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post #16 of 24
Shirts are over priced epsecially when they can be found at a discount for at $50 each at their outlet store and $105 for the napoli couture line. As for suits i think they are over priced. Canali and Corneliani are better bargains for the same handwork and near quality. Especially since Zegna has started to outsource is wool to other countries and no longer uses only Italian wool. This is why we stopped carring them in the store i work at because their quality was diminishing. Like someone said they are a marketing machine now. E Thomas makes great fabrics and they are often over looked on the forums.
post #17 of 24
Among the great fabric houses, which include Dormeiul, Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Scabal, Zegna is unique in that it is also a fully vertical operation, sourcing its yarn, weaving fabric, tailoring clothing and distributing its products through its retail shops. Stefanovic (Djordje Stefanovic, fashion director of Italy's Ermenegildo Zegna) came up through its textile division, which has a 40-year history of buying merino wool through Australian farms, and played "the very interesting game" of selling fabrics to customers who are also Zegna's competitors on a finished-goods level. -Jack Bettridge, Jun 21, 2005 Cigar Aficionado
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by gorgekko,June 21 2005,01:50
I actually prefer Armani Collezioni shirts over Zegna shirts.
Do ACs fit closer to the body?
Not all AC shirts are slim fitting.  But AC shirts have beautiful MOP buttons.  Not thick as Borrelli's, but much better than Ermenegildo Zegna shirts. One thing I like about Zegna suit is that it has pretty sleeve head. Not as pretty as Attolini or Brioni, but still pretty.
post #19 of 24
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(johnapril @ June 21 2005,05:20)
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Originally Posted by gorgekko,June 21 2005,01:50
I actually prefer Armani Collezioni shirts over Zegna shirts.
Do ACs fit closer to the body?
Not all AC shirts are slim fitting.  But AC shirts have beautiful MOP buttons.  Not thick as Borrelli's, but much better than Ermenegildo Zegna shirts.
Thanks, I'll check them out.
post #20 of 24
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(gorgekko @ June 21 2005,01:50) I actually prefer Armani Collezioni shirts over Zegna shirts.
Do ACs fit closer to the body?
Someone already answered your question but I'll also chime in based on my experience. I find that Zegna shirts fit much closer to the body than the Armani Collezioni shirts. Like the other cat said, the build quality is higher with AC shirts. Both, however, are overpriced.
post #21 of 24
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Canali and Corneliani are better bargains for the same handwork and near quality.  
This is not another argument over whether handwork is necessary on each part of a jacket, but Zegna NC has way more handwork than a Corneliani or Canali. The NC is Zegna's battle with the high-end houses of Brioni, Kiton, etc., and it does provide a product that is as competitive. Obviously, the price would also be much higher than both Canali and Corneliani. The Napoli Couture shirts used to exhibit a lot of handwork before the switch to the current Couture label. It was Zegna's answer to those who wear Borrelli and Kiton, and just like the suits, it provides an equally competitive product: armhole, buttonholes, shoulder seams, etc., were all handstitched. Definitely not the case in the new Couture shirt, though the price has stayed the same.
post #22 of 24
I am a Zegna fan... and I'd also be the first to tell you they are really overpriced at retail. But how many of us pay retail? Zegna is usually discounted close enough to the competitors beneath it (Canali, Corneliani, etc.) to warrant consideration, and in those cases it wins out IMO. I don't like the fact that they are trying to become the next brand name that Wal Mart shoppers would recognize, but that doesn't mean I have stopped loving their cut, fabrics, and patterns...
post #23 of 24
I am really fond of Zegna's jackets--cashmere or leather. I've not found there shirts to be special. Their suits/sportscoat seem over priced for what one gets. I do like find their fabrics to be wonderful but not in the Loro Piana range.
post #24 of 24
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I am really fond of Zegna's jackets--cashmere or leather. I've not found there shirts to be special. Their suits/sportscoat seem over priced for what one gets. I do like find their fabrics to be wonderful but not in the Loro Piana range.
Everything well known is overpriced at retail. I don't own any suits from Zegna (thinking about geting one, if I can find one at the right price), but I have a couple of Zegna jackets, several pairs of their pants, and a lot of their casual shirts (for me the most important wardrobe staple that requires a large selection). I love the shirts, and the pants, but they were carefully chosen, and bought at deep discount (but all my clothes are bought at deep discount). Some of their casual shirts are among my favorites- their fabric is sometimes really nice. And a couple of my favorite casual slacks are Zegna- beautiful feel- cotton that has a hint of felt. OTOH, they are willing to put their label on cheap synthetics. And some of their sports line is really garish- you could wear it if you were meeting a blind date and wanted her to pick you out immediately (I'm the guy in the $325.00 shirt that violates SALT II- meet me by the library).
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