Canali is founded in Italy as a family-run business. It’s an auspicious time for menswear, coinciding with the rise of the contemporary lounge suit and the emergence of the clean, sharp aesthetic of modernist design. The ownership of Canali passes on to the second generation of the family. They strengthen the house’s presence in a burgeoning Italian fashion market, which is beginning to make waves internationally. Canali creates a range of men’s outerwear, following the strictest manufacturing standards to create garments of the finest quality. Canali takes its Italian-made suits to the USA, the UK, France and Switzerland quickly establishing a fervent international following.