These generalizations are not true. I've handled Cantarelli's mainline items (and Cantarelli for BG) that are soft-structured, fully-canvassed, and have tons of handwork. +1. Both are good, but it really depends on the line. Cantarelli higher end items have softer silhouettes - very Neopolitan - that is easily on par with Caruso. The items they make for other brands and their diffusion lines have very different characteristics: Cantarelli tailor (half-canvassed, shoulder padding, all machine-sewn), Cantarelli "Absolute Light Jacket" (extremely soft/unstructured). Caruso has more consistent quality, but I've even seen SP items entirely machine-sewn (although I've never come across a Caruso item that wasn't fully canvassed). Cantarelli: quality in higher end line, soft tailoring; attractive cuts/structure in "Light Jacket" line (but not much if any handwork); lower lines questionable/completely inconsistent styling. Caruso: fully-canvassed, consistent quality across lines, some structure; Sartoria Parma line typically has nice hand-detailing.