On paper this is not even close to a fair fight and I know a few Brioni lovers will blow a gasket. Should be fun. As background, I'm 5'11' 165. and a pretty easy fitting 42R. I wear suits pretty much every day for work and I have a couple of Canalis that I like, and Zegnas (one of which I like, the other I just like the 15MilMil15 fabric ) in addition to a Borelli and a Brioni (thanks B&S!), both of which, although different, rock. I went to a local retailer looking for the Type A Oxxford, thinking to do a MTM (they had none left), and the SA gently suggested I look at the Samuelsohns. He had a Samuelsohn (a Gable, I believe) and a Brioni in the identical fabric. Samuelsohn $1300, the Brioni $6200. He laid them side by side for a closeup examination, and it was a very eye opening experience. Yes, the Brioni was entirely handcut where the Samuelsohn had parts that were not (pocket flaps for instance. But in all the noticeable ways, the Samuelsohn was very similar - even upon close examination, it would be hard to tell them apart. Both are full canvas and felt similar. The lapels and stitching were both by hand. Similar lapel roll. The Brioni did have a stronger and more padded shoulder. Now I'll be the first to admit that I am no expert and I'm sure more learned folks could more easily discern the differences. I was even more impressed when I put the jacket on. The shoulders fit perfectly, and aside from taking in the waist a bit, I was good to go. I was planning on MTM, but I'm not sure that will be necessary if I can get the right fabric (I probably will to have the armhole adjusted slightly). Granted, the fact that it happened to fit me so well was a major factor, but not having looked at the brand before today, I am very, very impressed at the quality. Unless you spend several thousand more, I don't think you can do much better. I'm pretty sure my next suit will be a Samuelsohn. If you are looking for a suit in the $1000-1500 range, you really should look at these.