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Suit brands for slim men: fully canvassed/half canvassed/fused - the definitive list

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lovelux2010, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you sure it was Calvin Klein Collection (aka his Black Label)? CK has a number of diffusion labels.

    I felt every style of suit at the store on Madison Ave. They all had a lot of shoulder padding and just the outter layer of fabric and the lining, or unlined. I didn't find any evidence of fused interfacing based on touch alone. Just thin, single layer of fabric.
     
  2. lovelux2010

    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    I felt every style of suit at the store on Madison Ave. They all had a lot of shoulder padding and just the outter layer of fabric and the lining, or unlined. I didn't find any evidence of fused interfacing based on touch alone. Just thin, single layer of fabric.



    let me add to the post "madison avenue suits are rubbish". that should be helpful to everyone.
     
  3. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    To clarify on Zegna, the Roma is boxier while the Milano is a very slim fit. The Milano also tends to fit an inch or two shorter (I wear a L in this and an R in Roma, which also requires substantially more tailoring).
     
  4. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    Jil Sander is made by Pal Zileri
     
  5. lovelux2010

    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    Are you sure it was Calvin Klein Collection (aka his Black Label)? CK has a number of diffusion labels.

    i realize diffusion brands have advantages and bring in a lot of money to brands, but this is a case of the diffusion line hurting and causing confusion about a higher line, and perhaps taking confidence away from potential buyers about construction quality etc
     
  7. harryx2

    harryx2 Senior member

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    Great thread. Some Gucci suits have a very slim fit. High armholes, narrow sleeves.
     
  8. Captain Winky

    Captain Winky Senior member

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    Z-Zegna does indeed come in a short. Of note, someone who usually buys a short can sometimes wear a regular in RLBL unless they're going for a runway-short look. In the either half canvased or fused category you can put Etro, very slim, and Theory (these will definitely be fused), some of which mirror Z-Zegna in terms of fits, some of which are a bit slimmer. The full Theory suits may be available as short, but the separates generally aren't. Hope this helps.
     
  9. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    Lovelux2010; Thanks for this thread and kudos to you for wading in to this forum with such a low post count.
    I have a great appreciation for quality clothing and great wine and contribute to quite a few wine BB's. After being a lurker on this board for a year and just recently registering, I will have limited posts here due to the fact that damn near every thread I'm interested in contains a ridiculous amount of barbed comments, venom and "I'm sooo much more knowledgable than you and you are a mere piss ant on this board"...quite a shame really but I digress.
    I just wanted to thank you for starting this. I am 5'9 3/4" and about 155#'s. Much prefer to buy OTR and info in this thread is helpful
     
  10. lovelux2010

    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    hi guys..
    thanks a lot for the info, been added to the list. i'll clean up the list as well (put a bit more structure so easier to read) at some point once we gather more info..
     
  11. macuser3of5

    macuser3of5 Senior member

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    Marc Jacobs Collection is half-canvassed (the stuff I own anyway); occasionally unlined in the summer. I have seen a few that were full, but those are probably outliers.
     
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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    ^^^ shoulda called yourself "Armani Man". I've only heard you mention Hermes once!
     
  14. lovelux2010

    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    marc jacobs added..
    list coming along..slowly..
     
  15. suited

    suited Senior member

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    New armani collezioni are fully canvased (by Zenga I believe).
     
  16. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Not sure if this is high-end enough for the thread, but the Brooks Brothers 1818 Fitzgerald is fairly slim fitting and is half-canvassed. Price ranges from $600-$900 depending on the sale.
     
  17. Neb

    Neb Well-Known Member

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    nice thread, helped me learn a bit more about my suits.

    I have a Hugo Boss suit that's a half canvassed slim fit (I'm a 38) paid $1400 Canadian (so say $1200US?) for it.
     
  18. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    nice thread, helped me learn a bit more about my suits.

    I have a Hugo Boss suit that's a half canvassed slim fit (I'm a 38) paid $1400 Canadian (so say $1200US?) for it.


    Are you sure?
     
  19. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Boss Selection is half canvassed i think, and Selection Tailored line is full.
     
  20. lovelux2010

    lovelux2010 Senior member

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    updates added thanks guys
     

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