For many men, shopping for high quality clothes is something to be taken seriously. When you want that suit, jacket or other item that tells the world who you are, you want quality. There’s no doubt that Italian menswear specialist Canali offer that quality but what also makes the brand impressive is their willingness to step into the latest technology to add to their range.
Who is Canali?
Canali is the classic Italian menswear brand. They were founded back in 1934 as a family run business at a time when the lounge suit was becoming vogue and the modernist design with its sharp and clean looks were what men wanted. The brand continued to grow and by the 1950s, the second generation of the family were in charge, beginning to spread their quality clothes outside Italy.
The 1960s and 1970s saw the rise of their outerwear ranges that maintained the standard of the brand while their international presence continued to grow, including to the US, UK, France and Switzerland. The 1980s saw such demand for their products that they had to open additional product centers back in Italy.
In the last twenty years, the brand has continued to product the highest quality menswear but has also added new ranges that fulfil their customer’s needs. This included the launch of an accessories collection and a sportwear range while their most recent addition includes into the combination of style and technology with their PRYMA headphones.
What makes Canali special?
Canali has an impressive list of celebrity customers who wear their quality suits including actor Michael Douglas, co-founder of gaming giant King Riccardo Zacconi and golfer Paul McGinley. What makes the clothing so impressive for these and all the other customers is the quality and care that the brand puts into every piece.
Canali is firm that ‘Made in Italy’ is more than just a label to locate point of origin for a piece of clothing. It is about an approach that makes their products stand out from the crowd. This means every piece is made by skilled craftsmen in their production centers across Italy using only the best fabrics and materials. Their clothes are also made with the best combination of the artisan skill and modern technology that ensures the durability and strength of every piece.
But what about the actual products? When it comes to the classic items in a man’s wardrobe, the brand doesn’t let you down. Take their Wool Check Travel Suit – this is a jacket and trousers set that uses suit features that most men love such as the notched lapels and the double vented hem. The jacket has a two button closure and also features four internal pockets for wallets, smartphones and other essentials. The trousers have a classic fit with zip fly and hook and bar fastening. The pleated front adds the shaping to the style and the trousers come with an unfinished hem for tailoring.
As well as classic tailored suits, the brand also offer modern and stylish outerwear such as the Suede Bomber Jacket. The jacket uses suede and contrast fabric on the sleeves and even comes with a removable hood to add practicality to the style – ideal when you have just styled your hair and it is raining! The jacket also features a front zip fastening and two external pockets alongside one internal one to carry those few essentials.
Modern tech products
What makes Canali so impressive is the way that they move with the times – continuing to offer classic suits, for example, while adding new products that the modern man requires. The perfect example of this is their new limited edition headphones, made in partnership with another Italian brand, PRYMA. These handmade headphones made use of the latest Sonus Faber technology to offer state of the art high fidelity technology and the best quality sound while being finished in Canali signature style including premium Italian leather for the headband.
The headphones were released to mark the launch of the brand’s US online boutique, allowing them to shop for high quality Italian menswear from the comfort of their home or from their smartphone. The online presence includes both editorial and multimedia content as well as the facility to easily purchase their products.
This post was brought to you by Canali. All opinions expressed above are my own.