Canali stands for tailoring, taste and Italian tradition, all of which add up to quality. Every single garment is exclusively designed and produced in Italy, to the most strict tailoring standards. Canvas in suits, jackets and overcoats is always sewn in the old fashioned manner, and never fused.
The company styling team creates and develops patterns that exhibit innovative design yet perfect fit. Advanced technology and craftsmanship both contribute to the excellence of the manufacturing process. On one side, the use of the more and more sophisticated automatic cutting systems gives each garment a perfect consistency; on the other, the precise hand-sewing of detail finishings ensures that each product honors the quality of the materials, design, and cut.
Canali has also woven strong ties with the American motion picture industry. Their reputation in movies has been building ever since Gene Hackman wore the imposing charcoal double-breasted business suit in The Firm in 1993. Nicolas Cage, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and George Clooney also starred in Canali, the latter appearing immaculately tailored in the recent thriller Michael Clayton.
There has been a move towards more casual clothing around the world. Canali does not drastically change the styling of a collection but there has been a continual evolution in their product range. They still use the traditional canvas – natural materials. Everything is stitched, not fused but suits are lighter, more luxurious with more comfortable, softer shoulders. “One of the long-term trends that we can see is that everything is becoming more casual and relaxed, fortunately with a high degree of sophistication”.