AbeEz

Starting Member
Hi,
I recently purchased for a good deal a Canali Navy Blue with Subtle Checkers. Size 36 Regular, and it is the 15XXX model, which I understood from their website and various sources to be a more modern and slimmer fitting fit. I purchased it from TopShelf Ebay Seller, which I understood again based on various sources to be a reliable and trusted seller when it comes to suits.

I wanted to hear if there are any opinions on the suit, regarding the color and design. I would be wearing it once a week or so, and I was wondering also if it was a little bit too unique for once a week wear without it being noticed or remembered too much. I haven't received it yet, but I have attached pictures. I am pretty confident regarding the fit, as I am a 36R across the board even in the slimmest fitting suits.

Thanks
 

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SG_67

Connoisseur
It’s a nice suit and nice fabric. I’m not terribly familiar with Canali’s different styles and fits, but it seems like you already did that homework.

I think the pattern is subtle enough that you could do that easily. Of course, solids are always the safest choice, but I think you’re fine with this particular selection.

I hope it fits well and you’re able to enjoy it with minimal alteration.
 

Mathematicus

New Member
I have very bad eyesight but to me the check (if any at all) is so subtle to almost look like fabric's weave. It is not a check of different colour, which I agree would stand out and would be on the casual/flashy side.

As long as it fits well, you should be alright.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
The suit looks fine and should be of good quality. Assuming it fits you well, now it's time to get on with wearing and enjoying your new suit! ;)
 

cosmotoast

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
I absolutely love the suit. Subtle enough to wear once a week but not just plain old sports jacket blue we all see.
 
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AbeEz

Starting Member
By the way for all those interested in knowing, I confirmed directly with Canali regarding the fit of this suit model 15xxx. It is a Canali Capri Suit which is the more modern fit. The canali suit you are seeing more nowadays in Barney’s and NM etc. (at least I have) so hopefully the shoulders are good. (Regardless it is pretty rare to see a modern fit Canali suit from eBay sellers as in the 40 or 50 I’ve seen all are the 11xxx style. Here is their response. (Pardon their use of English they are emailing from Italy).

Further to your request we confirm that the style is a Capri suit so yes, modern fit. Please feel to contact us with any other inquiry you may have, we remain at your complete disposal.
 

Matt S

Connoisseur
Thanks. Yes Canali uses Euro sizing it’s always 10 numbers larger. If that’s the correct way of saying it.
It's not exactly correct, but in smaller sizes it's a way of looking at it. The conversion works for Euro sizes 46, 48 and 50. When you get bigger than that they don't convert that way so well, especially if the cut is slim,
 

Matt S

Connoisseur
Its a half measurement in centimeters. So a 50x2 = 100 cm/2.54 = 39.4 inches, 52 is more a 41 and 54 more a 43. etc...
For a 46 it is really close to 36.
Now how do Euro-sized trousers work? I know that if the suit has a drop 7, that is 7cm x 2 less for for trousers (and jacket waist), or 5.5 inches less total. But when I see size EU 48 trousers, how does that mathematically translate to a US 32? Is it the hip measurement in cm?
 

Mathematicus

New Member
Now how do Euro-sized trousers work? I know that if the suit has a drop 7, that is 7cm x 2 less for for trousers (and jacket waist), or 5.5 inches less total. But when I see size EU 48 trousers, how does that mathematically translate to a US 32? Is it the hip measurement in cm?
The concept of drop is a bit artificial amongst Italian tailoring companies.

In principle, the concept is the same of UK/US sizing but applied to half-measures of chest and waist. For example: a size 50 (100 cm = 40'' chest) in a drop 6 will come with trousers having half waist measuring 50 - 6 = 44 cm, that is to say a total waist of 88 cm = about 34.5''.

In the practice the term drop is more often used to classify the overall fit of the jacket, in particular shoulder-chest-waist ration. This use is unfortunately not formalised and varies from maker to maker but as a guide:

drop 4 = stout figure/portly fit
drop 6 = regular figure/classic fit (normal shoulders, normal waist)
drop 7 = slim figure/tailored fit (narrow shoulders, narrow waist)
drop 8 = athletic figure/slim fit (wide shoulder, very narrow waist)

It is very difficult to give general rules as they change from maker to maker. Most houses label each of their pattern blocks by the drop number so this becomes more an indicator of fit than size in these cases.
 
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