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The $1200 and under category...

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obviously, Kiton, Brioni, Oxxford, and Isaia have clear hand-stitching all over the suit, inside and out. however, i'm looking for the lowdown on the 1200 dollar and under category of suits. Where do suits by Canali (Milano and Proposta....what is the difference between the two?), Corneliani, Armani (who can decipher this maze of Collectione, Classico, etc. etc?.?.?), Hickey Freeman, Hugo Boss, and Joseph Abboud?

any help on this tangled web appreciated (my sneaky suspicion is that, with the exception of Canali and Corneliani, they are all machine-made fused terrors.)
 

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I hope it is clear to everybody, this article is lifted in it's entirety from Alan Flusser's "Style and the Man". Please, no more Flusser bashing on these pages.
 

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Are you asking where you can buy a completely stitched suit for under $1200? If so, your best bet would be to go to your tailor and have him custom make one. I find this is the best option because you can pick out the type of material and fit you want.

When you buy a custom suit you don't have to pay for the advertising, import/export taxes, corporate bs that major manufacturers need to add on to the price. What your getting is actually a better product for the same/cheaper price. A few months ago I had my tailor custom make a suit using Holland & Sherry material; the same material Brioni uses. It only cost about $1100, and the fit is truely amazing.
 

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bengal-stripe: ha. The plagiarism police should go after them - least RT could have done was to include a credit... Just goes to show Flusser is tolerable out of context and in small doses
<----tongue BURIED in cheek, with j/k in large capitals. But seriously, can anyone else provide some insight into the original question?
 

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no, no no.....i just want the lowdown on the suits i listed. Alan flusser's breakdown of categories is good, but outdated (look at all the names avail these days.).

what i need is info on canali milano and proposta (what is the difference?), armani (is classico better than colezione), is Boss a fused suit? stuff like that, please.

also, i've seen canali suits new for 995.....i need to buy a nice interview suit for new job within the next several months....recommendations in the $900 area (please be specific, and i am stylistically allergic to fused front suits)

thanks.
 

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