In 1934, the brothers Giovanni and Giacomo Canali founded a tailoring workshop
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dedicated to the manufacture of high quality clothing. In the 1950s, with the contributions of the family's second generation, sales increased. As the firm specialized in fine menswear, its presence began to influence the Italian market. By the mid 1970s, the firm had opened its doors to foreign buyers. Exports consumed 50 percent of the entire Canali production in 1980.
The range of Canali products broadened with the launch of the Canali Proposta and Canali Exclusive lines, as well as expanding to encompass an accessories collection of shirts, ties
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, belts, shoes and the distinctive line of Canali Sportswear. 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
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, near Milan
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. Each garment is tailored and 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 has many boutiques in Hong Kong, including Pacific Place, Elements, Lane Crawford, Canton Road, Times Square.
Also sold at Marshs in Huntington, New York. Canali also opens a duplex megastore boutique at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
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Canali has also opened a store at Palladium in Mumbai.