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Quick question: is this suit half or fully canvassed?

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Fused?
 

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Originally Posted by bluemagic
NO WAI!
Ok... half fused?
Hand fused? Super fused?
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Should be half.

That coat looks really short. Curse you, Ralph.


They're really not that short in real life. I'm almost positive that they find the lankiest, tallest models and give them an R when an L would really work better.
 

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Time to go to sleep now. I guess calling Woodbury Commons tomorrow is a better idea.

I met someone from the RL store, so I could conceivably get the above suit for 50% off.
 

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Originally Posted by polar-lemon
They're really not that short in real life. I'm almost positive that they find the lankiest, tallest models and give them an R when an L would really work better.

I don't know about this one, but much of Ralph's stuff is pretty short these days. I'm returning a beautiful donegal sportcoat because the R is cut at least an inch too short.
 

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So... when did the Polo RL line of suits get canvassing? Has something changed drastically in the past year or two?
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
So... when did the Polo RL line of suits get canvassing? Has something changed drastically in the past year or two?

High-end (Italian made) Polo's been half for as long as I've been paying attention, if my memory's not playing tricks on me. The cheaper, department store Polo stuff is fused.

Back when the Polo line was made in the U.S., it was fully canvassed.
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
So... when did the Polo RL line of suits get canvassing? Has something changed drastically in the past year or two?

All RL Polo stuff done in Italy, AFAIK is done by Corneliani. At least that is what seemingly well informed salesmen have told me.
 

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I don't know about this one, but much of Ralph's stuff is pretty short these days. I'm returning a beautiful donegal sportcoat because the R is cut at least an inch too short.

That's odd, was it a standard Polo II cut? I know that the suits are .5" shorter than most others in my size, but an inch borders on the difference between a stature designation.
 

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BlueMagic, for the record you know the suit is not available in 38R right?
 

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Originally Posted by polar-lemon
That's odd, was it a standard Polo II cut? I know that the suits are .5" shorter than most others in my size, but an inch borders on the difference between a stature designation.
I'm up to three things that have come in too short, even though I've traditionally been an R in Ralph's stuff. A suit and two sportcoats. Left some stuff on the rack, too. It's to the point I'm browsing the NWT eBay listings for longs, even though I wear a long in nothing else. I like my coats shortish, but not cropped so that the waist looks off.
 

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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano
BlueMagic, for the record you know the suit is not available in 38R right?

Website says 38R is in stock...
 

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