hijack, but have a related question.
Found a 100% wool fresco sc in Black for Corneliani mainline. Worth a purchase at $199? Or is black fresco not versatile? Marked down from $1k+.
Fit pics or I vote for a ban.
Closeup of the button holes on the sleeves maybe? I wish there was a good place in Phoenix for a good quality MTM jacket. Unfortunately there's none.
Don't see the point of black fresco. You're not going to wear black during the day and in the evenings one generally (a) wants something with a bit more formality than an open weave and (b) cares less about staying cool than in the hot sun mid-afternoon.
The Other Blazer. I enjoy reading Fidel's journey with his blazer.
As I said, I stumbled upon this (have had Canali Kei in my mind) and snagged it. The self-lined fabric is very interesting. Under bright light some of the lighter threads shine through the fabric, but otherwise is very rich.
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