“I discovered the half canvas creation in 1971 while working for Canali in the ‘Hitman’ suit factory in Corsico, Milano. Hitman was the first company to produce half canvas suits in Italy on behalf of some important luxury brands. Previously all suit production in Italy had been full canvas. By 1974 after the discovery had been made, all suit production in Italy was 90% half canvas and 10% full canvas. It was mainly as a result of the great price-quality relationship. It took half the time to make half canvas jackets, yet still gave the wearer most of the benefits of full canvas, especially where it counted most, from the break of the suit, through the lapel and on the shoulder.