Giovanni & Giacomo Canali
Canali is a clothing company based in Italy specialising in men's clothing.
Drawing strength from a tradition in textiles that dates back to the nineteenth century, in 1934 brothers Giovanni and Giacomo Canali established an artisan workshop in Triuggio, Brianza, to produce high quality clothing.
In the nineteen fifties the second generation of the family took over the running of the firm, consolidating its presence on the Italian market and constantly increasing sales volume and product quality. In the mid 1970s, specialising in the manufacture of fine men's outerwear, the company rose to the challenge of international markets and by 1980 was exporting 50% of its production.
In just two generations, enterprise, commitment and strategic vision have transformed Canali into a large, efficient company. Production has been extended to include collections of Leisure wear and accessories, as well as fragrances, cuff-links and socks produced under licence.
In its third generation, Canali today constitutes a design and manufacturing group, with seven centers of production located in Italy - all connected with its headquarters at Sovico, near Milan.
Each garment is Tailored made and 100 percent produced in Italy.
Today, according to Canali's website, 75% of the total production is exported. 1,400 suits are manufactured daily, with 1,600 pairs of trousers made daily.
Canali now has a presence in more than 100 countries with 1,000 points of sale and 160 boutiques. Canali can be purchased around the world, including specialty stores with over fifty exclusive shop-in-shops and the flagship stores in Milan, Paris, London, Munich, Barcelona, Zurich, London, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Miami, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Victoria, Toronto, Hong Kong, Dubai and Kuwait City.
Recently Canali has made significant investments in new sectors that are complementary to its core business, acquiring strategic stakes in IT solutions for the fashion and luxury segment, as well as in the design and production of machinery and software for the textiles and clothing industry.
Today the business is run by the third generation of the family, but continues to be guided by a creative flair and a vision of men's elegance that is quite out of the ordinary. Handed down from one generation to the next, this vision embraces impeccable tailoring, fine styling, the quest for ever newer designs and for prestigious fabrics and yarns, and a firm belief in the value of innovation.