"Woven chest canvas to maintain shape" = Canvassed?

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  1. SilverSurfer

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    Arethusa Senior member

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    No, it doesn't. Tyrwhitt suits are fused, and, supposedly, quite heavily so.
     
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    For the most part, your average suit whether "canvassed" or "fused" has a woven canvas chest piece. The distinction is whether it also has fusing, or whether only thin canvas is used throughout to give the fabric body, for example in the lapels.
     
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    Yes, the main difference between a "fused" suit and a "canvassed" suit is not the presence of canvas. They all have canvas except for the very very low quality production you would find in asia. The actual difference is how the canvas is attached to the chest: wether it's glued (fused) or stitched (what we call "canvas", or "floating canvas"). I have learnt that some also only fuse edges of the canvas giving a "fused floating canvas". Maybe someone can comment on the latter.

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